Elegant Home For Sale
1147 Forest Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305
ASKING PRICE: $1,800,000
MLS ID#: 07935634
Approximately 4,100 Sq. Ft. of living space

(4100 sq. ft. includes finished basement. Additional feature is 1,500 Sq. Ft. of lighted attic storage space)


6 Bed Rooms

4- Bed Rooms plus a Tandem on Second Floor
1- Bed Room in Basement
1- Bed in Studio/Coach House

5 Bath Rooms
1- Powder Room on First Floor
2- Full Baths on Second Floor
1- 3/4 Bath in Basement
1- 3/4 Bath in Studio/Coach House

Property Description

Stately All Brick Italian Villa Style Landmark Home located in North River Forest. The entire property has undergone a multi-year restoration and enhancement effort performed by skilled professionals. This is not to be trivialized; the home is ready to move-in immediately, without delay. The home features six bed rooms, four (plus an additional tandem) bedrooms on the second floor. The Master bed room has a separate full bathroom with a whirlpool tub, and a grand balcony, accessible through two sets of french doors. The second bed room and tandem room are currently used as a second floor media room, with integrated surround sound, and the tandem room serves as an attached office. The third and fourth bed rooms are amply sized. On the first floor, the kitchen is designed to accommodate multiple gourmet chefs, and features top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances (all Thermador), cabinetry made and installed by Amish Craftsmen, and it opens to a four-season Solarium on one side, and a full-fledged breakfast room on the other side, which has a built-in arched cabinet, and a floor to ceiling book case. Gigantic sunken living room has the feel of an exquisite hotel ball room with spectacular crown molding, an exquisite fireplace, and two sets of french doors. The first floor also features a large dining room with beautiful crown molding, and a knotty pine wood den with built-in book cases and all wood blinds. The finished basement includes a bedroom, bathroom, office, a multipurpose room/kitchen area, utility rooms, and a food/wine cellar. The property also features a Studio Apartment Style Coach House with separate forced air heating and air conditioning, an on demand water heater, spa-like bath room with two person shower and rain shower, kitchenette, custom cabinetry with granite counter top, and a walk-in closet. The property is situated on a large, wooded, prominent corner lot. The backyard features an in-ground heated swimming pool with automatic cleaner, and a six foot tall wrought iron fence with automatic gate openers.

Property Features            

  • Single Family Home
  • Type: 2 Stories, Plus Finished Basement, Plus Separate Studio/Coach House
  • Approximately 4100 sq. ft. of living space
  • Style: Italian Villa
  • Area: River Forest
  • County: COOK
  • Year Built: 1926
  • 6 total bedroom(s)
  • 5 total bath(s)
  • 2 total full bath(s)
  • 2 total 3/4 bath(s)
  • 1 total 1/2 bath
  • 12 total rooms in main house
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Den
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Room
  • Four Season Solarium
  • Finished Basement
  • 1500 Sq Ft Lighted Attic Storage
  • Master bedroom is 24 X14, on the 2nd Level, Hardwood Flooring, Ceiling Fan, Master Bedroom Bath
  • Master Bedroom Grand Balcony is 18 x 10
  • 2nd bedroom is 16X13, on the 2nd Level, Hardwood Flooring, Integrated Surround Sound, Ceiling Fan
  • 2nd bedroom tandem is 13 x 10, Ceiling Fan, recessed lighting
  • 3rd bedroom is 16 x 12, Ceiling Fan, hardwood floor
  • 4th bedroom is 14 x 10, Ceiling Fan Hardwood Flooring
  • Living room is 24X24, on the Main Level, Hardwood Flooring, Fireplace, French doors, Crown molding
  • Dining room is 16X14, on the Main Level, Hardwood Flooring
  • Den is 13 x 10, knotty pine walls and ceiling, with built-in book cases
  • Kitchen is 16X12, on the Main Level, Hardwood Flooring
  • Breakfast Room is 11 x 10, features built-n arched cabinet, and built-in book case , and bay widow with granite seat
  • Studio Coach House is 22 x14
  • Basement is Finished
  • 2 car detached garage
  • Parking features: Off Street, Side Apron, Garage Door Opener/s (Auto), Flag Stone
  • Heating features: Gas
  • New Energy Efficient 3-Zone Furnace
  • Cooling features: Independent Forced Air system throughout house
  • Inclusions: Ceiling Fans, Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Built-in Arched cabinet and Book Cases
  • Exterior construction: Concrete Foundation, Brick
  • Electricity: 200 Amp Service - Circuit Breakers
  • Utilities: Sewer-Public
  • Roofing: Tile
  • Lighted Attic Storage
  • Approximate lot size is 60 X 220
  • Lot features: Swimming Pool, Heavy Guage 6 foot tall Wrought Iron Fenced Yard, Landscaped Professionally, Wooded Corner Lot, Curbs/Gutters, Sidewalks, Parkways, Street Lights, Streets Paved
  • Elementary School: WILLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • Jr. High School: ROOSEVELT SCHOOL
  • High School: OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST HIGH SCHOOL

Interior Features

Red Oak Hardwood Flooring throughout home, Built-ins, Excellent Plumbing in all 5 bathrooms as well as the kitchen and kitchenette, 200 Amp Electrical Service with all new electrical outlets and switches and mostly new wiring throughout house, Ceiling Fans in all Bed rooms, Central Forced Air, New 3-Zone Furnace, Four Season Solarium, Basement has 3/4 bath room, bedroom, office, kitchen area, cellar and utility rooms.

Exterior Features

All New Exterior doors, Many New Windows, New Triple-track Storm Widows, New Large Capacity Copper Gutters, New Soffits, New Fascia and New Exterior Crown molding, New Copper-Floored Balcony, All new tuck-pointing, Heated Swimming Pool with automatic cleaner (16' x36' and 9' at deep end), Detached 2-car garage has new custom raised panel doors, with automatic openers, lighted attic with ample storage, Separate Studio/Coach House features separate on-demand water heater, separate forced air heating and cooling, separate 'spa like' 3/4 bath, and separate kitchenette with built-in microwave, and refrigerator and stainless steel sink and granite counter top, walk-in closet. Gigantic Flag stone patio, Wrought Iron Fencing with Custom Arched Gates with automatic openers, Newer Concrete side-walks and driveway
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