Stately prairie 4 sq with warm Scandi touches in Wright historic district seamlessly blends history & modernity, the urbane and pastoral. Built by Danish builder, August Christenson for prominent Chicago businessman, JW Johnson. In the same family for generations, it's been flawlessly transitioned from the horse & buggy era of Johnson's time to the space age. Not every house is a home; this is one of Oak Park's finer, livable homes. It's many updates respect the home's original warm, cheery Scandi character created by burnished wood, antique wainscoting, stained glass, oak and maple floors, fireplace, elegant porch, lush secluded private garden. Located within easy access to transportation, schools, shopping, dining. An elegant porch leads to a gracious entrance and foyer with adjacent library/study/office. There are picture windows, a living room fireplace. The formal dining room has stained glass windows, original oak built in. The sunny, country kitchen has a Viking range, mud room, large butler's pantry. The kitchen flows into an architecturally designed, ultra-modern 30X30 basement apartment with Bose surround sound system, heated floor, spa bath with steam shower, aromatherapy tub and laundry room. It has a private entrance but is also fully integrated into the house. A 2nd floor foyer leads to 4 spacious, bright, airy bedrooms with good closets, large windows. It has a midcentury modern bath. A sweet balcony bedroom overlooks the garden. The 3rd floor attic is a flowing 30X30 originally finished space with antique wainscoting, a bath and skylight. It was originally a children's playroom, later Johnson's painting studio where he did noteworthy equestrian paintings. The 1/4 acre, professionally planted garden features mature, specimen trees and landscape lighting. It has a paved patio area, deck with Viking BBQ/range with rotisserie, and a picnic table. The rear of the garden doubles as another entertainment area with a firepit or provides space for a 3rd car. There's a wainscoted 2 car garage. The house has newer roof, zoned heating. Newer copper piping, sump pump, backflow preventer 1.5" waterline, 2 water heaters, is 100% rewired. Basement plumbed/wired for a kitchen. Seller is leaving Kitchen tables, Bose Surround Sound, and all TVs.
415 N Elmwood Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 Find on Map
$1,125,000 ($313/SQ FT)
Estimated $6,398/month View My Payment
5 Bedrooms | 3 Full Baths, 0 Half Baths
MLS#: 11881304 | Status: Active