1217 Ridge Avenue

Evanston, IL, 60202

$1,685,000

$240 per ft²
$1,685,000
$240 per ft²
Sold
Sold
beds
5 Beds
baths
5.5 Baths
carpenters-square
7,000 ft²
property_type
Residential
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Built 1899
Built in 1899 for notable Chancellor Livingston Jenks and designed by Myron Hunt, this distinctive home was built to impress with its expansive circular driveway, grandly proportioned room sizes, leaded glass windows, signature, beaded rift sawn oak woodwork and exquisite craftsmanship throughout. Perched at the peak of Ridge, this home offers truly unique views of the surrounding park and fields of Larimar park. Turn into the circular drive, enter the gracious foyer and you will be drawn into the dramatic sunken living room. Originally, the music room, this room showcases built-in cabinets designed to hold sheet music, over 35' of spanning windows and soaring 10ft+ ceilings. Flanking the living room, are the family room with a marble woodburning fireplace and the open dining area with glass doors providing access to the back porch and large paver patio. Stunning kitchen pleases any chef or entertainer with separate, built-in refrigerator and freezer, dual dishwashers, 48" range, oversized island and concealed walk-in pantry. On the main bedroom level, you will find 3 luxurious bedroom suites with walk-in closets and private baths all nestled amidst the greenery of the surrounding trees. Primary bath offers every luxury with (2) 6' vanities, Victoria & Albert soaking tub and decadent steam shower with massaging showerhead, rain can and body sprays. Also on this level, you will find the laundry room, complete with utility sink. Continue to the top floor, to the 2 additional bedrooms. The "Woodpecker" room offers both a sleeping and seating area; Perfect for guests! The 5th bedroom, (currently used as an art room) is clad in original wood paneling. Travel to the sunny, walkout lower level, and you will find the rec room, office, storage area, and a massive mudroom. Thoughtful design has been paired with premium mechanicals to create an exceptional home in every aspect. The home was made complete in 2021 with new exterior paint, a new roof, and a new 2.5 car garage. Lot size was increased to 74 x160 in 2021, so taxes will be new. Owner is Listing Agent and is a licensed RE Agent in IL.
MLS® ID:
11094378
Listed:
9/14/21
Updated:
9/30/22

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Range Hood, Gas Cooktop, Electric Oven
Total Bedrooms
5
Full Bathrooms
5
Half Bathrooms
1
Interior Features
Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, 2 nd Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), 10 Ceiling, 9 Ceilings, Historic/Period Mlwk, Open Floorplan, Special Millwork, Some Window Treatmnt, Dining Combo, Drapes/Blinds
Fireplace
Wood Burning
Cooling
Central Air, Zoned
Heating
Natural Gas, Forced Air, Steam, Radiant, 2 Sep Heating Systems, Indv Controls, Zoned

Exterior/Building Features

Exterior Features
Patio, Porch, Brick Paver Patio, Storms/Screens
Architectural Style
Prairie
Lot Details
Fenced Yard, Landscaped, Park Adjacent, Mature Trees, Wood Fence
Sewer
Public Sewer

School Information

School District
65
High School
Evanston Twp High School
Middle/Jr High
Nichols Middle School
Elementary School
Washington Elementary School

Other Property Details

Area Name
Evanston
Taxes
$27796.28
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
HOA Fee
$0
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
2
County
Cook
Water Source
Lake Michigan, Public
Pool
No

Property History

Date
Event
Price
Value
8/1/21
Sold
-
-
8/1/21
Price Change
$1,685,000
-3%
7/24/21
Pending
-
-
5/24/21
Active Under Contract
-
-
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