1222 Dryden Place

Evanston, IL, 60201


$298 per ft²
$298 per ft²
 - For Sale
4 Beds
6 Baths
5,450 ft²
Built 2021
Contemporary French Chateau built in 2021 on the private grounds encircling the former George Dryden mansion in the heart of Evanston. Situated on over 1/3 acre double lot within Ridge Historic District, this new home offers exceptional interiors, huge gorgeous yard + patio, quality construction, plus state-of-the-art technology. Designed and built by Bill James who spared no expense. Extensive landscape lighting of the limestone entry, west facade & stone cascading water wall yard sculpture complement the Dryden mansion and grounds creating a magical setting. Over $30,000 of professional landscaping using mature trees and shrubs, provide beauty and privacy for you to enjoy from inside & out via custom hi-end Marvin floor-to-ceiling windows and 3 sets of French doors. The exterior materials such as butternut face brick and limestone, green metal roof, elaborate copper rain collection boxes, downspouts & trim speak easy-to-maintain quality. The contemporary open first floor plan works around an oversize gas-vented wood-burning fireplace w/built-in bookcases and center ash and black steel staircase. Generous dining room & living room areas offer enough room for plenty of seating plus a grand piano or gaming table. Natural finish ash hardwood floors & 10' high ceilings throughout. Main entry features a gracious foyer with walk-in closet, powder room, and sitting/reading room w/French door. Grey, white & silver-toned chef's kitchen w/custom Melamine cabinetry has more than enough space to store your cooking/serving supplies as well as lots of room on the grey quartz countertops to use them. Stainless steel appliances are top line: 42" Sub-Zero, Thermador wine cooler & cooktop, Bosch dishwasher & electric oven, Sharp microwave oven drawer. Bonus prep sink in the breakfast peninsula. This fully-equipped kitchen can also be entered from the attached 2.5 car garage entry corridor with mud room and 2nd powder room. The second floor offers 4 bedrooms (Main BR plus another large en-suite), 3 full baths, 2 linen closets & a spacious laundry room w/built-in cabinets & clothing rod. The impressive 16' x 20' main bedroom suite has a 10' x 21' spa-like bath w/standalone soaking tub, separate shower w/rain-head, handheld & body sprays + a marble bench & two oversized walk-in-closets. Opening from it, lies a large 9' x 25' roof terrace overlooking the handsome Dryden mansion and grounds. The basement level has a 23' x 24' Theater room w/surround sound, and features a unique upgraded window well design using attractive interlocking block retaining wall to allow lots of light. In addition, are an office/additional bedroom and a full luxury bathroom plus storage, closet & utility room. Five parking spaces: attached 2.5 car epoxy-floored garage, plus 3 outside pads. Superb pre-wired Lorex Smart Home electronics music distribution, security system with 7 cameras in place, w/lighting & heating to operate from your cell phone. Buyers may customize WIC organizers & choose dining room fixture. 1-year builder warranty is included. A finished, heated apartment size walkable attic is accessed via pull-down stairs (permanent access is an add-on). The extra lot is buildable. A 2nd Garage or Super-Carriage House could be built on the present 2-car bricked area off the yard. Builder/Developer has built & sold 22 homes in Evanston, including 2 others in this Dryden Place development. See his attached bio from the recently published book: "Evanston's Design Heritage: Architects, Designers & Planners." There are 6 new Single Family Homes: 3 built on spec & 3 custom by homeowner. Quick drive to plentiful parking at our lakefront beaches, trails & fitness course; fun places like S.P.A.C.E. 1245 Chicago a small live concert hall, dog beach at Church & the lake, new Robert Crown Community Center w/ice rinks & much more, nearby Ausrine's Art Room 1205 Crain. Skip the mall, downtown Evanston has it all!

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Wine Refrigerator, Cooktop, Built-In Oven, Range Hood, Gas Cooktop, Electric Oven, Range Hood
Total Bedrooms
Full Bathrooms
Half Bathrooms
Interior Features
Hardwood Floors, Second Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Ceiling - 10 Foot, Ceiling - 9 Foot, Open Floorplan, Granite Counters
Wood Burning, Gas Starter
Central Air, Zoned
Natural Gas, Forced Air

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
0.33 acres lot
Exterior Features
Roof Deck, Stamped Concrete Patio, Storms/Screens
Architectural Style
Lot Details
Cul-De-Sac, Irregular Lot, Landscaped, Mature Trees, Outdoor Lighting, Partial Fencing, Views, Sidewalks, Streetlights, Water Garden
Public Sewer

School Information

School District
High School
Evanston Twp High School
Middle/Jr High
Nichols Middle School
Elementary School
Dewey Elementary School

Other Property Details

Area Name
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
HOA Amenities
Park, Tennis Court(s), Curbs, Gated, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Attached Garage
Garage Spaces
Side Apron, Additional Parking, Direct Access
Parking Total
Water Source
Lake Michigan


Courtesy of Third Meridian Realty LLC

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