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5659 S Woodlawn Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60637


Laura Meier
312.282.2122

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$4,750,000


Bedrooms
5

Bathrooms
3

Half Baths
3



Property Type
Single Family
Community Area
Hyde Park


When the owners of this magnificent house at the corner of 57th St. and Woodlawn Avenue first saw it, they were immediately captivated by its handsome simplicity. Built in 1902 by architects Borst and Hetherington, the house has many beautiful period elements representative of Old World craftmanship, which the owners realized could be seamlessly integrated into new world aesthetics and conveniences. Working with a noted Chicago architect, the owners spent a year building an addition and carefully restoring the vintage features of the house. Their first priority was to create a new kitchen, breakfast room and family room, where the family could cook and relax together. This space, the scale of which complements the rest of the main floor, features lighted Bulthaup cabinets, 35 feet of workable counter space in Scoon Extreme limestone and soapstone, full size separate Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, two Miele dishwashers, two warming trays, a Wolf double oven and 6 burner range, a pot filler, two appliance garages, a full size wine fridge and more than 60 drawers and cabinets. Thoughtfully designed work spaces have easy access to the ingredients, utensils, cookware and appliances appropriate to the task at hand. The entire space is surrounded by windows and doors for seamless indoor/outdoor dining and entertaining. For more formal occasions, the owners use the adjoining oval-shaped dining room, which is graced with gorgeous leaded glass windows and an original built-in buffet. To accommodate large casual gatherings, the owners excavated below the new kitchen to create a media room, one of several recreational rooms on the lower level, which also has a fully equipped gym. Set off for privacy, the master bedroom suite occupies the west wing of the second floor. It has a decorative fireplace, walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom with double steam shower, deep soaking tub, separate vanities and bidet. There is also a large office cum sitting area on this level with a wet bar and fridge and access to a balcony that overlooks the professionally landscaped grounds. At the east end of this floor, a bedroom and full bathroom with direct access to a rear staircase have served as guest quarters. The top floor has three exceptionally large bedrooms, laundry room, full bathroom and half bathroom. For a high performance house, the owners replaced the electrical and plumbing and created four smart HVAC zones with 2017 Lennox furnaces/central A/C for optimal comfort and control. Built-in speakers supply the entire first floor and outside deck with music. The coach house has three heated parking spaces above which there is a renovated two bedroom apartment that has been continuously rented out. A fourth parking space can be accessed separately. The grounds have been artfully landscaped with hardscape, irrigation systems and lighting, the final touch in creating a marvelous urban estate that melds the best of old and new. To view video and floor plans, please see "Additional Information".



Full Features
Exterior Type: Brick,Limestone
Basement: None
Beds Above Grade: 5
Beds Below Grade: 0
Cooling System: Central Air, Zoned
Heating System: Gas, Forced Air, 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Zoned
Appliances: Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Wine Cooler/Refrigerator, Range Hood
Main Level Primary Bedroom: No
Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
Age: 100+ Years
Parking Type: Garage
Parking Spaces: 4
Room Count: 16
Water Front: No
Square Feet: 10,000
Tax Amount: $38,451
Tax Year: 2019
Internal Features: Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Skylight(s), Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
External Features: Balcony, Deck, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill


Room Information
Living Room: 23X22 - Main Level
Dining Room: 21X16 - Main Level
Kitchen: 33X16 - Main Level
Family Room: 18X12 - Main Level
Primary Bedroom: 23X22 - 2nd Level
2nd Bedroom: 13X10 - 2nd Level
3rd Bedroom: 23X19 - 3rd Level
4th Bedroom: 17X14 - 3rd Level
5th Bdrm: 16X16 - 3rd Level
Breakfast Rm: 10X9 - Main Level
Office: 27X8 - 2nd Level
Study: 12X10 - Main Level
Recreation Rm: 20X16 - Lower


Taxes & Assessments
Taxes: $38,451

Listing information updated 7/25/2020 at 12:43pm


Listing Office: MetroPro Realty LLC

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Hyde Park

Neighborhoods: East Hyde Park

Host to a who’s who of history makers, writers, world-class institutions and a former U.S. president, Hyde Park has a storied past as one of Chicago’s most famous neighborhoods. The famed lakefront neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side is home to…

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School District(s)
City Of Chicago SD 299
Elementary School
Ray Elementary School
Middle School
Kenwood Academy High School, Ray Elementary School, Canter Middle School
High School
Kenwood Academy High School

School information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. This information should only be used as a reference and does not warrant or guarantee enrollment. Please contact applicable schools or school districts directly to verify information and enrollment eligibility.

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Nearby Public Transportation

CTA Rail

at Cottage Grove (0.93 miles away)

Metra
South Shore, Metra Electric Main Branch, Metra Electric South Chicago Branch

at 57th Street (0.42 miles away), 59th St Metra, 67th St Metra



 





5659 S Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637 is a single family home currently listed at $4,750,000. 5659 S Woodlawn Avenue features 5 bedroom(s) and 6 bath(s). This single family home has been listed on @properties since July 6th, 2020 and was built in 1902. Nearby schools include Ray Elementary School, Kenwood Academy High School, Canter Middle School. The nearest transit stops include Cottage Grove CTA Green line, South Shore 57th Street. Want to learn more about 5659 S Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637? Contact an @properties agent to request more info.


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