5442 N Wayne Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60640

Ed Jelinek

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Half Baths

Property Type
Single Family
Community Area

A rare find of a beautiful home on one of the most desirable blocks in the Lakewood Balmoral section of Andersonville. Enjoy a truly impressive tree-lined street filled with stunning historic architecture and blocks known for their community feel and off-the-charts trick-or-treating. This is an area you definitely want to call home. The impressive house sits on an extra wide 37.5' wide lot with a rare side drive, and has charming curb appeal. A heated porch area creates an ideal sitting room entry that opens to a home with beautiful transitional finishes. Walls have been pulled back to open the main floor up, providing a comfortable and flowing living space. The front foyer has been opened to the living room to make it more usable and better incorporated in to the rest of the home, while the decorative fireplace in the living room is highlighted by the stone surround and hearth, along with the wood mantel and built in cabinetry. A formal dining room area has been transformed in to a family room (although could easily be used as dining again). The kitchen includes cherry cabinetry with stainless steel appliances, marble backsplash tiles, and an intelligent layout for cooking, with a bright, sun-filled table space off the back overlooking the back yard. The powder room on this main level has been updated with newer finishes. Three bedrooms are on the second level. The master bedroom includes a master bathroom with tub and separate shower. A fully renovated hall bathroom is shared by the additional two bedrooms. The attic area has been finished off and was used as a bedroom. This versatile space can also double as a play room, home office area, Zoom room, art studio or anything else your needs might require. Downstairs is a fully finished lower level with beautiful built-in cabinetry lining several areas for exceptional storage. A wet bar area with full fridge, sink, and counter help create an entertainment space. There is another newer full bathroom on this level, as well as a laundry area. And the home has a furnace (no radiators) and central air. Outdoor space is increasingly important right now, and this home offers plenty of it. The kitchen area opens out to a large deck that overlooks a paverstone pad area with basketball hoop, along with a lush green yard. A garage has been transformed in to a work shed. (Note the garage doesn't open out to the alley currently anymore. The current owner parks on the side pad which has room for at least two cars.) And besides being on one of the prettiest streets and blocks in the city, this home is so convenient to stroll over to the heart of Andersonville on Clark Street. Enjoy numerous restaurants, including Lady Gregory's, Calos, Andies, Vicente, Hopleaf, Bird Cage, Reza's, Anteprima, Hamburger Mary's, and the list goes on. Don't forget George's Ice Cream or Lost Larson's for dessert. Shop at any of the local shops, from furniture shops, clothing stores, record shops, toy stores, book stores, and more. Walk to the Red Line El stop, grocery stores and the Bryn Mawr historic district. Peirce Elementary School is just a few blocks walk away, and numerous esteemed private schools surround the area as well. This is truly a rare opportunity to live in one of the most desirable areas in a beautiful home.

Full Features
Exterior Type: Wood Siding
Basement: Finished
Beds Above Grade: 4
Beds Below Grade: 0
Cooling System: Central Air
Heating System: Gas, Forced Air
Appliances: Oven/Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
Main Level Primary Bedroom: No
Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
Age: 100+ Years
Parking Type: Garage,Space/s - Side Apron
Parking Spaces: 3
Room Count: 9
Water Front: No
Square Feet: 3,125
Tax Amount: $14,600
Tax Year: 2019
Internal Features: Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, Built-in Features
External Features: Deck

Taxes & Assessments
Taxes: $14,600

Listing information updated today (10/22/2020)

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Neighborhoods: Andersonville, Edgewater Beach, Lakewood-Balmoral, Magnolia Glen, Edgewater Glen

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School District(s)
City Of Chicago SD 299
Elementary School
Peirce Elem Intl Studies School
Middle School
Peirce Elem Intl Studies School
High School
Senn 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 Bryn Mawr (0.31 miles away)

Union Pacific North

at Ravenswood Metra (1.04 miles away)


5442 N Wayne Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60640 is a single family home which sold for $929,000. 5442 N Wayne Avenue features 4 bedroom(s) and 4 bath(s). This single family home has been listed on @properties since August 18th, 2020 and was built in 1910. Nearby schools include Peirce Elem Intl Studies School, Senn High School. The nearest transit stops include Bryn Mawr CTA Red line, Union Pacific North Ravenswood Metra. Want to learn more about 5442 N Wayne Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60640? Contact an @properties agent to request more info.