5540 N Wayne Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60640

Stacy Karel

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Property Type
Single Family
Community Area

A rare opportunity to own a stunning craftsman-style home with modern updates on the most desirable block in Lakewood Balmoral. Enjoy the tree lined street, historic architecture and outstanding location near Clark street shops and restaurants, the Bryn Mawr Historic District and the lakefront. This unique house is full of architectural details and curb appeal with beautiful landscaping and a large fenced-in yard. Enjoy entertaining on the spacious front porch. Enter into the vintage living room featuring quarter-sawn oak floors and mill work with built-in Stickley-style bookcases, casement windows with stained glass details, and a beautiful wood burning, gas-assisted fire place. The living room opens to a large formal dining room with original built-in cabinetry, large bay windows and a coffered ceiling. Off the dining room and kitchen, a convenient home office with views on to the sunny backyard and full bathroom provide a comfortable work from home option. The kitchen features granite counters, arts and crafts inspired backsplash, and updated appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator with custom cabinet trim. Three bedrooms are on the second level. The primary bedroom features 15 foot vaulted ceilings with custom built-in cabinetry, walk-in closets, decorative fireplace and dazzling LED lighting. Two additional bedrooms include large closets and accommodate a queen or full size bed. Two skylights over the staircase and bathroom brighten the second floor. This spectacular home includes a fully finished basement with 8 foot ceilings and a separate entrance. Enjoy the comfortable media room with kitchenette and wine refrigerator, use the lower level room as a bedroom or home gym. The laundry room is well-appointed with custom cabinets, granite counters, built-in ironing board and laundry chute and front-loading washer and dryer. The house includes many upgrades such as an efficient boiler and radiator heating, Space Pac central air conditioning, a large water heater, and many smart home features to control heating, cooling, lighting and home security from your phone. New roof, new leaf-guard gutter system, and new soffits installed in October 2020. The large 33 foot x 123 foot lot includes a two car garage. This unique home has been featured on the Edgewater Historical Society home tour for its historic character. Peirce Elementary School is just a block away and numerous private schools surround the area as well. This is a rare opportunity to live in a beautiful vintage home with modern updates and immediate access to all that Andersonville has to offer. House is AGENT OWNED. Brokerage does not hold earnest money.

Full Features
Architecture Style: Other
Exterior Type: Stucco
Basement: Finished
Beds Above Grade: 3
Beds Below Grade: 1
Cooling System: Central Air, Space Pac
Heating System: Gas
Appliances: Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Range Hood
Main Level Primary Bedroom: No
Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
Age: 100+ Years
Parking Type: Garage
Parking Spaces: 2
Roof Type: Asphalt/Glass (Shingles)
Room Count: 9
Water Front: No
Square Feet: N/A
Tax Amount: $12,554
Tax Year: 2019
Internal Features: Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, Built-in Features, Coffered Ceiling(s), Historic/Period Mlwk, Granite Counters
External Features: Porch, Storms/Screens

Room Information
Living Room: 23X16 - Main Level
Dining Room: 15X14 - Main Level
Kitchen: 17X11 - Main Level
Family Room: 20X14 - Basement
Primary Bedroom: 23X13 - 2nd Level
2nd Bedroom: 11X11 - 2nd Level
3rd Bedroom: 11X8 - 2nd Level
4th Bedroom: 15X10 - Basement
Den: 10X9 - Main Level
Storage: 10X8 - Basement

Taxes & Assessments
Taxes: $12,554

Listing information updated 11/23/2020 at 5:03pm

Listing Office: James Robinson

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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 (0.26 miles away)

Union Pacific North

at Ravenswood Metra (1.15 miles away)


5540 N Wayne Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60640 is a single family home currently listed at $925,000. 5540 N Wayne Avenue features 4 bedroom(s) and 2 bath(s). This single family home has been listed on @properties since November 17th, 2020 and was built in 1907. 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 5540 N Wayne Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60640? Contact an @properties agent to request more info.

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