1225 Forest Avenue

Evanston, Illinois 60202

Kevin Mack

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Half Baths

Property Type
Single Family

Magnificent Ernest Mayo Landmark home in the heart of Evanston, just steps to the Lake and all the shops and restaurants Evanston has to offer. Ideally located and beautifully restored, 1225 Forest offers the best of new construction and the quality, character and charm of turn-of-the-century architecture. Beautifully situated on a corner lot, this home is full of light. Enter through the magnificent original front door to a spacious foyer with beamed ceilings, hand-finished oak paneling, leaded glass windows, and the grand center staircase. The gracious floor plan offers wonderful spaces to relax and entertain, including a first floor office or den, grand living room with wood burning fireplace and built-in bookcases, formal dining room with fireplace, family room with gorgeous windows surrounding the space, and the stunning eat-in cook's kitchen which has been expanded and completely renovated with every custom amenity. The second floor bedrooms and baths are similarly beautiful with wonderful updates throughout, including a spectacular primary suite with huge walk in closet, dressing room, and bath with cast iron tub, dual custom vanity, separate shower, and heated marble mosaic flooring. A new second floor laundry was added and the hall bath has been fully updated to serve the three spacious bedrooms. Spectacular great room on the third floor with two additional bedrooms and beautifully updated hall bath. All mechanicals up-to-date with 3 heating and cooling zones, 2 new hot water heaters with pump, and too many updates to list (see full list and floor plans under Additional Information.) This home is the ideal combination of Old World craftsmanship and modern convenience, in a perfect walk-to-everything location. Must see to appreciate the quality and beauty throughout this very special home.

Full Features
Exterior Type: Brick
Basement: Unfinished
Beds Above Grade: 6
Beds Below Grade: 0
Cooling System: Space Pac, Zoned
Heating System: Hot Water/Steam, Zoned
Appliances: Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, 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
Room Count: 12
Water Front: No
Square Feet: 6,250
Tax Amount: $32,027
Tax Year: 2019
Internal Features: Hardwood Floors, 2nd Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Historic/Period Mlwk
External Features: Patio

Room Information
Living Room: 22X33 - Main Level
Dining Room: 14X26 - Main Level
Kitchen: 17X22 - Main Level
Family Room: 23X15 - Main Level
Primary Bedroom: 18X17 - 2nd Level
2nd Bedroom: 22X13 - 2nd Level
3rd Bedroom: 15X13 - 2nd Level
4th Bedroom: 13X13 - 2nd Level
5th Bdrm: 18X12 - 3rd Level
6th Bdrm: 20X10 - 3rd Level
Library: 13X12 - Main Level
Great Rm: 33X32 - 3rd Level
Foyer: 18X18 - Main Level

Taxes & Assessments
Taxes: $32,027

Listing information updated 5/12/2021 at 9:43pm

Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

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School District(s)
Evanston CCSD 65, Evanston Twp HSD 202
Elementary School
Dewey Elementary School
Middle School
Nichols Middle School
High School
Evanston Twp High School

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CTA Rail

at Dempster (0.39 miles away)

Union Pacific North

at Main St Metra (0.53 miles away)


1225 Forest Avenue Evanston, Illinois 60202 is a single family home currently listed at $1,599,000. 1225 Forest Avenue features 6 bedroom(s) and 4 bath(s). This single family home has been listed on @properties since April 29th, 2021 and was built in 1899. Nearby schools include Dewey Elementary School, Nichols Middle School, Evanston Twp High School. The nearest transit stops include Dempster CTA Purple line, Union Pacific North Main St Metra. Want to learn more about 1225 Forest Avenue Evanston, Illinois 60202? Contact an @properties agent to request more info.

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