4900 S Ellis Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60615

Gwen Stark

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Half Baths

Property Type
Single Family
Community Area

Designed and built by renowned architect Benjamin Marshall, this turn-of-the-century Italianate Revival style home is one of the grand dames of Kenwood. This home has been thoughtfully updated however many original features have been preserved including electrified gas light fixtures, beamed and ornamental ceilings, rift sawn oak floors, paneling, fireplaces and more. Designed for entertaining, the main level includes a marvelous foyer with a mosaic inlaid floor and an impressive central staircase that leads up to the sky-lit atrium. The massive living room opens out to a private terrace and fenced garden framed in mature arborvitae trees. Other features of the main level include a formal dining room, a den/study, a newer eat-in kitchen with SubZero, Wolf, Miele, and Fisher Paykel appliances with a breakfast room, a sunroom, and a guest bath. The second level includes four bedrooms, each connected to a bath and dressing room. The primary bath has been updated but the original clawfoot tub and frieze of frolicking cherubs have been preserved. The third level includes a magnificent ballroom with a Moorish motif and a deep blue domed ceiling with recessed lights that resemble stars. The "fainting room" on the original layout makes for a wonderful office. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath are also on this level. The highlight of the lower level is an original "log cabin room" with rough-hewn log paneling, a stone fireplace, and a pine floor. Other lower-level features include a wine room, laundry room, exercise room, mechanicals, and storage. The backyard is fully fenced and includes a patio, mature landscaping, and secure parking with two cars accessible via a motorized gate. Upgrades over the years include the installation of zoned central a/c, central humidification, replacement windows, a newer boiler, and a newer hot water heater. This home is ideally close to Kenwood shopping and dining, and several excellent schools.

Full Features
Exterior Type: Brick,Limestone
Basement: Finished
Beds Above Grade: 6
Beds Below Grade: 0
Cooling System: Central Air
Heating System: Hot Water/Steam, Radiators
Main Level Primary Bedroom: No
Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
Age: 100+ Years
Parking Type: Space/s - Off Street
Parking Spaces: 2
Room Count: 15
Water Front: No
Square Feet: 7,500
Tax Amount: $35,168
Tax Year: 2019

Room Information
Living Room: 30X22 - Main Level
Dining Room: 14X21 - Main Level
Kitchen: 11X22 - Main Level
Family Room: 30X27 - 3rd Level
Primary Bedroom: 15X21 - 2nd Level
2nd Bedroom: 14X13 - 2nd Level
3rd Bedroom: 12X18 - 2nd Level
4th Bedroom: 15X21 - 2nd Level
Foyer: 11X14 - Main Level
5th Bdrm: 12X17 - 3rd Level
Den: 12X14 - Main Level
6th Bdrm: 14X17 - 3rd Level
Breakfast Rm: 11X07 - Main Level

Taxes & Assessments
Taxes: $35,168

Listing information updated 5/10/2021 at 12:23am

Listing Office: Engel & Voelkers Chicago

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Neighborhoods: North Kenwood

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Kenwood has been home to esteemed residents such as Muhammad Ali, Muddy Waters and former President Barack Obama. With easy access to the lakeshore, the South Side neighborhood once served as an escape…

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School District(s)
City Of Chicago SD 299
Elementary School
Reavis Elem Math & Sci Spec Schl
Middle School
Kenwood Academy High School, Reavis Elem Math & Sci Spec Schl
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 51st (0.90 miles away)

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

at 47th St Metra (0.61 miles away), 57th Street, 67th St Metra


4900 S Ellis Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60615 is a single family home currently listed at $2,700,000. 4900 S Ellis Avenue features 6 bedroom(s) and 7 bath(s). This single family home has been listed on @properties since May 4th, 2021 and was built in 1899. Nearby schools include Reavis Elem Math & Sci Spec Schl, Kenwood Academy High School. The nearest transit stops include 51st CTA Green line, Metra Electric Main Branch 47th St Metra. Want to learn more about 4900 S Ellis Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60615? Contact an @properties agent to request more info.

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