6 beautiful homes in Oak Park, Illinois
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Linden Avenue. Though most famous for its Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, Oak Park has a wealth of other historic architecture. This Federal-style, four-bedroom home from 1892 got a complete renovation in 2014 that restored original details and added high-end modern amenities.
The house has a master bedroom with sitting room, a granite kitchen with eat-in island and butler's pantry, and a formal dining room, living room, library, and solarium. The landscaped property includes a sports court. $1,550,000. Steve Scheuring, Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest, (708) 369-8043.
North Taylor Avenue. This five-bedroom 1917 Craftsman home offers 3,000 square feet of living space. A recent gut renovation gave it a second story, a finished basement, an open layout, Viking appliances, and fine custom details such as hand-scraped oak floors.
The master suite has a walk-in closet and a dressing room. Outside are a front porch and fenced backyard. $729,900. Linda Von Vogt, Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest, (847) 456-3376.
Kenilworth Avenue. The 1896 Simpson Dunlop estate covers an acre of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District. Oak Park architect E.E. Roberts fused Victorian and Prairie styles in the six-bedroom house; a recent update restored the coffered dining-room ceiling and mahogany library; a Tiffany lamp lights the grand staircase.
The grounds feature kitchen gardens and a coach house. $2,100,000. Michael Kennelly, Coldwell Banker/Gold Coast, (312) 310-9855.
Oak Park Avenue. Designed by H.G. Fiddelke, this 1905 Tudor Revival mansion stands on a 0.9-acre corner lot. The 9,500-square-foot house has six bedrooms, five fireplaces, and an updated kitchen, and preserves the original hardwood floors, coffered and beamed ceilings, stained-glass windows, molding, mantels, and built-ins.
Outdoor spaces include multiple balconies and a fenced yard with mature trees. $2,150,000. Jennifer Vande Lune, Coldwell Banker/Hinsdale Village, (312) 593-8707.
North Euclid. Charles White, who worked for Frank Lloyd Wright before setting up his own practice, designed this 1912 English Tudor in Oak Park's estate section. The eight-bedroom home has a grand entry with a three-story open staircase featuring original millwork.
Historic details such as ceiling beams, diamond windows, paneling, and built-ins are found throughout. Windows and a sunroom look out on nearly an acre of tree-shaded lawns. $1,585,000. Tony and Kathy Iwersen/Team Iwersen, @properties/Oak Park, (708) 772-8040.
Lyman Avenue. This 1907 three-bedroom house is in the center of Oak Park's arts district. The renovated open-concept kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances; there is a finished basement; and hardwood floors, arched doorways, and original woodwork preserve the home's historic character.
Outside are a back deck and yard and an enclosed, three-season front porch. $374,900. Erica Cuneen, Beyond Properties Realty Group, (708) 220-2025.