1217 Forest Avenue Evanston, IL
$ 1,750,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10789101
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityEvanston
  • AreaEvanston
  • Zip60202
  • Style
  • Year Built1907
  • Taxes34137
  • Price$ 1,750,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage6308
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Coldwell Banker Realty
Property Description

Look no further! Just two blocks from Lake Michigan and the beautiful Evanston lakefront, 1217 Forest Avenue beckons. This majestic Mayo Tudor Revival beauty, located in the Lake Shore Historic District, has had many major improvements within the past year, including an entire new tile roof, copper gutters and downspouts (in process), completed new "Bluestone" like patio, Space Pac, and more. Throughout the home you will find fabulous spaces for everyone to live, work from home, study from home, and play. Perfect for family living, yet elegant for large scale entertaining. Large, open, flexible spaces, generously proportioned rooms and an excellent floor plan make this home hard to beat. This architectural gem is loaded with significant details including original beamed ceilings, leaded glass windows, pocket doors, built-ins, hardwood floors, several imposing fireplaces, and beautiful woodwork. Meticulously maintained with numerous major improvements over the years. List can be found under 'Additional Information' tab. The home offers six bedrooms, four full and one half-bath. On the third floor there are two separate bedroom suites, perfect for in-laws, teens, guest space, or live-in help. The warm kitchen/family room area is delightful, opening out to the beautiful brand-new stone patio overlooking the professionally landscaped lush backyard, complete with a soothing recirculating fountain. The original large two car garage is in the rear of the yard, with a charming, rentable coach house above. This gorgeous home is in an unbeatable location, blocks to the lake, close to downtown Evanston, NU, public transportation, and easy access to the city. A true gem!

Elementary School Middle School High School
Dewey Elementary School Nichols Middle School Evanston Twp High School
Price History
7/21/2020 Listed $1,750,000

General Features

Age 100+ Years
Assessment Includes None
Built Before 1978 Yes
Community Features Curbs/Gutters, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
County Cook
Detached Type 3 Stories, Coach House
Directions South of Dempster, north of Hamilton on east side of Forest.
District Elementary School 65
District High School 202
District Middle/Junior School 65
Electric Circuit Breakers
Elementary School Dewey Elementary School
Exterior Features Patio
Full Baths 4
General Information Historical District
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Half Baths 1
High School Evanston Twp High School
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement, 1st Floor Laundry
Middle/Junior School Nichols Middle School
New Construction No
Other Structures Other
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Space/s
Rehab No
Roof Tile
Sewer Sewer-Public
Special Assessments No
Status Active
Tax Year 2019
Taxes 34137.98
Waterfront No
Year Built 1907

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Additional Rooms Breakfast Rm
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Carpet
Addtl Room 4 Name Sitting
Addtl Room 5 Name Media Rm
Addtl Room 6 Name Office
Addtl Room 7 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 7 Name Foyer
Addtl Room 8 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 8 Name Playroom
Air Conditioning Space Pac
Basement Full
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) No
Basement Description Partially Finished
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 18X17
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 17X14
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 19X18
Corporate Limits Evanston
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 21X17
Dining Room Level Main Level
Equipment Security System, CO Detectors, Sump Pump
Family Room Dimensions 18X13
Family Room Flooring Hardwood
Fireplace Features Wood Burning
Fireplace Locations Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Other
Fireplaces 5
Heater Fuel Type Gas
Kitchen Appliances Oven-Double, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Cooktop
Kitchen Dimensions 17X9
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Island
Laundry Dimensions 7X6
Laundry Level/Floor Main Level
Living Area 6308
Living Room Dimensions 19X28
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 20X18
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Multiple Pin Numbers (y/n) Yes
Other Room 1 Dimensions 17X13
Other Room 2 Dimensions 14X12
Other Room 3 Dimensions 12X21
Other Room 4 Dimensions 8X18
Other Room 4 Level 2nd Level
Other Room 5 Dimensions 18X25
Other Room 6 Dimensions 11X20
Other Room 6 Level 2nd Level
Other Room 7 Dimensions 23X13
Other Room 7 Level Main Level
Other Room 8 Dimensions 13X21
Rooms List 5th Bedroom, 6th Bedroom, Breakfast Room, Sitting Room, Media Room, Office, Foyer, Play Room
Street Suffix Avenue
Total Bathrooms 4.1
Total Rooms 15

Exterior Features

City Evanston
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Lot Dimensions 62.5 X 184 X 100 X 34 X 35.5 X 150
Lot Size Area Less Than .25 Acre
Parking Ownership Owned
Total Parking 3
Water Source Lake Michigan

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 17X13 3rd Level Carpet
6th Bdrm 14X12 3rd Level Hardwood
Breakfast Rm 12X21 Main Level Ceramic Tile
Dining Room 21X17 Main Level Hardwood Separate
Family Room 18X13 Main Level Hardwood
Foyer 23X13 Main Level Hardwood
Living Room 19X28 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 20X18 2nd Level Hardwood
Media Rm 18X25 Basement Wood Laminate
Office 11X20 2nd Level Hardwood
Playroom 13X21 2nd Level Hardwood
Sitting 8X18 2nd Level Ceramic Tile


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60202

AVG $1.04M
AVG $19,442
AVG 56
Year Built
AVG 1926
AVG 75
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