4745 S Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL
$ 2,595,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11064748
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityChicago
  • AreaCHI - Kenwood
  • NeighborhoodKenwood
  • Zip60615
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1899
  • Taxes9324
  • Price$ 2,595,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage10000
  • Lot Size12,750 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC
Property Description

Architecturally significant Hyde Park/South Kenwood landmarked home (Fenton House #1) and coach house is located within walking distance to The University of Chicago, near to The Museum of Science & Industry and is approx. 12 minutes drive to Downtown Chicago. This home has been magnificently and meticulously restored over the last 3 years. Designed by the renowned Chicago architect duo of Benjamin Marshall in partnership with Horatio Wilson; the home boasts approx. 10,000+ sq.ft of refined living space across 4 levels; inclusive of 7+ new bedrooms, 5.5 new bathrooms in the main house, 6 fireplaces, a study/library, a spacious living room, chef's kitchen, media room, gym and much more. All mechanicals in the home are newly installed, including all plumbing, electrical, 400 amp.; HVAC (3 new high efficiency Trane units and ductwork), gas lines and internet. The recently renovated coach house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room and kitchen. The entirety of this magnificent home was renovated over the past 3 years in keeping with the Illinois standards for rehabilitation for which the current owners secured a Certificate of Rehabilitation. This stately sanctuary rests on a large and newly professionally designed and landscaped lot with an abundance of space including a private patio and a garden. No detail was spared as evidenced by the abundance of original, restored or custom replicated details that were thoughtfully blended with modern features. Upon entering the home, you are greeted with three oversized stain glass windows overlooking the original main staircase. New hardwood floors were installed throughout to accompany original or custom replicated oak and mahogany trim, and wainscoting and plaster moldings. The 1st floor consists of a large living room, dining room, study/library, a large chef's kitchen and the original butler's pantry. The chefs kitchen is flooded with light and includes Appliances which consists of a professional grade 48" dual fuel Thermador range. Sub Zero fridge, wine fridge, microwave, dishwasher, Amish 42 "custom built solid wood cabinets with soft closed doors and drawers. The 2nd level includes the oversized master bedroom with a gas fireplace, a spacious his and hers custom closet, a large master bath with a separate floor to ceiling marble shower, soaking tub and double sinks. There is a 2nd floor laundry room and 2 additional large bedrooms with a marble adjoined bathroom. The 3rd level has an enormous bedroom/recreation room, plus 3 additional bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The lower level renovation is complete with a gym/family room., a media room, bathroom second laundry area, wine room and extra storage.

Price History
4/24/2021 Listed $2,595,000

General Features

Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Trash Compactor, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood, Front Controls on Range/Cooktop, Gas Oven
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full
Community Features Curbs, Gated, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Cooling Central Air, Zoned, Other
Elementary School District 299
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air, 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Zoned
High School District 299
Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, 2nd Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, 10' Ceiling, Center Hall Plan, Historic/Period Mlwk, Special Millwork
Middle/Junior School District 299
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Assigned, Off Street
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Sewer Sewer-Storm
Standard Status Active
Tax Annual Amount 9324
Total Rooms 13
Township Hyde Park

Interior Features

Basement Finished, Exterior Access, Rec/Family Area, Sleeping Area, Storage Space, Walk-Up Access
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Double Sink, Full Body Spray Shower, Soaking Tub
Bedroomspossible 7
Below Grade Finished Area 3000
Fireplace Features Gas Starter
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Kitchen Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Eating Area-Table Space, Island, Pantry-Butler, Breakfast Room, Custom Cabinetry, SolidSurfaceCounter, Updated Kitchen
Laundry Features In Unit, Laundry Closet, Multiple Locations
Room Type Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Bedroom 7, Breakfast Room, Foyer, Library, Storage, Sun Room, Utility Room-Lower Level, Walk In Closet
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 7
Total Fireplaces 5
Window Features Double Pane Windows, Storm Window(s), Wood Frames, Some Wood Windows

Exterior Features

Door Features French Doors, Mirrored Closet Door(s), Sliding Doors, Pocket Door(s)
Exterior Brick
Lot Dimensions 75X170
Lot Size Acres 0.2927
Total Parking 6
Water Source Lake Michigan
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 15X13 3rd Level Hardwood
6th Bdrm 17X12 3rd Level Hardwood
7th Bdrm 17X14 3rd Level Hardwood
Breakfast Rm 14X10 Main Level Ceramic Tile
Dining Room 22X17 Main Level Hardwood
Family Room 31X16 Walkout Basement Wood Laminate
Foyer 14X18 Main Level
Library 16X14 Main Level Hardwood
Living Room 32X16 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 32X17 2nd Level Hardwood
Storage 21X9 Main Level Other
Sunroom 24X11 Main Level Marble
Utility Room-Lower Level 14X12 Walkout Basement Other
Walk in Closet 14X14 2nd Level Hardwood


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • 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 60615

AVG $1.15M
AVG $13,471
AVG 169
Year Built
AVG 1936
AVG 78
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