1217 Forest Avenue Evanston, IL
$ 1,750,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10789101
  • TypePending
  • 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. Driveway access to garage is in process of being reinstated pending city permit. 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

Appliances Double Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Cooktop
Community Features Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Elementary School Dewey Elementary School
Exterior Features Patio
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas
High School Evanston Twp High School
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement, 1st Floor Laundry
Junior High Nichols Middle School
New Construction No
Parking Features Off Street, Driveway
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Roof Tile
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Pending

Interior Features

Basement Partially Finished
Basement Full
Bedroomspossible 6
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Kitchen Island
Total Baths 5
Total Bedrooms 6

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 62.5 X 184 X 100 X 34 X 35.5 X 150
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
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 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 60202

AVG $390K
AVG $8,316
AVG 80
Year Built
AVG 1954
AVG 81
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