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1233 Crain Street

Evanston, IL 60202
  • $2,850,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 106 Days
  • MLS #: 11980710
UPDATED: 233 min ago
$2,850,000
  • 9
    BEDS
  • N/A
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 2
    1/2 BATHS
  • 7,889
    SQFT
  • $361
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1909
County:
Area:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
School District:
65

Description

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity located in the heart of Evanston's Historic Ridge District! This house is more than a home; it's a piece of Evanston's rich history, offering a blend of architectural significance, elegant living, and comfort, all within approximately 8,000 square feet. Designed in 1909 by the renowned architect Ernest Mayo, with its unparalleled 1.04-acre lot, stunning grounds, and storied past, this historic property offers a unique chance to own the largest private residential property in Evanston. From the moment you enter this 9bd/5.2ba mansion, you'll be captivated by the stately foyer, complete with arched thresholds and decorated oak floors leading to a grand staircase that makes you feel as though you're walking through history as you rise to the second floor. The home features beautiful hardwood floors throughout, adding to the traditional feel. The expansive living room and intimate, wood-paneled library each have elegant gas fireplaces framed in stone. The sunroom features floor-to-ceiling windows, affording a breathtaking view of the largest outdoor living space in Evanston. The extra-large kitchen features clay tile floors, wood cabinets, 2-inch granite countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances, including a Viking cooktop and a 36-inch KitchenAid refrigerator. With its adjoining butler's pantry, this kitchen can accommodate even the most lavish dinner parties and gatherings. The kitchen-adjacent family and dining areas have impressive 11-foot ceilings that soar to over 18 feet, views of the formal English rose garden, with access to both the back patio and garden. The butler's pantry opens into a sunlit space with beautiful columns leading to an elegant formal dining room with a cozy fireplace. The second floor offers four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and two offices, including the ensuite primary bedroom, which features a beautiful fireplace, and connects to a roomy dressing room with a Juliet balcony overlooking the downstairs living room, and a separate walk-in closet. Originally designed as a ballroom, the third floor now includes four spacious bedrooms - one of which is ensuite with a walk-in closet - a half bathroom, and a dedicated 19'6" x 17'6" family room. The sprawling one-acre yard is a true marvel, boasting sweeping professionally landscaped picturesque grounds, a [insert dimensions] in-ground pool, and an award-winning formal English rose garden previously featured in Smithsonian Magazine. The historic cupola -also designed by Ernest Mayo - was rescued from the original Evanston Town Hall. With cozy seating areas, tranquil ponds, and a trellised garden, the yard makes for an enchanting setting for events, weddings, and private concerts. Adjacent to the rose gardens sits a detached three-car garage, crowned by a charming, 800-square-foot, one-bedroom coach house. Designed by Ken Hasslet and fully renovated in 2001, its cozy yet spacious layout presents possibilities as a guest residence, rental income, or both. This home has a few surprises that you have to see to believe. Fascinating details include a hidden passageway from the library to the kitchen stairwell disguised as a bookshelf, a butler's pantry off the first-floor kitchen, a wine cellar, and a hidden pathway leading from the foyer to the kitchen. Located in Evanston's Historic Ridge District, this home is just a short distance from Evanston's bustling downtown. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the community's numerous nature paths, parks, and public beaches. The property is conveniently located near public transportation, Northwestern University, Dewey Elementary, Nichols Middle School, and Evanston Township High School. All of these amenities are within easy reach, and downtown Chicago is just a quick drive or train ride away.

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1233 Crain Street Evanston, IL 60202

  • Price: $2,850,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 106 Days
  • Updated: 233 min ago
  • MLS #: 11980710
9
Beds
5
Baths
2
½ Baths
N/A
Acres
7,889
SQFT
$361
$/SQFT
1909
Built
Neighborhood:
Evanston
County:
Cook
Area:
Evanston
Elementary School:
Dewey Elementary School
Middle School:
Nichols Middle School
High School:
Evanston Twp High School
School District:
65
Property Description
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity located in the heart of Evanston's Historic Ridge District! This house is more than a home; it's a piece of Evanston's rich history, offering a blend of architectural significance, elegant living, and comfort, all within approximately 8,000 square feet. Designed in 1909 by the renowned architect Ernest Mayo, with its unparalleled 1.04-acre lot, stunning grounds, and storied past, this historic property offers a unique chance to own the largest private residential property in Evanston. From the moment you enter this 9bd/5.2ba mansion, you'll be captivated by the stately foyer, complete with arched thresholds and decorated oak floors leading to a grand staircase that makes you feel as though you're walking through history as you rise to the second floor. The home features beautiful hardwood floors throughout, adding to the traditional feel. The expansive living room and intimate, wood-paneled library each have elegant gas fireplaces framed in stone. The sunroom features floor-to-ceiling windows, affording a breathtaking view of the largest outdoor living space in Evanston. The extra-large kitchen features clay tile floors, wood cabinets, 2-inch granite countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances, including a Viking cooktop and a 36-inch KitchenAid refrigerator. With its adjoining butler's pantry, this kitchen can accommodate even the most lavish dinner parties and gatherings. The kitchen-adjacent family and dining areas have impressive 11-foot ceilings that soar to over 18 feet, views of the formal English rose garden, with access to both the back patio and garden. The butler's pantry opens into a sunlit space with beautiful columns leading to an elegant formal dining room with a cozy fireplace. The second floor offers four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and two offices, including the ensuite primary bedroom, which features a beautiful fireplace, and connects to a roomy dressing room with a Juliet balcony overlooking the downstairs living room, and a separate walk-in closet. Originally designed as a ballroom, the third floor now includes four spacious bedrooms - one of which is ensuite with a walk-in closet - a half bathroom, and a dedicated 19'6" x 17'6" family room. The sprawling one-acre yard is a true marvel, boasting sweeping professionally landscaped picturesque grounds, a [insert dimensions] in-ground pool, and an award-winning formal English rose garden previously featured in Smithsonian Magazine. The historic cupola -also designed by Ernest Mayo - was rescued from the original Evanston Town Hall. With cozy seating areas, tranquil ponds, and a trellised garden, the yard makes for an enchanting setting for events, weddings, and private concerts. Adjacent to the rose gardens sits a detached three-car garage, crowned by a charming, 800-square-foot, one-bedroom coach house. Designed by Ken Hasslet and fully renovated in 2001, its cozy yet spacious layout presents possibilities as a guest residence, rental income, or both. This home has a few surprises that you have to see to believe. Fascinating details include a hidden passageway from the library to the kitchen stairwell disguised as a bookshelf, a butler's pantry off the first-floor kitchen, a wine cellar, and a hidden pathway leading from the foyer to the kitchen. Located in Evanston's Historic Ridge District, this home is just a short distance from Evanston's bustling downtown. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the community's numerous nature paths, parks, and public beaches. The property is conveniently located near public transportation, Northwestern University, Dewey Elementary, Nichols Middle School, and Evanston Township High School. All of these amenities are within easy reach, and downtown Chicago is just a quick drive or train ride away.
Exterior Features

Exterior Building Type Brick Exterior Features PatioIn Ground PoolStorms/ScreensOther Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s)7 Foot or more high garage door Garage Onsite Yes Garage Type Detached Lot Size 1.0-1.99 Acres Other Structures GazeboGuest HousePergolaShed(s)StorageUtility Building(s) Parking Details Garage Parking Total 3 Roof Shake Types 3 Stories Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Approximate Finished Sq Ft 0 Basement Partially FinishedEgress WindowRec/Family AreaStorage Space Basement Bathrooms YN No Basement Details Full Bathroom Whirlpool Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Bedrooms Total 9 Cooling Central AirSpace PacZoned Door Features French DoorsStorm Door(s)Pocket Door(s) Fireplace Features Masonry Fireplace Location Family RoomLiving RoomMaster BedroomDen/Library Fireplaces Total 4 Heating Natural GasForced AirRadiator(s) Room Type Bedroom 5Bedroom 6Bedroom 7Bedroom 8Bedroom 9 Rooms Bedroom 5 (Third) Bedroom 6 (Third) Bedroom 7 (Third) Bedroom 8 (Third) Bedroom 9 (Third) (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) Bedroom 2 (Second) Bedroom 3 (Second) Bedroom 4 (Second) Dining Room (Main) Family Room (Main) Kitchen (Main) Laundry (Basement) Living Room (Main) Master Bedroom (Second) Rooms Total 13 Total Sq Ft 0 Unfinished Sqft 0

Property Features

Age 100+ Years Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Built Before1978 YN Yes Corporate Limits Evanston Disability Access And Or Equipped No Electric Circuit Breakers200+ Amp Service General Information None Master Association Fee Frequency Not Required Mls Actual Status Active New Construction YN No Ownership Fee Simple Rebuilt YN No Rehab Year 1977 Sewer Public Sewer Special Listing Conditions None Tax Annual Amount 30452 Tax Year 2021 Township Evanston Type Detached Single Water Source Lake Michigan

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