1147 Forest Avenue River Forest, IL
$ 1,250,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10996656
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityRiver Forest
  • AreaRiver Forest
  • NeighborhoodNorth Maywood
  • Zip60305
  • StyleMediter./Spanish
  • Year Built1928
  • Taxes$ 26077
  • Price$ 1,250,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage4416
  • Lot Size0.3 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) - 103 - IL
Property Description

Experience a 3D tour, click Virtual Tour link to explore. This one-of-a-kind River Forest landmark home offers a lovely design, luxury, class and quality. Envisioned around family living and the art of entertaining, meticulously restored, enhanced and maintained over the years, situated on a large, prominent corner lot with gracefully landscaped greenery amid century-old trees offering complete privacy and tranquility. The in-ground heated swimming pool adds splendor and poise. Over 4,000 sq ft, the main house features six bedrooms, four (plus an additional tandem) bedrooms on the second floor. The master bedroom has a separate full bathroom with a whirlpool tub, and a grand balcony, accessible through two sets of French doors. The second bedroom and tandem room are currently used as a second-floor media room, with integrated surround sound, and the tandem room serves as an attached office. The third and fourth bedrooms are amply sized. On the first floor, the gourmet kitchen features top-of-the-line fixtures and a appliances (Thermador), Amish cabinetry, and it opens to a four-season solarium on one side, and a full-fledged breakfast room on the other side, which has a built-in arched cabinet, and a floor to ceiling bookcase. The gigantic sunken living room with spectacular crown molding, an exquisite fireplace, and two sets of French doors. The first floor also features a large dining room with beautiful crown molding, and a knotty pine wood den with built-in bookcases and all wood blinds. The finished basement includes a bedroom, bathroom, office, a multipurpose room/kitchen area, utility rooms, and a food/wine cellar. The property also features a studio apartment style coach house with separate forced air heating and air conditioning, an on demand water heater, spa-like bathroom with two person shower and rain shower, kitchenette, custom cabinetry with granite counter top, and a walk-in closet. The back yard is surrounded by a six foot tall wrought iron fence with automatic gate openers. The washer and dryer are not included and the fireplace screen and fireplace accessories are not included in the sale of the house.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Willard Elementary School Roosevelt School Middle School Oak Park & River Forest High Sch
Price History
2/16/2021 Listed $1,275,000
3/3/2021 2% - $1,250,000

General Features

Appliances Double Oven, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Range Hood, Other
Architectural Style Mediter./Spanish
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full
City River Forest
Community Features Park, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Cooling Central Air, Zoned
County Cook
Days on Market 175
Directions West on Division from Harlem Ave. About a mile, SE corner of Forest and Division.
Electric Circuit Breakers, 200+ Amp Service, 100 Amp Service
Elementary School Willard Elementary School
Elementary School District 90
Exterior Features Deck, Patio, Porch, Roof Deck, In Ground Pool, Storms/Screens
Garage Spaces 2
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Steam, Baseboard, Radiator(s), 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Indv Controls, Zoned
High School Oak Park & River Forest High Sch
High School District 200
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, In-Law Arrangement, Built-in Features
MLS Area River Forest
Middle/Junior High School Roosevelt School
Middle/Junior School District 90
New Construction No
Other Structures Guest House
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Closing
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Roof Tile
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Status Active
Street Name Forest
Tax Annual Amount 26077.91
Tax Year 2019
Total Rooms 15
Township River Forest
Virtual Tour
Year Built 1928

Interior Features

Basement Finished
Bathrooom Whirlpool, Separate Shower, European Shower, Double Shower, Soaking Tub
Bedrooms Possible 6
Below Grade Finished Area 1133
Fireplace Features Wood Burning
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Laundry Features Gas Dryer Hookup, Electric Dryer Hookup
Living Area 4416
Livingareasource Estimated
Room Type Kitchen, Attic, Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Breakfast Room, Den, Office, Storage, Heated Sun Room
Street Suffix Avenue
Total Baths 5
Total Bedrooms 4
Total Fireplaces 1

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick, Limestone
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 60 X 220
Lot Features Corner Lot, Fenced Yard, Landscaped, Wooded
Lot Size Acres 0.3017
Other Equipment TV-Cable, TV Antenna, CO Detectors, Ceiling Fan(s), Sump Pump, Air Purifier
Parking Features Off Street
Total Parking 6
Water Source Lake Michigan
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
2nd Kitchen 11X10 Basement Other
Attic 50X30 Third Other
Bedroom 2 16X13 Second Hardwood
Bedroom 3 16X13 Second Hardwood
Bedroom 4 16X13 Second Hardwood
Bedroom 5 13X11 Basement Other
Bedroom 6 13X11 Basement Other
Breakfast Room 15X11 Main Hardwood
Den 12X10 Main Hardwood
Dining Room 16X13 Main Hardwood
Heated Sun Room 16X10 Main Carpet
Kitchen 17X14 Main Hardwood Eating Area-Table Space,Pantry-Closet,Pantry-Walk-in
Laundry 19X14 Basement Other
Living Room 24X24 Main Carpet
Master Bedroom 23X14 Second Hardwood
Office 12X10 Second Hardwood
Office 12X10 Second Hardwood
Storage 17X10 Basement Other


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 60305

AVG $890K
AVG $19,640
AVG 70
Year Built
AVG 1938
AVG 55
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