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518 Keystone Avenue

River Forest, IL, 60305

$1,475,000

$184 per ft²
$1,475,000
$184 per ft²
Active
Active
 - For Sale
beds
7 Beds
baths
5 Baths
carpenters-square
7,975 ft²
property_type
Residential
calendar
Built 1874
Welcome to the Solomon Thatcher Jr. Home, one of the first and finest homes built in River Forest. This home was built on 516 and 518 Keystone Avenue. Keystone Avenue is affectionately referred to as "The Street of Dreams" with some of the deepest parkways, setbacks, and yards up to 235' deep. A rare opportunity to own a very distinctive home situated one block from beautiful Keystone Park, and the River Forest Metra train station. This impressive three story home features a Mansard roof, elongated windows, and a welcoming porch and veranda. Solomon built this home with thoughtful, hand crafted millwork. He was a builder that also owned a sawmill which accounts for the incredible selection and execution of the woodwork displayed throughout the home. The home is designed around a grand central foyer with soaring ceilings, 8' pocket doors and a transom of french panes. The foyer and the first floor rooms are filled with art and stained glass, fireplaces, some original gas light sconces, hand carved woodwork, wainscoting, beamed ceilings and more. Moving through the grand foyer is the intimate dining room showcasing warm walnut wainscoting and breathtaking crown moldings found frequently in great Chicago architecture of this period. Off the dining room is a breakfast room flooded with light and panoramic views of the expansive yard and mature trees. The chef's kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, an island with seating for six, high-end stainless steel appliances including a professional 48" oven/range, two refrigerators and two dishwashers for quick clean up. Off of the kitchen is a convenient mudroom that includes first floor laundry. This awesome kitchen was selected for the annual Parenthesis Kitchen walk. The home was also featured as an ASID showcase home, a Wright Plus house walk home and was on the 2022 River Forest Historic Homes Tour. The second floor includes a magnificent hallway with a striking floor to ceiling mahogany trimmed mirror. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a sunroom on the second floor. The Primary suite includes a fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, luxurious spa bath, separate shower and elegant double sink vanity. Third floor includes a game room, an office, 3 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a Coach House above the garage that is freshly painted and includes one bedroom, a family room, kitchen and a full bath. This is your opportunity to live in a wonderful home in a fabulous location on one of the largest lots in River Forest.
MLS® ID:
11473344
Listed:
7/23/22
Updated:
12/3/22

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Range Hood, Front Controls on Range/Cooktop, Gas Oven, Range Hood
Total Bedrooms
7
Full Bathrooms
4
Half Bathrooms
1
Interior Features
Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Bar-Dry, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, First Floor Laundry, Second Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Ceiling - 10 Foot, Center Hall Plan, Historic/Period Mlwk, Special Millwork, Hallways - 42 Inch, Drapes/Blinds, Granite Counters, Separate Dining Room
Laundry Description
Gas Dryer Hookup, Multiple Locations, Sink
Fireplace
Wood Burning, Attached Fireplace Doors/Screen, Gas Log, Decorative
Cooling
Central Air, Zoned
Heating
Natural Gas

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
0.71 acres lot
Exterior Features
Balcony, Deck, Patio, Porch, Brick Paver Patio, Storms/Screens
Architectural Style
Traditional
Lot Details
Landscaped, Park Adjacent, Wooded, Mature Trees, Garden
Sewer
Public Sewer

School Information

School District
90
High School
Oak Park & River Forest High Sch
Middle/Jr High
Roosevelt School
Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School

Other Property Details

Area Name
River Forest
Taxes
$52110
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
Association Amenities
Park, Tennis Court(s), Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
2
Parking
Driveway
Parking Total
3.0
View
N
County
Cook
Water Source
Lake Michigan, Public
Pool
No

Property History

Date
Event
Price
Value
10/5/22
Price Change
$1,475,000
-6%

 

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