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Listing Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Koenigrubloff

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1608 Forest Place - Enjoy rare, unobstructed Lake Michigan views in this one-of-a-kind historic Evanston home. Located in the highly-coveted Lakeshore Historic District, this remarkable rare gem sits directly across from Lake Michigan, & with loads of nature steps from the front door - numerous lakefront parks, beaches, bike/running paths, & lagoon. But also conveniently just a few blocks to all that downtown Evanston offers; dining, shopping, entertainment, train & NU! This incredibly-spacious, 6-bedroom, 4.5 bath Victorian home has been lovingly maintained by one family for over 60 years, & offers an abundance of bright, charming living space with 10' ceilings, custom built-ins, tall, oversized windows, & updates galore. Renovations include newer kitchen w/ butler's pantry, restored hardwood floors, full 2nd kitchen in lower level, newer windows and electrical, two entrances to walk-out basement. All this & LOW TAXES! This charming home with direct lake views is one-of-a-kind! Welcome home!

Listing information

  • MLS® ID: 10380713
  • Beds: 6
  • Total Rooms: 14
  • Parking Type Description: Detached 2 cars
  • Total Square Footage: 3,600 ($471.94 per sq. foot)
  • Estimated Annual Taxes: $15,402
  • Middle School: Nichols Middle School
  • Style: 3-Story
  • Baths: 5 (Full: 4 3/4: 0 1/2: 1 Other: 0)
  • Stories: 0
  • New Construction: No
  • Lot Area: 0.11 Acres
  • County: Cook
  • Elementary School: Dewey Elementary School
  • Year Built: 1879
  • Status: Active
  • Fireplaces: 2
  • Foreclosure: No
  • Lot Size: 53X97
  • High School: Evanston Twp High School

Features

Additional Rooms 2nd Kitchen, 5th Bedroom, 6th Bedroom, Foyer, Library, Office, Recreation Room, Storage
Age 100+ Years
Air Conditioning Central Air, Zoned
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Area Evanston
Area Amenities Curbs/Gutters, Pond/Lake, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Assessment Includes None
Basement Full, Walkout
Basement Bathrooms (Y/N) Yes
Basement Description Finished
Built Before 1978 (Y/N) Yes
Dining Room Separate
Disability Access and/or Equipped No
Driveway Off Alley
Electricity 200+ Amp Service
Exposure Lake/Water, Park
Exterior Building Type Vinyl Siding
Exterior Property Features Patio, Porch
Fireplace Details Gas Logs, Gas Starter
Fireplace Location Basement, Family Room
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s)
Garage On-Site Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
General Information Commuter Bus, Commuter Train, Historical District, School Bus Service
Heat/Fuel Forced Air, Gas
Interior Property Features Built-in Features, Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement
Is Parking Included in Price Yes
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Table Space, Pantry-Butler
Lot Size Less Than .25 Acre
Master Association Fee No
Master Bedroom Bath Full
Other Bedrooms (Below Grade) - 0, Special Service Area - N, Tax Year - 2017, Total Full/Half Baths - 4.1, Township - Evanston
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Garage
Possession Closing
Property Type Detached Single
Recent Rehab (Y/N) No
Roof Type Asphalt/Glass (Shingles)
Sewer Sewer-Public
Special Assessments N
Tax Exemptions Homeowner, Senior
Type Detached 3 Stories
Virtual Tour None
Water Lake Michigan, Public
Waterfront (Y/N) Yes

Rooms

2nd Kitchen Walkout Basement 12X8
5th Bdrm 3rd Level 17X13
6th Bdrm 3rd Level 12X9
Bedroom 2 2nd Level 18X15
Bedroom 3 2nd Level 13X12
Bedroom 4 2nd Level 13X11
Dining Room Main Level 17X13
Family Room Main Level 18X17
Foyer Main Level 13X12
Kitchen Main Level 14X13
Laundry Room Not Applicable xx
Library 3rd Level 21X14
Living Room Main Level 17X14
Master Bedroom 2nd Level 26X15
Office Walkout Basement 14X9
Other Not Applicable xx
Other Not Applicable xx
Recreation Rm Walkout Basement 17X15
Storage Walkout Basement 12X9
Listing Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Koenigrubloff