147 Gale Avenue, River Forest, Illinois 60305

$999,000
7
BD
4
Full Baths
List Price
$999,000
MLS#
10785559
Status
ACTIVE
Type
Single Family Residential
Subtype
Detached Single
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
4
County
Cook
City
River Forest
Neighborhood
River Forest
Days On Market
11

Property Description

History, artistry, elegance and flowing space abound in this 7 bedrooms, 4 full baths brick bungalow featuring three levels of finished living space. Much of the impressive original details and finishes have been lovingly restored or maintained by the current owner of two decades. Sprawling main floor is an entertainer's dream featuring hardwood floors, foyer, sun-room, large living room with wood-burning fireplace, large formal dining room, sunny office, two bedrooms, full bathroom, spacious kitchen with original black and white tiles, new dishwasher, stove, and attached breakfast room with own sink and fridge, and a mudroom that leads to attached two car heated garage. Upstairs features four large bedrooms with ample custom built closet space and extra storage and two full baths including a whirlpool tub. Incredible basement is approximately 2,300 sq.ft. of finished, light-filled space, with ample storage, new porcelain and stone/tile floors. Legend has it, this massive basement was a speak-easy in the late 1920s! Earlier used as a recreational room with pool table, bar and lounge seating, now it is used as an art gallery; possibilities are endless in the approximately 1,200 sq.ft. open space which includes marble wood-burning fireplace, gallery style lighting and hanging systems. Basement also boasts a bedroom, two bonus rooms, three storage rooms, laundry room, and a full bath with all-marble sauna room. One of those bonus rooms was previously a kitchen featuring marble walls and could easily be reconverted for complete intergenerational, student, au pair, or extended guest living. Basement also has independent entry and exit. Two-level forced air cooling and heating, plus all-level hot water radiator heating. Lot features mature oak and maple trees, fenced in yard and a restored ten feet tall stone barbecue pit. Situated on one of the friendliest streets of River Forest, just blocks from outstanding River Forest schools, parks, forest preserve and easy access to Metra, this TRULY unique property is a gem!

Additional Information

School District
200
Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Middle School
Lincoln Elementary School
High School
Oak Park & River Forest High Sch
Corporate Limits
River Forest
Tax Year
2018
Tax Exemptions
Homeowner
Tax Amount
$18,295
Frequency
Not Applicable
Assessment Includes
None
Additional Sales Information
None
Year Built
1918
Exterior Building Type
Brick
Exterior Property Features
Patio, Outdoor Grill
Lot Dimensions
65X200
Lot Size Range
Oversized Chicago Lot
Parking
Garage, Space/s
Number Of Cars
4
Garage Spaces
2
Garage
Garage Door Opener(s), Heated
Parking Spaces
2
Parking Ownership
Owned
Parking On Site
Yes
Parking Details
Driveway
Air Conditioning
Central Air, Zoned
Heating
Gas, Forced Air, Radiators
Sewer
Sewer-Public
Interior Property Features
Sauna/Steam Room, Hardwood Floors, 1st Floor Bedroom, 1st Floor Full Bath
Full Baths
4
Master Bath
Full
Basement
Yes
Basement Description
Finished
Kitchen Size
23X14
Kitchen Level
Main Level
Kitchen Flooring
Hardwood
Living Room Size
27X17
Living Room Level
Main Level
Living Room Flooring
Hardwood
Family Room Size
32X26
Family Room Level
Basement
Family Room Flooring
Porcelain Tile
Master Bedroom Size
14X12
Master Bedroom Level
2nd Level
Master Bedroom Flooring
Carpet
Second Bedroom Size
14X13
Second Bedroom Level
Main Level
Second Bedroom Flooring
Hardwood
Third Bedroom Size
14X14
Third Bedroom Level
Main Level
Third Bedroom Flooring
Hardwood
Fourth Bedroom Size
15X14
Fourth Bedroom Level
2nd Level
Fourth Bedroom Flooring
Hardwood
Rooms
5th Bdrm 17X15 2nd Level Carpet, 6th Bdrm 17X15 2nd Level Carpet, Sunroom 14X9 Main Level Hardwood, Bonus 15X13 Basement Ceramic Tile, Exercise Rm 15X14 Basement Stone, 7th Bdrm 17X10 Basement Ceramic Tile, Storage 10X7 Basement Vinyl, Storage 20X10 Basement Ceramic Tile, Office 11X11 Main Level Hardwood

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