1223 Franklin Avenue, River Forest, Illinois 60305

Full Baths
Half Baths
List Price
Price Change
▼ $6,000 1664328656
Single Family Residential
Detached Single
Living Area
River Forest
River Forest
Days On Market

Property Description

This mid century modern ranch offers tons of functional living space & natural light on the main level. The main floor features 3 large bedrooms, 2 Full baths and a powder room off of the foyer for guests. Many original items have been kept in place from the original front door, flagstone foyer with period mirrored glass and large coat closets. Midcentury modern lovers will adore the vintage den which received new oak wood floors to tie into the rest of the home. The classic den retains its wood burning fireplace and original stone hearth with built-in cabinets & secretary for all of your albums, books, work and tech needs from Hi-Fi to Wi Fi. A completely new custom kitchen has been completed and includes a walk-in pantry, laundry room/mud room with lockers and are conveniently located off the attached large 2 car garage. New kitchen picture window, new custom CountrysideCabinets Kitchen cabinets feature soft closing cabinets and dovetailed drawers with matte gold handles/pulls & faucets to accentuate the white Quartz countertops and marble lit bascksplashs. Brand new stainless steel GE Profile appliance package features new stove with hood vent above a marble backsplash, energy efficient refrigerator and below shelf microwave. All new bathrooms throughout: The ensuite primary bedroom features a full bath remodel with skylight, large white marble shower with bench and glass partition, dresser style sink with below sink storage drawers. The 2nd full bathroom is easily accessible between the other two large main floor bedrooms. The full bath was recently completed keeping the style of the period with updated modern conveniences: New shower/tub combination, new porcelain tile flooring, dual sink vanity, linen closet, new mirrors, porcelain tiled backsplash, and matte gold 3 station fixtures and new solid doors. *The listing pictures show the large 2nd and 3rd bedrooms currently and what they may look like with virtual paint and adult furniture. The popcorn ceilings have been removed throughout the residence while keeping the original recessed light fixtures in place and adding additional recessed lighting over the formal dining area. The completely refinished basement boasts all new windows, solid doors, new recessed lighting on dimmer switches throughout. The floors were redone using a luxury vinyl tile, that is cork backed and mold resistant. The additional framed-out basement bonus room with closet would make for a fantastic office, gym, home theater or 4th bedroom. Ideal finished basement with access to a powder room, full working wet bar with mini fridge, microwave, and white quartz counter bar top. Currently the lower level is being used as a guest room with HUGE recreation room divided into multiple sitting areas. Need storage space? 4 additional storage closets including a cedar-lined closet for seasonal clothing. MECHANICS: Bryant furnace 2016, Payne AC 2022, hot water tank 2016. New Electrical, new windows. GARAGE: The attached 2.5 car heated garage offers built-in cabinets and additional refrigerator. EXTERIOR Improvements include: 2016 removal of old electric lines, new roof 2016, complete painting of exterior 2022, new window wells 2022, complete 2020 renovation of drainage system, downspouts & sewer clean out. Pet lovers will be glad to know the entire yard has been gated. ARCHITECTURE: Designed by Harold H. Croft, built with its mirror image example next door at 1227 Franklin in 1954, the homes were then built by his father Sam L. Croft. LOCATION: Easy walk to Willard elementary School next door. Conveniently located near great restaurants, multiple grocery stores, fitness/health clubs and mix of active and serene parks. 1223 Franklin truly is a great home.

Additional Information

School District
Elementary School
Willard Elementary School
Middle School
Roosevelt School
High School
Oak Park & River Forest High Sch
Corporate Limits
River Forest
Tax Year
Tax Exemptions
Tax Amount
Not Applicable
Year Built
Exterior Building Type
Exterior Property Features
Deck, Patio, Porch
Lot Dimensions
Lot Size Range
Less Than .25 Acre
Number Of Cars
Garage Spaces
Air Conditioning
Central Air
Natural Gas, Forced Air
Public Sewer
Interior Property Features
Skylight(s), Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, First Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Open Floorplan, Cocktail Lounge, Granite Counters
Interior Fireplaces
Full Baths
Half Baths

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