Price Reduction - Golf Course
226 Laurel Avenue Wilmette, IL
$ 1,375,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10797115
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityWilmette
  • AreaWilmette
  • Zip60091
  • Style
  • Year Built1927
  • Taxes24960
  • Price$ 1,375,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3596
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago
Property Description

East Wilmette...fabulously sited on a 75' wide lot overlooking Canal Shores Golf Course this wonderfully updated and expanded home enjoys sweeping views of the golf course, the quiet privacy of a no outlet street and the comforts of a terrific neighborhood. The home features solid masonry construction, plaster walls and plaster relief moldings, hardwood floors and a casually elegant circular floor plan and decor. Flagstone steps lead into inviting foyer. A center hallway flows easily throughout the main floor. The living room is bright and cheerful, surrounded on three sides by windows and accented by a beautiful fireplace and mantel. The separate dining room is nicely sized and well-positioned for easy entertaining. There is a handsome office with two desks and walls of built-in bookshelves. A perfectly designed addition seamlessly expanded the house by adding a large Cook's kitchen, eating area and fabulous family room. The timeless kitchen features a large island that seats 5-6, great looking custom cabinetry and fully outfitted pantries, top of the line appliances and amazing counter space and storage. An attractive custom designed built-in storage and serving piece accents the eating area where French doors open to a wonderful sunny deck. The family room is fabulous with vaulted ceiling, soaring windows, a wall of built-in cabinetry and more French doors to the deck. A back hall leads from the kitchen to mudroom and access to the attached 2 car garage. A distinctive curved staircase leads to the second floor where there are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master suite is lovely...its the perfect size surrounded by windows, with pretty moldings, recessed lights, a dressing area, walk-in closet and spa-like bath with double sink vanity, large glass-enclosed shower and soaking tub (under a large window). The family bedrooms are well-sized and nicely situated along the upstairs hall, they are all bright and cheerful with big closets and windows. There is a convenient pull-down stairs for easy access to the attic. The basement is large, unusually bright with lots of storage, the laundry, the mechanicals and plenty of potential. The lot is nearly 12,000 square feet, private and beautiful with colorful gardens everywhere, large trees, open lawns that ease into the golf course and the Bahai Temple in the background. The coveted attached garage is accessed by a driveway off the back alley. The yard behind the house provides a great place for a playset and basketball. The location is ideal...minutes from Gilson Park, 4th and Linden, the trains and downtown Wilmette.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Central Elementary School Wilmette Junior High School New Trier Twp H.S. Northfield/Wi
Price History
7/27/2020 Listed $1,445,000
9/2/2020 5% - $1,375,000

General Features

Age 91-100 Years
Assessment Includes None
Attached Garage Yes
Built Before 1978 Yes
Community Features Sidewalks, Street Lights
County Cook
Detached Type 2 Stories
Directions Sheridan Road to Third Ave South to Laurel then East or Linden to 3rd and South to Laurel.
District Elementary School 39
District High School 203
District Middle/Junior School 39
Elementary School Central Elementary School
Exposure S (South)
Full Baths 2
Garage Spaces 2
General Information Commuter Bus, Commuter Train
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Half Baths 1
High School New Trier Twp H.S. Northfield/Wi
Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Walk-In Closet(s)
Middle/Junior School Wilmette Junior High School
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Garage
Rehab Yes
Roof Asphalt/Glass (Shingles)
Sewer Sewer-Public
Special Assessments No
Status Active
Tax Year 2019
Taxes 24960.46
Waterfront No
Year Built 1927

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Additional Rooms Mud
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 4 Name Storage
Addtl Room 5 Name Deck
Air Conditioning Space Pac
Attic Pull Down Stair
Basement Full
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) No
Basement Description Unfinished
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 11X14
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 14X15
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 11X11
Corporate Limits Wilmette
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 16X12
Dining Room Level Main Level
Family Room Dimensions 22X18
Family Room Flooring Hardwood
Fireplace Features Gas Starter
Fireplace Locations Living Room
Fireplaces 1
Heater Fuel Type Gas, Hot Water/Steam, Baseboard
Kitchen Appliances Oven-Double, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood
Kitchen Dimensions 19X15
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Table Space, Island, Pantry-Closet
Laundry Dimensions 5X10
Laundry Level/Floor Basement
Living Area 3596
Living Room Dimensions 13X21
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 13X21
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Multiple Pin Numbers (y/n) Yes
Other Room 1 Dimensions 10X11
Other Room 2 Dimensions 7X19
Other Room 3 Dimensions 6X8
Other Room 4 Dimensions 20X28
Other Room 4 Level Basement
Other Room 5 Dimensions 18X17
Other Room 6 Level Not Applicable
Other Room 7 Level Not Applicable
Rooms List Office, Foyer, Mud Room, Storage, Deck
Street Suffix Avenue
Total Bathrooms 2.1
Total Rooms 9

Exterior Features

City Wilmette
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Concrete
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s)
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Attached
Lot Dimensions 75.03X158.44
Lot Features Golf Course Lot, Landscaped Professionally
Lot Size Area .25-.49 Acre
Water Source Lake Michigan

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Deck 18X17 Main Level
Dining Room 16X12 Main Level Hardwood Separate
Family Room 22X18 Main Level Hardwood
Foyer 7X19 Main Level Slate
Living Room 13X21 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 13X21 2nd Level Hardwood
Mud 6X8 Main Level Slate
Office 10X11 Main Level Hardwood
Storage 20X28 Basement


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

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60091

AVG $1,000K
AVG $17,399
AVG 49
Year Built
AVG 1957
AVG 54
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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