Waterfront
Address
1622 Forest Place Evanston, IL
Price
$ 4,200,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10855537
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityEvanston
  • AreaEvanston
  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • Zip60201
  • StyleTudor
  • Year Built1884
  • Taxes67240
  • Price$ 4,200,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms5
  • Sqr Footage12429
  • Lot Size0.51 Acres
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Property Description

This true one-of-a-kind masterpiece is luxury on a whole new level. The remarkable 1622 Forest Place is a meticulously-revitalized grand estate, perfectly located on the shores of Lake Michigan, and just 17 minutes north of downtown Chicago. This distinguished 6-bedroom home offers unparalleled luxury and modern amenities throughout, vintage integrity and charm, and breathtaking lake views at every turn. And sits on over half an acre with lush gardens, charming walkways, grand bluestone terraces, and a stunning 2-bedroom/2.5 bath luxury coach house over a 6-car heated garage with two electric car charging stations. It doesn't get any better than this! The lakefront estate was originally built as a Queen Anne Victorian mansion in 1883 before being reimagined as a Tudor home by Mayo and Mayo in 1910. The recent transformation, completed in 2016, masterfully revitalized and restored original details such as windows, moldings, and mantles. And incorporated modern amenities like geothermal heating, a 4-story elevator, a top-notch chef's kitchen, spa bathrooms with heated floors, etc. The result is a 6-bedroom, 6 full- and 5 half- bath manor with beautifully-proportioned, light-filled rooms and elegant sophistication and exquisite finishes at every turn. As you enter the residence, the stately foyer sets the tone, as the sprawling grand staircase and richly-detailed millwork can take your breath away. The spacious living room is like no other, warmed by a limestone fireplace and lined with windows and french doors that offer breathtaking views of the lake. The adjacent sun room enjoys a front row seat to the ever-changing scenes of the lake. The handsomely-paneled office has a grand limestone fireplace and custom built-in shelving. In the dining room, you'll find an amazing original fresco, surrounding a stunning crystal chandelier. The state-of-the-art kitchen includes loads of custom cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, and a huge stone island with seating. The kitchen opens onto the breakfast room, with its own cozy fireplace and lined in French doors that open onto the rear bluestone terrace. As you ascend the main staircase, you find the library with its paneled bookshelves, leaded-glass windows, and a hearty fireplace. An expansive second floor landing offers the convenience of a full built-in beverage center outside the five luxurious bedroom suites. Each bedroom has a private, spa-worthy bath with heated floors, in-mirror tvs, and intricate marble tilework. The primary suite overlooks the park and lake and has a separate private sitting room. Four of the bedroom suites have their own private fireplace. One suite has a private terrace overlooking the back gardens. The third level offers a spacious one-bedroom apartment complete with a full kitchen, office, living room, and a private rooftop deck. The lower level offers a myriad of recreational pursuits including a billiard room with a wet bar, media room, spa/massage room with his and hers baths, and an exercise room, and walks out to the charming gardens. Located in Evanston's iconic Lakeshore Historic District, and steps from Northwestern University and downtown Evanston's world-class dining, shopping, entertainment, 1622 Forest Place is one of the North Shore's most significant properties and must be experienced in person. Call for a private showing.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Dewey Elementary School Nichols Middle School Evanston Twp High School
Price History
9/12/2020 Listed $4,200,000

General Features

Age 100+ Years
Architectural Style Tudor
Assessment Includes None
Attached Garage Yes
Built Before 1978 Yes
Community Features Park/Playground, Pond/Lake, Curbs/Gutters, Sidewalks, Street Paved
County Cook
Detached Type 3 Stories, Coach House
Directions From downtown Evanston, East on Church, South on Forest
Disability Features 32 inch or more wide doors, Entry Slope less than 1 foot, Other Main Level Modifications, Ramp - Main Level, Wheelchair Accessible
District Elementary School 65
District High School 202
District Middle/Junior School 65
Elementary School Dewey Elementary School
Exposure Lake/Water, Park
Exterior Features Patio, Porch, Roof Deck, Breezeway
Full Baths 6
Garage Spaces 6
General Information School Bus Service, Commuter Bus, Commuter Train
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Half Baths 5
High School Evanston Twp High School
Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Bar-Dry, Elevator, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, Built-in Features
Middle/Junior School Nichols Middle School
New Construction No
Other Structures Guest House
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Garage
Rehab Yes
Roof Slate
Sewer Sewer-Public
Special Assessments No
Status Active
Tax Year 2019
Taxes 67240.74
Waterfront Yes
Year Built 1884

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Additional Rooms Breakfast Rm
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 10 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 10 Name Foyer
Addtl Room 4 Name Office
Addtl Room 4 Window Treatments Shades
Addtl Room 5 Name Library
Addtl Room 5 Window Treatments Shades
Addtl Room 6 Name Recreation Rm
Addtl Room 7 Flooring Other
Addtl Room 7 Name Exercise Rm
Addtl Room 8 Name Media Rm
Addtl Room 9 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 9 Name 2nd Kitchen
Air Conditioning Central Air, Zoned, Geothermal
Attic Finished, Full
Basement Full, Walkout
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) Yes
Basement Description Finished, Exterior Access, Egress Window
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 17X14
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 20X15
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 19X13
Corporate Limits Evanston
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 20X19
Dining Room Level Main Level
Dining Room Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes
Family Room Dimensions 17X27
Family Room Flooring Hardwood
Fireplace Features Gas Logs, Gas Starter
Fireplace Locations Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Other, Bedroom, Den/Library
Fireplaces 9
Heater Fuel Type Geothermal
Kitchen Appliances Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Wine Cooler/Refrigerator, Range Hood
Kitchen Dimensions 23X12
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Island, Pantry-Butler
Laundry Dimensions 17X10
Laundry Features Gas Dryer Hookup, In Unit, Multiple Locations, Sink
Laundry Level/Floor Walkout Basement
Living Area 12429
Living Room Dimensions 38X21
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Living Room Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 20X15
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Other Room 1 Dimensions 18X13
Other Room 10 Dimensions 17X15
Other Room 2 Dimensions 19X17
Other Room 3 Dimensions 17X15
Other Room 4 Dimensions 21X15
Other Room 4 Level Main Level
Other Room 5 Dimensions 23X20
Other Room 6 Dimensions 13X17
Other Room 6 Level Walkout Basement
Other Room 7 Dimensions 17X12
Other Room 7 Level Walkout Basement
Other Room 8 Dimensions 19X18
Other Room 9 Dimensions 10X12
Rooms List 5th Bedroom, 6th Bedroom, Breakfast Room, Office, Library, Recreation Room, Exercise Room, Media Room, 2nd Kitchen, Foyer
Street Suffix Place
Total Bathrooms 6.5
Total Rooms 17

Exterior Features

City Evanston
Acreage .5142
Disability Access And/or Equipped Yes
Driveway Brick, Off Alley
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s), Heated
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 112X200
Lot Features Landscaped Professionally, Water View, Mature Trees
Lot Size Area .50-.99 Acre
Water Source Lake Michigan, Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
2nd Kitchen 10X12 3rd Level Hardwood
5th Bdrm 18X13 2nd Level Hardwood
6th Bdrm 19X17 3rd Level Hardwood
Breakfast Rm 17X15 Main Level Hardwood
Dining Room 20X19 Main Level Hardwood Separate
Exercise Rm 17X12 Walkout Basement Other
Family Room 17X27 3rd Level Hardwood
Foyer 17X15 Main Level Hardwood
Library 23X20 2nd Level Hardwood
Living Room 38X21 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 20X15 2nd Level Hardwood
Media Rm 19X18 Walkout Basement
Office 21X15 Main Level Hardwood
Recreation Rm 13X17 Walkout Basement

Amenities

  • 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 60201

Price
AVG $1.02M
$4.2M
Taxes
AVG $17,353
$67,240
Visits
AVG 50
73
Year Built
AVG 1928
1884
Walkscore
AVG 67
87
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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