1203 Forest Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60202

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Property Description

This Ernest Mayo home built in 1905 features an equally stunning exterior and interior and is located on a prominent corner in the Lakeshore Historic District - just two blocks from the lake and walking distance to both downtown Evanston and the Dempster/Main Streets shopping districts. Once inside the entry foyer, you will be transported to another time period but with all of today's amenities creating a cohesive design between historical and contemporary. Original architectural details include custom woodwork, oak floors, tiled fireplaces, hardware, stained glass windows and interior doors, built ins and an impressive front oak staircase - in addition to the recently updated mechanicals and newer appliances. Seventeen plus rooms, seven bedrooms (several currently used as home offices), 5.1 modernized bathrooms and a full basement provide ample and flexible living space for all. The stunning entrance hall with decorative fireplace and oak staircase set the tone on the first floor. Entertainment sized living and dining rooms with stained glass windows and wood burning fireplaces, tiled floor sunroom, and the huge custom designed kitchen with separate breakfast room, Wolf six burner stove/oven, Thermador refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and walk in pantry are all located on main level. The stunning family room features built ins, vaulted ceiling and additional stained glass windows. The primary suite consists of a bedroom with double closets, primary bath with soaking tub, double vanity and walk in shower, and a sitting room with more closets and a fireplace. Three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms and linen room complete the second floor. The amazing space on the third floor includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a bright playroom (currently used as an office) is perfect for teens, nanny or guests! The basement is full and is used for laundry, storage, utilities, rec room, exercise room and a temperature controlled wine room. Enjoy the landscaped yard with two outdoor porches, large patio for entertaining guests and family, perennial gardens, play space and a two car garage. Walk two blocks to the lake and beach, and a short walk to trains, schools and shopping. Please see the list of improvements, history of the house, floor plans, and Landmark status under additional information.

Additional Information

School District
Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Middle School
Nichols Middle School
High School
Evanston Twp High School
Corporate Limits
Tax Year
Tax Exemptions
Tax Amount
Not Applicable
Year Built
Exterior Building Type
Brick, Stucco
Exterior Property Features
Deck, Patio, Storms/Screens
Lot Dimensions
86 X 150
Lot Size Range
.25-.49 Acre
Number Of Cars
Garage Spaces
Garage Door Opener(s)
Air Conditioning
Space Pac, Zoned
Natural Gas, Steam, Radiator(s)
Public Sewer
Interior Property Features
Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Built-in Features, Bookcases, Coffered Ceiling(s), Historic/Period Mlwk
Interior Fireplaces
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Half Baths

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