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518 Keystone Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305
  • $1,475,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 73 Days
  • MLS #: 11473344
Price Reduced
UPDATED: 57 min ago
$1,475,000
  • 7
    BEDS
  • 0.71
    ACRES
  • 4
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 7,975
    SQFT
  • $185
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1874
County:
Area:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
School District:
90

Description

Welcome to the Solomon Thatcher Jr. Home, one of the first and finest homes built in River Forest. This home was built on 516 and 518 Keystone Avenue. Keystone Avenue is affectionately referred to as "The Street of Dreams" with some of the deepest parkways, setbacks, and yards up to 235' deep. A rare opportunity to own a very distinctive home situated one block from beautiful Keystone Park, and the River Forest Metra train station. This impressive three story home features a Mansard roof, elongated windows, and a welcoming porch and veranda. Solomon built this home with thoughtful, hand crafted millwork. He was a builder that also owned a sawmill which accounts for the incredible selection and execution of the woodwork displayed throughout the home. The home is designed around a grand central foyer with soaring ceilings, 8' pocket doors and a transom of french panes. The foyer and the first floor rooms are filled with art and stained glass, fireplaces, some original gas light sconces, hand carved woodwork, wainscoting, beamed ceilings and more. Moving through the grand foyer is the intimate dining room showcasing warm walnut wainscoting and breathtaking crown moldings found frequently in great Chicago architecture of this period. Off the dining room is a breakfast room flooded with light and panoramic views of the expansive yard and mature trees. The chef's kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, an island with seating for six, high-end stainless steel appliances including a professional 48" oven/range, two refrigerators and two dishwashers for quick clean up. Off of the kitchen is a convenient mudroom that includes first floor laundry. This awesome kitchen was selected for the annual Parenthesis Kitchen walk. The home was also featured as an ASID showcase home, a Wright Plus house walk home and was on the 2022 River Forest Historic Homes Tour. The second floor includes a magnificent hallway with a striking floor to ceiling mahogany trimmed mirror. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a sunroom on the second floor. The Primary suite includes a fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, luxurious spa bath, separate shower and elegant double sink vanity. Third floor includes a game room, an office, 3 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a Coach House above the garage that is freshly painted and includes one bedroom, a family room, kitchen and a full bath. This is your opportunity to live in a wonderful home in a fabulous location on one of the largest lots in River Forest.

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518 Keystone Avenue River Forest, IL 60305

  • Price: $1,475,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 73 Days
  • Updated: 57 min ago
  • MLS #: 11473344
7
Beds
4
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.71
Acres
7,975
SQFT
$185
$/SQFT
1874
Built
Neighborhood:
River Forest
County:
Cook
Area:
River Forest
Elementary School:
Lincoln Elementary School
Middle School:
Roosevelt School
High School:
Oak Park & River Forest High Sch
School District:
90
Property Description
Welcome to the Solomon Thatcher Jr. Home, one of the first and finest homes built in River Forest. This home was built on 516 and 518 Keystone Avenue. Keystone Avenue is affectionately referred to as "The Street of Dreams" with some of the deepest parkways, setbacks, and yards up to 235' deep. A rare opportunity to own a very distinctive home situated one block from beautiful Keystone Park, and the River Forest Metra train station. This impressive three story home features a Mansard roof, elongated windows, and a welcoming porch and veranda. Solomon built this home with thoughtful, hand crafted millwork. He was a builder that also owned a sawmill which accounts for the incredible selection and execution of the woodwork displayed throughout the home. The home is designed around a grand central foyer with soaring ceilings, 8' pocket doors and a transom of french panes. The foyer and the first floor rooms are filled with art and stained glass, fireplaces, some original gas light sconces, hand carved woodwork, wainscoting, beamed ceilings and more. Moving through the grand foyer is the intimate dining room showcasing warm walnut wainscoting and breathtaking crown moldings found frequently in great Chicago architecture of this period. Off the dining room is a breakfast room flooded with light and panoramic views of the expansive yard and mature trees. The chef's kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, an island with seating for six, high-end stainless steel appliances including a professional 48" oven/range, two refrigerators and two dishwashers for quick clean up. Off of the kitchen is a convenient mudroom that includes first floor laundry. This awesome kitchen was selected for the annual Parenthesis Kitchen walk. The home was also featured as an ASID showcase home, a Wright Plus house walk home and was on the 2022 River Forest Historic Homes Tour. The second floor includes a magnificent hallway with a striking floor to ceiling mahogany trimmed mirror. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a sunroom on the second floor. The Primary suite includes a fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, luxurious spa bath, separate shower and elegant double sink vanity. Third floor includes a game room, an office, 3 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a Coach House above the garage that is freshly painted and includes one bedroom, a family room, kitchen and a full bath. This is your opportunity to live in a wonderful home in a fabulous location on one of the largest lots in River Forest.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Traditional Driveway Concrete Exterior Building Type BrickStucco Exterior Features BalconyDeckPatioPorchBrick Paver PatioStorms/Screens Foundation Details Brick/Mortar Garage Details Garage Door Opener(S)Transmitter(S) Garage Onsite Yes Garage Ownersite Owned Garage Type Detached Is Parking Included In Price Yes Lot Features LandscapedPark AdjacentWoodedMature TreesGarden Lot Size .50-.99 Acre Parking Details GarageSpace/S Parking Features Driveway Parking Onsite Yes Parking Ownership Owned Parking Total 3 Types 3 StoriesCoach House Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Appliances RangeMicrowaveDishwasherHigh End RefrigeratorWasherDryerDisposalStainless Steel Appliance(S)Range HoodFront Controls On Range/CooktopGas OvenRange Hood Approximate Finished Sq Ft 0 Basement Unfinished Basement Bathrooms YN No Basement Details Full Bathroom WhirlpoolSeparate ShowerDouble SinkSoaking Tub Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Bedrooms Total 7 Cooling Central AirZoned Dining Room Separate Door Features French DoorsPocket Door(S) Fireplace Features Wood BurningAttached Fireplace Doors/ScreenGas LogDecorative Fireplace Location Family RoomLiving RoomMaster BedroomBedroom Fireplaces Total 4 Heating Natural Gas Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral CeilingsBar-DryBar-WetHardwood FloorsFirst Floor LaundrySecond Floor LaundryBuilt-In FeaturesWalk-In Closet(S)Ceiling - 10 FootCenter Hall PlanHistoric/Period MlwkSpecial MillworkHallways - 42 InchDrapes/BlindsGranite CountersSeparate Dining Room Laundry Features Gas Dryer HookupMultiple LocationsSink Room Type Bedroom 5Bedroom 6Bedroom 7DenFoyerGame RoomMud RoomOfficeStudyHeated Sun Room Rooms Den (Main) Heated Sun Room (Main) Study (Second) Game Room (Third) Bedroom 5 (Third) Bedroom 6 (Third) Bedroom 7 (Third) Office (Third) Foyer (Main) Mud Room (Main) Bedroom 2 (Second) Bedroom 3 (Second) Bedroom 4 (Second) Dining Room (Main) Family Room (Main) Kitchen (Main) Laundry (Second) Living Room (Main) Master Bedroom (Second) Rooms Total 16 Total Sq Ft 0 Unfinished Sqft 0 Window Features Insulated WindowsShadesSome Stained GlassSome Wood Windows

Property Features

Additional Parcels YN Yes Age 100+ Years Association Fee 0 Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Built Before1978 YN Yes Community Features ParkTennis Court(S)CurbsSidewalksStreet LightsStreet Paved Corporate Limits River Forest Currently Leased No Disability Access And Or Equipped No Electric Circuit Breakers General Information School Bus ServiceCommuter BusCommuter TrainInterstate Access Master Association Fee Frequency Not Required Master Association Fee YN No Mls Actual Status Price Change New Construction YN No Other Equipment Tv-CableSecurity SystemCo DetectorsCeiling Fan(S)Sump PumpSprinkler-Lawn Ownership Fee Simple Rebuilt YN No Rural No Sewer Public Sewer Special Listing Conditions List Broker Must Accompany Tax Annual Amount 52110 Tax Year 2020 Township River Forest Type Detached Single Water Source Lake MichiganPublic

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