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
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Compass
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

Accessibility Door Width 32 Inches or More, Entry Slope less than 1 foot, Other Main Level Modifications, Ramp - Main Level, Wheelchair Accessible
Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood
Architectural Style Tudor
Community Features Park, Lake, Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Paved
Elementary School Dewey Elementary School
Exterior Features Patio, Porch, Roof Deck, Breezeway
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Geothermal
High School Evanston Twp High School
Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Bar-Dry, Elevator, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, Built-in Features
Junior High Nichols Middle School
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Roof Slate
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active

Interior Features

Basement Finished, Exterior Access, Egress Window
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Soaking Tub
Bedroomspossible 6
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 5
Kitchen Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Island, Pantry-Butler
Total Baths 11
Total Bedrooms 6

Exterior Features

Exterior Stucco
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 112X200
Lot Features Landscaped, Water View, Mature Trees
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
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 $1.03M
$4.2M
Taxes
AVG $17,094
$67,240
Visits
AVG 63
158
Year Built
AVG 1929
1884
Walkscore
AVG 68
87
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