1509 Forest Ave

Evanston, IL 60201 View Map $1,209,000 Ask a Question
1509 Forest Ave Evanston, IL 60201 | MLS 11804830 Photo 1
1509 Forest Ave Evanston, IL 60201 | MLS 11804830 Map
Nick Nastos

Nick Nastos

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Status: Sold
Property Type:Detached Single
MLS #:11804830
Sq. Feet:2,800
Date Sold:8/7/2023
Take advantage of all the best Evanston has to offer in this lovely Evanston landmark historic home near Northwestern University, the downtown Evanston public transit hub, and the world-class city of Chicago. Set on a partially-wooded lot just a half-block from the shores of Lake Michigan, this 5-bedroom, 3-bath home has a large front porch with skylights--perfect for sitting and enjoying the sound of the waves crashing on the nearby beach. The entry is gracious and welcoming, and the home has gorgeous hardwood floors, tall 6-foot windows and 10-foot ceilings throughout. The large living and dining rooms feature big bay windows, two fireplaces, and built-in shelving in each room. Details include a stained glass window above the living room bay, historic designs on the door trim, and marble fireplace mantles. At some time in the home's long history, the kitchen was relocated to the former butler's pantry, and the former kitchen was converted to a nice family room adjacent to a mud room. Upstairs are 5 bedrooms--one with an en suite bath and another with private access to a large back balcony/deck, perfect for viewing the sunrise when trees are not in bloom. The third floor is a semi-finished space with a sink and skylights--so many possibilities for what this space could be. This home has been lovingly cared for by one owner for the past 65 years; recent updates in the past 3 years include: a completely new sewer line, new roof, and all new Hardie Board clapboard siding. Other updates include a tankless water heater, central air and updated electrical. You'll enjoy the backyard patio, nestled among beautiful groundcover which includes more than 25 native and endangered plants. The 2-car garage was built with a 2-level artist's studio/office/living space with a separate entrance that potentially could be an Auxiliary Dwelling Unit as defined by the City of Evanston. Ask listing agent about the ADU requirements and income potential. Don't miss this gem!! Easy to show.

About  1509 Forest Ave Evanston IL -  MLS #11804830

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1509 Forest Ave has 5 bedrooms,  3 bathrooms, and 2800 square feet.  Evanston home buyers can also reference MLS #11804830 when inquiring about this property listing, which is located in the 60201 Zip Code in Evanston IL. Call or text us at (630) 768-1602.

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Community Information

Address:1509 Forest Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Zip Code:60201

School Information

School District:65
High School:Evanston Twp High School
Middle School:Nichols Middle School
Elementary School:Dewey Elementary School


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Year Built:1872
Exterior Construction Type: Frame, Fiber Cement
Age Range: 100+ Years
Type Detached: 3 Stories, Coach House
Roof: Asphalt
Foundation: Brick/Mortar
Basement: Unfinished
Basement Type: Full
Garage Type: Detached
Garage Features: Garage Door Opener(s), Multiple Garages
Attached Garage: Yes
Garage Ownership: Owned
Parking Features: Off Alley, Alley Access, Carriage House w/Apt
Parking On Site: Yes
Parking: Garage, Space/s
Parking Ownership: Owned

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: Skylight(s), Hardwood Floors, First Floor Full Bath, Bookcases, Ceiling - 9 Foot, Separate Dining Room, Plaster
Appliances: Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Electric Cooktop
Fireplace Features: Wood Burning, Electric, Gas Log
Fireplaces Total: 3
Laundry: Gas Dryer Hookup
Rooms: Attic, Balcony/Porch/Lanai, Bedroom 5, Foyer, Mud Room
Exterior Features: Deck, Patio
Other Structures: Garage(s)
Cars: 3
Parking Total: 1
Garage Spaces: 2
Air Conditioning: Central Air
Heat Source / Type: Natural Gas, Forced Air
Fireplace(s): Family Room, Living Room, Dining Room
Total Rooms:10

Property Features

Lot Dimensions:Less Than .25 Acre
Lot Features: Wooded, Mature Trees
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Lake Michigan, Public
Electric: Circuit Breakers, 200+ Amp Service
Transportation: Historical District
Directions:Forest Avenue, 2 1/2 blocks north of Dempster (between Lake St. and Davis St.) Park on Lake Street or Davis.

Tax and Financial Info

Tax Year: 2021
Tax Annual Amount: $22,093
Ownership: Fee Simple



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