1886 Queen Anne – River Forest, IL – $1,295,000

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Added to OHD on 4/16/18   -   Last OHD Update: 9/15/18   -   15 Comments
146 Keystone Ave, River Forest, IL 60305

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METICULOUS RESTORATION is complete!! After more than 2 years, this Grand Victorian has been renovated to perfection. Come and see all the details. The craftsmanship & pride of ownership is incredible. 4 floors of finished living space and garage to match! Features include sun room, mud room, 2nd floor laundry, private master bedroom balcony,300 bottle wine cellar, and so much more!. Perfect marriage of vintage aesthetics and new construction. Stunning! Walk to CTA blue line, Metra train, top-rated River Forest schools, parks, downtown Forest Park shopping and restaurants--River Forest living at its BEST!
Contact Details
Laura Maychruk, Gullo & Associates
708-205-7044 / lmaychruk@comcast.net
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15 Comments on 1886 Queen Anne – River Forest, IL – $1,295,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8928 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Check out the links up top, room by room descriptions, a 3D tour, historic and restoration photos.

    Thanks to the agent for sharing this fabulous home with us.

  2. Julie says: 120 comments

    I love the sunny pictures on this one. Perfect showing of the many and varied stained glass windows. I would like to see the carriage house, it’s gorgeous as well!

    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 222 comments

      I often gripe about terrible realtor photos. This is an example of outstanding work photographing and presenting the house.

      I knew instantly that this was Chicago, and would have guessed Oak Park, which is right next to River Forest, but what intrigues me is why, because I can’t quite parse what it is that makes this a particularly Chicago suburb Victorian.

  3. julie A. says: 120 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1914 foursquare farmhouse
    New Germany, MN

    What a lovely home and the sunny pictures really help! I love all the stained glass and the beautiful setting. This one is a keeper!

  4. Bethany otto says: 2267 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    Even though the kitchen has been updated which would usually turn me off, I have to say it’s gorgeous and I adore it!

  5. prettypaddle says: 44 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The house is fantastic but gotta say that is the least-scary, half-finished basement in an old house I’ve ever seen. The area is full of cool old houses. When I lived nearby I always liked to ride by this awesome Second Empire that’s just two blocks north of this house: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8862443,-87.8228222,3a,75y,257.24h,88.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9LNNv9wdj-CLd9golTxEZQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

  6. gary weiss says: 1 comments

    It’s a little too modernized for my taste. But the fireplace mantel in the TV room looks really cool. I would like to see closeups!

  7. 67drake67drake says: 149 comments
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    Racine County, WI

    Know the house well as I grew up about 5 blocks from here,but on the OTHER (read-poor) side of the river. I went to grade school in Forest Park so I got to see this house daily.

  8. Zann says: 522 comments

    I come from a part of the country that isn’t real big on basements, so they generally creep me out a little, but this one…. I would love to spend some time down there at night, relaxing on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine from my own miniature wine store. Would be a good way to feel like you’re away from the world.

  9. Janet Vodder says: 123 comments

    Love the “pipes” holding up the basement shelving for the bar! Makes it fit right in the basement. Great idea, great house.

  10. Claudia says: 12 comments

    OH boy. Boyohboy. The entry way fireplace took my breath away, and my heart hasn’t stopped pounding yet. What an AMAZING restoration. I want.

  11. Allyson says: 52 comments

    What a bright and beautiful home! I am particularly fond of the exterior colors. So light and airy, just like the inside.

    • David Burns says: 1 comments

      Allyson, your comment has been very helpful, the majority of the potential buyers and also the majority of the real estate agents think the external color should be the current ‘in’ color, light grey. This is a painted lady and we will not give a discount to cover the cost of repainting. What is your background that you made the comment that you were fond of the exterior colors.

  12. Amy P. says: 191 comments


  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8928 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Added a video to the post with the owner talking about his home with what updates have been done. Well done, check it out up top under the description.


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