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2712 PARK PL
Life now in Evanston is certainly different than in the 1890's when this home was built, but what hasn't changed are the tree-shaded streets ornamented by a variety of architectural gems in this part of the heart of town.
Welcome to the total renovation + addition of this 1899 Victorian by Koziura Homes. Two large front porches that welcome you in. This well-appointed 5BDR/4.5BTH sits on a sizable lot filled with mature trees. Unique finishes throughout include minimalist touches with sophisticated moldings and paneling, designer colors & wallpaper + rustic re-purposed wood touches and an abundance of light. Original staircase opens to living room with gas woodburning fireplace, flanked by built-in bookcases and crowned with a painted brick chimney. Large formal dining room with custom wall paneling and accent ceiling.
Enormous, light-filled, open kitchen with long and wide island and windows galore functions as command central. Kitchen boasts cook top oven, wine fridge, built-in desk and china cabinet. Lots of storage can be found in two pantry cabinets. It opens to both back deck and front porch for easy access outside and streaming in light at all times of the day. The deck is also accessible from family room which houses a re-purposed original cabinet. Mudroom with built-in cubbies and hooks for today's living. Wallpapered powder room with vessel sink sitting atop reclaimed wood countertop for a unique touch. The 2nd floor features a very wide and bright paneled hallway and landing that can be used as a reading nook. 4 bedrooms upstairs include the cathedral master w/ plenty of closet space and attached black tile and brass Master bath. 2 equally-sized bedrooms with built-in window benches share herringbone wall tile double bath. The fourth upstairs bedroom has a walk-in closet and bathroom en suite. Wallpapered - and convenient - 2nd floor laundry! The 8.5' tall basement has been dug out, finished and carpeted w/ kitchenette wet bar, large bedroom with tons of storage, full bath & two vast open spaces for playroom and/or in-home theater. Built-in bookcase. 2.5 car garage + attached bonus heated hobby room/office. Hardie Board siding, new fence, all new mechanicals and roof.
Across from Nichols Middle School, blocks from Main-Dempster Mile commercial district, equidistant from Main and Dempster CTA, close to parks and Lake Michigan beaches and lakefront.
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