1203 Forest Avenue, Evanston IL 60202

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Property Description

This Ernest Mayo home built in 1905 features an equally stunning exterior and interior and is located on a prominent corner in the Lakeshore Historic District - just two blocks from the lake and walking distance to both downtown Evanston and the Dempster/Main Streets shopping districts. Once inside the entry foyer, you will be transported to another time period but with all of today's amenities creating a cohesive design between historical and contemporary. Original architectural details include custom woodwork, oak floors, tiled fireplaces, hardware, stained glass windows and interior doors, built ins and an impressive front oak staircase - in addition to the recently updated mechanicals and newer appliances. Seventeen plus rooms, seven bedrooms (several currently used as home offices), 5.1 modernized bathrooms and a full basement provide ample and flexible living space for all. The stunning entrance hall with decorative fireplace and oak staircase set the tone on the first floor. Entertainment sized living and dining rooms with stained glass windows and wood burning fireplaces, tiled floor sunroom, and the huge custom designed kitchen with separate breakfast room, Wolf six burner stove/oven, Thermador refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and walk in pantry are all located on main level. The stunning family room features built ins, vaulted ceiling and additional stained glass windows. The primary suite consists of a bedroom with double closets, primary bath with soaking tub, double vanity and walk in shower, and a sitting room with more closets and a fireplace. Three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms and linen room complete the second floor. The amazing space on the third floor includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a bright playroom (currently used as an office) is perfect for teens, nanny or guests! The basement is full and is used for laundry, storage, utilities, rec room, exercise room and a temperature controlled wine room. Enjoy the landscaped yard with two outdoor porches, large patio for entertaining guests and family, perennial gardens, play space and a two car garage. Walk two blocks to the lake and beach, and a short walk to trains, schools and shopping. Please see the list of improvements, history of the house, floor plans, and Landmark status under additional information.

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Features & Information

Key Details

  • List Price $2,480,000
  • Property Taxes $35,177
  • Square Feet 6627
  • Price/ Sq. Ft. $374.23
  • Year Built 1905
  • Parking Type Garage
  • Buyer's Agent Commission 2.25% 1st mil, 1.75% 2nd mil, 1.25% remaining less
  • Status Active


  • Total Rooms 16
  • Basement F
  • Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath F
  • Room Size 16X13
  • Bedroom 2

  • Room Size 15X10
  • Floor Level 2nd Level
  • Flooring Hardwood
  • Bedroom 3

  • Room Size 15X11
  • Floor Level 2nd Level
  • Flooring Hardwood
  • Bedroom 4

  • Room Size 15X13
  • Floor Level 2nd Level
  • Flooring Hardwood
  • Living Room

  • Room Size 28X17
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Flooring Hardwood
  • Family Room

  • Room Size 22X16
  • Floor Level 2nd Level
  • Dining Room

  • Room Size 22X15
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Flooring Hardwood
  • Kitchen

  • Room Size 20X17
  • Kitchen Type Pantry-Walk-in,Breakfast Room,Granite Counters
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Flooring Hardwood
  • Basement

  • Basement Description Partially Finished
  • Bathroom(s) in Basement N

Additional Rooms

  • Additional Room 1

  • Additional Room 1 Name 5th Bdrm
  • Additional Room Size 14X30
  • Additional Room Level 3rd Level
  • Additional Room Flooring Hardwood
  • Additional Room 2

  • Additional Room 2 Name 6th Bdrm
  • Additional Room Size 30X17
  • Additional Room Level 3rd Level
  • Additional Room Flooring Hardwood

Interior Features

  • Appliances

  • Appliances Included Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Range Hood
  • Heating & Cooling

  • Heating Type Gas, Hot Water/Steam, Radiators
  • Air Conditioning Space Pac, Zoned
  • Fireplace

  • # of Fireplaces 4
  • Type of Fireplace Wood Burning,Decorative Only

Exterior Features

  • Building Information

  • Age of Building 100+ Years
  • Exterior Construction Brick,Stucco
  • Parking

  • Parking Garage
  • # of Cars 2
  • Garage Features Garage Door Opener(s)


  • County Cook
  • Township Evanston
  • Corporate Limits Evanston
  • Directions to Property One Block South Of Dempster And Two Blocks West Of Sheridan Road. Ne Corner Of Forest And Hamilton.
  • Schools

  • Elementary School District 65
  • School Name Lincoln Elementary School
  • Junior High District 65
  • School Name Nichols Middle School
  • High School District: 202
  • School Name Evanston Twp High School
  • Property Taxes

  • Tax 35177
  • Tax Year 2021
  • Tax Exemptions Homeowner
  • Parcel Identification Number 11192040050000
  • Lot Information

  • Dimensions 86 X 150


  • Sewer Sewer-Publ

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