1225 Forest Avenue Evanston, IL
$ 1,599,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11070354
  • TypeContingent
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityEvanston
  • AreaEvanston
  • Zip60202
  • Style
  • Year Built1899
  • Taxes$ 32027
  • Price$ 1,599,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage6250
  • Lot Size7,501 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC
Property Description

Magnificent Ernest Mayo Landmark home in the heart of Evanston, just steps to the Lake and all the shops and restaurants Evanston has to offer. Ideally located and beautifully restored, 1225 Forest offers the best of new construction and the quality, character and charm of turn-of-the-century architecture. Beautifully situated on a corner lot, this home is full of light. Enter through the magnificent original front door to a spacious foyer with beamed ceilings, hand-finished oak paneling, leaded glass windows, and the grand center staircase. The gracious floor plan offers wonderful spaces to relax and entertain, including a first floor office or den, grand living room with wood burning fireplace and built-in bookcases, formal dining room with fireplace, family room with gorgeous windows surrounding the space, and the stunning eat-in cook's kitchen which has been expanded and completely renovated with every custom amenity. The second floor bedrooms and baths are similarly beautiful with wonderful updates throughout, including a spectacular primary suite with huge walk in closet, dressing room, and bath with cast iron tub, dual custom vanity, separate shower, and heated marble mosaic flooring. A new second floor laundry was added and the hall bath has been fully updated to serve the three spacious bedrooms. Spectacular great room on the third floor with two additional bedrooms and beautifully updated hall bath. All mechanicals up-to-date with 3 heating and cooling zones, 2 new hot water heaters with pump, and too many updates to list (see full list and floor plans under Additional Information.) This home is the ideal combination of Old World craftsmanship and modern convenience, in a perfect walk-to-everything location. Must see to appreciate the quality and beauty throughout this very special home.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Dewey Elementary School Nichols Middle School Evanston Twp High School
Price History
4/29/2021 Listed $1,599,000

General Features

Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Range Hood
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full
Contingency Attorney/Inspection
Cooling Space Pac, Zoned
Elementary School Dewey Elementary School
Elementary School District 65
Exterior Features Patio
Garage Spaces 2
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Steam, Zoned
High School Evanston Twp High School
High School District 202
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, 2nd Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Historic/Period Mlwk
Middle/Junior High School Nichols Middle School
Middle/Junior School District 65
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active Under Contract
Tax Annual Amount 32027.27
Total Rooms 12
Township Evanston

Interior Features

Basement Unfinished
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Double Sink, Soaking Tub
Bedroomspossible 6
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Kitchen Eating Area-Table Space, Island, Updated Kitchen
Laundry Features Multiple Locations
Room Type Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Library, Great Room, Foyer, Mud Room, Gallery, Walk In Closet
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 4

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 50 X 149
Lot Features Fenced Yard
Lot Size Acres 0.1722
Water Source Lake Michigan, Public
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 18X12 3rd Level Hardwood
6th Bdrm 20X10 3rd Level Hardwood
Dining Room 14X26 Main Level Hardwood
Family Room 23X15 Main Level Hardwood
Foyer 18X18 Main Level Hardwood
Gallery 11X25 2nd Level Hardwood
Great Rm 33X32 3rd Level Hardwood
Library 13X12 Main Level Hardwood
Living Room 22X33 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 18X17 2nd Level Hardwood
Mud 5X5 Main Level
Walk in Closet 18X12 2nd Level Hardwood


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • 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 60202

AVG $560K
AVG $10,601
AVG 59
Year Built
AVG 1940
AVG 76
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data