$1,179,000 | Built 1894 | 7,600 Sq. Ft. | 8 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 0.22 Acres
139 S Grove Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois, United States, 60302
One of the Midwest’s finest homes, the John Seaman House sits on a desirable corner lot in Oak Park, Illinois. The 17+ room Queen Anne Victorian features unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail, original woodwork, 6 fireplaces and 3.5 fresh baths. The residence hit the market for $1.4 million in October 2020 and was recently reduced to $1.17 million. Move-in ready with gracious living spaces, wide-scale hallways and refined updates. Practical and flexible for today’s work at home/play at home lifestyle. This home includes a 1 bed, 1 bath coach house/garage with parking for 6 cars.
Prism art glass windows, hand carved built-ins and a grand staircase, the craftsmanship is still clean and crisp and represents the finest of its time. The spacious parlour, living room, library and dining room are each trimmed in warm, hand crafted woods. A description published in the local paper in 1895 calls attention to the distinct wood species used in each separate space, from curly beech in the parlour, flame mahogany in the library and a highly polished birch in the sitting room.
Ascend the grand, open staircase to the second floor, where you’ll find five bedrooms, two of them with tandems. Three of them have beautiful gas fireplaces. The third floor has a wonderful 41-foot x 25-foot foot ballroom along with three more nicely sized rooms with closets and a full bath. The living space provides an element for both privacy and fun and was originally designed as a beautiful entertaining area and living quarters for in-laws and out of town guests.
A warm and inviting family home, roomy and comfortable with impressive options for connecting and time together, as well as quiet and secluded spots for productive Zoom calls and e-learning. Truly a blend of old world original details meshed with the space and flexibility today’s family requires. The home sits prominently on a corner lot voted Best four corners in Oak Park. The John Seaman House is on the market for $1.17 million with Tony Iwersen of At Properties.
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