Excellent Opportunity to Restore a 1920s Family Home in Kenilworth
$1,100,000 | Built c.1923 | 5 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 4,250 Sq. Ft. | 0.40 Acres
155 Melrose Avenue, Kenilworth, Illinois, United States, 60043
If you’ve seen the 1986 film The Money Pit, then you’ll know just how risky it can be to embark on the adventure of restoring a grand old mansion. There are so many unknowns that can put you over budget before you’ve even started on the cosmetic. We have a great deal of admiration and respect for those who continue to bring back our architectural history for new generations to enjoy – no matter the cost! We found this absolutely gorgeous family home on a 0.40 acre property on one of Kenilworth, Illinois’ prized streets. It was built c.1923 with more than 4,200 square feet on three levels and five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The residence is currently vacant but period details shine bright such as the gracious foyer with sweeping staircase, elegant formal living rooms, hardwood floors and exquisite plaster mouldings. It’s not known how long it’s been vacant; however, property records reveal it’s been on the market since early-2016 for as much as $1,600,000. It’s currently available for $1,100,000 with Coldwell Banker.