Address
5659 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, IL
Price
$ 4,750,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10771425
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityChicago
  • AreaCHI - Hyde Park
  • NeighborhoodHyde Park
  • Zip60637
  • Style
  • Year Built1902
  • Taxes38451
  • Price$ 4,750,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage10000
  • Lot Size10,581 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
MetroPro Realty LLC
Property Description

When the owners of this magnificent house at the corner of 57th St. and Woodlawn Avenue first saw it, they were immediately captivated by its handsome simplicity. Built in 1902 by architects Borst and Hetherington, the house has many beautiful period elements representative of Old World craftmanship, which the owners realized could be seamlessly integrated into new world aesthetics and conveniences. Working with a noted Chicago architect, the owners spent a year building an addition and carefully restoring the vintage features of the house. Their first priority was to create a new kitchen, breakfast room and family room, where the family could cook and relax together. This space, the scale of which complements the rest of the main floor, features lighted Bulthaup cabinets, 35 feet of workable counter space in Scoon Extreme limestone and soapstone, full size separate Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, two Miele dishwashers, two warming trays, a Wolf double oven and 6 burner range, a pot filler, two appliance garages, a full size wine fridge and more than 60 drawers and cabinets. Thoughtfully designed work spaces have easy access to the ingredients, utensils, cookware and appliances appropriate to the task at hand. The entire space is surrounded by windows and doors for seamless indoor/outdoor dining and entertaining. For more formal occasions, the owners use the adjoining oval-shaped dining room, which is graced with gorgeous leaded glass windows and an original built-in buffet. To accommodate large casual gatherings, the owners excavated below the new kitchen to create a media room, one of several recreational rooms on the lower level, which also has a fully equipped gym. Set off for privacy, the master bedroom suite occupies the west wing of the second floor. It has a decorative fireplace, walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom with double steam shower, deep soaking tub, separate vanities and bidet. There is also a large office cum sitting area on this level with a wet bar and fridge and access to a balcony that overlooks the professionally landscaped grounds. At the east end of this floor, a bedroom and full bathroom with direct access to a rear staircase have served as guest quarters. The top floor has three exceptionally large bedrooms, laundry room, full bathroom and half bathroom. For a high performance house, the owners replaced the electrical and plumbing and created four smart HVAC zones with 2017 Lennox furnaces/central A/C for optimal comfort and control. Built-in speakers supply the entire first floor and outside deck with music. The coach house has three heated parking spaces above which there is a renovated two bedroom apartment that has been continuously rented out. A fourth parking space can be accessed separately. The grounds have been artfully landscaped with hardscape, irrigation systems and lighting, the final touch in creating a marvelous urban estate that melds the best of old and new. To view video and floor plans, please see "Additional Information".

Elementary School Middle School High School
Ray Elementary School Ray Elementary School Kenwood Academy High School
Price History
7/6/2020 Listed $4,750,000

General Features

Age 100+ Years
Assessment Includes None
Basement None
Built Before 1978 Yes
County Cook
Detached Type 3 Stories, Coach House
Directions 55th St. to Woodlawn Avenue, south to property
District Elementary School 299
District High School 299
District Middle/Junior School 299
Elementary School Ray Elementary School
Exposure N (North), S (South), E (East), W (West)
General Information School Bus Service, Commuter Bus, Commuter Train
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
High School Kenwood Academy High School
Middle/Junior School Ray Elementary School
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Garage
Rehab Yes
Special Assessments No
Status Active
Tax Year 2019
Taxes 38451.16
Waterfront No
Year Built 1902

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Carpet
3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Window Treatments None
4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
4th Bedroom Window Treatments None
Additional Rooms Office
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 10 Name Mud
Addtl Room 4 Name Study
Addtl Room 4 Window Treatments None
Addtl Room 5 Name Recreation Rm
Addtl Room 5 Window Treatments None
Addtl Room 6 Name Game Rm
Addtl Room 7 Name Exercise Rm
Addtl Room 8 Flooring Carpet
Addtl Room 8 Name Media Rm
Addtl Room 8 Window Treatments None
Addtl Room 9 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 9 Name Foyer
Air Conditioning Central Air, Zoned
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) No
Basement Description None
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 13X10
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 23X19
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 17X14
Corporate Limits Chicago
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 21X16
Dining Room Level Main Level
Dining Room Window Treatments None
Electric Circuit Breakers, 200+ Amp Service
Family Room Dimensions 18X12
Family Room Flooring Slate
Fireplace Features Wood Burning, Decorative Only
Fireplace Locations Living Room, Master Bedroom, Other
Fireplaces 4
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 3
Heater Fuel Type Gas, Forced Air, 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Zoned
Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Skylight(s), Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
Kitchen Appliances Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Wine Cooler/Refrigerator, Range Hood
Kitchen Dimensions 33X16
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Eating Area-Table Space, Island, Pantry-Closet
Laundry Dimensions 11X9
Laundry Features In Unit, Sink
Laundry Level/Floor 3rd Level
Living Area 10000
Living Room Dimensions 23X22
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Living Room Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 23X22
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Multiple Pin Numbers (y/n) No
Other Room 1 Dimensions 16X16
Other Room 10 Dimensions 12X6
Other Room 2 Dimensions 10X9
Other Room 3 Dimensions 27X8
Other Room 4 Dimensions 12X10
Other Room 4 Level Main Level
Other Room 5 Dimensions 20X16
Other Room 6 Dimensions 28X17
Other Room 6 Level Lower
Other Room 7 Dimensions 16X13
Other Room 7 Level Lower
Other Room 8 Dimensions 25X16
Other Room 9 Dimensions 18X12
Rooms List 5th Bedroom, Breakfast Room, Office, Study, Recreation Room, Game Room, Exercise Room, Media Room, Foyer, Mud Room
South 5659
Street Suffix Avenue
Total Bathrooms 3.3
Total Rooms 16

Exterior Features

City Chicago
Acreage .2429
Attached Garage Yes
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Off Alley
Exterior Features Balcony, Deck, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s), Heated
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Spaces 4
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 178 X 60
Lot Features Corner, Landscaped Professionally
Lot Size Area Less Than .25 Acre
Sewer Sewer-Public
Water Source Lake Michigan, Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 16X16 3rd Level Hardwood
Breakfast Rm 10X9 Main Level Slate
Dining Room 21X16 Main Level Hardwood Separate
Exercise Rm 16X13 Lower
Family Room 18X12 Main Level Slate
Foyer 18X12 Main Level Hardwood
Game Rm 28X17 Lower Carpet
Living Room 23X22 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 23X22 2nd Level Hardwood
Media Rm 25X16 Lower Carpet
Mud 12X6 Main Level
Office 27X8 2nd Level Hardwood
Recreation Rm 20X16 Lower Carpet
Study 12X10 Main Level Hardwood

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • 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 60637

Price
AVG $660K
$4.75M
Taxes
AVG $6,408
$38,451
Visits
AVG 35
33
Year Built
AVG 1928
1902
Walkscore
AVG 71
85
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