Address
5659 S 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

Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood
Elementary School Ray Elementary School
Exterior Features Balcony, Deck, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air, 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Zoned
High School Kenwood Academy High School
Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Skylight(s), Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
Junior High Ray Elementary School
New Construction No
Property Type Detached Single
Property Type Residential
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active

Interior Features

Basement None
Basement None
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Double Sink, Bidet, Double Shower, Soaking Tub
Bedroomspossible 5
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 3
Kitchen Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Eating Area-Table Space, Island, Pantry-Closet
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 5

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick, Limestone
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 178 X 60
Lot Features Corner Lot, Landscaped
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
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 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 60637

Price
AVG $500K
$4.75M
Taxes
AVG $4,914
$38,451
Visits
AVG 71
249
Year Built
AVG 1946
1902
Walkscore
AVG 64
85
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