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1608 Forest Place, Evanston, IL – $1,499,000

  • $1.5M Price
  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • .11 Acres
  • $1.5M Price
  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • .11 Acres

1608 Forest Place

This is a huge home - see the 3D tour. This beautifully renovated home is situated across the street from Patriots Park, Dawes Lagoon, and Lake Michigan. Enjoy the views of the parks and lake from the lovely gated front yard and flagstone entry. The home features a large tiled foyer with a handsome staircase, grand double parlor, fireplace flanked with floor to ceiling bookcases, huge dining room, tall sunny windows, ten-foot ceilings, crown moldings and 12-24" tall decorative baseboards. The kitchen features a lovely garden window, butlers pantry and built-in granite table/chairs offering glimpses of the lake over morning coffee. A maid's staircase off the kitchen accesses all four levels! The lower level has two egress doors and is masterfully built-out with a second granite kitchen, a gorgeous family room with fireplace, full granite bath, office/bedroom and tons of storage. Overhead sewers were installed during the renovation. This is the perfect set-up for a home office for client exterior access or as an in-law arrangement. Zoned heating/AC throughout. The second level is complete with a master suite and sitting room overlooking the lake, and three additional bedrooms with a hall bath. The third floor has two more bedrooms, a full bath with a separate tub and shower, and a large library/art studio with gorgeous views over the parks and lake. On the market for the first time in over 60 years. It has been lovingly cared for with tons of updates throughout. Garage has a separate PIN 11184050190000 taxes are $522 and size is 24' x 32'.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #10632285
  • Price$1,499,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Bathrooms4.50
  • Full Baths4
  • Half Baths1
  • Acres0.11
  • Year Built1879
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeDetached Single
  • StyleVictorian
  • StatusActive
  • Taxes$12,732
  • HOA Fees FrequencyNot Applicable

Community Information

  • Address1608 Forest Place
  • AreaEvanston
  • CityEvanston
  • CountyCook
  • StateIL
  • Zip Code60201


  • Parking Spaces2
  • # of Garages2
  • GaragesGarage Door Opener(s)


  • HeatingGas, Forced Air
  • CoolingSpace Pac
  • Has BasementYes
  • BasementFinished
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces2
  • FireplacesWood Burning
  • Stories4+ Stories


Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal


  • ExteriorVinyl Siding
  • Exterior FeaturesPatio
  • Lot DescriptionWater View
  • RoofAsphalt/Glass (Shingles)
  • FoundationStone

School Information

  • ElementaryDewey Elementary School
  • MiddleNichols Middle School
  • HighEvanston Twp High School

Listing Details

  • OfficeColdwell Banker Residential
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Price Change History for 1608 Forest Place, Evanston, IL (MLS® #10632285)

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Listing information last updated on February 23rd, 2020 at 6:20am CST.