Magnificent Renovation Steps to the Lake

231 Dempster St, Evanston

231 Dempster St

Evanston, IL 60201


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Magnificent renovation of this beautiful, sun-filled Federal period home steps to the Lake and all Evanston has to offer. Rich with character, including original millwork and inlaid floors, this home offers graciously proportioned rooms and natural flow. The 1st floor features an elegant entry with a truly beautiful leaded glass window. Come into the romantic living room with Verdi marble surround fireplace and carved wood mantle or move on to the large dining room perfect for accommodating holiday dinners or simpler get togethers. You'll love having the first-floor office (which could be used as a bedroom) and the screened porch for 9-month outdoor living. The custom white kitchen with black granite counters, grey backsplash, huge island, and featuring all high-end appliances including a Liebherr refrigerator, opens to an airy family room with charming bay window with leaded glass transom on one end and a lovely coffee/wet bar on the other. A sunny eating area also overlooks the rear deck and yard. The main level also features a truly beautiful grey and white marble full bathroom and a sensational mudroom with heated floors - ideal from when you come in from the beach. Upstairs you'll find a big primary suite including a luxury marble bath with really cool blue cabinetry, heated floors, a big walk-in closet, and a lovely balcony. There are 4 additional bedrooms including one with an attached loft, an upstairs laundry, and a beautifully remodeled hall full bath. The lower level features a playroom area, recreation room, lovely half bath, and plenty of storage. Outside, the yard is professionally landscaped and designed to be water permeable so that there's no ponding. For convenience, there's also an in-ground sprinkler system and a lighting system. The brick driveway is extra wide and electronically gated. And, you'll find a 2015 built side-by-side 2-car garage of tremendous architectural integrity and so hard to find in this area. It even has a Bessler stair and attic for even more storage. Ideally located on what is often called "the first block from the lake and beach", you can walk to the Lake and Burnham Shores Park, Dempster Street Boat Launch, beaches, Downtown Evanston, Dempster Street and Main Street shopping areas, both trains, and Northwestern University. This home is also featured on all of the historic walks. Truly a 10+. Updates completed in 2015 also include the roof, deck, electric, and mechanicals. Windows 2018. For a more complete list, please access the features and update list in the dropdown menu.

Closed Date 2022-03-30
Representation Seller
Room Count 15 rooms, 5 beds, 3.1 baths
Lot Size 48x150
Parking 2 car garage
Taxes $18,059 for 2020
Assessments $254 monthly


Jamie Roth



Engel & Volkers

566 Chestnut #7
Winnetka, IL 60093