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256 East Linden Avenue, Lake Forest



5 Beds, 2.1 Baths
Square Footage: Estimated 2,700 square feet plus 702 square feet in basement
Parking: Two car detached garage

256 East Linden Avenue

Lake Forest, IL 60045




Meticulously Updated ~

This charming home has been completely updated inside and out. You will find gracious entertaining spaces on the main level including a white kitchen with breakfast room and wet bar, which easily flows to the living room, family room, and bluestone patio. There are four spacious bedrooms on the upper level, and a fifth bedroom or office in the finished basement. This home has been expanded on the second level, and the garage was completely replaced and now enjoys a massive, pleasant attic space. The roof was just replaced last month, and the siding is James Hardy Board. This home has been meticulously cared for and the list of features and updates is extensive! This home is located in a special setting within the H.O. Stone neighborhood which enjoys the lower property taxes of West Deerfield Township. It is also just steps to the footbridge over the creek to Waveland Park and Cherokee School.

Features ~
Completely updated house, top to bottom
Alarm system
Invisible dog fence
Completely new garage including new foundation with huge attic storage with pull down stairs, fancy wall cabinets, and tall garage doors and car clearance
James Hardie Board siding
Oak floors
Finished basement with 5th bedroom
Keyless entry at back door and garage door
Garage keypad
Bluestone patio with flagstone knee wall topped with bluestone (can be wired with lighting)
Brick walkways
Stereo speakers in Living room, dining room, and family room with volume control in each room
Seven interconnected smoke detectors tied to alarm system
Windows replaced
Doors replaced
Roof replaced
Mechanicals all updated, with addition of air cleaner and humidifier
Wet bar
Pocket, French doors
No overhead utility wires
Closets outfitted with custom shelving

Improvements ~
Garage, 2015
Basement remodel, 2016
Second floor bathrooms remodeled, 2012
Powder room remodel, 2007
Northeast bedroom expansion including two Marvin windows, 2014
All wood floors refinished, 2017
Living room & dining room wood floors installed, 1998
Windows, (6 increased in height) ,2004
Wood staircase installed, 1998
Banister & railings replaced, 2017
Family room paneling removed, drywall installed, added insulation, 2005
Interior doors replaced, 2005
Family room wood floors installed, 2005
Closet custom organization systems, 2005
Living room – doorway added to kitchen, 2006
Plantation shutters
Sliding door and back door, 2018
Staircase & hallway carpet runner, 2017

Kitchen & Laundry
Double ovens, gas cooktop, dishwasher, farmhouse sink, 2007
Refrigerator, 2017
Granite counters, subway tile backsplash, faucets, & hardware, 2007
Painted cabinets, 2017
Wet bar installed, 2007
Garbage disposal, 2004
Cabinet crown molding installed, 2007
Microwave, 2012
Washer & Dryer, 2017
Laundry room stainless steel sink and granite counter, 2007

Roof, gutters, 2023
Raised the roof line, replaced roof, siding, front door, portico, attic insulation, custom shutters, chimney extended, 2014
Driveway, 2015
Bluestone patio, 2014
Front brick walkway, 2009
Rear brick walkway, 2002 & re-set in 2015
Flag stone patio with fire pit, 2002
Extensive landscaping, 2002 & ongoing

Improvements (continued) ~
Furnace, AC, Humidifier, 2012
Spaceguard air cleaner, 2000
Water Heater, 2010 (replaced gas valve & pilot assembly, 2016)
Sump Pump, 2021
Battery for back-up sump pump, 2023
Back-up sump pump, 2022
West crawlspace cracks sealed, Aug. 2001, 2018
Spigot replaced North exterior wall, 2005
Spigot replaced South exterior wall, 2009
Removed one basement floor drain, 2010
Cemented both crawlspaces, added electrical, installed perimeter drain tile, sealed all cracks, installed two sump pump pits & one pump, 2011
Replaced sump pump discharge pipe with 6” PVC pipe buried all the way to the creek with downward grade, 2015
Connected six downspouts to buried drainage pipe, 2015
Installed utility pole in NE corner of yard and buried all utilities to pole, 2014
Cold air returns added to all bedrooms with additional new ductwork, 2014

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675 Forest Ave
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

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