For Sale – 630 N. East Ave., Oak Park

This newly constructed 3600 square foot, turn-key house in the Frank Lloyd Wright neighborhood of Oak Park is for sale. New construction is rarely available in Oak Park, which values its historic homes and neighborhoods.  A rigorous review process is required for any new structures built in the historic districts. Constructed on one of the best streets in Oak Park, this home blends seamlessly with its neighbors—Frank Lloyd Wright is right next door!—but the interior is designed for today’s lifestyle.

The overall aesthetic of the house is French farmhouse revival on the exterior and urban farmhouse on the interior. The house boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms. At the front of the house is the living room with a wood burning fireplace and an office, or possible 5th bedroom, across the hall. The open floor plan on the first floor connects, the kitchen, dining and family room seamlessly. The kitchen has a large island that makes everyday kitchen prep and entertaining easy and enjoyable. The kitchen has top of line appliances, including a Bertazzoni range, wall ovens, refrigerator, dishwasher a microwave drawer and refrigerated snack drawers. The kitchen also has a walk in pantry. Off the back family room, there is a mudroom clad in shiplap and a new half  bathroom with easy access to the backyard.

The master bedroom suite is on the second floor and at the back of the house which gets amazing natural light. There are two walk in closets with plenty of storage. The master bathroom feels like a spa with a  soaking tub, a stand-alone limestone tiled shower, a double sink vanity, heated floors and beautiful glass accents. A second bedroom has an en suite bathroom and is located at the front of the house. Two more bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Laundry is located on the second floor with storage and room to fold laundry.

Outside the style is French farmhouse revival and uses a variety of appropriate materials to achieve a timeless look including:

  • Reclaimed brick with a distressed finish
  • Hand applied stucco
  • Reclaimed fir and new cedar
  • Bluestone
  • Charming cedar screened porch
  • Mature trees and a mix of old and new landscaping
  • Hand made shutters

Inside, the use of unique and reclaimed materials combines with a thoroughly modern layout to deliver a one of a kind home.

  • Open floor plan kitchen, family and dining flows into the generous screened porch and sunny yard
  • Large mudroom with powder room conveniently located at the back and adjacent to the kitchen
  • Dining room that can be formal or informal
  • Quiet living room with wood burning fireplace
  • First floor bedroom suite
  • Four large bedrooms and three baths on the second floor
  • Luxurious master suite with vaulted ceilings, heated bath floors, separate water closet and his and her walk-in closets
  • Open recreation and storage on the lower level

Each room is carefully designed with materials that will make it stand out:

  • Custom made Amish cabinetry in the kitchen and most baths
  • Stone countertops
  • Top of the line appliances including Bertazonni, Jenn Air, Sharp and GE
  • Use of reclaimed wood, unique lighting, open shelving, barn door hardware and character white oak combine to deliver a relaxed and rustic yet modern feeling
  • Top of the line fixtures from Rejuvenation, Restoration Hardware, Kohler, Pottery Barn, CB2, Decolav, Toto and more
  • Tile is hand selected and ranges from hardy porcelain for the mudroom to hand made Japanese clay tile in the first floor bath and natural stone in the master

But sometimes the best reason to buy a house is what you can’t see:

  • 100% new plumbing  including a new 1 ½” water service
  • 100% new heating and cooling
  • 100% new electrical system including new overhead and panel
  • New roof
  • New windows and doors
  • New insulation
  • New hardwood flooring
  • A local, experienced builder who will be around for the long run

Total square footage is 4800 square feet. First floor is 2000 square feet, second floor is 1600 square feet and basement is 1200 square feet.

For more information  and to view the home, contact the builder, Pam Whitehead, at 312-209-8888