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Updated Oak Park landmark with Prairie School influences wants $1.2M

Curbed logo Curbed 11/27/2019 Jay Koziarz
a large brick building with grass in front of a house © Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy of Michael Giliano of Compass

Buyers seeking a historic property with all the practicality of a newer construction will find plenty to like about this Oak Park home, built in 1912. The brick American Foursquare displays Prairie School influences including broad horizontal lines, a partially enclosed wrap around porch, and a hip roof clad in emerald tiles.

Inside, there are hardwood floors and wood trim galore. Spanning just shy of 3,000 square feet, the four-bedroom property includes stained glass windows, a wood-lined formal dining room, a contemporary kitchen with all of the modern bells and whistles, and an enclosed sunroom with a wet bar. There are also family rooms in both the attic and finished basement, and a fenced-in rear yard with a patio and detached brick garage.

Situated on a corner lot, the property at 337 S. Elmwood Avenue is a contributing structure in the Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District, which is home notable architecture such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Unity Temple. The home recently hit the market seeking $1.2 million. It last changed hands in 2004 for $975,000, public records show.

a living room filled with furniture on top of a hard wood floor
a living room filled with furniture and a fire place and a dining table
a kitchen with a wood floor
a dining room table
a room with a sink and a mirror
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