History, artistry, elegance and flowing space abound in this 7 bedrooms, 4 full baths brick bungalow featuring three levels of finished living space. Much of the impressive original details and finishes have been lovingly restored or maintained by the current owner of two decades. Sprawling main floor is an entertainer's dream featuring hardwood floors, foyer, sun-room, large living room with wood-burning fireplace, large formal dining room, sunny office, two bedrooms, full bathroom, spacious kitchen with original black and white tiles, new dishwasher, stove, and attached breakfast room with own sink and fridge, and a mudroom that leads to attached two car heated garage. Upstairs features four large bedrooms with ample custom built closet space and extra storage and two full baths including a whirlpool tub. Incredible basement is approximately 2,300 sq.ft. of finished, light-filled space, with ample storage, new porcelain and stone/tile floors. Legend has it, this massive basement was a speak-easy in the late 1920s! Earlier used as a recreational room with pool table, bar and lounge seating, now it is used as an art gallery; possibilities are endless in the approximately 1,200 sq.ft. open space which includes marble wood-burning fireplace, gallery style lighting and hanging systems. Basement also boasts a bedroom, two bonus rooms, three storage rooms, laundry room, and a full bath with all-marble sauna room. One of those bonus rooms was previously a kitchen featuring marble walls and could easily be reconverted for complete intergenerational, student, au pair, or extended guest living. Basement also has independent entry and exit. Two-level forced air cooling and heating, plus all-level hot water radiator heating. Lot features mature oak and maple trees, fenced in yard and a restored ten feet tall stone barbecue pit. Situated on one of the friendliest streets of River Forest, just blocks from outstanding River Forest schools, parks, forest preserve and easy access to Metra, this TRULY unique property is a gem!
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