For Sale: 2023 W 108TH, Chicago, IL 60643. 4-bedroom 3.2-bath, 1896 Morgan Park $969,000 begin new search
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For the first time this century, the Jesse T. Blake house located at 2023 West 108th Place in the Ridge Historic District of Chicago seeks new caretakers. Constructed in 1896 on two lots atop a hill in horse thief hollow, this Harry Hale Waterman architecturally significant gem has had but a handful of owners. Will you be the fortunate one to call this "home?" This Norman French Revival has starred in the Beverly Home Tour, received a City of Chicago Landmark Award, and watched over countless bike races and runs up the hill. It has been featured in the AIA Guide to Chicago, a Chicago Art Institute exhibit, numerous local media stories and much more. Runners of the Ridge Run on Memorial Day always share compliments and express their love for the home. What's not to love? The historic home retains a rare mix of many original features while being updated for the sophisticated family of today. There are four bedrooms, two are ensuite making it perfect for a nanny or multi-generational living. There is another full bath and two half baths. (Just wait until you see the one in the man-cave!) The updated designer kitchen features custom WoodMode cabinetry and gorgeous soapstone countertops to honor the home's history. The dual fuel 6 burner range will delight the chef and the baker. You'll find heated floors in the kitchen, both ensuite bathrooms and the man-cave. History buffs will delight in knowing that the original blueprints are also available. How many 130 year old homes come with original plans? The award winning addition includes leaded windows to match the original windows throughout as well as beams to honor the originals in the massive living room with stone fireplace. Another fireplace graces the light filled dining room. The asphalt roof was replaced with period appropriate cedar shingles. Copper gutters and downspouts have replaced the aluminum. The entire house and two-and-a-half car garage (with a loft) have all just been painted. You will discover many details such as arched doorways and decorative corbels mix history and modern in a most delightful way. What will be your favorite discovery? What you won't notice right away but you will definite appreciate are all of the incredible infrastructure improvements to the home. Well over $250,000 has been invested in the Generac whole-house generator, the Perma-Seal waterproofing system, asbestos abatement, multiple new HVAC and boiler systems. All the heavy lifting has been done. Working from home? The generator means no disruptions. You get to enjoy the three outdoor patios, mature landscaping and the pride of ownership of one of Chicago's award winning historic properties. The Metra Rock Island station is a short block away. You have a choice of fantastic public, private and catholic schools nearby. Many parks are within walking distance, not to mention the amazing neighbors on the block. What are you waiting for?

Address 2023 W 108TH

Chicago, IL 60643
Listing Status Re-activated
Asking Price $969,000
Original Listing $1,075,000 @
Property Type Fee Simple
Asssessment N/A
HOA Features Park, Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Foyer, Mud Room
Square Footage Not Disclosed
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 3
Half Baths 2
Directions Longwood to 108th Place west to 2023.
Neighborhood Morgan Park
School District Not Listed
Public Records
County Cook
Tax PIN 25183080100000
Property Tax $8,709 for the year 2023
Year Built 1896
Laundry Location Laundry Closet,Multiple Locations,Sink
Elevator Not Listed
Cooling Central Air
Heating Forced Air, Steam, Radiant
Sewer/Septic Public Sewer
Fireplaces Wood Burning,Attached Fireplace Doors/Screen,Includes Accessories (2)
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, Wood Laminate Floors, Heated Floors, Second Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Ceilings - 9 Foot, Historic/Period Mlwk, Beamed Ceilings, Open Floorplan, Some Window Treatment, Drapes/Blinds, Granite Counters, Separate Dining Room, Some Insulated Wndws, Some Storm Doors, Plaster
Additional Parcels No
Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Range Hood, Front Controls on Range/Cooktop, Gas Cooktop, Gas Oven
Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Basement Full
Electric Circuit Breakers
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter, Stone
High School District 299
Living Area Source Assessor
Lot Features Fenced Yard, Landscaped, Mature Trees, Garden, Outdoor Lighting, Sidewalks, Streetlights
New Construction No
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Listing Source
Platform MRED
MLS Number MRD12036863
Courtesy of RE/MAX 1st Service
Style Detached Single
Material Patio,Storms/Screens
Lot Size 111X128
Fencing Not Listed
Topography Not Listed
Roof Shake
Swimming Pool Not Listed
Total Spaces: 2
Garage Spaces: 2
Non-Garage Spaces: 0 -
View Not Listed