For Sale: 826 W HUTCHINSON, Chicago, IL 60613. 7-bedroom 5.2-bath, 1904 Uptown $3,249,000 begin new search
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Overview

The Hutchinson Street Historic District is one of the most cherished enclaves on the north side of Chicago, known for its rich history, storied architecture, lush landscapes, and oversized lots. Rare is the opportunity to own one of its best mansions, the "William T. Lake House", sitting quietly yet confidently on a massive 200x117 lot (equal to 1/2 acre in the middle of the city). Built c. 1904, Lake was a prominent corn and grain broker who commissioned a then up-and-coming architect, George W. Maher, to design this 7BR, 5.2BA home in the new and stylish Prairie School style. Maher studied under prolific country home architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee, alongside Frank Lloyd Wright. The Lake House marked the third of five homes Maher designed in the neighborhood. Maher incorporated his two quintessential signatures--his large arched limestone lintels, and a Poppy motif found in many of the original windows, doors, and friezes throughout the home. In Maher's brilliance, the brick color & low roofline were an optical illusion to give the impression the house blended in with the tree trunks--as if to hide in plain sight. 120 years later, the home retains many of its original details and mystique, due to its careful and loving preservation by the current owners for the last 25 years. From the moment you step through the door, the house greets you with an undeniable warmth--like a big hug from a family member. The floor plan follows the lay of the grounds--a grand foyer to the west, followed by large formal living and dining spaces, to the wraparound porch on the east, out to the grounds that comprise the eastern half of the lot. Everywhere you stand in this house, the large windows fill every room with light and views of green landscapes--"letting the outdoors in", and a feeling of space and nature all around you. 5 fireplaces throughout the home add charm & functionality (screens and equipment are excluded from the sale). The kitchen may be on the smaller side for a home of this scale, but every drawer and cabinet serves a well-thought out purpose, and has top-of-the-line appliances. The kitchen also offers many ways it could be laid out for a larger footprint, if one desired. The family room leads to a 2BR/1BA attached coach house, perfect for home offices, or a guest/in-law/au pair suite. Upstairs in the main house the second floor has three large bedrooms plus a library connected to the primary suite. The primary suite has stunning south and east views and sunlight, has two walk-in closets, and a large primary bathroom with dual vanities. On the third level are three comfortably situated bedrooms, sitting & luggage rooms, and a full bath. Downstairs in the basement is a perfectly laid out rec room space including a home theatre with a drop-down projector screen, billiards area w/a fireplace, massive laundry room/scullery, two powder rooms, and tons of storage space. A long, heated driveway leading to the 2 car garage makes winters and guest parking easier! Professionally landscaped grounds and pergolas were designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape architects, and offers a park-like setting. Plenty of space for parties, and one spot would be a great place for a pool if one desired. PIN #'s are still separate, if one decided to sell off the side lot for redevelopment. Close proximity to schools: Chicago City Day, Lycee Francais, Sacred Heart, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet, Waldorf, and Disney Magnet. The house sits in the middle of Buena Park, known for "Good Living By the Lake". Lakefront bike path and beach access is at the end of the street, plus a plethora of public transit options (CTA 146 & 148 express buses are within two blocks, several other CTA bus and train options nearby). Two blocks to Jewel, Target, Aldi. Bar on Buena & The Reservoir are neighborhood hot spots. Easy access to Lake Shore Drive in less than 3 mins. The Lake House is a once in a generation opportunity few have gotten to enjoy, and it awaits its next owner!

Address 826 W HUTCHINSON

Chicago, IL 60613
Listing Status Active
Asking Price $3,249,000
Original Listing $3,249,000 @
Ownership
Property Type Fee Simple
Asssessment N/A
HOA Features Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights
Rooms
Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Bedroom 7, Exercise Room, Foyer, Recreation Room, Screened Porch, Sitting Room, Storage, Utility Room-Lower Level, Workshop
Square Footage Not Disclosed
Bedrooms 7
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Baths 2
Location
Directions Marine Drive to Hutchinson. Street is one way West.
Neighborhood Uptown
School District Not Listed
Public Records
County Cook
Tax PIN 14174100240000
Property Tax $57,283 for the year 2022
Features
Year Built 1904
Laundry Location Gas Dryer Hookup,In Unit,Sink
Elevator Not Listed
Cooling Central Air, Zoned, Electric
Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air, Radiant, Zoned
Sewer/Septic Public Sewer
Fireplaces Wood Burning,Decorative,Masonry,More than one,Stubbed in Gas Line (5)
Interior Features Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, In-Law Arrangement, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Ceilings - 9 Foot, Historic/Period Mlwk, Beamed Ceilings, Some Carpeting, Special Millwork, Some Window Treatment, Some Wood Floors, Drapes/Blinds, Granite Counters, Separate Dining Room, Replacement Windows, Workshop Area (Interior)
Additional Parcels No
Additional Parcels Description 14174100250000
Appliances Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Cooktop, Built-In Oven, Range Hood, Front Controls on Range/Cooktop, Gas Cooktop, Intercom, Gas Oven, Wall Oven
Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Basement Full
Foundation Details Brick/Mortar
High School District 299
Living Area Source Estimated
Lot Features Fenced Yard, Landscaped, Mature Trees, Level, Sidewalks, Wood Fence
New Construction No
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Listing Source
Platform MRED
AOR
MLS Number MRD11968025
Courtesy of Keller Williams ONEChicago
Exterior
Style Detached Single
Material Patio,Porch,Porch Screened,Storms/Screens
Lot Size 200X117.5
Fencing Not Listed
Topography Not Listed
Roof Asphalt
Swimming Pool Not Listed
Parking
Unassigned
Off Street
Driveway
Secured
Storage
Total Spaces: 6
Garage Spaces: 2
Non-Garage Spaces: 0 -
View Not Listed