251 Park Avenue $665,000


    251 Park Avenue Lake Forest, IL 60045

    SOLD 7/23/2021


    • 3 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 2,597 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# 11090699
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    Property Details

    Sophisticated and pristine Cape Cod in sought-after east Lake Forest! This lovingly maintained brick and cedar home is poised on a corner lot. The perennial-filled fenced yards include flowering trees, lush lawn and stone paver walk-way in the back of the house. A major renovation and expansion of the home in 1997-1998 added a spacious new kitchen, enclosed heated sunroom, primary bedroom suite, and a heated 2-car garage. Since then, the current owners renovated the kitchen (2006) to include a wet- bar/breakfast room, and upgraded the finishes in the primary bathroom (2013). There are beautiful oak hardwood floors on the first and second levels. The living and dining rooms are steeped in natural light from the large front windows. The superb gourmet kitchen features tall maple cabinetry, crown moldings, granite countertops and a travertine backsplash. The newer stainless steel appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, KitchenAid gas range, Bosch dishwasher and built-in Whirlpool microwave. The home's cozy light-filled sunroom is a great place to relax and enjoy views of nature year-round. There are four full bathrooms in this home; one on the 1st floor, one in the basement, and two on the 2nd floor. All three bedrooms are upstairs, including a loft-office. The primary bedroom suite is fully appointed with a beautiful gas fireplace, expansive closets, updated marble and granite bathroom with double vanities, jetted-tub, separate deluxe shower and radiant heated floors. The sparkling clean finished basement has a separate laundry room, storage room, and easy access to newer mechanicals. Park Avenue is close to Lake Forest's historic downtown, award-winning schools, Metra train station, bike and walking trails.

    • General Features
      • Additional Parcels Y/N No
      • Area Lake Forest
      • Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable
      • Association Fee Includes None
      • Community Features Lake, Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
      • County Or Parish Lake
      • New Construction Y/N No
      • Ownership Fee Simple
      • Special Listing Conditions List Broker Must Accompany
      • Tax Annual Amount 11300.56
      • Tax Year 2020
      • Township Shields
      • Year Built 1945
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Range Hood
      • Architectural Style Cape Cod
      • Basement Partial
      • Basement Sq Ft 754
      • Bath Amenities Whirlpool, Separate Shower, Double Sink
      • Full Bathrooms 4
      • Half Bathrooms 0
      • Bedrooms (Below Grade) 0
      • Below Grade Finished Area 754
      • Cooling Central Air, 2 (Window/Wall Unit), Zoned
      • Dining Room Separate
      • Direction Faces North
      • Electric Circuit Breakers
      • Exterior Features Patio
      • Fireplace Features Gas Log, Gas Starter
      • Fireplaces Total 2
      • Foundation Details Brick/Mortar, Concrete Perimeter
      • Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s), Transmitter(s)
      • Garage Spaces 2
      • Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air, Radiant, 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Zoned
      • Interior Features Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, 1st Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features
      • Laundry Features Gas Dryer Hookup, In Unit, Sink
      • Living Area 2597
      • Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
      • Other Equipment Humidifier, TV-Cable, CO Detectors, Ceiling Fan(s)
      • Rooms Total 9
      • Sewer Public Sewer, Sewer-Storm
    • Property Features
      • Lot Features Corner Lot, Fenced Yard
      • Lot Size Acres 0.189
      • Lot Size Dimensions 55 X 130
      • Parcel Number 12281040230000
      • Water Source Lake Michigan,Public
      • Waterfront Y/N No
    • Schools
      • Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
      • Elementary School District 67
      • High School Lake Forest High School
      • High School District 115
      • Middle Or Junior School Deer Path Middle School
      • Middle Or Junior School District 67


    60045 (Lake Forest) Demographics

    46 Median Age
    975 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    81% College Educated
    $167,073 Estimated Median Income
    6,245 Estimated Total Home Owners
    937 Estimated Total Renters
    87% / 13% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    4 Estimated Average Household Size
    20,622 Total Population
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.

    Market Last 30 Days In This Postal Code

    $799,000 Median Sales Price
    45 Homes Sold
    57 New On Market

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        Property History

        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- New in Database Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $690,000 3.76%
        7/23/2021 2:00:00 AM Sold Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $665,000 -1.48%
        7/1/2021 3:40:30 PM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Pending
        6/11/2021 8:10:09 PM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Contingent
        6/9/2021 2:02:13 PM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Re-activated
        6/5/2021 7:01:44 AM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Contingent
        6/1/2021 10:46:55 AM Price Reduced Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $675,000
        6/1/2021 10:46:55 AM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Price Change
        5/23/2021 12:16:54 AM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Active
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