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232 S Waiola Avenue

La Grange, IL 60525
  • $900,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 5 Days
  • MLS #: 11629763
New On Site 5 Days Ago
UPDATED: 32 min ago
$900,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 0.37
    ACRES
  • 2
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 4,117
    SQFT
  • $219
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1873
County:
Area:

School Information

Middle School:
High School:
School District:
102

Description

Rare opportunity to purchase and restore one of La Grange's oldest and most recognized historic homes to its former glory! Situated on a prime 110' x 145.92' Historic District lot, this home - which was built by David Lyman who was the son-in-law of La Grange founder Franklin D. Cossitt - was the first built in the neighborhood in 1873. The home is a perfect example of classical revival style with columns, a terra cotta roof and ornate decorations over the first floor windows. This home was lovingly referred to as "The Larches" due to its incredible collection of landscaping and trees. It features an amazing wrap-around veranda, soaring 11 foot ceilings, magnificent original oversized entry doors, stained and leaded glass windows, period light fixtures, incredible original marble fireplaces, stunning trim and woodwork, immense windows, dual staircases and one of the grandest foyers in town. The expansive ballroom (current day living room), study/music room, grand foyer, formal dining room and kitchen embody the first floor. Five spacious second floor bedrooms, one with a private dressing room and four with original wash basins comprise the second floor along with a grand second floor landing and sun room on the north side of the home. There is a full interior walk up attic with finished room at the front of the home which provides an incredible amount of space for future expansion potential. The unfinished full basement offers loads of storage. This home has spent over a century entertaining guests and impressing visitors. The amazing history and original features are here - but it will need serious work and commitment to return it to its original opulence. This is an estate home and a post-closing possession will be necessary in order to remove all of the personal property currently in the home. All offers should accommodate this need in order to be seriously considered. Due to the condition of the home - which partially limits access to many rooms - all showings must be accompanied by the listing agent. The property is being conveyed "as-is".

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232 S Waiola Avenue La Grange, IL 60525

  • Price: $900,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 5 Days
  • Updated: 32 min ago
  • MLS #: 11629763
5
Beds
2
Baths
0
½ Baths
0.37
Acres
4,117
SQFT
$219
$/SQFT
1873
Built
Neighborhood:
La Grange
County:
Cook
Area:
La Grange
Elementary School:
Cossitt Avenue Elementary School
Middle School:
Park Junior High School
High School:
Lyons Twp High School
School District:
102
Property Description
Rare opportunity to purchase and restore one of La Grange's oldest and most recognized historic homes to its former glory! Situated on a prime 110' x 145.92' Historic District lot, this home - which was built by David Lyman who was the son-in-law of La Grange founder Franklin D. Cossitt - was the first built in the neighborhood in 1873. The home is a perfect example of classical revival style with columns, a terra cotta roof and ornate decorations over the first floor windows. This home was lovingly referred to as "The Larches" due to its incredible collection of landscaping and trees. It features an amazing wrap-around veranda, soaring 11 foot ceilings, magnificent original oversized entry doors, stained and leaded glass windows, period light fixtures, incredible original marble fireplaces, stunning trim and woodwork, immense windows, dual staircases and one of the grandest foyers in town. The expansive ballroom (current day living room), study/music room, grand foyer, formal dining room and kitchen embody the first floor. Five spacious second floor bedrooms, one with a private dressing room and four with original wash basins comprise the second floor along with a grand second floor landing and sun room on the north side of the home. There is a full interior walk up attic with finished room at the front of the home which provides an incredible amount of space for future expansion potential. The unfinished full basement offers loads of storage. This home has spent over a century entertaining guests and impressing visitors. The amazing history and original features are here - but it will need serious work and commitment to return it to its original opulence. This is an estate home and a post-closing possession will be necessary in order to remove all of the personal property currently in the home. All offers should accommodate this need in order to be seriously considered. Due to the condition of the home - which partially limits access to many rooms - all showings must be accompanied by the listing agent. The property is being conveyed "as-is".
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Victorian Driveway Asphalt Exterior Building Type Stucco Exterior Features PorchStorms/Screens Foundation Details Stone Is Parking Included In Price Yes Lot Features Mature Trees Lot Size .25-.49 Acre Other Structures Shed(S) Parking Details Space/S Parking Features Driveway Parking Onsite Yes Parking Ownership Owned Parking Total 6 Roof Tile Types 3 Stories Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Appliances RangeRefrigeratorWasherDryer Approximate Finished Sq Ft 0 Attic FullInterior StairUnfinished Basement UnfinishedCellar Basement Bathrooms YN No Basement Details Full Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Bedrooms Total 5 Cooling None Dining Room Separate Fireplace Location Living RoomDen/LibraryDining Room Fireplaces Total 3 Heating Steam Interior Features Hardwood FloorsBuilt-In FeaturesHistoric/Period MlwkSpecial MillworkSeparate Dining RoomPantry Laundry Features In Unit Room Type FoyerStudyPantryBreakfast RoomBedroom 5 Rooms Foyer (Main) Study (Main) Pantry (Main) Breakfast Room (Main) Bedroom 5 (Second) Bedroom 2 (Second) Bedroom 3 (Second) Bedroom 4 (Second) Dining Room (Main) Family Room Kitchen (Main) Laundry Living Room (Main) Master Bedroom (Second) Rooms Total 10 Total Sq Ft 0 Unfinished Sqft 0

Property Features

Additional Parcels YN No Age 100+ Years Association Fee 0 Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Built Before1978 YN Yes Community Features ParkCurbsSidewalksStreet LightsStreet Paved Corporate Limits La Grange Currently Leased No Disability Access And Or Equipped No General Information Commuter BusCommuter TrainInterstate AccessHistorical District Master Association Fee Frequency Not Required Master Association Fee YN No Mls Actual Status Active New Construction YN No Ownership Fee Simple Rebuilt YN No Rural No Sewer Public Sewer Special Listing Conditions List Broker Must Accompany Tax Annual Amount 23294.34 Tax Year 2020 Township Lyons Type Detached Single Water Source Lake MichiganPublic

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© 2022 Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. All rights reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by MTP, MRED or The Wexler Group | Keller Williams Preferred Realty. Based on information submitted to the MRED as of 2022-09-27T10:00:21.52 UTC. All data is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MRED. MRED supplied Open House information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may subsequently have sold and may no longer be available. NOTICE: Many homes contain recording devices, and buyers should be aware they may be recorded during a showing.

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