About This 1894 Victorian For Sale In Oak Park Illinois
Welcome to one of Oak Parks and the Midwest’s finest homes. Built in 1894 for John Seaman, an inventor of the automated barrel making process, this 17+ room Queen Anne features unparalleled craftsmanship with original woodwork, 6 fireplaces, 3.1 baths. Gracious living spaces, art glass windows, original built-ins, and grand staircase form an inviting and practical home for today’s work at home/play at home lifestyle. Room to live, work and relax in, this home also includes a 1 bed, 1 bath coach house/garage with space for 6 cars.
A very bright home, the sun streams through Art Glass prismed windows. Warm, inviting and comfortable, this home provides living space that meets today’s work at home with the family atmosphere. Rooms are large and open, but give a sense of privacy and quietude. The living areas are each trimmed in a different exotic wood and the craftsmanship is still clean and crisp and represents the finest of its time. Original hand painted murals still adorn the coves.
For in-depth details Google GrtHomes. Comfortable living with plenty of space to spread out, myriad options for where to Zoom work and e-learn, with a huge ballroom space for entertaining or kids to play with friends. 8 big bedrooms, spacious and refined bathrooms, wide hallways and a feeling of roominess.
As you walk into the vestibule you are greeted with high ceilings and the Great Hall that is illuminated by a prismed stained glass window, beneath which is lined with cushioned seats. John Seaman commissioned noted architect H.G. Fiddelke to build a 7000+sq. ft. home that was open, warm and unique. The floor plan lends itself perfectly to entertaining or just spending time near the family.
The spacious parlor, living room, library and dining room are each trimmed in different exotic, polished woods. Ascend the grand, open staircase to the second floor, where you’ll find five bedrooms, two of them with tandems. Three of them have beautiful gas fireplaces. The third floor has an enormous 41 x 25 foot ballroom with three more bedrooms and a full bath.
The home sits on a desirable corner lot voted “best four corners in Oak Park”. A beautiful block/street with turn of the century charm. Practically downtown Oak Park. Enjoy leisurely afternoons and a cool beverage with friends and neighbors from the wrap around front porch or take short walks to Oak Park’s shopping, restaurants or nearby parks. Still longing for the city? Spend the afternoon in Chicago.
139 S. Grove Ave is two blocks to Green Line Train and 10 minute walk to Metra providing 25 minute access to downtown Chicago. Walking distance to Holmes elementary, Brooks middle and OPRF high school. Oak Park is richly diverse in many ways and from the turn-of-the-19th-century has attracted people from all around the world, because of its proximity Chicago, wide-ranging architecture, and its devotion to maintaining an ethnically, culturally, racially and economically diverse population; making Oak Park one of the most unique places in America to enjoy, live-in or raise a family.
Restored/renewed mechanicals in 1986 (heating, plumbing, electric) by Warren Stewart, one of Oak Park’s authorities on authentic restoration. Major recent improvements: Roof-main 2019/garage 2017; Mbr ba with in-floor heat-2018; 3rd fl bath, wet bar-2011; New windows on 3rd floor (Marvin)-2010; New storm windows/doors, whole house (40+ windows)-2012; 2nd fl bath-2011; 1st fl bath- 2014; LL bath- 2012; Tuckpointing- 2019; Coach house ba, kit, bed – 2017; Custom ext. paint, 7 colors – 2006, 2020.