Jeff Baker ¦ @properties Christie’s International Real Estate
About This 1878 Italianate In Riverside Illinois
Welcome to 84 Riverside Road…the iconic jewel of historic Riverside! Known as the William T. Allen Residence, this beautiful historic home is set on a magnificent landscaped 0.50 acre lot. Featuring an Italianate design throughout, every room is awe-inspiring. Fabulous design elements include dramatic 13-foot ceilings, grand staircase and hallways, 9 marble fireplaces, crown moldings, original mirrors, and hardwood floors throughout.
Exceptional outdoor entertaining space with a wraparound porch, a private back patio and huge side yard. Overlooking the Des Plaines River, this home is situated in one of the prettiest locations in town. Close to top-rated restaurants, shopping, parks, Metra, and the Riverside Library. Steps to the Swinging Bridge and the riverwalk path. Top-rated Riverside 96 and 208 school districts. Near several private and parochial schools, including St. Mary School, Fenwick High School, Nazareth Academy and Trinity High School.
The home has significant historical and architectural value as one of the earliest residential structures to be constructed in the Village by architect William LeBaron Jenney, a prominent member of the Chicago School of Architecture and considered to be the “Father of the Modern Skyscraper.” The home was built for William T. Allen in 1869 and is listed on various historic registries. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in this prestigious Riverside beauty!