Madelaine Gerbaulet-Vanasse ¦ Meliora Real Estate Group LLC ¦ 773-818-6318
About This 1889 Victorian For Sale In Chicago Illinois
Welcome to 4857 S Kimbark – a spacious stone and red slate house in a desirable South Kenwood location. This home has completely updated mechanicals and wiring, and offers all the modern amenities you expect, yet it retains a wealth of original details such as a stately wrap around porch, inviting wood paneled foyer, carved mantel pieces, built in cabinets and pocket doors in Birdseye maple, cherry and quarter-sawn oak.
Step through the front door into a grand entry foyer with original staircase, wainscoting, fireplace and inlaid floors. Perfect for entertaining and large gatherings, this level offers several rooms and open spaces that can accommodate more or less formal living. New eat-in kitchen with white custom cabinets, quartz counter tops and Miele, Bosch and Thermidor appliances. There is also a size-able pantry and a powder room on this level.
Ascend the stairs to the second floor where you will find 4 very spacious bedrooms with custom built in closet interiors and high-end blinds and shades. There are three bathrooms on this level, two are ensuite. Primary bath has separate steam shower and a laundry room conveniently adjacent. There is a balcony which has just been completely rebuilt. On the third floor there are three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, large storage closets and a family room with built in entertainment center, speakers, gas fireplace and wet bar with beverage fridge.
The basement is finished and features an additional bedroom/ workout or office space, a full bathroom, storage, family/ entertainment room and a wine cellar with cork walls and built in wine racks and wine fridge. The house has 400 amp electric service, all new wiring, smart home wiring, three zone heating and two zone cooling systems, all new copper plumbing, new gas lines, new water service and drains.
The inlaid gutters have been rebuilt and the house was fitted with insulation and new red slates in 2007. All 6 bathrooms have been recently remodeled and most feature designer tile, heated floors and Toto, Grohe, Kohler and Kallista fixtures. The gardens are custom designed and are automatically irrigated. The outdoor kitchen with piped gas grill and wood burning pizza oven sits in a peaceful corner of the garden. Thousands of bulbs await spring.
There is a wrought iron electric side gate that allows two cars to park on the property. A car port could likely be fitted under the back porch to create more parking, however there is ample street parking. South Kenwood is a historic landmark neighborhood, and the home is designated under the preservation easement with landmarks. Welcome!
Photography Credit: Madelaine Gerbaulet-Vanasse ¦ Meliora Real Estate Group LLC