• 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,560 sq ft
  • 13,159 lot
  • $1,299,000
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Everyone's favorite "FOREVER" house. This stunning French Colonial is prominently sited on an extra-wide 1/3 acre lot. Superbly constructed it was built by noted North Shore builder Clarence Hemphill. The popularity of this home is underscored by the fact that it has always sold privately...it has never before been on the market. The lovely French curb appeal stands out with its steep hip roof and curved headed upper windows, all perfectly balanced. The entrance is showcased by a handsome front door framed by full length shutters. A vestibule with coat closet and powder room opens into a beautiful foyer that easily flows into both the formal and casual areas of the main floor. The casually elegant floor plan boasts gleaming hardwood floors, large rooms, high ceilings, plaster moldings, an airy, light filled ambiance with a fresh young decor. The spacious living room is anchored by a pretty fireplace flanked by French doors that access the cheerful sun room with it's wall of east facing windows and long window seat . The inviting dining room is large, open and perfect for everyday meals and fun dinner parties. A Morgante Wilson designed addition and renovation created an amazing Cook's kitchen with custom wood cabinetry plus glass front display cabinetry, granite counter tops, high-end appliances, center island and office nook. The kitchen opens to a charming family area with fireplace, sky lights, mounted television and access to the patio. Also added was a terrific mudrooms with slate floor, a covered exterior entrance, cubbies and a large closet plus access to the coveted attached 2 car garage and back staircase . Upstairs boasts 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. The attractive master suite is wonderfully-sized and privately situated, enjoys three exposures, a full bath and walk-in closet. Each of the family bedrooms, is well-sized with hardwood floors, good closet space, bright fresh interiors and easy access to the hall baths with heated floors. An enclosed staircase leads to the 3rd floor attic with its high pitched roof, dormer windows and fabulous potential. The basement level is impeccably clean, well lit, inviting and fresh. It houses a large light-filled recreation room with fireplace, built-ins, high ceilings and wet bar. There is a roomy private office with radiant heated floors and good storage. The storage/mechanical/laundry room is meticulous with spotless walls and floors, great lighting and perfectly updated and maintained heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems. The house enjoys a beautiful landscape with sweeping lawns, Ironspot brick walk with auto ice melt, discreet side driveway, mature trees and a charming patio nestled behind a picturesque brick wall w picket gate. It's all here...exceptional quality, a gorgeous house, impeccable updating and maintenance, a fabulous lot in a prime location, a sought after school district and neighborhood and a short walk to the Kenilworth Station....all the elements of the perfect "FOREVER home."
MLS #10722693Days on Market7
Last Updated5/29/2020Year Built1937
CommunityWilmetteGarage Spaces2
CountyCookTotal Parking2
StatusActiveProperty Type(s)Detached Single

Additional Features & Details

2nd Bedroom Flooring
  • Hardwood
2nd Bedroom Level
  • 2nd Level
2nd Bedroom Window Treatments (Y/N)
  • Blinds
3rd Bedroom Flooring
  • Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Level
  • 2nd Level
3rd Bedroom Window Treatments (Y/N)
  • Blinds
4th Bedroom Flooring
  • Hardwood
4th Bedroom Level
  • 2nd Level
4th Bedroom Window Treatments (Y/N)
  • Blinds
Additional Rooms
  • 5th Bedroom
  • Attic
  • Foyer
  • Mud Room
  • Office
  • Recreation Room
  • Storage
  • Sun/Florida Room Heated
Additional Sales Information
  • List Broker Must Accompany
Addtl Room 1 Flooring
  • Hardwood
Addtl Room 1 Level
  • 2nd Level
Addtl Room 1 Name
  • 5th Bdrm
Addtl Room 10 Level
  • Not Applicable
Addtl Room 2 Level
  • 3rd Level
Addtl Room 2 Name
  • Attic
Addtl Room 3 Flooring
  • Carpet
Addtl Room 3 Level
  • Basement
Addtl Room 3 Name
  • Office
Addtl Room 4 Flooring
  • Carpet
Addtl Room 4 Level
  • Basement
Addtl Room 4 Name
  • Recreation Rm
Addtl Room 5 Flooring
  • Carpet
Addtl Room 5 Level
  • Main Level
Addtl Room 5 Name
  • Sun/Florida Room Heated
Addtl Room 6 Flooring
  • Hardwood
Addtl Room 6 Level
  • Main Level
Addtl Room 6 Name
  • Foyer
Addtl Room 7 Level
  • Main Level
Addtl Room 7 Name
  • Mud
Addtl Room 8 Level
  • Basement
Addtl Room 8 Name
  • Storage
Addtl Room 9 Level
  • Not Applicable
  • 81-90 Years
Air Conditioning
  • Central Air
  • All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
  • Cooktop
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • High End Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Other
  • Oven-Double
  • Range Hood
  • Washer
  • Wine Cooler/Refrigerator
Aprox. Total Finished Sq Ft
  • 4785
Are any property photos virtually staged?
  • No
Area Amenities
  • Sidewalks
  • Street Lights
  • Street Paved
Assessment Includes
  • None
  • Full
  • Interior Stair
Basement (Y/N)
  • Full
  • Finished
Basement Bathrooms (Y/N)
  • No
Built Before 1978 (Y/N)
  • Yes
Dining Room
  • Separate
Dining Room Flooring
  • Hardwood
Dining Room Level
  • Main Level
Disability Access and/or Equipped
  • No
  • 200+ Amp Service
  • N (North)
Exterior Building Type
  • Brick
Exterior Property Features
  • Brick Paver Patio
Family Room Flooring
  • Hardwood
Family Room Level
  • Main Level
Fireplace Location
  • Basement
  • Family Room
  • Living Room
Fireplace Type/Details
  • Heatilator Type System
  • Wood Burning
  • Concrete
  • Not Applicable
Garage On-Site
  • Yes
Garage Ownership
  • Owned
Garage Type
  • Attached
  • Attached2
  • 2+ Sep Heating Systems
  • Forced Air
  • Gas
  • Radiant
Interior Property Features
  • Bar-Wet
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Heated Floors
  • Skylight(s)
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
Kitchen Flooring
  • Hardwood
Kitchen Level
  • Main Level
Kitchen Type
  • Island
  • Pantry-Closet
Laundry Level
  • Not Applicable
Listing Type
  • Exclusive Right To Sell
Living Room Flooring
  • Hardwood
Living Room Level
  • Main Level
Lot Description
  • Landscaped Professionally
Lot Dimensions
  • 51.5X169.6X177.8X94.1
Lower Sq Ft
  • 1225
Main Sq Ft
  • 2110
Managing Broker (Y/N)
  • No
Master Bedroom Bath (Y/N)
  • Full
Master Bedroom Flooring
  • Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level
  • 2nd Level
Master Bedroom Window Treatments (Y/N)
  • Blinds
Offered for Sale or Rent
  • No
Other Information
  • Commuter Bus
  • Commuter Train
  • School Bus Service
Parcel Identification Number
  • 05281130120000
Parking Type
  • Garage
Property Type
  • Detached Single
Rebuilt (Y/N)
  • No
Recent Rehab (Y/N)
  • Yes
Roof Type
  • Asphalt/Glass (Shingles)
  • Sewer-Public
Special Assessments
  • N
Square Feet Source
  • Plans
Square Footage Comments
  • square footage per VHT Studio floor plans
  • Active
Tax Exemptions
  • Homeowner
Tax Year
  • 2018
Total Sq Ft
  • 4785
Type of House
  • 3 Stories
Unfinished Lower Sq Ft
  • 895
Upper Sq Ft
  • 1450
  • Lake Michigan
Waterfront (Y/N)
  • No

Walk Score for: 1937 Beechwood Avenue, Wilmette, IL

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