232 S Waiola Ave

La Grange, IL 60525 View Map $900,000 Schedule a Tour
Beds5
Baths2
Sq.Ft.4,117
Year1873
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232 S Waiola Ave, La Grange, IL 60525 | detached single for sale
Status: Active
Property Type:Detached Single
MLS #:11629763
Sq. Feet:4,117
On Site:9 Days
Lot Size:0.37 Acres
County:Cook
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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Community Information

Address:232 S Waiola Ave La Grange, IL 60525
County:Cook
Township:Lyons
Zip Code:60525

School Information

School District:102

Architecture

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built:1873
Style:Victorian
Exterior Construction Type: Stucco
Age Range: 100+ Years
Roof: Tile
Foundation: Stone
Basement: Unfinished, Cellar
Basement Type: Full
Parking Features: Driveway
Parking On Site: Yes
Parking: Space/s
Parking Ownership: Owned

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: Hardwood Floors, Built-in Features, Historic/Period Mlwk, Special Millwork, Separate Dining Room, Pantry
Appliances: Range, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer
Fireplaces Total: 3
Laundry: In Unit
Rooms: Foyer, Study, Pantry, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 5
Exterior Features: Porch, Storms/Screens
Other Structures: Shed(s)
Cars: 6
Parking Total: 6
Heat Source / Type: Steam
Fireplace(s): Living Room, Den/Library, Dining Room
Total Rooms:10

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.37 Acres
Lot Dimensions:.25-.49 Acre
Lot Features: Mature Trees
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Lake Michigan, Public
Transportation: Commuter Bus, Commuter Train, Interstate Access, Historical District
Driveway: Asphalt
Directions:La Grange Rd to Cossitt, West to Waiola and South to home

Tax and Financial Info

Tax Year: 2020
Tax Annual Amount: $23,294
Ownership: Fee Simple

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