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687 S Harrison Avenue

Kankakee, IL 60901
  • $779,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 122 Days
  • MLS #: 12002117
UPDATED: 73 min ago
$779,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 0.6
    ACRES
  • 2
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,277
    SQFT
  • $238
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1900
County:
Area:

School Information

Elementary School:
High School:
School District:
111

Description

Welcome to the Warren Hickox House, a timeless masterpiece nestled along the picturesque Kankakee River in scenic Kankakee. Designed by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, often hailed as the greatest American architect of all time, this home exudes warmth and charm from the moment you step inside. The home, considered one of Wright's first Prairie-style designs, was finished in plaster and dark wood trim, the Hickox House features flared roof ridges evocative of Japanese architecture/geometry, a favorite of Wright-the tent-like quality embraces the varied forms below. Step into this inviting and light-filled space where Wright's genius truly shines. The entryway is large, inviting, light-filled, and flanked by Wright's built-in seating. A small, screened "social office" off the entryway is where Mr Wright would showcase the home to prospective clients from Oak Park and Chicago. Beyond the welcoming entry, the wide, open living space showcases a modified cruciform design, and doorways between the alcoves (now used as a large dining and Library/Office) and living room create a seamless flow of space, enhancing the feeling of openness. Signature Roman bricks comprise the original fireplace, just beautiful. Thin bands of leaded glass span the bay windows that surround the 1st floor effortlessly merging the interior with the surrounding landscape, bathing the home in natural light. Upstairs, 4 well-proportioned bedrooms await, including a primary bedroom adorned with original built-ins and additional original leaded glass windows. The Hickox House seamlessly blends form and function, providing both elegance and comfort for everyday living. Beyond its stunning architectural significance, this residence offers an unparalleled location near parks and the prestigious country club, allowing residents to indulge in a lifestyle of leisure and tranquility, surrounded by nature's beauty.

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687 S Harrison Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

  • Price: $779,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 122 Days
  • Updated: 73 min ago
  • MLS #: 12002117
4
Beds
2
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.6
Acres
3,277
SQFT
$238
$/SQFT
1900
Built
Neighborhood:
Kankakee
County:
Kankakee
Area:
Kankakee
Elementary School:
Steuben Elementary School
Middle School:
Kankakee Junior High School
High School:
Kankakee High School
School District:
111
Property Description
Welcome to the Warren Hickox House, a timeless masterpiece nestled along the picturesque Kankakee River in scenic Kankakee. Designed by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, often hailed as the greatest American architect of all time, this home exudes warmth and charm from the moment you step inside. The home, considered one of Wright's first Prairie-style designs, was finished in plaster and dark wood trim, the Hickox House features flared roof ridges evocative of Japanese architecture/geometry, a favorite of Wright-the tent-like quality embraces the varied forms below. Step into this inviting and light-filled space where Wright's genius truly shines. The entryway is large, inviting, light-filled, and flanked by Wright's built-in seating. A small, screened "social office" off the entryway is where Mr Wright would showcase the home to prospective clients from Oak Park and Chicago. Beyond the welcoming entry, the wide, open living space showcases a modified cruciform design, and doorways between the alcoves (now used as a large dining and Library/Office) and living room create a seamless flow of space, enhancing the feeling of openness. Signature Roman bricks comprise the original fireplace, just beautiful. Thin bands of leaded glass span the bay windows that surround the 1st floor effortlessly merging the interior with the surrounding landscape, bathing the home in natural light. Upstairs, 4 well-proportioned bedrooms await, including a primary bedroom adorned with original built-ins and additional original leaded glass windows. The Hickox House seamlessly blends form and function, providing both elegance and comfort for everyday living. Beyond its stunning architectural significance, this residence offers an unparalleled location near parks and the prestigious country club, allowing residents to indulge in a lifestyle of leisure and tranquility, surrounded by nature's beauty.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Prairie Driveway Concrete Exterior Building Type FrameStucco Garage Onsite Yes Garage Type Detached Is Parking Included In Price Yes Lot Size .25-.49 Acre Parking Details Garage Parking Total 2 Roof Shake Types 2 Stories Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Appliances RangeDishwasherRefrigeratorWasherDryer Approximate Finished Sq Ft 0 Basement Partially Finished Basement Bathrooms YN Yes Basement Details Full Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Bedrooms Total 4 Cooling None Dining Room Separate Fireplace Location Living RoomBasement Fireplaces Total 2 Heating Natural GasSteamRadiator(s) Room Type Breakfast RoomFoyerLibrarySitting RoomWalk In Closet Rooms Library (Main) Walk In Closet (Second) Breakfast Room (Main) Foyer (Main) Sitting Room (Main) (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) Bedroom 2 (Second) Bedroom 3 (Second) Bedroom 4 (Second) Dining Room (Main) Family Room (N/A) Kitchen (Main) Laundry (Basement) Living Room (Main) Master Bedroom (Second) Rooms Total 10 Total Sq Ft 0 Unfinished Sqft 0

Property Features

Additional Parcels YN No Age 100+ Years Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Built Before1978 YN Yes Community Features ParkCurbsSidewalksStreet LightsStreet Paved Corporate Limits Kankakee Currently Leased No Disability Access And Or Equipped No Electric 100 Amp Service General Information None Master Association Fee Frequency Not Required Mls Actual Status Active New Construction YN No Ownership Fee Simple Rebuilt YN No Rural No Sewer Public Sewer Special Listing Conditions None Tax Annual Amount 4834.34 Tax Year 2022 Township Kankakee Type Detached Single Water Source Public

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