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826 W Hutchinson Street

Chicago, IL 60613
  • $3,249,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 90 Days
  • MLS #: 11968025
UPDATED: 114 min ago
$3,249,000
  • 7
    BEDS
  • 0.54
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 2
    1/2 BATHS
  • 10,709
    SQFT
  • $303
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1904
County:
Area:

School Information

Elementary School:
High School:
School District:
299

Description

The Hutchinson Street Historic District is one of the most cherished enclaves on the north side of Chicago, known for its rich history, storied architecture, lush landscapes, and oversized lots. Rare is the opportunity to own one of its best mansions, the "William T. Lake House", sitting quietly yet confidently on a massive 200x117 lot (equal to 1/2 acre in the middle of the city). Built c. 1904, Lake was a prominent corn and grain broker who commissioned a then up-and-coming architect, George W. Maher, to design this 7BR, 5.2BA home in the new and stylish Prairie School style. Maher studied under prolific country home architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee, alongside Frank Lloyd Wright. The Lake House marked the third of five homes Maher designed in the neighborhood. Maher incorporated his two quintessential signatures--his large arched limestone lintels, and a Poppy motif found in many of the original windows, doors, and friezes throughout the home. In Maher's brilliance, the brick color & low roofline were an optical illusion to give the impression the house blended in with the tree trunks--as if to hide in plain sight. 120 years later, the home retains many of its original details and mystique, due to its careful and loving preservation by the current owners for the last 25 years. From the moment you step through the door, the house greets you with an undeniable warmth--like a big hug from a family member. The floor plan follows the lay of the grounds--a grand foyer to the west, followed by large formal living and dining spaces, to the wraparound porch on the east, out to the grounds that comprise the eastern half of the lot. Everywhere you stand in this house, the large windows fill every room with light and views of green landscapes--"letting the outdoors in", and a feeling of space and nature all around you. 5 fireplaces throughout the home add charm & functionality (screens and equipment are excluded from the sale). The kitchen may be on the smaller side for a home of this scale, but every drawer and cabinet serves a well-thought out purpose, and has top-of-the-line appliances. The kitchen also offers many ways it could be laid out for a larger footprint, if one desired. The family room leads to a 2BR/1BA attached coach house, perfect for home offices, or a guest/in-law/au pair suite. Upstairs in the main house the second floor has three large bedrooms plus a library connected to the primary suite. The primary suite has stunning south and east views and sunlight, has two walk-in closets, and a large primary bathroom with dual vanities. On the third level are three comfortably situated bedrooms, sitting & luggage rooms, and a full bath. Downstairs in the basement is a perfectly laid out rec room space including a home theatre with a drop-down projector screen, billiards area w/a fireplace, massive laundry room/scullery, two powder rooms, and tons of storage space. A long, heated driveway leading to the 2 car garage makes winters and guest parking easier! Professionally landscaped grounds and pergolas were designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape architects, and offers a park-like setting. Plenty of space for parties, and one spot would be a great place for a pool if one desired. PIN #'s are still separate, if one decided to sell off the side lot for redevelopment. Close proximity to schools: Chicago City Day, Lycee Francais, Sacred Heart, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet, Waldorf, and Disney Magnet. The house sits in the middle of Buena Park, known for "Good Living By the Lake". Lakefront bike path and beach access is at the end of the street, plus a plethora of public transit options (CTA 146 & 148 express buses are within two blocks, several other CTA bus and train options nearby). Two blocks to Jewel, Target, Aldi. Bar on Buena & The Reservoir are neighborhood hot spots. Easy access to Lake Shore Drive in less than 3 mins. The Lake House is a once in a generation opportunity few have gotten to enjoy, and it awaits its next owner!

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826 W Hutchinson Street Chicago, IL 60613

  • Price: $3,249,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 90 Days
  • Updated: 114 min ago
  • MLS #: 11968025
7
Beds
5
Baths
2
½ Baths
0.54
Acres
10,709
SQFT
$303
$/SQFT
1904
Built
Neighborhood:
Cook
County:
Cook
Area:
Cook
Elementary School:
Brenneman Elementary School
Middle School:
Brenneman Elementary School
High School:
Senn High School
School District:
299
Property Description
The Hutchinson Street Historic District is one of the most cherished enclaves on the north side of Chicago, known for its rich history, storied architecture, lush landscapes, and oversized lots. Rare is the opportunity to own one of its best mansions, the "William T. Lake House", sitting quietly yet confidently on a massive 200x117 lot (equal to 1/2 acre in the middle of the city). Built c. 1904, Lake was a prominent corn and grain broker who commissioned a then up-and-coming architect, George W. Maher, to design this 7BR, 5.2BA home in the new and stylish Prairie School style. Maher studied under prolific country home architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee, alongside Frank Lloyd Wright. The Lake House marked the third of five homes Maher designed in the neighborhood. Maher incorporated his two quintessential signatures--his large arched limestone lintels, and a Poppy motif found in many of the original windows, doors, and friezes throughout the home. In Maher's brilliance, the brick color & low roofline were an optical illusion to give the impression the house blended in with the tree trunks--as if to hide in plain sight. 120 years later, the home retains many of its original details and mystique, due to its careful and loving preservation by the current owners for the last 25 years. From the moment you step through the door, the house greets you with an undeniable warmth--like a big hug from a family member. The floor plan follows the lay of the grounds--a grand foyer to the west, followed by large formal living and dining spaces, to the wraparound porch on the east, out to the grounds that comprise the eastern half of the lot. Everywhere you stand in this house, the large windows fill every room with light and views of green landscapes--"letting the outdoors in", and a feeling of space and nature all around you. 5 fireplaces throughout the home add charm & functionality (screens and equipment are excluded from the sale). The kitchen may be on the smaller side for a home of this scale, but every drawer and cabinet serves a well-thought out purpose, and has top-of-the-line appliances. The kitchen also offers many ways it could be laid out for a larger footprint, if one desired. The family room leads to a 2BR/1BA attached coach house, perfect for home offices, or a guest/in-law/au pair suite. Upstairs in the main house the second floor has three large bedrooms plus a library connected to the primary suite. The primary suite has stunning south and east views and sunlight, has two walk-in closets, and a large primary bathroom with dual vanities. On the third level are three comfortably situated bedrooms, sitting & luggage rooms, and a full bath. Downstairs in the basement is a perfectly laid out rec room space including a home theatre with a drop-down projector screen, billiards area w/a fireplace, massive laundry room/scullery, two powder rooms, and tons of storage space. A long, heated driveway leading to the 2 car garage makes winters and guest parking easier! Professionally landscaped grounds and pergolas were designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape architects, and offers a park-like setting. Plenty of space for parties, and one spot would be a great place for a pool if one desired. PIN #'s are still separate, if one decided to sell off the side lot for redevelopment. Close proximity to schools: Chicago City Day, Lycee Francais, Sacred Heart, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet, Waldorf, and Disney Magnet. The house sits in the middle of Buena Park, known for "Good Living By the Lake". Lakefront bike path and beach access is at the end of the street, plus a plethora of public transit options (CTA 146 & 148 express buses are within two blocks, several other CTA bus and train options nearby). Two blocks to Jewel, Target, Aldi. Bar on Buena & The Reservoir are neighborhood hot spots. Easy access to Lake Shore Drive in less than 3 mins. The Lake House is a once in a generation opportunity few have gotten to enjoy, and it awaits its next owner!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Prairie Driveway ConcreteHeated Exterior Building Type BrickLimestone Exterior Features PatioPorchPorch ScreenedStorms/Screens Foundation Details Brick/Mortar Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s)Transmitter(s)Heated7 Foot or more high garage door Garage Onsite Yes Garage Ownersite Owned Garage Type Detached Is Parking Included In Price Yes Lot Features Fenced YardLandscapedMature TreesLevelSidewalksWood Fence Lot Size .50-.99 Acre Other Structures PergolaShed(s)Garage(s) Parking Details GarageSpace/s Parking Features UnassignedOff StreetDrivewaySecuredStorage Parking Onsite Yes Parking Ownership Owned Parking Total 6 Roof Asphalt Types 3 Stories Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Appliances Double OvenMicrowaveDishwasherHigh End RefrigeratorBar FridgeFreezerWasherDryerDisposalStainless Steel Appliance(s)CooktopBuilt-In OvenRange HoodFront Controls on Range/CooktopGas CooktopIntercomGas OvenWall Oven Approximate Finished Sq Ft 0 Attic DormerFinishedFullInterior Stair Basement FinishedRec/Family AreaStorage Space Basement Bathrooms YN Yes Basement Details Full Bathroom Separate ShowerDouble SinkSoaking Tub Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Bedrooms Total 7 Cooling Central AirZonedElectric Dining Room Separate Door Features French DoorsLever Style Door Handles Fireplace Features Wood BurningDecorativeMasonryMore than oneStubbed in Gas Line Fireplace Location Living RoomMaster BedroomBasementDen/LibraryGrand Entry Hall Fireplaces Total 5 Heating Natural GasForced AirRadiantZoned Interior Features Bar-WetHardwood FloorsHeated FloorsIn-Law ArrangementBuilt-in FeaturesWalk-In Closet(s)BookcasesCeilings - 9 FootHistoric/Period MlwkBeamed CeilingsSome CarpetingSpecial MillworkSome Window TreatmentSome Wood FloorsDrapes/BlindsGranite CountersSeparate Dining RoomReplacement WindowsWorkshop Area (Interior) Laundry Features Gas Dryer HookupIn UnitSink Room Type Bedroom 5Bedroom 6Bedroom 7Exercise RoomFoyerRecreation RoomScreened PorchSitting RoomStorageUtility Room-Lower LevelWorkshop Rooms Recreation Room (Basement) Sitting Room (Second) Work Room (Third) Exercise Room (Basement) Foyer (Main) Storage (Basement) Screened Porch (Main) Bedroom 7 (Third) Bedroom 5 (Second) Bedroom 6 (Third) Bedroom 2 (Second) Bedroom 3 (Second) Bedroom 4 (Second) Dining Room (Main) Family Room (Main) Kitchen (Main) Laundry (Basement) Living Room (Main) Master Bedroom (Second) Rooms Total 15 Total Sq Ft 0 Unfinished Sqft 0 Window Features Double Pane WindowsWindow TreatmentsWood FramesPalladian WindowsSome Stained Glass

Property Features

Additional Parcels YN Yes Age 100+ Years Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Built Before1978 YN Yes Community Features CurbsSidewalksStreet Lights Corporate Limits Chicago Currently Leased No Disability Access And Or Equipped No General Information Historical District Master Association Fee Frequency Not Required Master Association Fee YN No Mls Actual Status Active New Construction YN No Other Equipment Security SystemCeiling Fan(s)Sprinkler-Lawn Ownership Fee Simple Rebuilt YN No Rural No Sewer Public Sewer Special Listing Conditions Exclusions-Call List OfficeList Broker Must Accompany Tax Annual Amount 58801.58 Tax Year 2023 Township Lake View Type Detached Single Water Source Lake Michigan

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