10281686: 1839 W Estes

This beautiful four-bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits on a quiet, residential street.  A complete renovation was done with “Respect to the Vintage” of the home.  The red oak trim, crown molding and doors were restored with a natural finish symbolizing the beauty of the home’s character.

True balloon frame construction with old growth lumber. The cedar siding is in excellent condition, recently painted top to bottom in fall 2018.  The large front porch is perfect to enjoy sipping a lemonade or ice-tea on a pleasant afternoon. Originally built in 1910, the home had gas lighting, lathe and plaster walls and a coal forced air furnace.  Many of the plaster walls remain with blown-in insulation inside.  Most of the door knobs and hardware are original brass. Windows in the living room bay are the original wavy glass with aluminum storms. 

The roof was a tear-off with new decking in 1992 and another roof was installed in 2005. There are no roof issues at all.

The ceiling height of the first floor is 9’6” and 2nd floor is 9’0”.

Forced air heat, with central air conditioning, which many vintage homes lack. Most heat registers and returns are the original copper plated grills. You can still see where the coal chute was located in the garden room of the basement. The original furnace controls have been preserved and are in the hallway next to the powder room. 

Most of the windows are Marvin with wood on the inside (natural finish) and aluminum clad on the outside, preserving again the character of the home.  The home streams light from all four directions. 

The home has several in-wall speakers in the living room and kitchen, with speaker wiring in the sunroom, and there are speaker rocks in the garden to serenade your garden party.

Over-sized Lot size is 33’x171’            Taxes: $7848

The 2.5 car garage, on an alley, was built on a new concrete slab in 2001.  The gable roof, windows, and shutters integrate well with the style of the house. Furthermore, the gable provides room for a huge decked storage loft. The garage is fully wired with several overhead lights, outlets inside and out, and an electric door opener.


Main Home First Level

Entry Foyer

As you enter the home from the wide front porch to the 6-panel oak door with 2 top windows, you will gaze upon the grand oak stairway leading to the 2nd floor. The stairway has been re-supported and has bullet molding trim.  There is a huge walk-in coat closet that is perfect to hold your seasonal wear, and large enough to accommodate guests’ coats.  A leaded glass window over the stairs is bursting with color.

Living Room & Dining Room

Traditional living room with large bay windows, perfect for a cozy evening.   There is an oak trimmed arch to the formal dining room, plenty large enough for a table for 6-8, buffet, and hutch for all your holiday parties, or family dinners.  There is a center chandelier, and the focal point is the large leaded glass window.  There is an original working large window that allows a ton of natural light overlooking the 3-season sunroom. 


This delightful kitchen features an abundance of natural hickory cabinets, with crown molding on the cabinets and oak trim molding throughout the kitchen. 

There are roll-outs in the lower cabinetry and a lazy susan utilizing corner space. 

There is a GE Profile range with griddle in the middle, microwave that is vented to the outside, and Electrolux dishwasher. The French door/bottom freezer Kitchenaid refrigerator has ice and filtered water.

There is a built-in nook with oak shelves, just perfect for your favorite cookbooks, or nic-nacs, and a 9 bottle wine rack.

The Three huge south facing windows overlook beautifully landscaped oversized yard. The flooring is the original maple in gorgeous condition.

Tons of quartz counters allow for plenty of prep space for all your gourmet meals. Recessed lighting, undercounter cabinet lighting, center fixture, and beautiful tile backsplash complete the look. 

Plenty of room for a small kitchenette table too!

Three Season Room

This room feels like a vacation in a room! With vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, and windows all around painted cheerfully with yellow and blue, it may be your favorite room in the home! There is an electric baseboard heater, so that you can use this almost all year round. Cozy enough for reading, gaming, and having your breakfast, and large enough to create a game room for a poker game, or euchre.  This fabulous room will transition your party to the yard.  This room is closed off from the kitchen by an oak door.

First Floor Half Bath

Many older homes lack this necessary essential.  Whether it is for guests, training your little ones, or just a convenience for you, this nicely tucked-away to keep sounds insulated first floor half bath offers a 36” vanity and a bright east facing window and built-in nook shelves.

Second Floor


A gorgeous king-sized bedroom, with 2 large 48” each, east facing windows overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard, is laid out well to provide for plenty of bed space, and allowance for 2 large dressers and tables.  Custom rolling 6-panel oak doors enclose the large closet with custom built-ins. There is an additional walk-in closet in the master bedroom.  The access to the third floor is through the master bedroom.

There are two generously sized front facing bedrooms, both large enough for queen-sized beds, and dressers.

Second floor Bath

Beautifully renovated to match the genre of the home, with American Standard whirlpool tub with 8 jets, white artisan tile and glass border, pedestal sink.  No lack of storage with the large linen closet with 5 panel door, and lovely nook shelves.  Tons of light from the large 32” bay garden window, perfect for all your plants, too!

Top Floor Bedroom/Office

A quiet get-away retreat, study, office, yoga room or 4th bedroom, there are many uses that you may find to use this beautiful space.  The first thing you notice are the two 3.5’ x 2’ skylights that stream in sunshine. There is real birch veneer paneling warming the walls, recessed lighting, custom double pane window with storm and screen, and separate, new 6’ electric baseboard heat with its own thermostat and plush beige carpeting with tongue and groove pine flooring under the carpet. Tons of Storage! Two walk-in cedar closets, along with extra large storage room, storage under the eaves on both sides, plus additional attic storage.


Downstairs is a full height, full walk-out basement with working cellar doors (Auntie Em!), with plenty of storage.  There is a tool room (11.5’x 8’), un-heated garden room (10’x6’), and huge storage under the stairs/landing.  The basement shows extra care with the structure being re-supported with footings and lolly poles.  The painted floor seals the concrete and allows for walking in the basement in socks.

There is built-in shelving, ideal for storing items, and the temperature toward the bottom is perfect for wine storage.

The Rheem furnace was replaced in 2004 and is serviced yearly (last in 11/2018).  The central air conditioning was added in 2007.  The hot water tank was replaced in 2009.  The galvanized plumbing supply was all replaced with copper and has foam insulation.  The electricity has been updated to 100 amp service.

There is large full Bathroom, with tile floor, euro-height vanity and full shower.  There is a heat lamp and exhaust fan too.

Maytag Washer with stainless steel tank is about 5 years old and GE Dryer is about 10 yrs old.  There is a wash tub, which is great for clean-up.

Landscaped Yard

WOW! This beautifully landscaped yard features flagstone path, patio, and mature trees; Cottonwood provides shade, hackberry tree, mulberry tree, Japanese Maple all add to the colorful yard with lilac bush, daffodils, and loads and loads of perennials.  There is a calming water feature too. Motion sensor light fixtures at the garage and back doors provide light when needed – no fumbling in the dark. Sellers will leave the bakers rack, chiminea, and patio furniture, along with the rock speakers. 


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Contact listing agents for more information:
Connie Abels | 773-442-2357 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.rogersparkexpert.com 
Deb Russcol | 773-353-9185 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Amount: $7,848
PIN: 11312050070000
Tax Year: 2017

Unit details

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Building details

Year of built


Detached house
Condos/Homes for Sale
2500 sft
Chicago - East Rogers Park
4 Bedrooms, 0 Bathrooms, 10 Total rooms
$ 548,000.00


Connie Abels
(773) 442-2357


RE/MAX North Coast
6208 North Broadway
(773) 442-2357