Estate Sale. Spectacular "Lion House" 6500sf, classic interior, grand entry foyer, curved staircase & lighted oval tray custom painted ceiling. The most amazing kitchen! Check this out! 2 Subzero Refrigerators, 2-30" Wolf ranges, 2 Kitchenaid dishwashers, 78 bottle Subzero wine cooler, 3 prep sinks, 16.5' long granite breakfast bar seats 8-10, Gorgeous sparkly Green-Eyes Granite, 48" custom cabinets, & more! Gracious living room has wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, 13 glass doorways to let the light. 1st floor 1/2 bath. 2nd floor majestic master bedroom, with shared elaborate marble master bath, separate shower, heated floors, 2 more bedrooms, office, & space to add another full bath. 3rd floor 3 more bedrooms & full bath. Basement has full euro bath/shower. Newer tile roof, 2010 boiler, tankless water heater, whole house water filter system, copper plumbing, newer electric, amazing landscaping with koi pond, stamped patio surrounding the home. 2 car attached garage. Due to the estate sale, sold "as is". A must see! See below for Additional Features.
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Tax Year: 2017
This elegant home was built in 1924. Known as the “Lion House”, due to the elaborate and statuesque marble lions flanking the front and marble lion embellished fountain. This is a home like no other, loaded with old world charm and elegance matched with modern functionality and countless upgrades, located on a pretty tree-lined street in desirable Evanston.
Sculpted arched doorways throughout the home, with original arched doors decorated with trim panels. Hand-tiled tumbled marble/limestone grand foyer, Tiffany-look stained glass chandelier with gracious stairway, and custom painted ceiling with lighted oval tray. Two large coat closets to handle both yours and your guest’s outerwear.
There is a grand wood staircase curves graciously up to the 2nd level. The custom paint highlights the exquisite, elaborate Murano Glass mirror, and an oval recessed lighted tray ceiling over the stairway.
Loaded with elegance, with plenty of room for a house concert with plenty of room for you playing your Steinway piano, the breathtaking living room has seven doorways to spill out to the exquisite grounds, plenty of room for entertaining
48” wood burning fireplace, original wood mantle, clay tile hearth
Two 30” built-in lighted arched book shelves with glass shelves, with bottom storage flank the fireplace
4 installed picture lights, with dimmers/timers, to feature your works of art
Professional Chef’s Dream Kitchen-Unlike any you have ever seen! It's all here and bordering on perfection!
Elegant, and extraordinary, carefully planned and appointed for the discerning chef buyer who enjoys cooking and entertaining! Architecturally planned, rich in craftmanship and fine design, complimented by excellent quality finishes. All Cabinetry for this amazing kitchen is custom made by Wood Mode cabinet company, solid wood doors, double crown molding.
All uppers are 48” (not 42”) which provides an extra top shelf for additional storage.
There are 72” of floor to ceiling double pantry cabinets
For your decorative glassware and dishware, there is 8ft of lighted cabinets with rain glass pattern fronts
There is a pull out stand for your Cuisinart mixer, ready for you to whip up scrumptious desserts.
A knife drawer next to the range for selecting just the ideal knife to slice your meats to perfection
A double receptacle trash pull-out provides space for your recycling and regular trash
A pull-out drawer to hold your spices rests next to the Wolf range
Two Sub-Zero Refrigerators with bottom freezers that have ice-makers, with matching panels to match the custom cabinetry on either side of the triple sink
Two 36” inch side x side Professional Wolf ranges with convection Oven
Thermadore professional range hood for exhaust with 2 speeds
Two 30” Kitchenaid double ovens
Kitchenaid Party Ice-Maker, so you never run out of ice for that martini
Sub-Zero Wine Cooler that holds 78 bottles of wine, with 2 lighted 5.3cu ft refrigerator cooler drawers below to hold your cheeses, cigars, and other cool items
Two Kitchenaid dishwashers, with stainless steel interior for easy clean-up
The gorgeous, luxurious green-eyed granite counter tops, including a 192” x 48” breakfast bar that seats 6-8 comfortably. Full height granite backsplash and granite is installed on the kitchen window sills, too, so you can place plants without worry.
There are Three (3) Oliveri undermount sink prep areas -Two round stainless under-mount prep sinks, one w disposal next to the range, and a Three sink under-mount sink with Dombrfacht faucet, with 1 hp Insink-erator disposal under the double windows
Worthwood end grain strip block flooring, clear kiln dried with cork underlayment floor, most unusual and will gain attention
The capacious dining room, with the elegant barrel ceiling and crown molding, features a glorious Maria Theresa chandelier trimmed with Empress Crystal which reflect the light of the candle bulbs resting in a scalloped babiche
Elaborate Built-in hutch with arched doorway with glass front with mullions.
Bring the party outside through any of the 7 doorways to the lush patio. The doorways provide tons of natural light to the room.
Thin slat oak flooring in dining room and living room
First Floor half Bath
The guest bath on the main floor has the original rich green porcelain subway tile on walls, built-in soap dish and tissue dispenser, with full sized window, and off-white herring bone floor tile. There is a Kohler toilet with custom wood round cabinet with granite sink
Second Level Bedrooms
The Fit-For-A- King- Sized master bedroom suite is flooded with light, with the elegant cove molding and barrel ceiling, and consists of a grand bedroom, semi-private master bath, two walk-in closets, with another closet with built-in dresser and shelving. There is an attached sitting room with window surround.
Custom design and installation Jinshoan bone marble throughout the shared master bath floor and wall tile, with heated flooring. The custom tile work over the arch enclosed extra deep tub sanctuary includes a nook-shelf perfect for displaying statuary art like a Grecian goddess or plants.
A separate shower, with custom porcelain tile, shampoo nook, and 3 body sprays.
There is a fine Chinese Chinoiserie travel chest lavatory with antique black finish adorned with delicate hand painted design. There are 2 center doors that open for storage. There is a raised mount sink with fun frog drain stop, and custom wall sconces.
Other Bedrooms on 2nd Floor and 3rd Floor
There are 2 generously sized with good sized closets on the 2nd floor. There is a smaller bedroom that could be a 4th bedroom on that level, or an office. That bedroom has a closet, and a built-in dresser, with a door out to the roof which could be a balcony.
There is an entire 3rd floor, with an additional 3 bedrooms and a full bath with tub, and an entire wall of storage closets in the hallway. Tons of additional space for storage or guests.
There is a full, unfinished full height walk-out basement that had been finished long ago. There is an old wet bar, good sized tool room, and storage. There is a full bathroom, with subway tile, a European shower, providing the 4th bathroom area. The utility room houses the laundry, with an Electrolux pair of Washer/Dryer on pedestals, and 2 slop sinks.
2010 boiler, and whole house water purification, and sump pump. It appears that all of the plumbing has been replaced with copper and that the electric has been upgraded to a 200 amp service.
There is a Rennai Tankless Water Heater for instant hot water
7 a/c units-however old homes hold their cool. You may find you only need 1 in the master bedroom and 1 in the kitchen. If you are thinking about central a/c, the best way to install would be a split system. One in the top floor/attic to provide cool to the 2nd & 3rd floor, and one system in the basement to provide cooling to the main floor. This way you can preserve all of the crown molding and features within the home.
Almost all lighting is on Decora dimmer switches. There is a sophisticated Samsung biometric front door lock system.
Recessed lighting throughout, custom drop pendants over breakfast bar, several lighted cabinets
Lightolier Multiset Pro-master Control Station Ellipse Series, designer style controls
2 6’ large east facing windows over sink and 2 7’ large windows, both with decorative mullions for loads of natural light.
Patio with double glass doors provide natural lighting and they open to the party patio for easy grilling and convenience for garden parties
Landscape lighting throughout both providing light for your evening entertaining and to light up the beautiful grounds
Lush, elaborate landscaping with stamped concrete surround. The patio has a pad and electricity for a hot tub. An elegant and peaceful koi pond to sit and meditate in your peaceful garden. There is a vegetable garden area, and plenty of room for your grills and smoker. A truly entertaining space.
Attached 2 car garage with automatic door opener, built in shelving
Mechanical & General Information
Lot size 75’ x 120’ 2017 Taxes: $16,780
Extensive Roof work was completed, with terracotta clay tiles lifted, old roof was removed down to the wood decking, there was a new bitumen roof installed, and an ice and water shield installed over the dormered roof and the terracotta clay tiles pieces were re-installed.
The chimney was rebuilt with new stainless-steel lining. There are newer gutters with 2 new scuppers.
The 2 car Garage roof was a complete tear-off in 2014
There is a professionally installed lawn irrigation system.