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Beth Alberts

215 Central Avenue

$2,439,000 215 Central Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035
Experience the style and elegance of this remarkable home in coveted East Highland Park, just a few blocks from Lake Michigan and the bustling downtown. This 6-bedroom, 6.2-bathroom home offers an exceptional blend of modern updates and timeless beauty. The entire home was re-built and expanded in 2007-08 with the highest quality accents and fixtures, preserving some original features for added charm. The renovation was recognized by the city of Highland Park with a Historic Preservation Award in 2009. Upon entering, you are greeted by a grand foyer flanked by a spacious formal dining room with seating for 24 and a gracious living room with wood burning fireplace and two separate seating areas. The first-floor office is full of natural light with two walls of windows and there is also a cozy library/den. The heart of the home is truly the fully equipped chef's kitchen with all custom millwork. The kitchen features a walk-in pantry, butler's pantry, Viking cooktop, Gaggenau double wall ovens, Sub-Zero fridge, refrigerator drawers and an abundance of gorgeous white cabinetry. The separate breakfast room opens nicely to the patio and is perfect for casual dining and entertaining. Just outside the kitchen there is a gas grill. The mudroom with powder room off the garage completes the first floor. The second floor boasts a huge primary suite with vaulted ceiling, a dressing room and stunning bathroom with custom cabinet vanities and marble soaking tub, handmade and built specifically for the room. The adjacent bedroom was converted to a sitting room with a gas fireplace and en suite bathroom, creating an absolutely luxurious primary suite retreat. The primary suite sitting room could easily be converted back to a separate bedroom if needed. There are two additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor, each with a full en suite bathroom and separate shower with Waterworks tile. The two bathrooms are connected by a beautiful vintage clawfoot tub. All of the bedrooms have custom built closets. There is also an upstairs laundry room/closet with plumbing already in place. The third floor features a full bathroom and two flexible spaces for guests, work, au pair or anyone needing their own space. The basement was dug out to achieve 10ft ceilings, creating additional living and entertainment space including an extra deep sport court with basketball hoop and room for a golf simulator! The basement has an amazing laundry room with two sets of machines, storage, cedar closet, exercise room and a full bathroom with a steam shower. Outside, the home features Marvin windows and a cedar shake roof as well as a circular driveway with parking pad and a heated three-car attached garage with an extra high ceiling for storage. There is a two tiered patio with space to dine and relax and a gorgeous big backyard with a fire pit area. Don't miss the opportunity to make this exceptional property your own and enjoy the very best of Highland Park living.
  • Sold
  • 6
  • 7
  • 1906
    Year Built
  • 6,276 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 6,276 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 0.46 Acres
  • MLS® ID: 11936052
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1906
  • Elementary School:Indian Trail Elementary School
  • Middle School: Edgewood Middle School
  • High School: Highland Park High School
  • School District: 113


  • Total Bedrooms: 6
  • Total Bathrooms: 7
  • Full Bathrooms: 6
  • Half Bathrooms: 2
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning, Gas Starter
  • Appliances: Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood, Gas Cooktop
  • Other Interior Features: Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Walk-In Closet(s)

Exterior & Building

  • Garage Space: 3.0
  • Water Source: Lake Michigan, Public
  • Roof: Shake
  • Heat Type: Natural Gas, Forced Air, Steam, Radiant
  • Air Conditioning: Central Air
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Other Exterior Features: Patio, Fire Pit


  • Sales Price: $2,439,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $32,410/yr

215 Central Avenue

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