1122 E Walnut AvenueDes Plaines, Illinois IL60016
It is estimated that only 2% of homes built in the US have an architecture firm involved in the process. This stately home was designed and built by architects Benkert & Kobylanski in 1929 as a model home showcasing modern electricity. Paid for by the Electric Company, they spared no expense. It is the showplace of the neighborhood. Designed in a classic English Tudor style, it features a slate roof, copper ridge caps, Lannon stone and brick construction, flagstone terrace, patio, and rooftop deck off the primary bedroom. The property has won best garden and landscaping in Des Plaines. This home could easily qualify for Historic Landmark status, if you wish to apply, which gives the property homeowner a 15 year property tax freeze. The home was remodeled in 2019/2020 with a brand new designer kitchen. Martha Stewart cabinets in buttercream yellow, quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances, new recessed lighting & pendant fixtures. New hardwood floors in kitchen, powder room and pantry. Kitchen includes free standing custom built bench seating. Original white oak hardwood floors, recently refinished, throughout the entire home. Living room features a period wood burning fireplace with exquisite historical stone mantle, ceiling beams & new recessed lighting. Primary bedroom features a special vaulted ceiling detail and rooftop balcony deck. 3 bedrooms upstairs and a 4th bedroom off living room. Full dining room, entry foyer with coat closet, elegant stairs to 2nd floor. All rooms feature the original crown molding and accent molding in the plaster. Finished basement features a family room with working gas fireplace, walk in closet with cedar paneling, full bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Utility area has washer, dryer, laundry sink and tool bench. New boiler, hot water heater, and new air conditioning unit. New windows in ground floor bedroom. 2 car garage with shed. Fenced back yard is perfect for a small or medium dog. This elegant home is in a fantastic location on a quiet tree lined street, but also close distance to downtown Des Plaines & the Metra train.