We don't address a ton of suburban real estate, but every now and then a keeper rolls along and we devote column inches to the outlier. In an area of Evanston where the mansions are as a dense as the summer foliage, we found this elegant Queen Anne, on the market for $2.4M. The 6-bed mini-manse, which enjoys landmark protection, sits on an extra wide, professionally-landscaped 1/2 acre lot. There's also a wrap-around porch, an ideal spot to admire the abundant green space. On the inside, traditional decor maintains the home's historic integrity. Built in 1898, the sprawling 7,500-square foot residence includes high ceilings, a crazily vaulted attic that looks as if it might accommodate a Big Top, an upgraded kitchen with high-end finishes, and a 4-car heated garaged. And we'd be remiss if we failed to clue you in to the renovated 2-story coach house.
·Listing: 1304 Forest Ave [Jameson Sotheby's]