While combing through the listings in Oak Park, we were delighted to happen upon the historic A.L. Gardner House. Built in 1865, the distinct 4-bed home is a prime example of the rare Victorian Stick style of architecture, popular between 1860-1890. The colorful seductress is flanked by mature foliage and boasts a charming wrap-around porch, an ideal spot for admiring the greenery and gawking at the gawkers. Inside, the 2,400-square foot restored interiors stay true to the home's historic pedigree with vintage elements like crown molding and decorative woodwork. Located in the thick of the Frank Lloyd Wright historic district, the Victorian gem also sports hardwood floors, two fireplaces, a den, remodeled bathrooms, and a cook's kitchen. And you'll have your pick of two nearby parks and plenty of retail. The ask? $849K.
·Listing: 308 N Kenilworth Ave [Baird & Warner, Inc.]