This spooky old 4-bed just off the lakefront in Evanston was recently nabbed by a buyer for $720K, around $130K off the original ask. Thanks to a dramatic turret, the Victorian Italianate style home has been turning heads since she was built in 1872. Its screened-in porch and front entry just ooze vintage character. Inside, more charming details abound including oak inlaid floors, a marble fireplace, moldings, and a wooden front staircase. There are also 11-foot ceilings and plenty of windows to make the place feel really open. Out back, you've got a roomy yard with a patio. The landmark home also boasts eat-in kitchen with oak cabinetry and granite counters, mud room, and a finished basement. And this place is damn close to a local cemetery, so the new owners should watch out for zombies.
·Listing: 701 Forest Ave [Lakeshore Partners]