The childhood home of Joan and John Cusack is about to change hands after 40 years in the family. The actors' mother Ann Cusack is asking $980K for the brawny five-bed on a quarter-acre of historic Evanston lakefront. There's pretty solid architectural integrity to the 1910 home, namely in the original staircase, crown molding, fireplaces, vaulted master suite, and leaded glass windows. That integrity crumbles like John's leading roles in the slapdash 1960s kitchen and the mud room. But let's not overplay the negative— this home is rightfully in demand and under contract. Large front and back yards and a deck extend the lakefront park to the home's doorstep, a free and clear landscape protected in perpetuity.
·Listing: 838 Sheridan Road, Evanston [Koenig & Strey]
·Sold Stuff: Joan Cusack's Graceland West Home [Curbed Chicago]
·Actor John Cusack's Former Chicago Penthouse Asks $1.15M [Curbed National]