Featuring large, red carriage doors and sturdy-looking masonry construction, there’s little question that this spacious 3,800-square-foot single family home started its long life as something other than a residence. One of the North Side’s oldest firehouses, the old structure was originally built in the 1890s utilizing a wooden framework construction before being rebuilt with brick a few decades later.
A contemporary renovation has seen the station’s old “horse room” converted to a large living/family room with a patterned ceiling and radiant-heated, polished concrete floor. The ground level is also home to a high-end, almost commercial grade kitchen and a playful powder room that ties back to the front door with its fire engine red wall tiles.
The home’s upper level includes four bedrooms, modern bathrooms, a seating area, and a two-story shaft once occupied by the station’s pole. A good-sized side yard and covered parking for three cars round out the property. The unique Lincoln Square/Ravenswood home hit the market yesterday for the first time since its rehab and conversion. It is currently seeking $1.45 million.
- 2100 W. Eastwood Avenue, Chicago IL [Estately]