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In Oak Park, an updated landmark home with Prairie School influences wants $1.2M

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Wood trim for days

A brick foursquare home standing on a suburban corner.
337 S. Elmwood Avenue.
Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy of Michael Giliano of Compass

Buyers seeking a historic property with all the practicality of a newer construction will find plenty to like about this Oak Park home, built in 1912. The brick American Foursquare displays Prairie School influences including broad horizontal lines, a partially enclosed wrap around porch, and a hip roof clad in emerald tiles.

Inside, there are hardwood floors and wood trim galore. Spanning just shy of 3,000 square feet, the four-bedroom property includes stained glass windows, a wood-lined formal dining room, a contemporary kitchen with all of the modern bells and whistles, and an enclosed sunroom with a wet bar. There are also family rooms in both the attic and finished basement, and a fenced-in rear yard with a patio and detached brick garage.

Situated on a corner lot, the property at 337 S. Elmwood Avenue is a contributing structure in the Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District, which is home notable architecture such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Unity Temple. The home recently hit the market seeking $1.2 million. It last changed hands in 2004 for $975,000, public records show.

A entryway with wood floors, stairs, and a model ship in a glass case.
A grand staircase in the foyer.
A wood table stands in the middle of a room with six chairs, wood beams, a row of windows, and a chandelier. A kitchen is visible through an opening.
Wood trim and windows in the formal dining room.
A kitchen space with wood cabinets. stainless appliances, and tile backsplash.
The updated kitchen has a green island with a marble countertop.
A long bar lined with stools stands in the middle of a sunny room with a wood ceiling and a wall of windows.
The light-filled sunroom has a central wetbar, perfect for entertaining.
A wood-lined bathroom with a stained glass window, sink, and toilet.
Stained glass can be found in this bathroom and the second floor landing.