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Beloved time capsule home in historic Oak Park asks $535K

Built in 1938, the pink and seafoam green bathrooms remains untouched.

The bathroom with pink tiling and a seafoam green toilet and sink. Photo by VHT Studios

In the Oak Park neighborhood (an area of the city known for its numerous Frank Lloyd Wright designs), there’s a beautiful Tudor-inspired home for sale.

It was designed by Charles F. Pope in 1938 and features a one-of-a-kind time capsule interior. The property has had only two previous owners. There’s unique woodwork and a well-maintained set of Deagan doorbell chimes (see them in the photo of the wood-paneled dining room).

Just off the kitchen, there’s a sunny breakfast nook with built-in shelves and evergreen wallpaper with a little red robin pattern. The dining room is stunning as well—original dark panel wood, a wedding cake chandelier, and lovely natural light. The three-bedroom home also comes with tons of storage and enough space to add more bedrooms on the second floor. The lower level, which is in need of a bit of TLC, comes with high ceilings, a stone fireplace and a half bathroom.

One of the most charming rooms in the home are the two bathrooms—each with vintage tilework and pedestal sinks. One of them dons pale pink, floor-to-ceiling tiles and a matching seafoam green toilet and sink.

It’s listed for $535,000 with Margaret McSheehy of Historic Homes Realty.

A wood paneled dining room with a chandelier.
A kitchen with original cabinets. There is beige tiling and white backspash tile.
A hallway full of storage cabinets and a skylight.
A breakfast nook with built-in shelves, a small wooden table, windows, and wallpaper with evergreen and robins.
One of the bathrooms with a glass block window and pedestal sink. There is white tile with black trim.