Oak Park is home to a number of incredible Frank Lloyd Wright designs, Prairie School style homes, and, of course, bungalows. Typically, bungalows were homes built for the working class, but in the 1920s those modest homes doubled in size with rich ornamentation.
Last week, we featured a massive bungalow in West Rogers Park that was first owned by an Olympic boxer. Continuing the mega bungalow theme, this Oak Park bungalow is still on the market.
This octagonal bungalow is named as such for its eight-sided front exterior window. It’s nearly 2,000 square feet with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Before coming on the market in mid-March, it was most recently listed in 2017 for $627,000, according to property records. Back in 1991, the home sold for $210,000.
This home has natural birch woodwork, decorative fireplaces with vintage wall sconces, and stained and leaded glass windows. The original details of the home are well-maintained and the modern upgrades don’t feel out of place. For instance, the brand new kitchen features off-white, classical style cabinets and a farmhouse sink.
There are two bedrooms on the main floor and then two upstairs. All of them have excellent closets, gorgeous windows, and plenty of space. One of our favorite details is the all lavender-pink bathroom tile. There’s also a basement with a fireplace and bar that would be easy to finish into a perfect loungey living room.
And for the gardeners out there, this home has a space front and backyard that’s already landscaped with perennials and outfitted with brick-paved walkways. (Want to know how to get a little green in your home? We’ve got an easy Chicago gardening guide for any type of home here.)
1210 N. Grove Avenue is listed for $669,000 with Laurie Shapiro of Gagliardo Realty Associates.