5344 North Wayne Avenue Chicago, IL
$ 2,200,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10607710
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityChicago
  • AreaCHI - Edgewater
  • NeighborhoodAndersonville
  • Zip60640
  • StyleTraditional
  • Year Built1889
  • Taxes20240
  • Price$ 2,200,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage5875
  • Lot Size5,536 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Baird & Warner
Property Description

Situated close to the Lake with easy access to Lake Shore Drive, this magnificently restored home sits on a rare 45ft wide lot in the Lakewood Balmoral neighborhood also known as "Winnetka in the City." Lakewood Balmoral lies in the heart of East Andersonville and is one of Chicago's most beautiful & historically preserved neighborhoods of single family homes. The area is also in one of the safest Wards in all of Chicago and offers families and individuals who want to live in the City the highly desirable & hard to find combination of safety, large yards & city amenities all within an easy commute to downtown. This home is larger than it appears & offers approx. 5,900 sq ft of living space. The home's current long-term owners purchased the home from an architect. Thereafter, with the assistance of other historic preservationist architects they have made additions and upgrades throughout the home to provide all the modern-day luxury amenities and conveniences while maintaining the original craftsmanship & grandeur of an incomparable home that just can't be captured in photos. This home also features a perfect floor plan for entertaining with wonderful room sizes; 4 wood-burning/gas fireplaces; 5 bathrooms; front and back staircases; a formal dining room with wood beamed ceiling and fireplace; two butler's pantries (one with wet bar); laundry on the first floor; an informal dining room with adjoining sunken family room with fireplace; and an amazing outdoor patio adjacent to the 2 car garage that is a perfect urban oasis. The master suite has its own fireplace, separate dressing room and new marble bath with heated marble floors. The 3rd floor of the home offers a private suite with bedroom, bathroom & family room [ perfect for in-laws, teenagers or live in help] The finished lower level has an office, workout and game area, bathroom and large storage areas. Other improvements include a new roof and updated and new mechanical systems with 3 furnaces and zoned heat and spacepac AC. Authentic & luxurious at the same time...from the soaring ceilings of the foyer to the original built-ins and triple sawn wood trim and doors throughout. Only 3 blocks to Red Line. Children in the neighborhood attend the following schools: Pierce, Sacred Heart, R.P. Montessori, Lycee Francaise, the Waldorf School, Latin and Parker. Owner has new architectural plans for an addition with an expanded kitchen and second floor en suite which will convey with the home.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Peirce Elementary School Intl St Peirce Elementary School Intl St Senn High School
Price History
1/10/2020 Listed $2,200,000

General Features

Age 100+ Years
Area Amenities Park/Playground, Curbs/Gutters, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Assessment Includes None
Built Before 1978 Yes
County Cook
Detached Type 3 Stories
Directions Wayne is a one-way south. Take Bryn Mawr or Catalpa from the east or Balmoral from the West.
District Elementary School 299
District High School 299
District Middle/Junior School 299
Elementary School Peirce Elementary School Intl St
Exposure N (North), S (South), E (East), W (West)
Financing Options Conventional
General Information None
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
High School Senn High School
Middle/Junior School Peirce Elementary School Intl St
New Construction No
North 5344
Parking Garage
Special Assessments No
Status Active
Tax Year 2018
Taxes 20240.94
Waterfront No
Year Built 1889

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Carpet
3rd Bedroom Flooring Carpet
3rd Bedroom Window Treatments Plantation Shutters
4th Bedroom Flooring Carpet
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 10 Name Storage
Addtl Room 4 Name Mud
Addtl Room 5 Name Walk in Closet
Addtl Room 6 Name Playroom
Addtl Room 7 Name Great Rm
Addtl Room 8 Name Office
Addtl Room 9 Name Recreation Rm
Air Conditioning Central Air
Attic Finished
Basement Full, English
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) Yes
Basement Description Finished
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 15X14
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 13X11
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 21X16
Corporate Limits Chicago
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 16X15
Dining Room Level Main Level
Dining Room Window Treatments Plantation Shutters
Electric Circuit Breakers
Family Room Dimensions 17X15
Family Room Flooring Hardwood
Fireplace Features Wood Burning
Fireplace Locations Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Other
Fireplaces 4
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 2
Heater Fuel Type Gas, Forced Air, Radiant, Radiators, Zoned
Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Skylight(s), Bar-Dry, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors
Kitchen Appliances Oven-Double, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen Dimensions 12X11
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Pantry-Butler
Laundry Dimensions 18X9
Laundry Features Gas Dryer Hookup
Laundry Level/Floor Main Level
Living Area 5875
Living Room Dimensions 18X16
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Living Room Window Treatments Plantation Shutters
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 16X15
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Other Room 1 Dimensions 12X11
Other Room 10 Dimensions 25X20
Other Room 2 Dimensions 6X18
Other Room 3 Dimensions 6X12
Other Room 4 Dimensions 8X10
Other Room 4 Level Main Level
Other Room 5 Dimensions 16X16
Other Room 6 Dimensions 24X17
Other Room 6 Level 2nd Level
Other Room 7 Dimensions 24X19
Other Room 7 Level 3rd Level
Other Room 8 Dimensions 15X13
Other Room 9 Dimensions 33X17
Rooms List Foyer, Breakfast Room, Pantry, Mud Room, Walk In Closet, Play Room, Great Room, Office, Recreation Room, Storage
Street Suffix Avenue
Total Bathrooms 3.2
Total Rooms 13

Exterior Features

City Chicago
Acreage .1271
Architectural Style Traditional
Attached Garage Yes
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Off Alley
Exterior Features Patio, Porch
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s)
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Spaces 2
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 45 X 123
Lot Features Fenced Yard, Mature Trees
Lot Size Area Oversized Chicago Lot
Sewer Sewer-Public
Water Source Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Breakfast Rm 6X18 Main Level Hardwood
Dining Room 16X15 Main Level Hardwood Separate
Family Room 17X15 Main Level Hardwood
Foyer 12X11 Main Level Hardwood
Great Rm 24X19 3rd Level
Living Room 18X16 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 16X15 2nd Level Hardwood
Mud 8X10 Main Level
Office 15X13 Lower
Pantry 6X12 Main Level Hardwood
Playroom 24X17 2nd Level Carpet
Recreation Rm 33X17 Lower
Storage 25X20 Lower
Walk in Closet 16X16 2nd Level


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60640

AVG $1.23M
AVG $15,265
AVG 39
Year Built
AVG 1935
AVG 92
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