It’s not too often that you find a home built in the 1920s that has only had two owners, but that’s exactly what has hit the market at 8047 Kildare in Skokie. And to make it even rarer, the second owner purchased the classic bungalow only 10 years ago, updating many elements while maintaining the original vintage appeal of this quintessential Chicago home. It is listed at $237,500 and is being offered by Nick Marino of Century 21 Realty. (For more details and photos, click here.)
Mostly built between 1910 and 1940, Chicago-style bungalows once accounted for a third of all homes built in and around the city. And while a large number of them remain today, most have been drastically remodeled, loosing many of the original details that make these homes architectural treasures.
However, bungalow enthusiasts will be delighted to find that this particular home still features the original woodwork and molding, decorative fireplace with built-in bookshelves, a rehabbed and restored bath, upgraded electric and plumbing, and rough-in plumbing in place for a second-level expansion. The home, like other true bungalows, also has a full basement, which remains unfinished.
Other notable details of the home include the renovated kitchen, featuring a recessed refrigerator, stainless steel gas stove, and open shelving, popular in the kitchens of professional chefs for its modern aesthetic and functionality. This home also offers a two-car garage.
Not unlike other homes built in this time period, this Chicago bungalow still has radiator heat and doesn’t offer central air conditioning, although on the evening this reporter toured the home, it was warm outside but pleasantly cool inside.
Buyers interested in this area will appreciate the convenient location. The home is walkable to the newly opened CTA Yellow line and downtown Skokie, which offers many shopping and dining options. Metra service in Evanston is roughly two miles away and access to I-94 is an approximately five minute drive from the house. Elizabeth Meyer, John Middleton Elementary and Oliver McCracken Middle schools are within walking distance, as is the Arie Crown Hebrew Day School. There are also a number of recreation options within minutes of 8047 Kildare, including Oakton Park, Skokie Sports Park and Evanston Golf Club.
For more information on this home, contact Nicholas Marino at (847) 967-5500.