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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
The residences of one of the most desirable streets in the historic Kenwood neighborhood were constr
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Frank Lloyd Wright often strolled the block. “That meant to see some curious effects,” he later
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
The stunning staircase was structurally rebuilt, utilizing the original newel posts but with all new
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Custom bookcases line two walls of the library, while the windows offer a view toward the front porc
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
A broad front porch greats visitors to the house; it offers a splendid place to relax and watch the
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Over 65 brand new oak doors have taken the “Kimbark Project” to a whole new level.
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
The hardware of the massive, solid wood door is original to the house and its gleaming finish is ind
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Welcome!
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The floor of the foyer is comprised of individually laid tiles, fresh and modern, yet reminiscent of
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The interior must be toured to truly appreciate the commitment to custom design and imagination - es
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Originally the main stair extended only to the second level. The narrow servants' stair that once p
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A pair of double French doors open into a sophisticated library setting.
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Three curved windows were handcrafted for the bay of the living room. Accented by cove moldings and
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
The new stone fireplace mantle/surround was sleekly crafted in modern aesthetic, yet appears as if i
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
The heavily timbered ceiling gives the dining room a dramatic air, accented by a built-in buffet and
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
The custom built-in buffet offers glazed storage above a quartzite countertop while the mirror refle
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
New art glass can be found in the library and here in the dining room.
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
An extraordinary endeavor - the chef's kitchen. Featuring custom cabinetry and quartzite counters,
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
New custom windows fill the kitchen with light. The space also offers two refrigerator/freezers, st
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Kitchen
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Adjacent to the kitchen is another homage to the past, redefined for today, The concept of a Butler
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Between the kitchen and pantry is an exit to the lovely back yard. This is but one of the several c
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The focal point of the second level landing is a spidery golden chandelier. The two very large wind
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Paned and curved windows allow an abundance of light into the primary bedroom. A long-hidden firepl
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Master Bath
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
As if it wasn't glamorous enough, the primary bath features it's own charming, private porch.
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Master Bath
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Adjacent to the bath is the cleverly lit closet with plenty of space for hanging, drawer and shoe st
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The second level offers two additional bedrooms and baths. This one is ensuite.
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Bathroom
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Each bedroom features custom cabinetry within the closets.
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A detail of the paned windows, reminiscent of those found in the neighborhood in the 1880s.
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
With custom cabinetry, hanging and folding area and quartzite counter, even laundry is elegant in th
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Each of the baths are unique in their own way, yet all share an attention to detail and use of high
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The light-filled main stair rises to the third level, where you step into a large family room .
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Here the custom cabinetry features a secret door, leading to play space for an imaginative child. I
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
The turret of the house was completely rebuilt and the ceiling now rises above a wonderful reading n
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The third level offers two additional bedrooms and one full bath. Additionally, all closets are cust
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Bathroom
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The addition to increase the size of the kitchen allowed for the construction of two spacious shingl
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The porches were designed to provide a second means of egress from the third level.
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Kenwood is known for its large parcels of property - the third level offers a beautiful westward vis
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Looking from the third level porch to the oversized back yard.
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Garage
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The space to the left on the garage now offers a potting shed for the aspiring gardener.
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Radiant heat warms the lower level, where six additional inches of vertical space were provided. Th
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Utilities are state of the art and high efficiency.
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
Exterior Back
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A bit of how the project unfolded - it was a labor of love. April 18, 2019 - Preliminary ideas unde
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The house as it appeared prior to restoration. It has graced one of Kenwood's favored tree-lined st
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All existing wood flooring and subfloors were removed to the joists, new supporting structures were
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
The main stairway was completely rebuilt, save for the reuse of two original newel posts.
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
This bottom to top renovation includes a completely rebuilt chimney, historically impressive windows
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4820 S Kimbark Ave   Chicago, IL
An addition begins to rise on the bak of the house to provide a larger kitchen with eat-in area, and
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The rear addition as it appeared on 3/30/2021. Two outdoor porches were added, and the lower level
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New copper gutters and downspouts, new siding to match the original, new windows and soffits, twelve
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Close to all the Hyde Park community and University of Chicago have to offer - a stunning home with
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4820 S Kimbark Ave
Chicago, IL
$3,820,000
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 6+1 bathrooms
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 4,890 SF
  • MLS# 11124598
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