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139 South Grove Ave , Oak Park, IL 60302

139 South Grove Ave

Welcome to one of the Midwest’s finest homes! The John Seaman House sits on a desirable corner lot, practically in downtown Oak Park.  This 17+ room Queen Anne features unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail, original woodwork, 6 fireplaces and 3.5 updated baths. This stately, elegant home is move-in ready with gracious living spaces, wide-scale hallways and refined updates. Practical and flexible for today’s work at home/play at home lifestyle.  The home includes a 1 bed, 1 bath coach house, a large garage and parking for 6 cars. 

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139 South Grove Ave has prismed art glass windows, hand carved built-ins, and a stunning grand staircase; the craftsmanship is still clean and crisp and represents the finest of its time.  The spacious parlor, living room, library and dining room are each trimmed in handcrafted woods. A description published in the local paper in 1895 calls attention to the distinct wood species used in each separate space, from “curly beech in the parlor, flame mahogany in the library and a highly polished birch in the sitting room”.

Ascend the grand staircase to the second floor, where you’ll find five bedrooms, two of them with tandems. Three of them have beautiful gas fireplaces. The third floor has a wonderful 41 x 25 foot ballroom along with three more nicely sized rooms w/closets and a full bath.  This living space provides the place for privacy, productivity and/or fun while home learning, working, or enjoying some leisure time though the space was originally designed as an entertaining area and living quarters for in-laws and out of town guests.

A warm and inviting family home, roomy and comfortable with impressive options for connecting and time together, as well as quiet and secluded spots for productive Zoom calls and e-learning. The home is truly a blend of original, fine decorative details meshed with the space and flexibility today’s family requires.

The home sits prominently on a corner lot voted “Best Four Corners in Oak Park”. A beautiful block/street with turn of the century charm, walking distance to world-renowned schools

Enjoy leisurely afternoons with a cool beverage on the wraparound front porch or enjoy short walks to Oak Park’s shopping district, restaurants or nearby parks. Just two blocks to Green Line Train and a 10 minute walk to Metra providing 25 minute access to downtown Chicago.

139 South Grove Ave was restored and renewed by Warren Stewart, one of Oak Park’s authorities on authentic restoration and earned the Cavalcade of Pride.  Significant work was made on exterior restoration along with mechanicals, electricals, and plumbing. Recent improvements include: a new roof, updating of baths, ballroom and bar restoration, exterior paint, coach house kitchen and bath updating.  

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