Striking home, short walk to Uptown and Metra, has a fascinating history, beginning in 1897. Details available at the home. Under the current longtime owners, this home has grown and changed over the years. A wood burning fireplace, flanked by dramatic windows, is the focal point of the living room. Bright, open dining room has newer, custom built-in buffet. The efficient kitchen has a garden window, and is open to a cozy den, with a second wood-burning fireplace and built in, media-friendly cabinetry. Both rooms overlook the back yard. The first floor laundry, steps from kitchen, is so convenient, with new W/D, just completed in February. A full second floor was added in 1992, doubling the square footage. Master bedroom has private balcony, skylight, walk-in closet, and full bath with heated floors. The 3 additional bedrooms are all spacious, and the shared hall bath has a whirlpool tub. Amazing space...please, review the floor plans! The angled placement on the lot (7,724 sq ft, two PINs, survey available in the drop down menu) allows for two individual fenced areas, for pets, gardening, and entertaining. Side yard has a new privacy fence, and the back yard facing Hansen Place has a pergola covered patio and decorative metal fence. Frontage of 72 ft on Northwest Hwy provides wide front yard, so you never feel closed in. Basement is the original one from 1897, and typical for an old house, not deep, not finished, used primarily for tremendous storage capacity! Stroll to dining and shopping, located close to the Country Club. This home is spacious and distinctive. Taxes are under protest, updates will be shared when available.