225 Hamilton Street Evanston, IL 60202
Listing Courtesy of: Midwest Real Estate Data / Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Chicago

  225 Hamilton Street Evanston, IL 60202

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Designed and built in 1894 by the important architectural partnership of Pond and Pond, 225 Hamilton is both historically and architecturally significant (see detailed description under Additional Information.) This home marries traditional Queen Anne architecture with a more modern Arts and Crafts emphasis on integrity of material over applied ornamentation, and demonstrates how modern design in the 1890s, with minimal modification, still reflects the way families live today. Sitting on a beautiful lot on the Michigan Avenue parkway, the home is located just two blocks from Lake Michigan parks and beaches. With beautiful living spaces both indoors and out, proximity to Lake Michigan and Chicago, this home represents the best of all worlds. You enter through a massive oak door to the wood paneled vestibule and then the central foyer with brick fireplace and access to all the rooms on the first floor: the music room with coved ceiling and built in cabinetry; the living room with tiled fireplace and French doors to the sweeping front porch, the dining room with built-in oak buffet, fireplace, and French doors to the porch; the butler's pantry with extensive built in cabinetry, sink, dishwasher and ice maker; and the light-filled kitchen open to a spacious breakfast room which originally served as the servant's dining room. The grand staircase from the central foyer leads up to the stunning 2 story beamed cathedral family room/library with massive fireplace, bookcases, and Palladian windows. A charming powder room sits off of the family room with original marble sink. The staircase from the central foyer down leads to the fabulous ground level recreation room with much natural light, lovely murals and access to the bluestone patio. The second floor features four large bedrooms, two with fireplaces, and two full baths. One staircase to the third floor splits to lead to two spacious bedroom suites each with a full bath and plentiful closet space. The beautiful light creates great possibilities for an office or studio space. This is a very special home and a rare offering.

MLS #:
Lot Size
0.34 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
School District
Cook County
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 4
  • Half Bathrooms: 2
Interior Features
  • Appliance: Cooktop
  • Appliance: Wine Refrigerator
  • Appliance: Stainless Steel Appliance(s)
  • Appliance: Disposal
  • Appliance: Dryer
  • Appliance: Washer
  • Appliance: Freezer
  • Appliance: High End Refrigerator
  • Appliance: Dishwasher
  • Appliance: Microwave
  • Appliance: Double Oven
  • Security System
  • Pantry
  • Beamed Ceilings
  • Historic/Period Mlwk
  • Bookcases
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Built-In Features
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Skylight(s)
  • Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings
Property Features
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning
  • Fireplace: Dining Room
  • Fireplace: Bedroom
  • Fireplace: Living Room
  • Fireplace: Family Room
  • Fireplace: 6
Heating and Cooling
  • Steam
  • Space Pac
  • Central Air
Basement Information
  • Partially Finished
  • Full
Exterior Features
  • Cedar
  • Brick
  • Roof: Asphalt
Utility Information
  • Utilities: Water Source: Public, Water Source: Lake Michigan
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
School Information
  • Elementary School: Dewey Elementary School
  • Middle School: Nichols Middle School
  • High School: Evanston Twp High School
  • Garage Door Opener(s)
  • Detached
Living Area
  • 5,416 sqft
Additional Listing Info
  • Selling Office Commission: 2.25% ON 1ST MILLION, 1.75% ON 2ND, 1.25% ON BALANCE -$495
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