1046 Franklin Avenue

River Forest, IL
$ 1,650,000 Beds 5 Baths 5.5 Sq 6,500 Virtual Tour
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Positioned beautifully on a stately corner lot, the Buurma built BUHRKE HOUSE, combines Tudor revival & chateau style architecture elements. The rounded turret w/conical roof and asymmetrical design support the castle motif and 1920's plaster craftsman artistry is found throughout. Gorgeous decor, impeccable attention to detail and care found in this home along with landscaped grounds.Fabulous in ground pool and patios are perfect for entertaining. The elegant foyer leads to a step down formal living room and family room/office combination. The library has original faux wood plaster walls, a hand painted ceiling and leaded windows. The formal dining room leads to the breakfast room overlooking a 3 season porch and the pool. Stunning kitchen has Viking, Sub-Zero and Fischer Paykel appliances, custom cabinetry and beautiful lighting. Offering 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms on the second floor, graciously accommodating family and guests. A full finished basement with sauna, recreation & game room, 2nd kitchen & bath. Sooo much to see in this fabulous home...

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 1,650,000
  • Lot Size
  • 0.42 Acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Sqr Footage
  • 6,500
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 5
  • Year Built
  • 1930
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • City, Zip
  • River Forest
  • Taxes
  • 30240
  • County
  • COOK
  • Style
  • Tudor
  • Area
  • River Forest
  • MLS#
  • 10840946
  • Zip
  • 60305
Listing Provided by: Gagliardo Realty Associates LLC



Age 81-90 Years
Architectural Style Tudor
Assessment Includes None
Attached Garage Yes
Built Before 1978 Yes
Community Features Curbs/Gutters, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
County Cook
Detached Type 2 Stories
Directions 1 block North of Augusta... 2 blocks West of Lathrop
District Elementary School 90
District High School 200
District Middle/Junior School 90
Elementary School Willard Elementary School
Exposure N (North), E (East)
Exterior Features Patio, Pool In-Ground, Storms/Screens
Financing Options Conventional
Full Baths 5
Garage Spaces 3
General Information None
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Half Baths 1
High School Oak Park & River Forest High Sch
Interior Features Sauna/Steam Room, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors
Middle/Junior School Roosevelt School
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Garage
Rehab No
Roof Slate
Sewer Sewer-Public
Special Assessments No
Status Active
Tax Year 2019
Taxes 30240.28
Waterfront No
Year Built 1930

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Flooring Carpet
3rd Bedroom Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes
4th Bedroom Flooring Carpet
4th Bedroom Window Treatments Blinds
Additional Rooms Library
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 10 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 10 Name Pantry
Addtl Room 4 Name Recreation Rm
Addtl Room 5 Name Game Rm
Addtl Room 6 Name 2nd Kitchen
Addtl Room 7 Flooring Marble
Addtl Room 7 Name Foyer
Addtl Room 8 Name Storage
Addtl Room 9 Name Enclosed Porch
Air Conditioning Central Air
Attic Full, Unfinished
Basement Full
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) Yes
Basement Description Finished
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 16X15
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 13X10
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 13X12
Corporate Limits River Forest
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 17X15
Dining Room Level Main Level
Dining Room Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes
Equipment Humidifier, Security System, CO Detectors, Fan-Attic Exhaust, Fan-Whole House, Sprinkler-Lawn
Family Room Dimensions 27X13
Family Room Flooring Hardwood
Fireplace Locations Family Room, Living Room, Other
Fireplaces 3
Heater Fuel Type Gas, Forced Air
Kitchen Appliances Oven-Double, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Bar, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Wine Cooler/Refrigerator
Kitchen Dimensions 17X16
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Pantry-Butler
Laundry Dimensions 36X20
Laundry Level/Floor Basement
Living Area 6500
Living Room Dimensions 27X18
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Living Room Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 20X20
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Other Room 1 Dimensions 13X10
Other Room 10 Dimensions 15X6
Other Room 2 Dimensions 14X91
Other Room 3 Dimensions 19X14
Other Room 4 Dimensions 26X20
Other Room 4 Level Basement
Other Room 5 Dimensions 26X20
Other Room 6 Dimensions 14X10
Other Room 6 Level Basement
Other Room 7 Dimensions 19X14
Other Room 7 Level Main Level
Other Room 8 Dimensions 15X8
Other Room 9 Dimensions 15X12
Rooms List 2nd Kitchen, 5th Bedroom, Breakfast Room, Enclosed Porch, Foyer, Game Room, Library, Pantry, Recreation Room, Storage
Street Suffix Avenue
Total Bathrooms 5.1
Total Rooms 14

Exterior Features

City River Forest
Acreage .4224
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Brick, Side Drive
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s), Heated, 7 Foot or more high garage door
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Attached
Lot Dimensions 100 X 184
Lot Features Corner, Fenced Yard, Landscaped Professionally
Lot Size Area Less Than .25 Acre
Water Source Public


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Based on the average sale price from the Chicago, IL office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Willard Elementary School
Middle School Roosevelt School Middle School
High School Oak Park & River Forest High Sch

Price History

8/31/2020 Listed $1,650,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60305

AVG $1.02M
AVG $21,693
AVG 109
Year Built
AVG 1936
AVG 57
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1046 Franklin Avenue River Forest, IL is a Single Family Home for sale at $1650000 with 6500 sqft and a lot size of 0.42 Acres Acre(s). 1046 Franklin Avenue River Forest has 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and was built in 1930. The property's zip code is 60305 which is in River Forest, IL

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