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3854 N Kostner Ave - The John & Clara Merchant House

Property Under Contract

Rare opportunity to purchase a true treasure!  On a perfect block in Old Irving Park, this historic home features wonderfully preserved original details from circa 1872 from a pattern in Woodward's National Architect (1869).  This is one of only a couple Second Empire-styled homes in Chicago and features a large mansard roof and carved flat-lintel window hoods.  Details include dramatic staircase, very tall ceilings, original woodwork and moldings, giant functioning pocket doors, formal dining room, 3 fireplaces (non functioning now).  The main level has a spacious living room, formal dining room, sunroom, office, bedroom, full bathroom and the kitchen.  The 2nd floor has 3 LARGE bedrooms and one full bathroom (there is space to add a bathroom so you can have 2 bathrooms on the bedroom level). The attic is finished with several skylights (ceiling height is about 7', not tall enough for bedrooms, but great for kids play space).  The basement walks out to the backyard is finished and has a living area, bedroom, full kitchen and full bathroom and laundry area (while it is finished, we expect that buyers will refinish the basement). Large backyard space with brick paved patio and an oversized 2 car garage. 

3854 N Kostner Ave

6 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom


Neighborhood: Irving Park

2019 Taxes: $12,803.71

2-Car Garage 

with Fenced-In Backyard & Brick Paved Patio

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