‘Impossible To Recreate’ Home Has Lake Views From Multiple Decks



a view of a house: Built in 1914, the home at 637 Sheridan Square was listed for sale last month for the first time in 15 years.


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Built in 1914, the home at 637 Sheridan Square was listed for sale last month for the first time in 15 years.

EVANSTON, IL — A 106-year-old single family home within a block of South Beach in Evanston listed for sale last month offers a rare opportunity to secure views of Lake Michigan in a historic district for under $2 million.

The four-bedroom, three-story brick design sits on a 0.165-acre lot separated from the lakefront by a single parcel, which contains a mid-century Ranch home. The house first hit the market early last month. On Wednesday, its asking price was reduced below $1.9 million.

It features lake views from multiple outdoor spaces — a spacious roof deck on the south side of the home, a composite deck connected to the kitchen and family room, as well as a front patio sheltered by trees on the ground level.



a small house in a garden: Click on any image for more photos of 637 Sheridan Square in Evanston. (Realtor.com)


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Click on any image for more photos of 637 Sheridan Square in Evanston. (Realtor.com)

“This property is impossible to recreate,” according to a listing from agent Elise Rinaldi, which noted the home has had several improvements, including a new roof, windows, electrical service, security system and irrigation for the roof deck.



a living room filled with furniture and a fire place: (Realtor.com)


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The upstairs master suite includes access to the roof deck and a Romanesque-style stone bathroom with its own balcony.



a kitchen with a sink and a window: (Realtor.com)


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Above that, there is a walk-up attic office with more lake views and skylights that can be opened.



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On the ground floor, there are heated travertine floors, an exercise area, and fourth bedroom suite with French doors leading to a screened-in porch.



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: (Realtor.com)


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In addition to a heated garage with room for four cars, the property includes an off-street parking area with room for six cars off a shared easement drive.



a view of a city next to a body of water: (Realtor.com)


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Scott Fohrman, the seller, purchased the home for $900,000 in 2005, according to property records. He first listed it Sept. 5 with an asking price of nearly $1.96 million. The price was cut to $1.875 million on Sept. 30.

The estimated market value of the home for taxing purposes is just over $1.2 million, according to the Cook County Assessor’s Office. Its annual property tax bill was about $17,000 last year.

  • Address: 637 Sheridan Square, Evanston
  • Built: 1914
  • Lot Size: 0.165
  • Square Feet: 4,083
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
  • Last Sold: $900,000 in April 2005
  • Asking Price: $1.875 million on Sept. 30

Listing information originally appeared on realtor.com. For more information and photos, click here.

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