Where To Get Twice as Much in Oak Forest

A one-of-a-kind Oak Forest home doubles up on many of its features. Two chimneys form a sassy kind of turret above the front porch. There’s a second formal entry. And both wings of the home have their own garage. Plus, the property occupies an oversized corner lot, so it’s got twice (or maybe even thrice) the yard of its neighbors. The 13-year-old custom home appeared on the market last weekend. Its asking price: $925,000.


Ladder-like trim above the front entry also shows up on walkways and other porches around the 4,273-sq.-ft. home (above and at right). The iron fence also picks up the pattern:

Once past the foyer, currently currant, the home’s palette lightens up. The main living space has double-decker windows facing west and access to most of the other rooms downstairs, such as the utility room (in the foreground of the photo below), the kitchen, the dining room beyond it, and what appears to be the home’s second formal entry.

The kitchen gets an island and a peninsula, if you count the bi-level countertop of the breakfast bar.

The downstairs floor plan includes the master bedroom suite:

For the 3 secondary bedrooms and media room, head upstairs:

The garages have split personalities; one has its driveway open to the street

. . . and the other is behind a gate and tucked into the house:

Viewed from the back fenceline, the one-story master bedroom is at right:

The lot, 15,200 sq. ft., is across the street from another whopper lot that co-anchors the block. Its home, however, like most on the street, dates back to early postwar stock.

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