1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
1S500 Taylor Road
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$548,000

1S500 Taylor Road

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,519 Sq.Ft.

Description

This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of DuPage County history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 as an honorary designation, this is the original residence designed and built in 1847 by early Glen Ellyn settler George Baker, namesake of what is known as Baker Hill along Roosevelt Road. If you love well-built, historic homes rich with character, there's not a more significant nor unique home in all of Glen Ellyn that still remains in private hands. The home was designed as a Greek Revival farmhouse featuring a limestone exterior on a stone foundation with two-foot thick walls made up of six layers of brick with space in between for ventilation, making the house naturally cool in the heat of summer. Situated on an acre from the original homestead, you'll enjoy your own mini private park with gorgeous mature trees and dozens of perennial flowering plants along with vegetable and herb gardens. For nearly 40 years, current owners have enjoyed raising their family in the home and preserving its unique historical features. The home features 5 bedrooms, including a spacious primary bedroom with 9-foot ceilings on the 2nd floor and a nanny or in-law bedroom with full bath on the fully finished 3rd floor along with a large bonus room on that level, perfect for kids play area, teen hang-out or home office. There are 3 full bathrooms in the home, one on each of the three floors and a cozy living room with fireplace adjoining the kitchen with spacious eat-in dining area. Spacious detached 2-car garage and charming garden house shed for tool and lawn equipment storage. Wonderful location being walking distance to top-rated schools and short distance to Village Links Golf Course, College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center, and The Morton Arboretum's 1,700 acres of natural beauty. Easy access to shopping, restaurants, major expressways (I-88 and I-355) and just 5 minutes from charming downtown Glen Ellyn and Metra train station. Great opportunity to make this unique property your own to carry on the historic legacy.

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Location

1S500 Taylor Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Status

Sold
Michael Thornton

Michael Thornton

TITLE

Real Estate Agent | Team Lead

Property Amenities

Interior
Fireplace Wood Burning
Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Softener
Total Bedrooms: 5
Full Bathrooms: 3
Other Interior Features Hardwood Floors, First Floor Laundry, First Floor Full Bath, Walk-In Closet(s), Ceiling - 9 Foot, Historic/Period Mlwk, Some Carpeting
Area & Lot
Lot Area 0.93 Acres
Living area 2,519 Sq.Ft.
MLS® ID 11793776
Year Built 1847
School District 87
High School Glenbard South High School
Middle School Glen Crest Middle School
Elementary School Park View Elementary School
Architecture Styles Farmhouse
Type Residential
Status Sold
Exterior
Air conditioning Central Air
Heat type Natural Gas
Water Source Private Well
Garage Space 2.0
Sewer Septic-Private
Other Exterior Features Patio
Lot Features Mature Trees
Roof Asphalt
Finance
Sales Price $548,000
Real Estate Tax $10,399 yearly

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Welcome to The Thornton Team Residential, your premier real estate experts in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, and Chicago Suburbs. As a top 1.5% producing team, we understand that a home is more than a property, it's about community. Led by Michael Thornton, a top-tier member of NAR with a proven track record, we are dedicated to making your real estate journey seamless. Join us in finding not just a house but a place full of awesome memories that you call home.