Two Historic Homes On The Same Street in Illinois For Sale
I am excited to share two historic homes on the same street in Oak Park, Illinois for sale. It’s time to double our pleasure and double our fun with historic homes aplenty.
Both of the homes are in Oak Park, Illinois on Kenilworth Ave. Oak Park is a prestigious suburb of Chicago in its own right. Oak Park is also on the map for their many Frank Lloyd Wright homes toured every year by fans. But, the two historic homes we are looking at today were built by E.E. Roberts, an architectural rival of Frank Lloyd Wright. Roberts architect practice in Oak Park was larger than Frank Lloyd Wright’s and he designed well over 200 homes in Oak Park alone.
Historic Home #1 is a Queen Anne called The Joseph K. Dunlop House II Circa 1897 listed for 2,250,000.
Historic Home #2 is a Prairie classic called The Benjamin Porter Horton Residence Circa 1913 listed for $3,000,000.
#1. Meet The Joseph K. Dunlop II house – 1897. I’ll sit and sigh gazing at its perfection while you continue reading. A rare offering. If you have the means to buy this more than well-preserved estate (I mean look at it!), gobble it up before it’s gone peeps.
I did not expect this whimsical coach house with a bedroom and bath above the three car garage.
Historic homes don’t often include antiques like this gorgeous black and silver ornamental antique stove, but The Joseph K. Dunlop II house does!
Loving the double door entrance, flooring, and stairs. I want those landing pads and leaded glass windows and doors.
Chicago Magazine author Ian Spula toured the home finding the kitchen was added in the 90s using reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine cabinetry and..
the climate controlled conservatory used as a family room.
More whimsical merriment goes on in historic homes than we know.
Rear view shows off the manicured lawn, patio, conservatory and stately design. Plenty of room for a large family with six bedrooms and six bathroom.
#2. Meet The Benjamin Porter Horton Residence – 1913. This is a very cool Prairie classic. Room aplenty with five bedrooms and six baths.
Mission style furniture and lighting dot the living areas. Chicago Magazine found the glass art is restored, some doors and lighting are new and a lot of the woodwork on the lower two floors are original and….
the owners did a total restoration over several years. A looks like it was original see-through fireplace for the family room and dining room with a mural were created for the home.
I think this is the 4th window seating area I have seen in the house so far.
View of the coach house above the garage.
Read the tour article details in Chicago Magazine about both historic homes by Ian Spula. There are many more rooms to see in both Historic homes. To contact the listing agents and see more photos, here are the Zillow links for each home.
The Benjamin Porter Horton Residence
I am partial to the Dunlop House because it is a Queen Anne, but the sophistication of the Horton house and its never-ending amount of rooms has me liking it as well so I can’t decide! Which house would you pick?
If you like to see more Historic Homes visit Old Houses where some Oak Park Frank Lloyd Houses are also included.
Thank you for visiting my friends. Have a Happy Day!