Dream House Alert

One of my favorite houses in Oak Park’s Frank Lloyd Wright historic district is up for sale! It’s ‘favorite’ status is based solely on the exterior, and I’m not alone. It’s a popular dream house here in town. Listing price is $2.25 million.

The next owner should have to promise to hang ferns along the porch every year. They always look so perfect.

Kenilworth Home, Oak Park, IL

A peek inside!

Kenilworth Home, Oak Park, IL - Interior

It’s decorated inside in a sort of 90s/modern style and I can guess that the owners’ favorite color is lime green, but aside from the modernized kitchen, the bones of the house are largely intact. (And in the study, is that… is that a skeleton? Can it convey with the house?)

Kenilworth Home, Oak Park, IL - Interior Shots

Wood Paneled Dining Room

It has a #*$&ing conservatory, and an attic expansive enough for a game of basketball.

Solarium and Unfinished Attic

There’s also a coach house ready to be fixed up.

Unfinished Coach House

The property taxes alone are $50K/year, but it’s one of Oak Park’s largest and prettiest (and yes, most expensive) homes. Built in 1896 by EE Roberts, it boasts six bedrooms and five baths, sits in a great location, and has a whopping 7,325 square feet. You can find the listing right here.

Oak Park, IL Home on Kenilworth

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  • Kasey Crampton
    February 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I honestly expected it to be way more expensive! Oh, Oak Park.

  • Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    February 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Oh wow, what a home. I could live there.

  • Celeste
    February 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    That conservatory is what dreams are made of. Gosh, seriously. And that attic! The possibilities.

    But, OK, $50K in property taxes every year?! That blew my mind.

  • Vicki
    February 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    A conservatory! All I can think of is “it was Miss Scarlett! With the wrench!”

  • Rita Bodine
    February 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm


  • Melanie
    February 21, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    OMG it has a bowling lane!!!!

  • Brenda
    February 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Worth every penny!

  • Jennifer Flores (@ramblingreno)
    February 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I totally remember that house! What do you say – we buy it and move in together? ;)

    • Making it Lovely
      February 22, 2017 at 9:34 am

      There’s space enough for both of our families, that’s for sure. I’m in!

  • judy
    February 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    do you know what color the pink-ish paint is in the bedroom and bath? That is pretty..is it the light or does it tend toward Fuschia?

  • judy
    February 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm


  • Jessica
    February 22, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    That house is amazing…except the kitchen which is perplexing. :)

  • Bill
    February 26, 2017 at 12:46 pm