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1937 Beechwood Avenue | Wilmette

Betsy Burke


Here is one of Wilmette’s prettiest “FOREVER” houses. This stunning
French Colonial is prominently sited on an extra-wide third acre lot.
Superbly constructed it was built by noted North Shore builder Clarence
Hemphill. The popularity of this home is underscored by the fact that it
has never before been on the market, always having sold privately. The
lovely architectural appeal stands out with its steep hip roof and curved
headed upper windows, all perfectly in balance.

The entrance is showcased by a handsome front door framed by full length
shutters. A vestibule with coat closet and powder room opens into a beautiful
foyer that easily flows into both the formal and casual areas of the main
floor. The casually elegant floor plan boasts gleaming hardwood floors,
large rooms, high ceilings, plaster moldings, an airy light filled ambiance
with a fresh young decor. The spacious living room is anchored by a pretty
fireplace flanked by French doors that access the cheerful sun room with
its wall of east facing windows and long window seat. The elegant dining
room is large, open and perfect for everyday meals and fun dinner parties.

A Morgante Wilson designed addition and renovation created an amazing
Cook’s kitchen with custom wood cabinetry plus glass front display
cabinets, granite counter tops, high-end appliances, center island and office
nook. The kitchen opens to a charming family area with fireplace, sky
lights, mounted television and access to the patio. Also added was a terrific
mudroom with slate floor, a covered exterior entrance, cubbies and a large
closet plus access to the coveted attached 2 car garage and back staircase.

The second floor boasts 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. The attractive master
suite is wonderfully-sized and privately situated, enjoys three exposures,
a full bath and walk-in closet. Each of the family bedrooms, is well-sized
with hardwood floors, good closet space, bright fresh interiors and easy
access to hall baths with comfy heated floors. An enclosed staircase leads
to the 3rd floor attic with high pitched roof, dormer windows and fabulous
potential. The basement level is impeccably clean, well lit, inviting and
fresh. It houses a large light-filled recreation room with fireplace, built-ins,
high ceilings and wet bar. There is a quiet private office with radiant heated
floors. The storage/mechanical/laundry room is meticulous with spotless
walls and floors, great lighting and perfectly updated and maintained
heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems.

The house enjoys a beautiful landscape with sweeping lawns, colorful
gardens, mature trees, an ironspot brick paver walk with auto ice melt,
discreet side driveway, mature trees and a charming patio nestled behind
a picturesque brick wall with picket gate. It’s all here...exceptional quality,
a gorgeous architecturally classic house with impeccable updating and
maintenance, a fabulous lot in a prime location, a premier school district,
popular neighborhood and a short walk to the Kenilworth Station....all the
elements of the perfect “FOREVER home.”








Wilmette, fifteen miles north of the Loop, reflects some of the best that suburban
living has to offer. Since its incorporation, the town has transformed itself from a sleepy
little village of three hundred people to a progressive community of more than twenty-
five thousand residents. The exclusive North Shore suburb features scores of beautiful
homes and a wealth of fine shopping and dining. Wilmette is home to one of the
finest school districts in the country. It also has an extensive park district with Gilson
Park’s magnificent swimming beach and outdoor summer theater, a yacht harbor and
outdoor pool, demonstrating Wilmette’s dedication to families and children.


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