1222 Dryden Place, Evanston, IL 60201 (MLS # 10689058)
Price $1,995,000
Status Active
Beds 5
Baths 6 Baths
Home size 5,450 sqft
Lot Size 14,375 sqft
Days on Market 55
Contemporary French Chateau new construction located in the heart of Evanston; built on an over 1/3 acre double lot within premier private landmarked Dryden Place development, this home offers exceptional interiors, unparalleled construction and state-of-the-art technology. Conceived and built by Bill James, each facade of this home presents a statement. The front entry feature of stepped slabs of thick limestone are uplit at night to impress. Professional landscaping using over $25,000 of mature trees and shrubs, along with a stunning Cascade stone water wall and pond, which are like an outdoor sculpture, provide beauty and privacy for you to enjoy from the 10' x 40' side terrace. Numerous custom Marvin floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors ensure loads of light and beautiful views of the magnificent grounds. High-end majestic exterior materials such as butternut brick and limestone exterior with green metal roof, elaborate copper rain collection boxes, downspouts & copper trim features lend luxurious elements to the house. An expansive, contemporary open first floor plan works around an oversize gas-vented wood-burning fireplace w/built-in bookcases, generous living room and dining area open to a gaming table or grand piano at the north end, paneled 10 ft. ceilings, fine wood detailing, trim. Natural finish ash hardwood floors throughout; custom poplar and metal staircase. Main entry features a large gracious foyer with walk-in closet, powder room, next to a sitting room w/view and French door access to the west side terrace. Sleek chef's kitchen with custom cabinetry, peninsula, quartz c-tops, premier Sub-Zero, Thermador and Bosch appliance package. The large kitchen can be entered from the attached 2-car garage entry corridor with mud room and a 2nd powder room. The large Theater Room downstairs has windows that view a unique upgraded style of window well using an attractive interlocking block retaining wall. The second floor plan is made up of 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths: an impressive 16' x 20' master suite w/two oversized walk-in-closets, and spa-like bath that is 10' x 21', separate shower w/rain-head, handheld and body sprays. The north end of the master has a large 9' x 25' roof terrace giving magnificent views of the former Dryden mansion and grounds. A linen closet and a spacious laundry room complete the second floor. The lower level boasts a huge 23' x 24' Theater room, surround sound, an office or additional bedroom with a full bathroom. Beautiful views from large windows throughout the home. Superb pre-wired Lurex Smart Home electronics music distribution, security systems with 7 cameras in place, and heating can be operated from your cell phone. A huge finished & heated apartment size walkable attic to store off-season terrace furniture or hobby interests. 2 car attached garage plus 3 parking spaces. Construction is nearly complete. Some buyer options, closet organizers, a few bath mirrors, access to huge finished attic can be customized. Tall ceilings & doorways throughout. Builder/Developer has built & sold 22 homes in Evanston, including 2 in this private Dryden Place development. See his attached bio from the recently published book "Evanston's Design Heritage: Architects, Designers & Planners." A 1-year builder warranty is included.
Property Type(s): Single Family
Last Updated 12/1/2020 Year Built 2020
Community Evanston Garage Spaces 2.0
County Cook


Elementary School Dewey Elementary School
Jr. High School Nichols Middle School
High School Evanston Twp High School

Additional Details

AIR Central Air, Zoned
APPLIANCES Built-In Oven, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric Oven, Gas Cooktop, High End Refrigerator, Microwave, Range, Range Hood, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Washer, Wine Refrigerator
AREA Evanston
BASEMENT Partial, Yes
CONSTRUCTION Brick, Limestone, Stone
EXTERIOR Patio, Roof Deck, Storms/Screens
GARAGE Attached, Yes
HEAT Forced Air, Natural Gas
INTERIOR 10' Ceiling, 2nd Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Granite Counters, Hardwood Floors, Open Floorplan, Walk-In Closet(s)
LOT 0.33 acre(s)
LOT DESCRIPTION Cul-de-sac, Irregular Lot, Landscaped, Mature Trees, Outdoor Lighting, Sidewalks, Streetlights
PARKING Garage,Space/s
SEWER Public Sewer
TAXES 2322.43
UTILITIES Circuit Breakers,400 Amp Service or Greater
WATER Lake Michigan

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