As we beforehand reported, the Ford household lived within the 1922-era Tudor throughout the Nineteen Fifties. Since 1970, the house hadn’t been accessible on the market till 2018.
4 years in the past, it nonetheless had its authentic home windows, plumbing, and electrical, and the inside areas wanted a critical refresh. It was listed for $399,900 and finally bought for $350,000 in February 2019.
The brand new proprietor rehabbed the house and bought it for $600,000 in July 2020. Now, the sellers are upsizing, so this house is again available on the market with a 25% value bump, in response to itemizing agent Peter Bellert, with @properties Park Ridge.
The following proprietor may wish to tear down the unique storage and construct a bigger, three-car house, says Bellert. The driveway additionally must be repaved. Aside from these points, the house is move-in prepared.
The fashion is uncommon for the world, he notes. “English Tudors will not be widespread. There will not be too many in Park Ridge.”
And an English Tudor with a film star connection in Park Ridge is rarer nonetheless!
The rehabbed, 2,132-square-foot house has been stripped of dated wallpaper, and now glows with a impartial grey and white palette.
A proper eating space with pendant lighting adjoins the massive household room overlooking the yard. The primary degree additionally includes a powder room.
As well as, the previous avocado-green kitchen has been completely redone with stainless-steel home equipment, a butcher block island, a black-and-white tile backsplash, and a breakfast nook.
The lounge retained its built-ins and hearth. However the wall-to-wall carpet was eliminated and the unique hardwood flooring was refinished.
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Upstairs, there are 4 bedrooms and one full rest room. An authentic balcony nonetheless stands, off of what’s reported to be the actor’s childhood bed room.
The basement, now completed, includes a bar and rec space, in addition to an workplace and laundry.
Different updates embody new home windows, recessed lighting, and baseboard radiators that totally deliver the house into the twenty first century.
Our one quibble: The renovation didn’t embody the addition of one other rest room or two.
The property, now landscaped, has loads of curb attraction. It’s in a main location that’s close to downtown and is a half-block from Complete Meals and 5 minutes from the Metra station. Chicago is simply 17 miles away.
Ford, 79, has starred in blockbusters because the Seventies. He performed Han Solo within the “Star Wars” franchise, had the starring function within the “Indiana Jones” films, and appeared in hits comparable to “Air Power One,” “Blade Runner,” and “The Fugitive.”
After graduating from Maine East Excessive College in Park Ridge in 1960, the actor left for school in Wisconsin, after which headed to L.A. to get into the film enterprise. He reportedly lives on an 800-acre ranch in Jackson Gap, WY, along with his spouse, “Ally McBeal” star Calista Flockhart.
His former L.A. mansion, positioned within the tony Brentwood neighborhood, was bought by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in 2016.