3854 Kostner Avenue

CHICAGO - IRVING PARK, Illinois 60641

PresentedBy Coldwell Banker Residential
County Cook

Rare opportunity to own a true Old Irving Park treasure with many original details. Known as the John and Clara Merchant Home, this is a 2nd Empire-style home with a large mansard roof, oversized window hoods, and carved woodwork! Features include very tall ceilings, hardwood floors, original woodwork, incredible moldings, giant functioning pocket doors, 3 decorative fireplaces, clawfoot tub and a large 150' x 39' lot. Main level includes formal living/dining rooms, large bedroom, sunroom and den. 2nd floor has 3 LARGE bedrooms and 1 full bath (room to add another bath). Finished attic with skylights. Great in-law/AirBNB potential in basement with separate entrance, 2brs, full bath & kitchen! Recent updates include all newer windows, updated 200 amp electric, & new roof in 2016. Large backyard with brick patio & oversized 2.5 car garage. Potential for 12year property tax freeze when you rehab a Landmark home such as this one! On a quiet one-way street & close to El, Metra, 90/94, & local dining options such as Eris, Old Irving Brewery, CTA Tacos, Backlot, Finom!


Bedrooms: 6
Full Bath: 3
Half Bath: 0
Additional Rms: 5th Bedroom,6th Bedroom,Den,Office,Recreation Room,2nd Kitchen,Sun/Florida Room,Foyer,Walk In Closet
Total Rooms: 14
Basement: Full,English
Basement Desc: Finished,Exterior Access
Basement Bath: Yes

Fireplaces: 3
FP Location: Living Room,Other
FP Desc: Decorative Only

Property Description

PropType Detached Single
Style Other
Subtype 2 Stories
Age 100+ Years
Year Built 1872
Built Before 78 Yes
Unit Floor

General Info: None
Interior Features: Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings,Skylight(s),Hardwood Floors,1st Floor Bedroom,In-Law Arrangement,1st Floor Full Bath
Exterior Features: Patio
Common Area:


Exterior: Wood Siding
Appliances: Oven/Range, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer
AC: 3+ (Window/Wall Unit),Zoned
Heat: Gas,Hot Water/Steam,Radiant
Water: Lake Michigan
Sewer: Sewer-Public


High School: 299 Schurz High School
Junior High: 299 Belding Elementary School
Elem School: 299 Belding Elementary School
Other School:


Gar Cars: 2.5
Gar Type: Detached
Gar Details: Garage Door Opener(s)
Gar On Site: Yes


Park Spaces: 2.5
Park Type: Garage
Park Desc:
Park On Site:
Park In Price: Yes

Lot Size, Sq Footage

Aprx Sq Ft: 5459
Lot Size: Oversized Chicago Lot
LotDesc: Fenced Yard
Acreage: .1343

Taxes / Assmnt

Tax Year: 2018
Taxes: 12585.17
Assm Dues:
Assm Incl: None
Spec Assm: N

Pets, ADA

ADA Desc:
Pets Allowed:
Pets Policy:
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