129 Barrypoint Road, Riverside, IL 60546
$700,000 | 4 Bed | 2.5 Bath
Why We Love It
1) Perfect Blend of Old and New. Many of our buyers who are looking in Riverside will tell us that their “dream home” would have a ton of character, yet still be updated and feel like new. 129 Barrypoint Road fits that description to a tee! Built in the 1870’s and recently renovated, this 4 bedroom farmhouse is that perfect blend of vintage charm and modern day amenities. The floor plan is open, yet the rooms still have that coziness that make traditional homes so special.
2) First Impressions...lasting Impression. When preparing houses to hit the market, we always tell our sellers, "you have only ONE chance to make a first impression". Step into 129 Barrypoint and you will immediately be captivated. Antonia and Patrick Wang first saw this home during an open house in 2012. Antonia remembers her first thoughts when she walked into the foyer. “I was blown away by how gracious and grand the home felt. The details in the molding, the winding stairwell, the high ceilings...it made us want to see more!" Buyers looking at the home today, will be equally as impressed.
3) Riverside's First Division. Located in Riverside’s historic first division, 129 Barrypoint is an ideal location! Walk out the door, take a few steps, and all of a sudden you are in downtown Riverside, the Metra station (only a 20 minute train ride to Chicago's Union Station!), award-winning schools, and new restaurants, like Sawmilly, and La Barra Riverside and old favorites like Chew Chew and Mollies. Swan Pond (site of Riverside’s favorite winter sledding hill) and Guthrie Park, are also merely steps away. Riverside is also home to several special events throughout the year, including...RAW ( Riverside Arts Weekend), the local Riverside Farmer's Market, Frederick Law Olmsted Society's Hop Stop, Riverside Chamber of Commerce's Annual Holiday Stroll, Fourth of July Concert and Parade, car shows and much, much more!
Over the past 130 years since incorporation, Riverside has matured into a beautiful, vibrant "Village in the Forest." Many of the original elements of Olmsted's plan, including expansive green parkways, gas-lit street lanterns, and curvilinear streets, are still intact, and as a result, the Village has enjoyed a National Historic Landmark designation since 1970. Learn more about historic Riverside: "Close to Chicago, But World's Away" in this short video:
What You Need To Know
Recently renovated, this 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath traditional farmhouse has been impeccably maintained from the inside out. Beautiful hardwood floors, original light fixtures, new windows and custom plantation shutters adorn most of the rooms. All of the work is done. The only thing left to do is move your family in and enjoy!
First Floor: First stop... the grand foyer. Boasting 11’ ceilings, gorgeously detailed crown molding, and a winding stairwell leading to the second floor, the foyer is a room so pretty, you may never want to leave it. But you have to, because the rest of the house is equally as stunning!
Off of the entryway, there is a large first floor office/den.
French Doors also lead to the spacious dining room…home to many holiday dinners and parties!
A beautiful living room with a gas fireplace is the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy the outside views.
A separate light-filled breakfast room opens into the gourmet kitchen, featuring cherry cabinets, granite counter-tops and stainless appliances. “The sunny and open concept kitchen overlooking the backyard is one of the many things that sold us on this home”, says Antonia. “It is so nice to be able to watch my daughter play in the backyard while Patrick & I are in the kitchen”.
Off of the kitchen is a big family room that leads to the private, professionally landscaped backyard. There is also a hidden back staircase leading up to the second floor master suite.
The first floor also features a powder room, conveniently nestled by the side door entrance.
Second Floor: Venture up to the second level, and you will find it to be just as outstanding as the first. At the top of the stairs is a large loft like landing...a big enough space for a reading nook, a small office, or…as Antonia has been using it for…a yoga studio!
This floor also features three large sunny bedrooms (all with ample closet space), a beautiful second full bath with a double linen closet, second floor laundry and…what the Wangs have come to absolutely adore…a private master suite! This fabulous space has a huge walk in closet, a separate dressing room and an amazing spa-like master bath with a steam shower and jacuzzi tub. It feels like you are on vacation every day!
Partial Basement: A partial, unfinished basement provides additional storage space.
Backyard: The private and professionally landscaped backyard has a 2.5-car garage, a greenhouse and a great space for entertaining! Lot is 60X154
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