8 E 3rd Street Hinsdale, IL 60521
Rare opportunity to live in and be the next proud steward of the Francis Stuyvesant Peabody House, a national landmark rich in history and grandeur. NOTABLE owners throughout the history of the Peabody House held leadership positions in business (e.g., CEO Peabody coal, CEO International Harvester, CEO of Tri-gen Energy), politics (e.g., National Farm Board chairman), academia (e.g., Harvard Business School professor) with a common thread on energy (e.g., coal, combined heat and power), standard of living, and economic development in the United States and world. GUESTS include a former president of the United States and former governor of Washington, the Evanston String Quartet, students, teachers and administrators from around the world, and so many more. LOCATION: The Peabody House is nestled in a prime location blocks from downtown Hinsdale, a Metra BNSF train stop, schools, parks, and the Community House, and is in the Oak Elementary, Hinsdale Middle, Hinsdale Central High school areas. UNIQUENESS: The home offers a flexible floor plan with modern amenities and historic flair over three finished levels plus a full, partially finished basement. Thoroughly updated in 2002, the home's "tune up" included updated electric, plumbing, insulation, triple-pane windows, radiant heated floors, highly efficient mechanicals resulting in less than one-third energy use of comparable sized homes in the area. Solar panels were installed in 2021. EXPANSION: this special Queen Anne style 6-bedroom + office house was expanded over the years to include an attached 4 car tandem garage, music room, sun room. FIRST LEVEL: the first level features historically significant moldings, main staircase, music room, sun room affectionately known as the Hoover Room, library, living room, dining room, two half bathrooms, and kitchen which is adjacent to a wet bar, built-in desk and office space, and flower arranging room. A dreamy covered porch overlooks Third Street and Washington Street. SECOND LEVEL: the second level features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, laundry room, office, and numerous tandem rooms. THIRD LEVEL: the third level features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, family room, and a covered porch in one of the turrets. This level provides ideal quarters for an in-law arrangement, au-pairs, guests, and at-home office space. BASEMENT: the basement features stone archways, two staircases, two exterior exits, wood workshop, climate controlled wine cellar, exercise room, full bathroom, storage rooms, and arched brick firewood holder. GROUNDS: the grounds feature multiple outdoor spaces including covered porch, patio, vine-adorned pergola over deck, Koi pond, raised garden beds, and bench on the property line to foster neighborly exchanges and peaceful moments. This is just a snapshot: There are more rooms and details of this home that the MLS has capacity to record, so make sure to review the feature sheet and other documents in the Additional Information section of the MLS. Move Confidently!
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