This adorable Arlington Heights Craftsman-style bungalow at 4009 Lafayette boasts a large flagstone front porch, an attached porte cochere, hardwood floors and a pass-through gas fireplace.
It was built in the 1920s originally as a duplex, and has since been remodeled into a single family home. The resulting floor plan is very open and loft-like with lots of light. The updates are elegant, retaining much of the old charm that is so loved in these homes mixing new and modern.
It has lasting elements such as granite countertops and gas stovetop and oven, a dishwasher and disposal. Gleaming original hardwood floors fill the living space and are believed to be under carpeted rooms also. The new Hi Performance roof with a transferable warranty, updated lighting and ceiling fans, central heat and air, fresh interior and exterior paint in a neutral pallet. Some rooms have been peeled back to expose lath plank walls, which have years of exceptional patina such as the kitchen ceiling, and den.
This home has an eight-room layout and two baths both have newer sinks yet the original iron and porcelain tub. Energy saving tankless water heater for instant hot water. The floor plan works well as a two bedroom with a study and second living room or could be a guest room or walk-in closet.
The owner also installed a stockade fence. It has a carport just inside the back gates to the back yard. Come to see this home today it is priced extremely well for this area of Arlington Heights. It is in the Cultural District literally blocks from the museums and Will Rogers. Actually this home is within walking distance of the rodeo.
Gale Caveness will have this home open on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.