1074 S Gilpin St


Neighborhood: Washington Park
Square Footage: 3,096 sq ft above + 1,400 sq ft basement
Beds: 5 Bedrooms
Parking: 2 Car Attached
Lot Size: 6250 Sq Ft


Sold on 5/8/17 for $2,250,000.

Breathtaking architectural marvel sited on one of East Washington Park’s most coveted blocks. Over a million dollar renovation transformed the original brick ranch into a compelling, two story modernist masterpiece brimming with sweeping rooms, distinctive alterations, and exceptional finishes.  Rich ebony-hued flooring offsets crisp white walls throughout, while 9-foot ceilings magnify the open plan.

A two story entryway showcases a suspended translucent globe chandelier and a floating staircase underscored by a stacked stone wall traversing three levels of living space. The living room is furnished with a Venetian plaster wall housing a sleek gas fireplace and wall-mounted television, while formal dining reveals a contemporary custom light fixture.

Immaculate white tones permeate the kitchen featuring floor to ceiling cabinetry with custom shelving, Caesarstone counters, Miele appliances including a steam oven, and a Wolf 6-burner gas cooktop. An exotic granite-topped oversized island offers a breakfast bar and globed glass pendant lighting. A walk-in pantry helps keep the staples organized. A bedroom and stunning three-quarter bath with stone wall join the utilitarian mudroom in completing the main level.

From the kitchen, access the well-groomed yard with its arbor-veiled patio and cantilevered bench surround. Enjoy the low maintenance of premium turf while utilizing the gas fire pit and built-in charcoal/wood and gas grill. Landscape and security lighting enhance the home’s superlative outdoor living space.  

Upstairs, a dazzling master suite is topped with a vaulted ceiling. Bearing sliding barn doors, an embedded gas fireplace, and a private west-facing deck, this luxurious retreat is unmatched. Its en suite five-piece bath includes separate waterfall and rainfall showerheads, a bluestone soaking tub and sinks, and timeless Hansgrohe fixtures. Down the hall, a secondary bedroom comes equipped with a built-in desk and organized custom closet. A third bedroom is bathed in natural light. This Zen-like studio with private passage to the specially permitted and zoned green roof make this an ideal meditation room for those needing some peace and quiet. Outfitted with a maintenance-free Timbertech decking structure and planter boxes, this exceptional outdoor space is zoned only for gardening and aesthetics, and is ready for your larger planter boxes and outdoor vision.

In the basement, you’ll find a family room exquisitely appointed with a fireplace, a wet bar featuring an up-lit exotic granite countertop, and a solid teak bar top imported from Bali. Solid red oak beams fitted with custom lighting create an outstanding ambiance. Throughout this space, European tilt and turn windows have been installed for superior convenience. Beautifully designed guest quarters are ready for your most fastidious visitors and include an integrated shower with full body spray/jets. A wine cellar and laundry room accompany plentiful storage space in rounding out the basement.

Both the interior and exterior walls boast spray insulation with added fiberglass, and a dual-zoned climate control provides tailored comfort. A Sonos sound system transmits entertainment throughout the home. Solid-wood tongue and groove cedar soffit surrounds the exterior.

Meticulous, considerate attention to detail define this extraordinary residence positioned just a one block stroll from celebrated Washington Park.