For followers of Harrison Ford, the final word piece of memorabilia is inside attain: The actor’s childhood home in Park Ridge, IL, is offered for $749,000.
As we previously reported, the Ford household lived within the 1922-era Tudor throughout the Nineteen Fifties. Since 1970, the house hadn’t been obtainable on the market till 2018.
4 years in the past, it nonetheless had its authentic home windows, plumbing, and electrical, and the inside areas wanted a severe refresh. It was listed for $399,900 and finally offered for $350,000 in February 2019.
The brand new proprietor rehabbed the house and offered it for $600,000 in July 2020. Now, the sellers are upsizing, so this house is again available on the market with a 25% value bump, in accordance with itemizing agent Peter Bellert, with @properties Park Ridge.
The subsequent proprietor may wish to tear down the unique storage and construct a bigger, three-car area, says Bellert. The driveway additionally must be repaved. Aside from these points, the house is move-in prepared.
The model is uncommon for the world, he notes. “English Tudors usually are not frequent. There usually are not too many in Park Ridge.”
And an English Tudor with a film star connection in Park Ridge is rarer nonetheless!
The rehabbed, 2,132-square-foot house has been stripped of dated wallpaper, and now glows with a impartial grey and white palette.
A proper eating space with pendant lighting adjoins the massive household room overlooking the yard. The principle degree additionally encompasses a powder room.
As well as, the previous avocado-green kitchen has been completely redone with stainless-steel home equipment, a butcher block island, a black-and-white tile backsplash, and a breakfast nook.
The lounge retained its built-ins and fireside. However the wall-to-wall carpet was eliminated and the unique hardwood flooring was refinished.
Upstairs, there are 4 bedrooms and one full toilet. An authentic balcony nonetheless stands, off of what’s reported to be the actor’s childhood bed room.
The basement, now completed, encompasses a bar and rec space, in addition to an workplace and laundry.
Different updates embrace new home windows, recessed lighting, and baseboard radiators that totally convey the area into the twenty first century.
Our one quibble: The renovation didn’t embrace the addition of one other toilet or two.
The property, now landscaped, has loads of curb enchantment. It’s in a primary location that’s close to downtown and is a half-block from Entire Meals and 5 minutes from the Metra station. Chicago is simply 17 miles away.
Ford, 79, has starred in blockbusters for the reason that Seventies. He performed Han Solo within the “Star Wars” franchise, had the starring position within the “Indiana Jones” motion pictures, and appeared in hits comparable to “Air Drive One,” “Blade Runner,” and “The Fugitive.”
After graduating from Maine East Excessive Faculty in Park Ridge in 1960, the actor left for school in Wisconsin, after which headed to L.A. to get into the film enterprise. He reportedly lives on an 800-acre ranch in Jackson Hole, WY, along with his spouse, “Ally McBeal” star Calista Flockhart.
His former L.A. mansion, positioned within the tony Brentwood neighborhood, was purchased by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in 2016.