457 Cottage Avenue

457 Cottage Avenue

457 Cottage Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Thoughtfully executed transformation and exceptional architectural detail truly make this Glen Ellyn beauty one of a kind. Featured in the Chicago Tribune and on the Infant Welfare House Walk. This stunning all brick home has a Mid Century Modern and Prairie influence is conveniently located mere blocks to train, parks, schools, Prairie Path, restaurants, shops and all the vibrant downtown has to offer. The floors and kitchen cabinets are quarter sawn oak, which is the premium way to cut it. This distinctive home boasts 5,100 sq ft of above grade living space for the modern family. It has several intimate spaces for the family to gather or to escape! The long entrance opens up in several directions. At the front of the home is a multipurpose room and used as a music/library by the present owners. It has gorgeous windows with panoramic views and a 20 ft ceiling opening to a loft above. The center of the home features a two story atrium that lights up the entire center of the home and displays the fireplace. The kitchen is spacious featuring under cabinet lighting, walk-in pantry, Subzero fridge, stainless steel appliances, island, miles of counter space and an office to keep you organized. The kitchen is open to the dining area and family room. A massive fireplace with a magnificent brick pattern anchors the room along with custom bookcases. The first floor has a bedroom with ensuite full bath, which could be a playroom or office, a spacious mudroom with lockers and sink. The second floor features three spacious bedrooms plus a magnificent master suite. The master suite has two walk in closets. The ensuite bath has a huge shower, double sinks, jacuzzi tub, and separate water closet. The laundry room is once again designed as a multi-use space perfect for artwork, crafts or school work. Just around the corner is the loft with a large bank of built-ins. The views from the loft are spectacular as you can see for several blocks in two directions. The second floor sunroom is bathed in light from skylights and windows with a covered balcony. The basement is spacious and open. A separate room could be a 6th bedroom with full bath. Plenty of storage with two storage rooms. The basement adds another 2,000 sq ft for a total of 7,200 sq ft of living space. The outside is professionally landscaped with a patio and firepit.



5,100 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

0.244 Acres lot

Alex Solak

Alex Solak

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms5
  • Total bathrooms6
  • full bathrooms5
  • half bathroom1
  • Laundry room Gas Dryer Hookup, Laundry Closet, Sink
  • Fireplace Gas Log, Gas Starter
  • APPLIANCES Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Wine Refrigerator
  • other interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Skylight(s), Hardwood Floors, First Floor Bedroom, Second Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Bookcases, Open Floorplan, Special Millwork, Some Window Treatmnt, Granite Counters

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area5,100 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area0.244 Acres
  • MLS® ID10956325
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT1976
  • Architecture StylesPrairie
  • Elementary SchoolForest Glen Elementary School
  • Middle SchoolHadley Junior High School
  • High SchoolGlenbard West High School
  • School District41


  • Garage Space2
  • water SourceLake Michigan
  • lot featuresMature Trees
  • HEAT TYPENatural Gas, Forced Air, Sep Heating Systems - 2, Indv Controls, Zoned
  • AIR CONDITIONINGCentral Air, Zoned, Other
  • sewerPublic Sewer
  • other exterior FeaturesBalcony, Patio, Porch, Fire Pit


  • Sales Price$1,150,000
  • Real Estate Tax $25,703/yr

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