239 W Claremont Street

Elmhurst, IL
$ 1,450,000 Beds 5 Baths 5 Sq 5,727 Virtual Tour
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Welcome to 239 W Claremont known as the Brush house and recognized by the Elmhurst Historical Society. Home sits on a rarely found, 119 x 196 lot just a few short blocks to downtown Elmhurst . A turn of the Century 1891 built "weekend Manor country estate" built by German - born Baron von Bielenfeldt and purchased shortly thereafter by the Brush family, one of the founders of the former Elmhurst Golf Club. The living room is described as a "grand salon" with an interesting blend of European and American Styles. Imported material from France and Italy dating back to the late 1800's. Mr Brush was a music publisher and musicians held many recitals in the living room, noted for acoustics. The main level boasts the grand salon, a mens and a ladies sitting room, dining room, kitchen , den, mudroom and 2 pantries. Currently the home is a 5 bedroom, 4 full , 2 half bath 5727 square feet of living space with a 3rd floor including a bonus, rec room, billiards room and a craft room or 6th bedroom. Impressive architectural features such as 12 foot ceilings, pocket doors, quarter sawn oak floors, pretzel sconces with Tiffany glass, leaded glass windows, original hardware and door knobs. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history that has been loved and cared for by each owner for over 130 years.

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 1,450,000
  • Lot Size
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Sqr Footage
  • 5,727
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 4
  • Year Built
  • 1891
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 2
  • City, Zip
  • Elmhurst
  • Taxes
  • $ 29354
  • County
  • Style
  • Area
  • Elmhurst
  • MLS#
  • 11084300
  • Zip
  • 60126
Listing Provided by: @properties
Data Source: Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)



Additional Parcels Y/N No
Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full, Walkout
City Elmhurst
Community Features Park, Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Cooling Space Pac, Zoned
County Du Page
Days on Market 136
Directions St Charles Rd to Prospect north to Claremont west to 239
Electric Circuit Breakers, 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School Hawthorne Elementary School
Elementary School District 205
Exterior Features Patio, Porch, Brick Paver Patio
Garage Spaces 2
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Steam, Radiator(s), Zoned
High School York Community High School
High School District 205
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, Walk-In Closet(s), Historic/Period Mlwk, Special Millwork, Separate Dining Room
MLS Area Elmhurst
Middle/Junior High School Sandburg Middle School
Middle/Junior School District 205
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Closing
Property Type Detached Single
Property Type Residential
Roof Shake
Sewer Public Sewer, Sewer-Storm
Standard Status Active
Status Active
Street Name Claremont
Tax Annual Amount 29354.14
Tax Year 2020
Total Rooms 15
Township York
Virtual Tour https://tours.vht.com/API/T434162179/nobranding
Year Built 1891

Interior Features

Basement Partially Finished, Exterior Access, Egress Window
Bedrooms Possible 5
Below Grade Finished Area 400
Fireplace Features Wood Burning, Gas Log, Gas Starter
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 2
Living Area 5727
Livingareasource Assessor
Room Type Bedroom 5, Office, Sitting Room, Bonus Room, Pantry, Mud Room, Foyer, Sitting Room, Recreation Room, Game Room
Street Suffix Street
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 5

Exterior Features

Door Features Pocket Door(s)
Exterior Cedar
Foundation Details Brick/Mortar, Concrete Perimeter, Stone
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Attached
Lot Dimensions 119 X 196
Water Source Lake Michigan
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Based on the average sale price from the Park Ridge, IL office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Hawthorne Elementary School
Middle School Sandburg Middle School
High School York Community High School

Price History

5/20/2021 Listed $1,750,000
6/30/2021 9% - $1,599,900
9/22/2021 10% - $1,450,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60126

AVG $970K
AVG $11,012
AVG 116
Year Built
AVG 1976
AVG 47
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239 W Claremont Street Elmhurst, IL is a Single Family Home for sale at $1450000 with 5727 sqft and a lot size of Acre(s). 239 W Claremont Street Elmhurst has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and was built in 1891. The property's zip code is 60126 which is in Elmhurst, IL

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