Known for not only being rich in Evanston history, vintage details and architectural significance, this was the home to the Baird family for generations. John Baird had to move his family to make room for Steve Baird, his third child. It’s truly the classic story of a move up transaction. They went farther out in the burbs to what was then a new construction.
The award-winning, Queen Anne “Painted Lady” Victorian home located in Evanston recently was sold. Arla Unwin, of Baird & Warner’s Evanston office, was excited to be the selling broker on this home with such history for the Baird family.
The unique, 1897 landmark features a grand foyer, formal living and dining rooms, library, 3 bedrooms plus huge 3rd floor master suite potential with sun room and office and 2.5 updated baths. For a period of time, the home was known as the “Darth Vader House” because it was painted black. It’s in between two multi-family buildings that both had coal boilers, so the owners couldn’t keep it clean.
This is actually the second time that Arla sold the home. The first time was about ten years ago. We’re thrilled to see the loyalty her clients felt, and kudos to Arla for keeping in touch with her client that long.
Check out the home below!