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Historic Herman Yalding House Listed for $1.05M in River Forest

Each week Patch features luxury real estate for sale in Oak Park and River Forest. This week's featured home is the historic Herman Yalding house in River Forest.

The historic Herman Yalding House, 615 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest, is listed for $1.049 million. Credit: Courtesy of Zillow
The historic Herman Yalding House, 615 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest, is listed for $1.049 million. Credit: Courtesy of Zillow
  • Address: 615 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
  • Price: $1.049 million
  • Beds: 5 
  • Baths: 3
  • Square feet: 3,820
  • Year built: 1869
  • Days on Zillow: 158 (as of Dec. 13)
This 1869 Victorian home is the historic Herman Yalding House, known for its American Gothic style. The home has been restored with custom millwork, high ceilings and pointed windows. The updated gourmet kitchen features high-end appliances and custom cabinetry. It was last sold in February of 1993 for $300,000. See more photos of this listing on Zillow

According to a River Forest architectural and historical survey, typical features of a Gothic Revival house include its front gabled or asymmetrical building form, gables with decorative cross-bracing and vergeboard and pointed arch or lancet windows. Read more about architecture in River Forest here.

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