Sponsored post: An 1880s Victorian home just north of the park at Ridge Avenue and Main Street in Evanston is coming on the market after a painstaking four-decade renovation project.

The long-time owner has gradually transformed the home  at 921 Ridge from its near-derelict state of the 1970s to a light-filled home with a contemporary flare, while retaining its distinctive traditional lines, wrap-around porch and porte cochere.

921 Ridge in 1972.

The home, listed for $1,150,000 with Lynne Heidt of @properties, awaits new owners who will design their own floor plan and interior finishing.

Two views of the rear of the home — 1972 and today.

While the interiors of the house and coach house or flex space are completely unfinished, the owner/designer has singlehandedly, over many years, updated and improved the property structurally and aesthetically.

Light shining through the roof of the decaying coach house in 1972.

How the back yard looks today.

All showings must be accompanied. To arrange a showing, call Lynne Heidt at 847-417-4190.

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  1. Ridge Mansion

    I am familiar with this property and it looks stunningly beautiful.  The photo in the article does not show the back yard which is a large, peaceful refuge.  How exciting to have this "new" home ready for someone's own custom interior!  An opportunity that rarely comes along in these great old neighborhoods with their large, old homes. Can't wait to see what happens.  

  2. What a price!

    I know the Ridge house post is a sponsored ad so it can never be accused or being objective, but as a long-time local realtor, i offer the following observations: !) the price is significantly too high as the interior work will cost, at a minimum, over $300,000; 2) there are mansions on Ridge Ave. and in other parts of Evanston to be sure, but this house is definitely not one of them; 3) I observed this exterior renovation for decades and am glad for the owner and the community that it is finished.

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