The 4-Bedroom French Provincial in Forest Glen: 6551 N. Ponchartrain

This 4-bedroom French Provincial home at6551 N. Ponchartrain in Forest Glen was built in 1938.

The listing says it has a “bridal stairway” and a unique front door peephole.

It is built on a 60×118 lot and has a side 2-car garage.

The house is within a few blocks of the Forest Preserve and the Edgebrook Metra stop for an easy downtown commute.

It also has central air and a basement.

However, there are no pictures of the kitchen or baths, and no description of either in the listing. There is, though, a picture of the bridal stairway.

Connie Aparcedo at Coldwell Banker has the listing. See the pictures here.

6551 N. Ponchartrain: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage, no square footage listed

  • Sold in February 1994 for $345,000
  • Currently listed for $659,000
  • Taxes of $10,001
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 18×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 12×10 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 16×14 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 14×13 (second floor)
  • Living room: 24×14
  • Dining room: 16×14
  • Kitchen: 17×13
  • Family room: 18×16
  • Rec Room in the basement: 23×12

16 Responses to “The 4-Bedroom French Provincial in Forest Glen: 6551 N. Ponchartrain”

  1. Not only is there a picture of the bridal staircase, there is also a picture of the bride sporting her best orange flip flops. These aren’t real realtor photos are they? If so I would be embarrassed with my lack of cropping ability.

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  2. ChitownInvestor on July 26th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    For the love of GOD! Spend $100 and repaint that teal room!

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  3. Heh, I like the ‘I’m on a schooner’ feel of the dining room photo.

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  4. Isn’t this Edgebrook? Forest Glen in the next metra stop south.

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  5. “Isn’t this Edgebrook? Forest Glen in the next metra stop south.”

    i think so and one block or two north its wildwood

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  6. I love the “plantation shelters”

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  7. The lack of kitchen AND bathroom pix always leads me to suspect the worst.

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  8. Yeah, no pictures means ye olde tyme non-reno’d kitchen and baths. Which makes me wonder what justifies the price nearly doubling since 1994.

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  9. Someone has to pay for the spendthrift baby boomer’s retirement, Madeline. Might as well be a greater real estate fool, right?

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  10. seems overpriced.and i can’t believe they even painted the window frames that teal color.not *that* nice of a neighborhood for those high taxes.i’m just 8 blocks southwest of there and my taxes are around $3000.not nearly as exclusive an area,but still.
    for that kind of money over there a person would be better going to *old* norwood park.you’ve got the metra stop right over there also.and closer to the expressway.

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  11. the taxes are suspect, why are they so high? wouldnt they have a senior freeze or a HOE that would lower that?

    *i am assuming a oldtimer/granny owned this place because of taste of style throughout.

    maybe sombody with time or the firefox plug-in can look up the taxes?

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  12. Ouch, there’s lots of animosity on the site re baby boomers. It is not all their fault. Look at starter homes now and the immodest housing expectations of Gens X and Y. When I think “condo foreclosure,” I think of the fresh-out-of-grad-school types who put nothing down yet felt they were entitled to $300K+ condos in the city — and equally entitled to walk away from them. I’m not a boomer, but what are we going to do? Eat them like the children in Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”?

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  13. “I’m not a boomer, but what are we going to do? Eat them like the children in Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”?”

    I’m more of the Soylent Green line of thinking.

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  14. i just drove by this place.very nice looking,but it has some serious roof issues(i don’t know if i can say that here,but anyone who drives past will notice it right off)the entire front roof shingles are completely cupped and bowed,sides of roof too.thats a pretty steep expense to start off with,and who knows if it has been leaking.and for how long.yikes.

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  15. Still $659,000.

    Keepin’ the dream alive.

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  16. $599,000 I LOVE THIS HOUSE and it would totally suit my lifestyle, but I need a $120,000 down payment to afford it. GZ, CHUK – wanna lend me some dough? I”m good for the money…

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