157 Bartram Road


Situated on one of Riverside's most sought-after streets is this exceptional 4-bedroom, 2.1-bathroom home, offering a striking balance of history, elegance, & the kind of comfort that can only be found at home.

Riverside, IL





About This Home

Situated on one of Riverside’s most sought-after streets is this exceptional 4-bedroom, 2.1-bathroom home, featuring exquisite original details & an abundance of living space. This home offers a striking balance of history, elegance, & the kind of comfort that can only be found at home. 

This historically landmarked special home is 1 of 3 iconic Havemeyer Cottages in the community, that exemplifies turn-of-the-century architecture. Throughout the home, you’ll find perfectly-preserved details, like the library’s original wood moldings, grand pocket door, double-hung windows & porte cochere.

The first floor offers expansive & distinctive living spaces. The living room is classic style at its best, with gleaming hardwoods, a character-rich turret, & 1 of 4 wood-burning fireplaces found throughout the home. The front screened-in porch offers the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee & admire the surrounding greenery. The dining room is spacious enough for a 12-person dining table, anchored by a grand fireplace, & sure to host many special celebrations. 

Through the dining room’s swinging doors, you’ll find the kitchen. This space boasts reimagined cabinets, new backsplash, granite countertops, & stainless steel appliances. There’s also a dedicated breakfast nook – perfect for everyday dining. Towards the back stairway, you’ll find an expansive pantry and additional storage. 

On the second floor, you’re first brought to the primary bedroom – a true suite with a wood-burning fireplace, updated ensuite bathroom, & a private screened-in porch. 2 additional bedrooms can also be found on this floor – each is sizable. You’ll also find a dual family room & home office on this level. Through a second stairway, you’ll find the finished attic, with another family room & the final bedroom. There’s also a sizable storage room that can easily be converted into a 3rd full bath. 

The basement (unfinished but dry) hosts the laundry room, a dedicated workout room, a workshop & plenty of additional storage. 

Outdoors, the manicured landscape & a koi pond provide the perfect setting for both hosting & relaxing. This home is incredibly well-cared for; the owners completely reshingled the exterior, refinished the original hardwood floors, & painted inside & out. 

This home couldn’t be closer to Riverside’s picturesque downtown, featuring restaurants & bars (try Sawmill for lunch & La Barra or The Chew Chew for dinner)! The community also boasts parks, libraries, top-rated private & public schools, the Riverside Swim Club, & so much more. You’re also just a short walk from the Riverside Metra for a quick commute downtown. Welcome to your dream home!

Why we love

157 Bartram Road

walk to

the home is

An iconic Havemeyer Cottage

Riverside's picturesque downtown

get groceries at

we're obsessed with the

Riverside Foods

Exquisite original details

closest METRA stop

don't miss the


Primary suite's screened-in porch


elementary school

Central Elementary

The backyard's koi pond

represented by M&Co.'s


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