Green Homes for Sale - Oak Park, Illinois Green Home

Oak Park, Illinois — Green Home For Sale

A fairy tale of an English cottage but conveniently located in Oak Park. Not far from the city or airport. Near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and everything else downtown Oak Park and River Forest have to offer! Within a wonderful school district. In a village that doesn't use pesticides or herbicides on park or school property.

The home itself is spacious and updated: over 3,000 square feet! The house was renovated with young children in mind. The first floor has an open concept and the kitchen looks directly into a play room so you can cook and watch the little ones at the same time.

The home also features:

A completely NEW kitchen: custom cabinets built with FORMALDEHYDE-FREE wood and ZERO-VOC paint, custom one-of-a-kind lights and sconces, and ALL BRAND NEW appliances! The floor tile is from Fireclay Tile and LEAD-FREE.

Clean water: The entire house's water filtration system makes it so that the water from the tap is safe to drink. On top of that, the kitchen sink also has a reverse osmosis water filtration system. In addition to the advanced filtration system for the whole house, we worked with the city to replace the lead pipe on the street bringing water into the house.

A completely NEW bathroom: brand new lead-free bath tub and completely new wall and floor tile from Fireclay Tile.

NEW wood windows: naturally and safely stained with hemp oil (NO chemicals). Custom-made, chemical-free, all-natural bamboo window blinds.

Safe interior: entire home painted with ZERO-VOC paint.

Open concept: the home has been updated with an open floor plan, making the interior feel spacious, yet cozy.

ORGANIC garden: organic garden beds line the backyard, where tomatoes, kale, chard, goji berries, rhubarb, and other vegetables are grown.

Basement in-law suite: basement is complete with brand new washer and dryer, large bedroom, a bathroom that includes a shower, and kitchenette.

Because of the small plot:



Everything about this house has been updated with a non-toxic mindset. We prioritized safe water, air, and home environment for our young family.

Listing ID: 20612

  • Healthy Home
Asking Price (USD) $749,000
Annual Property Tax $7,488
Annual Utility Cost $
Home Area 3,100 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 0 sq ft
Year Built 1935

Property Description

A cozy English cottage that feels spacious given the open layout and large rooms.

Lots of natural light pours in. The front bay windows are perfect for a Christmas tree.

The upstairs is loft-style with high ceilings and bedrooms large enough for children to run around in.

The home was fully updated to be safe and functional for small children: toxic-free, allergy-friendly, high quality materials.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

All interior and exterior design elements were chosen for non-toxic, lead-free, formaldehyde-free, VOC-free finishes.

Brand new appliances in the kitchen as well as a brand new XL washer and dryer.

Brand new wood windows with only a hemp oil finish.

Air ducts were completely cleaned.

The house is only cleaned with non-toxic products.

The garden only contains organic soil.

Neighborhood Description

Oak Park is truly a gem of a village. Only 4.5 square miles, but offers one of Chicagoland's most diverse, culturally-rich neighborhoods. Amongst the hustle and bustle of urban life rests the quiet streets of Oak Park, where children play and bike and someone is always out walking their dog.

The park district commits to maintaining parks and recreational areas and school properties with pesticide-free and herbicide-free solutions.

Market Area

Homes for sale in Oak Park are hard to find given how small the village is and how great the schools are. The value of Oak Park homes will only continue to rise.

School District

This home is within the Horace Mann Elementary School district which is one of the top public elementary schools in the state. Oak Park and River Forest High School is down the street and on Friday nights in the fall, you can hear the football games being announced.

Oak Park schools are hard to beat.


Oak Park is known for historic Frank Lloyd Wright homes and for being the birthplaces of Ernest Hemingway and Betty White. The homes are unique, charming, and beautiful. The neighbors are open, welcoming, and kind.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Gas
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Ventilation System
Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuum

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type
Exterior Finish
Interior Finish
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Single Glazed
Insulation Material

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 0 sqft

Contact Information

Steve G

Oak Park, IL
Oak Park, US 60302 US