A Wilmette Queen Anne or farmhouse

20011 Alison Trl, Illinois

The recently-renovated, newly re-listed home at 1029 Lake Ave in Wilmette is described in the listing as "vernacular Queen Anne."

The Queen Anne architectural style, especially the American variants of the late 19th century and early 20th century, has always been one of the trickiest to pin down. The home pictured above is a bare-bones Queen Anne and equally deserving of the American farmhouse style label.

Whatever you call its style, the home fits well into its East Wilmette streetscape, and boasts a great walk-to-town, train and school location. Movie buffs will recognize Trinity United Methodist, directly across the street, as the "Home Alone church."

The home features 5 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, a 2-car garage, and is priced at $1,525,000. It last sold for $700,000 in October of 2008.

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