2285 Tara Drive, Elgin, IL
$ 498,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11977612
  • TypeContingent
  • CountyKANE
  • CityElgin
  • AreaElgin
  • NeighborhoodCountry Knolls
  • Zip60123
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1970
  • Taxes$ 11096
  • Price$ 498,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3850
  • Lot Size0.3289 Acres
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)
Property Description

**Looking for a Spacious, Updated home with a Peaceful View? This 5-6BR/4.1Bath home Backing to Preserve is Perfect for you!** Completely restyled inside & out---You'll love the Modern Eclectic vibe & Artist-owner's flair! ~Inviting New front Door leads to the Exquisite Foyer with Stunning Spiral Staircase & Chic New Chandelier ~Modern White Kitchen is Loaded with great features! ~Newer cabinets with custom Crown molding, built-in Plate rack, Subway tile backsplash, Granite countertops & Accent lighting ~Built-in Stainless Thermador Double-wall ovens & microwave, Gas stove with Hood & Pot Filler! ~New SS Dishwasher & New changeable-panel Fridge ~Giant breakfast bar Peninsula with New Pendant lighting ~Pantry, Window over sink & Sliding Door out to Fully-Fenced Backyard! ~Bright Living Room with picture window showcases Newer Harwood Flooring ~Hardwood continues through the Kitchen and the Family room with cozy brick-hearth Fireplace, decorative built-in shelving, recessed lighting & triple slider with view of backyard & Preserve! ~Expansive Dining Room is perfect for Parties or Playtime--tall triple-boxed Bay window lets in lots of natural light ~Full 1st floor Mud Room+Laundry Room provides tons of storage, a folding counter & utility sink ~Partially-finished Basement with Wood laminate & slate flooring, BR6/Office/Exercise Room, Full Bath, Rec Rooms & more Storage ~Five Spacious 2nd floor BRs, 1 with custom white built-ins, 4 with walk-in Closets! ~4.1 Pristine Bathrooms--MBR has access to Two! Keep or use exclusively for other BR with Ensuite Bath ~REMOVED All wallpaper & wall texture 2021-2022 ~Entire Exterior Painted 2023 ~Newer Roof & Gutters 2018 ~New Privacy Fence 2023 ~This Beautiful Home Backs to Hawthorne Hills Forest Preserve & Nature Center with miles of Trails, Ponds & Programs and is just a few miles to Elgin Community College & Big Timber Metra Train Station---Nothing to do but Move In & Enjoy!!

Elementary School Middle School High School
Hillcrest Elementary School Kimball Middle School Larkin High School
Price History
2/9/2024 Listed $498,000

General Features

Interior Features Hardwood Floors,First Floor Laundry,Built-in Features,Walk-In Closet(s),Bookcases
Sewer Public Sewer
Heating Natural Gas,Forced Air,Sep Heating Systems - 2+,Zoned
Cooling Central Air
Possession Closing
Roof Asphalt
Appliances Double Oven,Microwave,Dishwasher,Refrigerator,Washer,Dryer,Disposal,Stainless Steel Appliance(s),Cooktop,Built-In Oven,Range Hood,Gas Cooktop
Exterior Features Patio,Storms/Screens
Garage Spaces 2
Association Fee Includes None
Architectural Style Colonial
Year Built 1970
Electric Circuit Breakers
Township Elgin
Tax Year 2022
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Community Features Curbs,Sidewalks,Street Paved
Assoc Fee Paid Per Not Applicable
County Kane
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
Contingency Attorney/Inspection
Subdivision Name Country Knolls
Other Structures Shed(s)
Total Rooms 13
Status Contingent
Directions Lake St (RT20) to Randall Rd. Exit and Cross Randall onto Foothill Rd. East to Brookside,North to Knollwood Dr.,Knollwood to Tara East (right) to home on Right.
High School Larkin High School
City Elgin
High School District 46
MLS Area Elgin
Waterfront Y/N No
Street Name Tara
Elementary School Hillcrest Elementary School
Tax Annual Amount 11096.96
Middle/Junior High School Kimball Middle School
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Days on Market 8
Standard Status Active Under Contract
Middle/Junior School District 46
Elementary School District 46
Property Type Detached Single

Interior Features

Basement Full
Total Fireplaces 1
Fireplace Features Gas Log,Gas Starter
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Street Suffix Drive
Laundry Features Sink
Total Bedrooms 5
Below Grade Finished Area 1344
Room Type Bedroom 5,Foyer,Bedroom 6,Game Room,Recreation Room,Bonus Room
LivingAreaSource Assessor
Total Baths 5
Bedrooms Possible 6
Basement Partially Finished
Bathrooom Separate Shower,Double Sink

Exterior Features

Lot Features Fenced Yard,Forest Preserve Adjacent,Wooded
Water Source Public
Total Parking 2
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Lot Dimensions 90 X 150
Lot Size Acres 0.3289
Other Equipment Central Vacuum,Intercom,CO Detectors,Ceiling Fan(s),Electronic Air Filters
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Type Attached
Garage Ownership Owned
Exterior Brick


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Contingent Average in 60123

AVG $370K
AVG $6,305
AVG 133
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1959