Welcome to 1201 Elmwood - a timeless residence situated in the heart of East Wilmette's CAGE neighborhood! This home marries classic architectural details with contemporary updates for the discerning homeowner. Step onto the inviting front porch to find a hint of the charm that awaits inside. The spacious living room, enhanced with a fireplace and built-in bookcases, flows into a sunlit dining room with views of the lush yard. Updated in 2008, the kitchen offers a practical layout for cooking enthusiasts, and features direct access to the powder room and private backyard. Upstairs, the primary suite stands as a peaceful retreat, complete with a walk-in closet and an en-suite bath. Two additional spacious bedrooms, laundry, and a charming hall bath complete this level. The third floor, versatile in its use, features an office and a fourth bedroom, which could also serve as a playroom or additional family room. The basement, finished during the 2008 renovations, extends the home's livable area, accommodating leisure, fitness, remote work, and includes a convenient 1/2 bath. Boasting an impressive ceiling height, generous storage closets, and seamless access to the backyard, this basement is an unexpected surprise for a vintage home. Significant investments were made during the 2008 renovations, addressing costly updates including the majority of windows, the roof, and vital mechanical systems. Future homeowners will appreciate not only the monetary savings but also the time and effort saved by having these major updates already in place. Finished hardwood floors, contemporary lighting, and a palette of fresh paint throughout the house strike a balance between modern appeal and cozy ambiance. Outside, a 2-car detached garage and a private backyard enhance your day-to-day living experience. With its prime location, enjoy unparalleled walkability to the town's core amenities: the train station for effortless commutes, the beach for relaxing weekends, schools for top-tier education, and a bustling town center for shopping and dining. Boasting D39/Central and New Trier schools, 1201 Elmwood presents a wonderful opportunity to fully embrace living in East Wilmette's CAGE. Please note: fireplaces, chimneys, and leaded dining room windows are conveyed "as-is". Experience the perfect blend of location and charm at 1201 Elmwood - welcome home!