The turn-of-the-century stone walk sets the tone for this lovingly restored and maintained historic Italianate home, adjacent to the Downers Grove Downtown Business District. Just imagine living on a beautiful, mature tree-lined street, blocks from the town center, BNSF Metra Downers Grove Main Street train station, Farmer's Market, Washington Park, schools, restaurants and shops. The elegant home offers exquisite original features which include a hand carved marble fireplace mantel, winding wood staircase, special millwork, pocket doors, beautifully designed radiators, 10' ceilings, 8' windows...the charm! Main level offers a lovely dining room and living room, full bathroom with a walk-in shower, bedroom (currently used as a Library, and adjacent to a small office/flex room, which would be a good walk-in closet, yoga room, etc). Updated Kitchen has a large eating area with access to the backyard. The second level features a spacious Family Room featuring a wood burning fireplace and new carpet. Enjoy relaxing year-round in the Enclosed Porch attached to a bedroom. Charming backyard features a porch with a pergola, perennial landscaping and stone hardscape, plus a 2.5 car detached garage. Additional maintenance includes a rebuilt chimney, basement waterproofing, sump pump and backup battery, newer boiler and hot water heater. A full list of updates and upgrades are in the Feature Sheet located in the Additional Information section of the MLS. Zoned R-5. Possibilities are to remain a single-family home or become two units. Truly a one- of -a- kind!