Magnificent 1874 Estate Home with almost 10,000 square feet of living space on over 3/4 acre. Once in a generation opportunity to own this stunning home and grounds in premier designated Evanston landmark location originally built for the first president of the Evanston Village Board, John Gilbert. You are greeted by a brick front porch spanning the entire width of the house. Timeless details throughout including 8 total fireplaces: 1 wood burning, 2 gas and 5 decorative. Grand living room with 14' ceilings. Family room with gas fireplace. Formal dining room. The breakfast room off the kitchen overlooks the glorious, landscaped yard. Elegant primary suite with private bathroom. Three more generous bedrooms, bathroom, office, exercise room, large balcony and an open porch the entire width of the house complete the second floor. Expansive third floor has a recreation/play room, billiards room, living room, small kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The lower level has a separate suite with kitchen/bedroom/living room, another bedroom, bathroom and abundant storage. Stunning professional landscaping with built-in sprinkler system. Fabulous location-walk to downtown Evanston shopping, dining, entertainment & Metra and "el" train. Close to Northwestern University and Lake Michigan.