Ranch style living in a class by itself in the heart of Evanston's historic district is the "needle in the haystack" that you have long awaited. This extraordinary 5 bedroom duplex fully restored & updated vintage condo offers a private & exclusive Porte Cochere entrance, with a wrap brick-front patio surrounded by flowers. Upon entering you are greeted by a gracious foyer anchored by a guest powder room steps from the truly magnificent and memorable original walnut paneled library with French doors, one of three wood burning fireplaces all with remote gas starters. Around the corner is a complete bar & wine refrigerator welcoming you into a most impressive open-concept living room. This expansive room combines the dining room accented by wall sconces and bay windows to the north, informal family room with the second of three fireplaces to the south. The Chef's kitchen with top-of-the-line cherry paneled Viking appliances, granite breakfast bar and serving area anchors this great room. Across from the pantry is a covered balcony perfect for your morning coffee. Adjacent is a wonderful 2nd bedroom on this main level that doubles as a home office with a full bath nearby. The piece de resistance is the beautiful primary suite flooded with light with the third fireplace, large walk-in closet that includes a stackable washer/dryer and spectacular primary carrera marble bath with dual sinks, walk-in shower and Jacuzzi tub. 10 foot ceilings, extensive deep molding and trim as well as Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout. All closets are professionally outfitted. The lower level is apartment living at its finest with 3 generous sized bedrooms, shared hall bath with steam shower and laundry with side-by-side washer/dryer. The largest bedroom is an en suite with its luxury full bath that doubles as a guest quarters or rec room with its own private entrance. Storage galore with an abundance of walk-in closets as well as a separate storage unit. Walk to all ~ shopping, dining, transportation, lake and so much more. Pet friendly neighborhood and building without limitations. 2+ car detached garage. Truly one-of-a-kind living in the heart of Evanston!