After 25 years in the bed and breakfast business, Gloria Onischuk, has decided it's time to retire and to sell the landmark home. She and her husband Daniel raised their eight children in the home on north Kenilworth and opened the bed and breakfast as Under the Ginkgo Tree in 1989. In May they celebrated the 25th anniversary of the business. Gloria, who loved to share the wonders of Oak Park with visitors from around the world, said the time is right to retire and wishes to thank the Oak Park community for years of support.
The 1890's Queen Anne style home at 300 N. Kenilworth is listed by Margaret McSheehy with Historic Homes Realty for $1.3 million. With six bedrooms, five and one half bathrooms, a finished third floor and a four car garage with a side drive, the home is ready for a family or for someone else to take the reins of the bed and breakfast. The Onischuks restored the home in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District, and today it boasts a welcoming wrap-around porch, ornately carved woodwork on the first floor, a chef's kitchen and two fireplaces.
McSheehy notes that the home would make a perfect family home with its updated bathrooms and kitchen, and calls the house a wonderful opportunity to own one of the most beautiful homes in the Chicago area.