A 6,000 square foot newer home in Northfield

Coldwell Banker agents organized an open house "Tailgate Party" a week ago Sunday at 11 Northfield homes. I visited 5 of them, several of which I'd previously seen and shot video at.

This was my first visit to 2053 Norfork, a 6-bedroom, 5 ½ bath home with a 3-car garage. The price was recently reduced to $2,249,000.

Liz Van Horn of Coldwell Banker's Winnetka South office showed me around the home, and explained that the event was organized to promote Northfield.

Real estate agents often refer to Northfield as "Winnetka's country cousin, and it does have that flavor. Many of the homes are on acre or larger lots on dead-end and private lanes where traffic is light and everyone knows everyone else.

In another sign of the country atmosphere, the few through streets that traverse Northfield are two lanes only, and the controversy over widening Willow Road may outlive us all.

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