Our open house pick this weekend is a 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath 50s-vintage split-level ranch at 527 Romona Rd in West Wilmette. It's a relatively affordable way for a small family with young children to get a toehold in Wilmette.
The home sits on a 63 x 132 lot just a few yards south of Romona Elementary School and a few minutes' walk from Wilmette Junior High.
The split-level ranch is a ubiquitous home style in this part of Wilmette, but this one has a few variations. The kitchen has been opened to the dining room, and French doors open into the rear yard. There's also a half-bath in addition to the more common two.
Like most of the homes in the area, this one has a lower-level family room. Unlike most, it has good natural lighting from windows on two walls, and also has recessed lighting. Another trait it shares with a surprising number of West Wilmette homes is the lack of a garage. There's a side drive, and a parking pad in back.
The home will be open Sunday, May 15 from 2:30 to 4:30. Coldwell Banker's Fleischman Home Team has the listing.