Archive for July 2011

Noteworthy listing - an affordable Evanston townhome option for a young family

A hat tip to Anne West’s informative North Shore Views blog for alerting me to one of her recent listings in northwest Evanston, a short block south of Central Street. Here’s a part of Anne’s description of this fee-simple townhome: This townhome at 3326 Culver St. lives like a single family house. It’s a half... Read more »

The numbers favor renting at two Woodley Road Winnetka homes

We’ve previously noted that the Woodley Road area has a Winnetka mailing address but is actually in an unincorporated area of Cook County served by Avoca District 37 schools and New Trier High School. We also commented recently on the unusually high number of homes currently for sale and recently sold in the area, and... Read more »

Evanston mansion slated for foreclosure sale

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that a recently-built home at 925 Edgemere in Evanston is headed for auction in a Cook County Sheriff’s sale next month. According to Crain’s the 11,000 square foot lakefront has 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, an outdoor pool and lakefront access. It was originally listed for $9 million and... Read more »
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New listing pick – Wilmette 4-bedroom at $519K

Hibbard Road isn’t the most desirable address in Wilmette – far from it. But there’s no doubt about its convenient access to I-94, Old Orchard Shopping Center and Beth Hillel. There’s also little doubt about the strong appeal and quick market times for true 4-bedroom homes in Wilmette – it seems anything in that price... Read more »

North Shore real estate news roundup

Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. If you’re homeward bound to the North Shore, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities. Bueller? Bueller? Your home is off the market Dell Beach closing... Read more »

Price ups and downs in Lake Forest, but nearly 3 years without a sale

At $5,249,000, the French Provincial home at 1955 Telegraph Rd is the highest-priced listing west of Waukegan Rd in Lake Forest. It had that distinction in mid-June when it was priced at $4,999,000, late in May when it was priced at $4,995,000 and on May 20, when the price was $5,248,000. It’s undergone multiple, difficult... Read more »
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What's happening in the Woodley Road area?

The Woodley Road neighborhood has a Winnetka mailing address but is not in the Village of Winnetka – a fact with important consequences that’s frequently misstated (misrepresented?) in real estate listings. The area, bounded roughly by Locust Rd on the east, Hibbard Rd on the west, Illinois Rd on the south and Hill Rd on... Read more »

An update on the Ferris Bueller home

Despite her decades of selling unique properties Coldwell Banker’s Meladee Hughes was surprised by the media attention focused on the Ferris Bueller home. The home is temporarily off the market while it’s undergoing some renovation. “It will be back, and it will be beautiful and we’ll be inviting everyone to come see it again,” says... Read more »

Lake Forest home reduced to $3M below 2003 price

Back in April of 2003 the 11,000 square foot lakefront mansion on a 3+ acre site at 1345 N Lake Rd in Lake Forest sold for $9,900,000. It had previously sold for $8M in 2002. The home has been on the market since October of 2009, when it was offered at $14,500,000. After several price... Read more »
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Buy an Italianate mansion built for Lake Forest's first mayor

The Italianate mansion at 660 Sheridan Rd, one of the oldest homes in Lake Forest, was just listed for sale at $3,999,999. It’s one of four homes honored by the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation (LFPF) in celebration of Lake Forest’s 150th birthday. The 7,066 square foot, 7-bedroom, 5 full, 2 half-bath home on 2.47 acres... Read more »