Posts tagged "Kenilworth"

The Planes, Trains & Automobiles house for sale in Kenilworth

You’ll hopefully be able to reach 230 Oxford Rd in Kenilworth with fewer mishaps than Steve Martin and John Candy endured on their way there in Trains, Planes & Automobiles. The 6-bedroom home has three full and two half baths, a 3-car garage on a 90 x 160 lot within two blocks of Lake Michigan.... Read more »

Kenilworth's Root-Badger House on the market for $8.95M

The Root-Badger House, 326 Essex Rd in Kenilworth, earned a place on Landmarks Illinois’ list of endangered properties in 2004, when there were hints it might be demolished. The neo-classical residence was designed by Daniel Burnham in 1896, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home is situated on a 200... Read more »

Teardowns once again disturbing North Shore preservationists

Trib Local recently featured a “special report” titled Tearing down the Tearing down the North Shore. According to Trib Local, teardowns are once again on the rise on the North Shore and historical preservationists are once again perturbed. A cynic might call it a tempest in a crackpot, given how easily some preservationists are roiled... Read more »
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Few attractively-priced rentals on the North Shore

We’ve tracked the market for rental homes and condos on the North Shore for several years and the market appears to be as tight as I’ve seen it. There are more properties available than there were in the late spring and early summer of last year but, and this is purely an impressionistic take, the... Read more »

Is Kenilworth the home value champ or just another chump?

One of the features of Chicago Magazine’s April issue, which hits the stands this week, is a series of charts on how home values have performed between 2006 and 2011 in Chicago’s neighborhoods and suburbs. Only one suburb, according to data supplied to Chicago Magazine by the local MLS, saw an increase in home values... Read more »

Want to trade for a Wright-inspired home in Kenilworth?

After having their home at 154 Kenilworth Ave off and on the market for five-and-a-half years, the owners are apparently looking for creative ways to move on. The listing copy for the home, which was recently featured as the Wall Street Journal House of the Day, suggests the owners are willing to trade for a... Read more »
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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 »

Glencoe, Kenilworth, Winnetka post year-over-year sales gains

Coldwell Banker’s Anne West, over at her North Shore Views site, has just posted single-family home sales numbers for North Shore communities (minus Lake Bluff and plus Glenview) for the first six months of this year. Sales volumes increased year-over-year in only 3 of the communities: Glencoe (+53%), Kenilworth (+10%) and Winnetka (+6%). It’s interesting... 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. Nine-story mixed-use building proposed in Evanston Evanston authorizes $100K to clean... Read more »
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A Kenilworth starter home is back, with a price chop

In October of 2009 I visited an open house at 611 Roger Ave in Kenilworth and shot the above video with one of the owners. Back then the home had been on the market for 6 months and was priced at $595,000, after several price reductions. The 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home just came back... Read more »