Tag: Lake Michigan

Why is Winnetka so beautiful?

You can’t spend much time in Winnetka without pausing, at some point, to gape in wonder at the striking physical beauty of the community. What makes Winnetka so beautiful? Lake Michigan and the Skokie Lagoons, its eastern and western borders, are an obvious choice. The intensely varied architecture of Winnetka buildings is another, along with... Read more »

Lakefront tranquility in Winnetka

The past year has, according to local brokers, seen an unusually large number of lakefront homes coming to market. As you head for the beach this summer you might want to give some thought to how wonderful it would be to have a beach in your back yard. The highest priced new listing on the... Read more »

Lake views from a new Glencoe home

Watch the video for a beautifully photographed introduction to a newly-built home on a Glencoe ravine with views of Lake Michigan and beach access. You can see more high-quality video and images of the property, before, during and after completion, at its Web site. The 5-bedroom, 5 full, 3 half-bath home is listed for sale... Read more »

A historic number of North Shore waterfront homes now available

If you want to live on Lake Michigan on the North Shore there’s now an unusual window of opportunity, according to local correspondent Karen Arenson. “There are more waterfront properties on the market now than at any time in the past 20 years,” says Arenson, “and some are selling quickly. A home on Sheridan Rd... Read more »

A video visit to Tower Road Beach in Winnetka

Tower Road Beach is the best of several in Winnetka, and one of the few along the North Shore to sport a concession stand. Most of the North Shore beaches open for the season this weekend, but Winnetka’s don’t officially open until Friday, June 11, affording you a shot at enjoying the beach without paying... Read more »

What does it take to buy lakefront property in Winnetka?

When I posed the question in the headline to local correspondent Maureen Mohling she exhibited her usual flair for summarizing a complex topic in a single word: “patience,” she responded. Mohling was taking into account the relative scarcity of beachfront homes, the fact that they come to market infrequently, and that some trade privately without... Read more »

A rare beachfront home in north Evanston

“I can’t remember the last time a beachfront property came on the market north of downtown in Evanston,” said Mary Ellen Tainer when she alerted me to a home that’s only been on the market for a few days and has already received several offers. Tainer, who manages Prudential Rubloff‘s Evanston office, is one of... Read more »