Posts tagged "New listing"

A Glencoe extreme makeover across from Friends Park

Glencoe has a small, but surprisingly lively downtown near its Metra station. Glencoe’s downtown has one-of-a-kind shops, sidewalk cafes, the Writers’ Theatre, a farmers market, the wildly-popular Friends Park, and more. Living near downtown is a viable alternative to a low-density in-city neighborhood. Two years ago I sat in Friends Park with Shirley Olin, chatting... Read more »

The party scene at a $13.9M Winnetka lakefront home

Coldwell Banker’s Julie Deutsch and Maureen Mohling have sold many of the North Shore’s grandest homes and seen most of the rest. The Italianate villa at 175 Sheridan Rd in Winnetka, they say, ranks among the very best. It was completely gutted and rebuilt over a two-year period and is, in effect, a new home,... Read more »

A new listing in a newer Northfield condo

Middlefork Woods, completed just over 10 years ago, is one of the newest condo developments in Northfield. It’s located on Old Willow Road, just north of the Walgreens on Willow Road, and within walking distance of a Starbucks, the Northfield Library, and Northfield’s small downtown area. It has easy access to I-94, the Edens Expressway.... Read more »

A rare new listing on Wilmette's Michigan Avenue

Wilmette’s Gillson Park is one of the jewels of the North Shore, and the stretch of Michigan Ave fronting it on the west is one of Wilmette‘s more attractive environments. There are fewer than two dozen homes directly across Gillson Park on Michigan Ave, and it’s been several years since one was offered for sale.... Read more »

A Lake Forest estate with a clay tennis court

Le Corbusier allegedly described a home as “a machine for living in.” For many people it’s a place where memories are made. Forest & Bluff magazine offers a look at the memory-making potential of 1200 N Green Bay Rd in Lake Forest, a home that recently came on the market for $6,250,000. The gracious 11,000... Read more »

Are Highland Park home buyers Dart-bored?

A 1975 article published shortly after architect Edward Dart’s death called him Chicago’s “leading church designer,” according to a recent overview of Dart’s work. If the reception accorded the two Dart homes we wrote about last June is any indication, he’s not being worshipped by Highland Park home buyers: neither home apparently sold, despite one... Read more »

An ivy-clad country estate in Highland Park

It’s impossible to be certain without having been inside it, but the recently-listed 6-bedroom, 8 ½ bath home at 1427 Waverly Rd in Highland Park holds out the promise of being bargain-priced at $2,695,000. The 10,200 square foot ivy-clad home is entered through a large brick-paved courtyard. A porte-cochere leads to a 3-car garage and... Read more »

An expanded and renovated East Wilmette classic

618 Central Ave in Wilmette is the setting for a classic side-entrance center-entrance vintage charmer that’s been completely updated. The home has also been expanded to include a first- floor family room with French doors opening to a raised bluestone patio and professionally landscaped yard. The home has four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a... Read more »

Are Winnetka condos a good buy?

A 1,730 square foot 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo at 660 Winnetka Mews just came on the market for $329,000. It had previously sold for $485,500 in October of 2001. The unit has an updated kitchen with white cabinets and granite countertops. All three bedrooms are generously sized. There’s a fireplace in the large living room, and... Read more »

A Wilmette home will educate your tastes and control your happiness

When it comes to pompous pronouncements, Chicago architects have many peers but few superiors. Consider this quote from John Shelette Van Bergen, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright: [Since the American architect has a great opportunity as a leader of the people toward honesty, simplicity and directness, he can educate their tastes and control, to... Read more »