Posts tagged "Winnetka"

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 »

A North Shore news roundup

If you’re homeward bound to Chicago’s North Shore, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities and keep you up-to-date on real estate news. Not all of the recent stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. A historic... Read more »

Under contract quickly in Winnetka

The listing copy for the 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 349 Hawthorn in Winnetka described it as being “aggressively priced” at $1,150,000. The market apparently agreed, because the home went under contract in less than 10 days. The home is a classic center-hall Colonial on over a third of an acre nearly across the... Read more »
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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 »

An award-winning home on a Woodley Road acre

Almost a year ago we called attention to what seemed to be an unusually large number of homes for sale in the Woodley Road area, which is unincorporated but has a Winnetka mailing address. Nineteen homes were listed for sale at that time. Only nine homes are currently listed for sale in the area, priced... Read more »

Newly-listed Winnetka lakefront home asks $13.9M

At $13,900,000, the newly-listed 175 Sheridan Rd is only the second-highest priced home on the market in Winnetka, but it’s asking nearly double the $7.1M for which it was purchased in 2005 and more than twice the highest-priced Winnetka sale in the last 5 years. The home has undergone an award-winning renovation since it was... Read more »
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Spotting the Zook look in Winnetka

Although I’d been past it 100s of times I never paid attention to the home at 1487 Tower Rd in Winnetka. It caught my eye yesterday, and I instantly thought “it has the look of a Zook.” Homes designed by R. Harold Zook are a familiar sight in Hinsdale, where 31 of them were built... Read more »

Gazing down on the stars in Winnetka

The Winnetka Community House, which has to rank among the best community centers in the country, is celebrating its Centennial this year. If you’re considering a move to Winnetka, you can take advantage of Reaching for the Stars, one of the Centennial events, to get to know the Village better. Reaching for the Stars is... Read more »

A North Shore real estate news roundup

If you’re homeward bound to Chicago’s North Shore suburbs, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities and keep you up-to-date on real estate news. Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. A foreclosure’s... Read more »
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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 »