Tag: Gracik Makinney Group

An Elmhurst Cape Cod and a market update

The dormered Cape Cod-style home is popular throughout the United States, and common in Elmhurst. The 4-bedroom, 2-bath Cape Cod at 328 Hillside has an uncommon feature — a large family room addition with patio doors leading to a nicely landscaped yard. The home has a recently-remodeled kitchen, a fully-finished basement and better storage than... Read more »

A Nantucket-style home in Elmhurst's Lincoln School District

This six-year old home has an open floor plan with a first-floor office off the living room, a generously sized kitchen that opens to the family room and a breakfast area. The bedroom level of the home is outstanding, with four large, well-separated, bright corner bedrooms and 3 full baths, including the master. There’s a... Read more »

An Elmhurst 5-bedroom around the corner from three schools

The 3,600 square foot home at 318 Fair Ave has a number of features you don’t often find in newer construction in Elmhurst, especially in a home priced at $725,000. For starters, there’s a 3-car garage, made possible by the home’s location on a wide lot. The home has a volume living room with a... Read more »

A classic layout in Elmhurst's Elm Estates

The 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath 2-story home at 964 Kent Ave in the Elm Estates neighborhood of Elmhurst will be instantly recognizable to tens of millions of people who grew up in homes very similar to it. It’s a classic layout from the 60s that’s stood the test of time and still works with the... Read more »

The only new construction condos in Lombard near a sellout

The 80-unit Yorkbrook Place, at 2030 St Regis Dr in Lombard is down to its last 10 units. Four separate floor plans are still available, all including 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in approximately 1,300 square feet of living space. Units include spacious eat-in kitchens, separate dining areas, large living rooms and 1-car parking. The... Read more »

Open house pick – A walk-to-everything townhome in downtown Elmhurst

While many suburban downtowns have been struggling for years and searching for ways to reinvent themselves, downtown Elmhurst has been thriving. The City Centre website for downtown Elmhurst even serves up a parking map for visitors who may find themselves baffled by the number of visitors to the sheer variety of shopping, dining and entertainment... Read more »

A snapshot of the Elmhurst housing market

The draws for Elmhurst are its location, its schools and its housing stock – which can start with a move-in ready home for $200,000, according to Tom Makinney of the Gracik Makinney Group. Makinney, who grew up and lives in Elmhurst, outlines his home town’s advantages in the above sponsored video. The Gracik Makinney Group... Read more »

A pristine, Tudor-inspired home in Elmhurst

Over many years I’ve been in many spotless homes that have been carefully prepped for viewing. Few, if any, matched the pristine condition of a custom home I visited recently in Elmhurst. The 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath home at 757 S Berkley Ave rests on a pretty tree-lined street in the Lincoln Elementary School attendance... Read more »

A new 5-bedroom home in Elmhurst's College View neighborhood

The 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath, 3,583 square foot newly-built home at 200 S Sunnyside Ave is a handsome addition to an already attractive block in Elmhurst’s College View neighborhood. The home is near Elmhurst College and York High School and is in one of the top locations in Elmhurst, according to listing agents Tom Makinney... Read more »

A visit to Elmhurst's Crescent Park neighborhood

Yesterday I visited two homes in the Crescent Park subdivision in Elmhurst with Tom Makinney and Maria Gracik of Koenig & Strey’s Gracik Makinney Group. We were shooting sponsored videos, which will be live at YouTube within a few days. The homes, at 350 E Ridge Ave, priced at $439,000, and 511 S Parkview Ave,... Read more »