Posts tagged "video"

Rent a dorm room at NIU or buy a home in Sycamore?

It’s not a choice that many parents consider, but when you look at the cost of student housing at Northern Illinois University (NIU), you have to wonder why they don’t set their son or daughter up as a landlord in a single-family home in nearby Sycamore. A recent Tribune article on New Hall, the first... Read more »

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 »

Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House in Elmhurst

The Robert McCormick House in Elmhurst is one of only three single-family residences designed by Mies van der Rohe in the United States. Built in 1952, it’s celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, but not as a home. In 1994 it was taken apart and reassembled at Wilder Park in Elmhurst as part of the... Read more »
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Tour week – a drive through Elmhurst neighborhoods

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Chicago’s western suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. Our tour today focuses on Elmhurst, and our guides are Tom Makinney and Maria Gracik from Koenig & Strey’s Gracik Makinney Group. Tom and Maria are both long-time... Read more »

Tour week – a drive through Western Springs, the Mayberry of the western suburbs

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Chicago’s western suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. “It’s not the town for you if you want to be anonymous,” says Ann-Marie Hickey about Western Springs, which has been her home for the past 20 years.... Read more »

Tour week – a drive through Clarendon Hills with Mike McCurry

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Chicago’s western suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. We begin with a drive around Clarendon Hills with Coldwell Banker’s Mike McCurry, whose office we visit in the above video. Mike is an agent with Coldwell Banker... Read more »
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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 »

A sprawling newer home in Western Springs Old Town North

Western Springs is situated between La Grange and Hinsdale. The attractions of Western Springs, apart from its small-town atmosphere, include its easy access to downtown Chicago by Metra, good expressway access to O’Hare and Midway Airports, excellent schools and parks, a varied housing stock and a pedestrian-friendly downtown. The 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath, 3-car garage... Read more »

Western Springs is a town where everyone knows everyone

“It’s not the town for you if you want to be anonymous,” says Ann-Marie Hickey about the Village of Western Springs, which has been her home for the past 20 years. “It’s Mayberry.” Ann-Marie is a real estate agent with Realty Executives. After wrapping up a sponsored video shoot at a beautiful home she’s currently... Read more »
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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 »