Tag: single-family

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 »

Highland Park's Halcyon Hall listed for $5.65M

Ross J. Beatty built two homes in Highland Park that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The first, built in 1893 at 1499 Sheridan Rd, is also a local landmark. The second Ross J. Beatty home, built just north of the first in the 1920s, is substantially larger at 8,855 square feet.... Read more »

Rent or buy this Highland Park contemporary

Contemporary architecture has a limited appeal to buyers in most North Shore communities and, as a result, you’ll find few homes built in a non-traditional style in most of them. Highland Park is an exception to that broad generalization. It boasts a wider selection of modern architecture than you’ll find elsewhere on the North Shore.... Read more »

A video tour of two Robert de Golyer-designed Evanston homes

Robert de Golyer is best known for designing classic multi-family residential buildings in Chicago, including the Marlborough, the Lathrop Homes and 1120, 1242, 3500 and 3750 N Lake Shore Drive. de Golyer also designed a number of single-family homes in Evanston, where he lived. Just a block from the park fronting Lake Michigan in Southeast... 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 »

Home sales heating up in Wilmette

We agonized (a teeny bit) over that headline. Who wants to think about the heat, given our current weather conditions? Real estate broker and blogger Eric Rojas recently took a look at the sales pace of Wilmette homes in the first half of this year, found a substantial increase over last year, and the possibility... Read more »

Wilmette starter homes sell quickly

You’ll occasionally find a livable home in Wilmette selling for under $300,000. What you won’t find is a home that fits that description and lingers on the market for more than a few days. If you’re looking in this price range in Wilmette, be prepared to act quickly, and don’t expect the home to be... Read more »

Santa Fe sensibility in Mettawa

The 5,400 square foot home at 105 Indian Ridge Rd in Mettawa boasts a Lake Forest mailing address – and a Santa Fe style that’s unlike anything you’ll find in the vicinity. The home is on a 5-acre parcel and is priced at $2,395,000. If you want more acreage and a guest house, another 5... Read more »

New construction in Wilmette's Kenilworth Gardens

The second I saw the newly-listed new construction home at 2240 Thornwood Ave in Wilmette‘s Kenilworth Gardens I thought – “this won’t last.” And it hasn’t. The 5-bedroom (all above grade), 5 ½ bath home with a finished lower level is under contract almost immediately after going on the market at a list price of... 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 »