Tag: single-family

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 Western Springs starter home for $289K

Starter homes in Western Springs typically range above $300K, sometimes closer to $400K. The newly-listed 3-bedroom, 2-bath Cape Cod at 4136 Gilbert Ave, however, is asking just $289,000. It’s across from a park, and close to downtown and the Metra station. Don’t expect the home to linger on the market. If you’re not familiar with... Read more »

Two new Hinsdale 6-bedrooms, $2.2M apart

There’s hardly a home buyer alive who needs to be told that homes with similar bedroom and bath counts in the same community can vary widely in price. Location, lot size, the quality of finishes, square footage, school district, architecture and a host of other factors can account for differences in price. If you’re looking... Read more »

A meticulously maintained 12,000 square foot Oak Brook home

Our tour of this estate begins with a golf cart ride around its 6 landscaped acres – fitting, given the home’s proximity to Butler National and the Oak Brook Golf Club. The grounds include formal gardens, broad expanses of lawn, an in-ground pool with hot tob and pool house, and a lighted tennis court. The... Read more »

More options at lower end of market in Clarendon Hills

When I visited Clarendon Hills just over two years ago there were very few homes available in the under $300,000 price range, and what was available – even in the low $300s – was small and not in what everyone would consider move-in condition. A quick scan of the current offerings surfaces a wider range... Read more »

Downers Grove takes a beating on home purchase

Individual homeowners in Downers Grove aren’t alone in seeing the value of their homes fall over the past several years. The Village of Downers Grove has seen the value of a home it purchased fall by more than 50%. The Village purchased the home at 5237 Benton Ave for a reported $463,000 for the construction... 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 »

A lakefront home in Downers Grove

Most people who are familiar with Downers Grove would find themselves in head-scratching mode when contemplating the possibility of lakefront property in the village. There are a few ponds in Downers Grove that, with a bit of stretching, you might be able to call a lake. What about fish-rich Bruce Lake, where there’s a home... Read more »