Tag: Howard Van Doren Shaw

A Great Year, Suburban Luxury, and Upcoming Events!

I am looking back and with the help of my colleagues and most importantly my great clients, The Melinda Jakovich-Lagrange Team had a great year!  Besides being selected to participate in the prestigious PowerHouse Smart conference again, as described below, I was the Number Two producing broker in the City for November of 2018, among... Read more »

My Move to Coldwell Banker and Benjamin Marshall Lives On!

Before plunging ahead I would like to announce that my Melinda Jakovich Team has moved from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services back to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage!  I enjoyed my time at Berkshire Hathaway and was their #1 Broker for bringing in new listings in 2016 and earned a Top 1% Ranking from the Chicago Association... Read more »

Natalie de Blois, An Architectural Pioneer

Chicago architect Lucien Lagrange has always admired one of the early American woman architects, Natalie de Blois, and as I read up on her it was truly eye opening.  She was one of only five or six women architects in America with a substantial practice when she began her career in 1944 after graduating from... Read more »
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A "Belle Epoque" Event at the Ragdale Gala and Preserving a Gem of a Park!

The beautiful grounds of the Ragdale Estate in Lake Forest will be the site of the Ragdale Gala on Saturday June 13.  The Gala supports Ragdale, an artistic environment located at the Ragdale Estate, where each year as many as 150 designers, architects, writers and other artists-in-residence enjoy a supportive workspace and freedom from distractions;... Read more »