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Is Northbrook the heart of the North Shore?

Northbrook park scene

Yesterday’s email served up another droplet in the endless stream of news releases touting a new development’s location as being “in the heart of the North Shore.” The development in question is in Northbrook, which is a North Shore community in the same sense that Oak Park is a Chicago neighborhood. The Village of Northbrook ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 15, 2014

A beautifully updated 4-bedroom close to the heart of Glenview

1248 Cedarwood Glenview

The 4-bedroom, 4-bath home at 1248 Cedarwood Ln in Glenview’s historic Swainwood neighborhood has been beautifully updated and expanded. The home has an open floor plan, hardwood floors throughout, and a kitchen with the cabinetry and counter space that you’d expect to find in a much more expensive home. The home’s expansion added a lavish ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 8, 2014

An architecturally distinctive home on a quiet Glenview cul-de-sac

2876 Fredric Ct Glenview

The 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath ranch-style home at 2876 Fredric Ct in Glenview is architecturally interesting from end to end, but you’re more likely to be impressed by its comfortable, livable, open and sunny vibe. The home was recently listed for sale at $1,185,000. The home sits on a half-acre on a quiet cul-de-sac. Mature ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 20, 2014
North suburbsPark Ridge

Walk-to-train apartments near downtown Park Ridge

2 S Greenwood, Park Ridge

2 South Greenwood is a beautiful, grand courtyard building with 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments a short walk from downtown Park Ridge and the Metra station. The apartments have been totally renovated and feature spacious rooms, hardwood floors, kitchens with cherry cabinets and granite countertops, in-unit washer / dryers and large marble baths. All of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 21, 2014

A 5-bedroom Glenview Tudor with an indoor pool

1800 Ridgewood, Glenview

The 5 bedroom English Tudor at 1800 Ridgewood Ln in Glenview is set off a winding road in secluded Glen Oak Acres. The home, which is listed at $1,099,000, has five full and two half-baths. Highlights of the home include a newer kitchen, a fully rehabbed master bath with steam shower and Jacuzzi and a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 27, 2013

Nearly-new Glenview luxury a block from park and school

901 Wedel Glenview

The 5-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home at 901 Wedel Ln in Glenview is less than a block from Crowley Park and Henking School. The nearly 4,000 square-foot home is distinguished by its rich architectural detailing, elaborate moldings and unusual sculpted ceilings. It has a large yard with a paver patio and a 2-car garage. It’s ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 5, 2013
North suburbsNorthbrook

Brook Furniture Rental at The Seasons at Glenview Place

Seasons at Glenview Place

The Seasons at Glenview Place in Northbrook offers independent living and personalized assisted living options for seniors. With beautifully landscaped courtyards and scenic walking paths, The Seasons at Glenview Place offers residents an ideal home in a quaint yet convenient neighborhood setting. Just minutes from Interstate 294 in Northbrook, the community’s extensive transportation services make ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 21, 2012

A stately, all-stone home in Glenview

Missy Jerfita

Koenig & Strey associate Missy Jerfita takes us on a video tour of a stately all-stone 5,000+ square foot home at 3737 Lawson Road in Glenview. Meticulous craftsmanship and extraordinary finishes carry throughout this gorgeous home that features a chef’s kitchen and fully-finished lower level. The home has 6 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths and is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 7, 2012
North suburbsNorthbrook

Another “Northshore” project proposed for Northbrook site

Skokie & Dundee, Northbrook

When we first took note of the northwest corner of Skokie Blvd and Dundee Rd in Northbrook, more than six years ago, it was slated to host “The Residences of The Center of the Northshore” (sic). The deal appeared so shaky that I cautioned in a comment: “Let’s not hold our breath on this one, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 27, 2012

A video tour of The Glen in Glenview

The Glen video Glenview

The Glen in Glenview has been one of the most successful mixed-use master-planned communities in the nation. It has been developed over more than a decade on the 1,100-acre site of the former Naval Air Station, which closed in 1995. The Glen includes a wide variety of housing types and styles, including loft apartments, condos, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 3, 2012

Tour a neighborhood colonial near downtown Glenview

1957 Henley St, Glenview IL

Located near downtown Glenview in the Henley-Dewes-Linneman area, 1957 Henley St is a spacious and sunny 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath colonial with hardwood flooring throughout. The updated kitchen opens to a large family room with sliders leading to a beautifully landscaped back yard. Listing agent Vittoria Logli of Koenig & Strey’s Jerfita Team is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 22, 2012

Quote of the day – 57 acres on the North Shore

North Shore video

Crain’s is reporting that Hamilton Partners is acquiring the Kraft Foods office campus at the northwest corner of Waukegan and Golf Roads. The bulk of the site, Kraft’s former corporate headquarters, is located in Glenview and a part of it is in Morton Grove. “It’s rare that you have the opportunity to acquire 57 acres ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 30, 2012

Tour a colorful designer townhome in The Glen

1819 Admiral Court, The Glen, Glenview, IL

City living in the suburbs is how Missy Jerfita of Koenig & Strey describes this luxurious 4000 square foot, 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath townhome in The Glen in Glenview. The Glen is a complete neighborhood built on the former Glenview Naval Air Station base that includes parks, a lake, various housing, recreational facilities, shops, entertainment and golf. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 16, 2012

Is buying a foreclosed Skokie condo a good gamble?

8828 Niles Center Rd Skokie IL

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily recently reported on a developer who’s in foreclosure – for the second time – on the 70-unit Skokie Gardens Condominiums, 8828 Niles Center Rd in Skokie. The developer’s not alone in Chancery Court – a number of the original buyers in the development have also seen their units go through ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 13, 2012

A price drop and a new listing in Glenview’s Solar Park

801 Glenview Rd Glenview

When we first looked in on 801 Glenview Rd in the Solar Park subdivision in Glenview, back in May, the 5-bedroom, 3-bath home on a half-acre lot was newly listed at $725,000. The home was also listed as a vacant land / teardown candidate, and at $1.45M as a new construction option. After a series ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 21, 2011

Shoppers can’t find Old Orchard Mall?

Maggiano's Old Orchard

The Old Orchard mall and Optima Old Orchard Woods are the most visible sights along the billboard-free, well-landscaped borders of the Edens Expressway. Anyone who drives that route with any frequency will find the opening sentence of an AOL Patch report highly amusing: Westfield Co., the owners of the Old Orchard mall, have expressed concerns ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 13, 2011

Pulte offers “no payments until August 2012″ in Park Ridge

Pickwick Theatre, Park Ridge

When you parse the fine print and translate “no payments until August 2012″ into plain English what results is “if you meet certain requirements you might not have to pay principal and interest until August 2012.” No matter – the slogan is aimed at getting you in the door, not informing you. Pulte’s Gateway Estates, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 26, 2011
North suburbsPark Ridge

Park Ridge palazzo nearing 5 years on the market

1212 S Knight Park Ridge

We first called attention to the unusual interior of the 4-bedroom home at 1212 S Knight in Park Ridge nearly 5 years ago. The asking price at the time was $1,350,000. The home is still on the market, and the price has been reduced to $975,000. Prudential Rubloff’s Marta Kazmierczak has the listing.

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 25, 2011
North suburbsPark Ridge

Spanish Town in Park Ridge? Who knew?

Trib Local is reporting on the potential landmarking of a 1920′s villa in the Spanish Town neighborhood of Park Ridge. Spanish Town? Who knew? This one may merit the real estate cliché of “the best kept secret in town.”

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 8, 2011
North suburbsPark Ridge

On the waterfront home in Park Ridge

If the above picture gives an accurate perspective on this home’s location, it is immediately on the water on Park Ridge’s private 14-acre Murphy Lake. It’s highly unusual to find a home with a boat dock this close to downtown Chicago, and even more unusual to find one with this home’s specs. The newly-listed 3-year ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 5, 2011