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North suburbsPark Ridge

Park Ridge townhomes slated for spring delivery

Park Ridge Place

Park Ridge Place, a gated community of 16 townhomes in north suburban Park Ridge is targeting spring 2015 for first occupancy. Park Ridge Place offers buyers upscale new-construction townhomes pre-completion priced from the $370s in a convenient location a quarter-mile south of Touhy Ave on Dee Rd. Park Ridge Place ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 13, 2014

New Palatine townhomes with forest preserve views

Lexington Hills

The gently rolling terrain at Lexington Hills in Palatine offers home buyers a choice of views, including uninterrupted vistas over the adjacent Deer Grove Forest Preserve. Deer Grove spans 1,800 acres and is a popular destination for hikers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts. Lexington Hills has 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath homes ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 7, 2014

A drive through Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer

Woodleaf at Sanctuary Club

Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer is a quiet enclave of twenty-six custom and semi-custom luxury homes on half-acre and larger home sites. All of the sites back up to wooded areas and lakes. Woodleaf is being developed by Portfolio Homes, the luxury division of Lexington Homes, which is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014

A mini-tour of a luxury Kildeer home at Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club

Sanctuary Club

Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in northwest-suburban Kildeer is a community of twenty-six custom homes on half-acre lots bordered by wooded areas and lakes. The developer is Portfolio Homes, the luxury division of Lexington Homes, one of Chicago’s largest and most-experienced builders. Two homes at Woodleaf are available for immediate ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 23, 2014

New Palatine townhomes at Lexington Hills deliver the unexpected

Lexington Hills

Over the years you may have developed a set of assumptions about what to expect in a townhome. And over the years Lexington Homes, one of Chicago’s most experienced homebuilders, has been refining the townhome form to delight and surprise home buyers. The townhomes at Lexington Hills in Palatine showcase ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 16, 2014

Lexington Oaks townhomes in Palatine are all about convenience

Lexington Oaks

Lexington Oaks is a boutique development of fifteen new townhomes in three 5-unit buildings, pre-completion base-priced from $336,990. There are two home styles to choose from, both with 3-bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. One of the plans features a master suite on the first floor and two bedrooms and a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 24, 2014

New models open at Lexington Hills townhomes in Palatine

Lexington Hills

Over a span of four decades Lexington Homes has built thousands of townhomes and continues to refine the form to mesh perfectly with the way that home buyers want to live. Lexington Homes recently opened three new models at Lexington Hills in Palatine. The Summit model, which is base-priced from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 12, 2014
North suburbsPark Ridge

Lexington Homes kicks off pre-sales at Park Ridge Place

Park Ridge Place

Lexington Homes has announced the start of pre-construction sales at Park Ridge Place, a gated community of 16 townhomes in north suburban Park Ridge. Construction will begin in September, with first deliveries slated for spring of 2015. Located on Dee Road, a quarter mile south of Touhy Ave, Park Ridge ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 27, 2014

Lexington Oaks in Palatine has first-floor master suites

Lexington Oaks

Lexington Oaks is a boutique development of fifteen new townhomes in three 5-unit buildings. There are two 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home styles to choose from, one of which features a master suite on the first floor and two bedrooms and a loft on the second. The other townhome plan ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 15, 2014

Quick-delivery luxury homes at Woodleaf in Kildeer

Woodleaf at Sanctuary Club

The half-acre home sites at Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer boast a pastoral setting overlooking ponds and trees. The Portfolio Homes division of Lexington Homes, one of the area’s most experienced builders, is offering semi-custom homes at Woodleaf in a wide variety of designs. Several homes are available ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2014

New Palatine townhomes adjacent to Deer Grove Forest Preserve

Lexington Hills

Construction is in full swing at Lexington Hills, a community of 51 new townhomes adjacent to the Deer Grove Forest Preserve in northwest suburban Palatine. Furnished models are slated to open next month, but sales have already been brisk. Deer Grove spans 1,800 acres and hosts upland forest, wooded ravines, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 11, 2014
North suburbsMorton Grove

Lexington Station townhomes in Morton Grove more than two-thirds sold

Lexington Station

Construction is underway on 31 new townhomes at Lexington Station in Morton Grove, and more than two-thirds of them are already under contract. Two- and 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhomes with 2-car garages are priced from $312,990. Lexington Station has been attracting North Shore and city buyers who are excited ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 5, 2014

A builder’s own handcrafted home in Glenview

902 Glenshire, Glenview

The 5-bedroom, 6-bath home at 902 Glenshire Rd in Glenview was lovingly handcrafted in every detail by a home builder for his personal residence. http://www.koenigrubloff.com/homes-for-sale/IL/Glenview/60025/902-Glenshire-Road-125891366 “Must-see” is a real state cliché, but one that’s particularly true and appropriate for this spacious and livable home. Every room in the home is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 31, 2014

Midtown Square apartments in Glenview target Q4 occupancy

Midtown Square, Glenview

Midtown Square, a mixed-use development on a 2.7 acre site at Glenview Rd and Church St in downtown Glenview, is targeting Q4 2014 occupancy for its 138 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Trammel Crow’s High Street Residential is the developer and FitzGerald Associates is the architecture firm for the project. Exterior ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 23, 2014

The teardowns are back in Glenview

Glenview single-family

Travel back in time ten years ago and you would have seen a torrent of teardown activity in Glenview and other attractive northern suburbs. Fast forward to the latter part of the decade and many of the new homes built on the teardown sites were in foreclosure and selling at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 23, 2014
North suburbsNorthbrook

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 20, 2014
West suburbsNorridge

A single-level custom home on a large Norridge lot

4862 N Redwood Norridge

4862 N Redwood was built in 2013 and boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and a 2-car garage. The home has a classic center-entrance layout entered through a 2-story foyer open to a dining room, a living area and a sun room that opens to the expansive back yard. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 2, 2014
North ShoreHighland Park

YoChicago’s video walk through the Ferris Bueller house

Ferris Bueller House

Last August I spent nearly two hours shooting photos and video at what, in deference to the listing agent’s wishes, we referred to in the above video as “the Ben Rose house,” after the name of its original owner. The home, built in 1953, together with an outlying pavilion built ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 30, 2014