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Griffin’s Emery House in Elmhurst, still for sale

Emery House, Elmhurst

It was late January when I toured The Emery House in Elmhurst with Tom Makinney of Coldwell Banker’s Gracik Makinney Group, one of our sponsors. The home was listed for sale in early February, and is still available for purchase at a list price of $1,750,000. The home, at 281 S Arlington, was designed by ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 26, 2013
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A move-in condition Elmhurst ranch across from East End Park

191 Hampshire Elmhurst

The 3-bedroom, bath-and-a-half ranch at 191 Hampshire Ave in Elmhurst is on a wide lot on a block with mature trees. Directly across the street is East End Park, best known for its terrific swimming pools. The park also boasts lighted tennis courts, ball diamonds, a soccer field, a basketball court and group picnic areas. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 31, 2013
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A resort-like yard with pool at an Elmhurst 6-bedroom home

570 Prospect Elmhurst

The 6-7 bedroom, 7-bath home at 570 S Prospect Ave boasts a private, resort-like yard unlike anything you’ll see in Elmhurst. It has a full outdoor kitchen, a large pergola, a 15 x 30 foot in-ground pool, a Jacuzzi tub and an outdoor bath. The home itself has a southwestern flair on the interior, with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 30, 2013
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Elmhurst home sales surge 39%

Emery House Elmhurst

Yesterday’s email brought this Elmhurst market update from Coldwell Banker’s Gracik Makinney Group: May property sales were up 39.2% over the same time last year, from 51 in May 2012 to 71 homes sold this year. May year-to-date sales are up 34.8% at 252 vs 187 for last year. The May year-to-date average sales price ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 26, 2013
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A split-level Elmhurst home with a great deck and yard

793 S Washington Elmhurst

The owners of the 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath split-level at 793 S Washington St have renovated the home over time to make it a warm and cozy environment. The main level opens into an L-shaped living / dining room with hardwood floors. Adjacent to the updated eat-in kitchen is an expansive deck overlooking a large ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2013
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Tour a new, all-masonry 6-bedroom in South Elmhurst

903 Chatham Elmhurst

The new 6-bedroom, 5-bath home at 903 Chatham Ave is just two blocks from Butterfield Park. The soaring, 2-story entry foyer sets the tone for this 4,000 square foot home, introducing you to the high level of finishes and millwork found throughout. An unusual feature of the home, made possible by its 60-foot lot width, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 21, 2013
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Tour an aggressively-priced 4-bedroom Elmhurst ranch

453 East Court Elmhurst

The 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath ranch at 453 East Court is on a quiet street a block from the popular East End Park. The park has a new pool, ball diamonds, lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, playground equipment, group picnic areas and outdoor restrooms. This light, bright corner-lot home has been nicely updated. Bay ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 20, 2013
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A like-new Nantucket-style home in center-of-town Elmhurst

249 E St Charles Elmhurst

The 4-bedroom, 4-bath Nantucket-style home at 249 E St Charles Rd is in a convenient center-of-town Elmhurst location. This like-new, spacious home was built in 2008 and boasts 3,000 square feet of open-plan living area. The home has a separate formal dining room with butler’s pantry, a large kitchen island adjacent to a breakfast area ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 19, 2013
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A wonderfully rehabbed ranch close to Elmhurst schools

210 Van Buren Elmhurst

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch at 210 W Van Buren St has a great Elmhurst location. It’s diagonally across the street from Jackson Elementary School, a few blocks from Bryan Middle School, and close to everything that Oak Brook has to offer. The corner-lot home has been beautifully rehabbed and tastefully decorated. It has an unusually ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 18, 2013
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An award-winning restoration of Griffin’s Emery House in Elmhurst

Emery House, Elmhurst

The Emery House in Elmhurst, 281 S Arlington, was designed by Walter Burley Griffin for his friend and high school classmate, William H. Emery Jr. At the time the home was built in 1903 Griffin worked for Frank Lloyd Wright, and Wright’s influence is evident throughout this Prairie Style home. Griffin went on, of course, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 24, 2013
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A chicken-friendly, fenced back yard in Elmhurst

Wagner Farm, Glenview

The 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 153 Caroline Ave in Elmhurst is on a 50 x 191.8 foot lot with a deep, fully-fenced back yard. The 10 year-old home is listed for $795,000, and you can tour it in the above video. Some might consider it a great place to raise chickens – if ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 24, 2012
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A Mies van der Rohe subdivision prototype in Elmhurst

McCormick House video

The Robert McCormick House in Elmhurst is one of only three single-family residences designed by Mies van der Rohe in the United States. Built in 1952, it’s celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, but not as a home. In 1994 it was taken apart and reassembled at Wilder Park in Elmhurst as part of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 31, 2012
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A Nantucket-style home in Elmhurst’s Lincoln School district

744 S Hawthorne video

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 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 23, 2012
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A new cottage-style home in center-of-town Elmhurst

414 Argyle Elmhurst video

Realtor Tom Makinney bills this as a “seaside traditional home with formal flair.” The tastefully elaborate trim package, carried consistently from top to bottom, warrants the description. McGovern Builders crafted a gem in this 3,476 square foot, 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 414 S Argyle. It boasts an open floor plan, high ceilings and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 9, 2012
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A lovingly-maintained Tudor in a convenient Elmhurst location

211 E St Charles Elmhurst IL

Elmhurst’s many attractions include good public schools, a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown, and great access to Chicago’s expressway grid. The attractive 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath Tudor home at 211 E St Charles Rd has a location that affords easy access to the best of Elmhurst. It boasts great curb appeal, a functional floor plan, vintage charm ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 30, 2012
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A Prairie-style home with an expansive Elmhurst yard

153 Caroline Elmhurst video

The 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath Prairie-style home at 153 Caroline is on an oversized lot in a great location — close to East End Park and its pool. The home is bright and open, with hardwood floors throughout, a thoughtful layout, and a large kitchen that opens through a wall of windows to a beautifully ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 27, 2012
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Walk to three Elmhurst schools without crossing a street

318 Fair Ave Elmhurst IL

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 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 25, 2012
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An unusual Elmhurst 4-bedroom

630 S Bryan Elmhurst IL

The 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 630 S Bryan St has an unusually high level of finishes and creature comforts for an Elmhurst home priced under $700,000. Some of those uncommon touches include a high-end kitchen, a large mud room, a large master suite with an adjacent deck and lavish bath, a sprawling third-floor ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 24, 2012
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Elmhurst prices down, market times up year-to-date

Gracik Makinney Group stats

The following market data is gleaned from the Elmhurst Real Estate Update published each month by the Gracik Makinney Group. The average sales price ($337,991) year-to-date April 2012 was 13.58% below the average price in the corresponding period last year ($391,100). The median year-to-date price through April also fell from $320,000 to $269,000, a 15.937% ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 1, 2012
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A 4-bedroom classic under $400K in Elmhurst’s Elm Estates

964 Kent Elmhurst video

The 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath 2-story home at 964 Kent Ave in the Elm Estates neighborhood of Elmhurst will be instantly recognizable to tens of millions of people who grew up in homes very similar to it. It’s a classic layout from the 60s that’s stood the test of time and still works with the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 30, 2012