Tag: Lake Forest

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A Lake Forest 3-bedroom single-family under $200K

A Lake Forest 3-bedroom single-family under $200K

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 1197 Telegraph in Lake Forest is on a site that spans nearly half an acre. It's within walking distance of shopping, ...
MLS-listed North Shore rentals are scarce

MLS-listed North Shore rentals are scarce

If you thought there was a shortage of homes for sale on Chicago's North Shore, take a look at how the rental market has shrunk over the past two ...
Lake Forest chapel converting to walk-in closet

Lake Forest chapel converting to walk-in closet

Over the years I've been in a number of homes that had attached private chapels, several of them capable of seating dozens of people. The cha ...
Will a soft Lake Forest market lead to granny flats?

Will a soft Lake Forest market lead to granny flats?

Trib Local recently reported that Lake Forest is considering amending its zoning code to allow second living units, e.g. coach houses and garage a ...
Down-and-up pricing on a Lake Forest home

Down-and-up pricing on a Lake Forest home

Lake Forest differs, in many ways, from the mental picture that many have of a long-settled bastion of North Shore mansions. Perhaps the greatest ...
An award-winning David Adler restoration in Lake Forest

An award-winning David Adler restoration in Lake Forest

David Adler was one of the most prolific and prominent architects and designers during the era of the "great American house," and the North Shore ...
Deal of the month – Lake Forest charmer for $180K

Deal of the month – Lake Forest charmer for $180K

Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) has just acquired and is offering for sale a 3-bedroom, 2-bath farmhouse at 863 N McKinley Rd in ...
The price goes down, the price goes up, Lake Forest home doesn’t sell

The price goes down, the price goes up, Lake Forest home doesn’t sell

A Lake Forest home has undergone multiple price ups and downs in its nearly 3-year tenure in the MLS. We first began tracking it as new constructi ...
One of Lake Forest’s earliest homes is for sale

One of Lake Forest’s earliest homes is for sale

The Italianate mansion at 660 Sheridan Rd, one of the oldest homes in Lake Forest, was just listed for sale at $3,999,999. It's one of four homes ...
Kenilworth is the capital of stately on the North Shore

Kenilworth is the capital of stately on the North Shore

If you're a hard-core Joycean, as I once was, the word "stately" immediately calls to mind the opening of Ulysses and the rites of "stately, plump ...
Amberley Woods condos launch final phase in Lake Forest

Amberley Woods condos launch final phase in Lake Forest

New projects are still being launched in Chicago's suburbs. Sales are now underway for the final building at Amberley Woods in Lake Forest. Eig ...
Final-phase condos at Amberley Woods in Lake Forest

Final-phase condos at Amberley Woods in Lake Forest

Sales are now underway for the final building at Amberley Woods in Lake Forest. Eighteen different 2- and 3-bedroom floor plans are available at p ...
Notable new listing – Shaw home in Lake Forest

Notable new listing – Shaw home in Lake Forest

The Howard Van Doren Shaw home at 81 Laurel was once considered a teardown candidate but was meticulously restored by committed owners. The Mooris ...
Yet another Lake Forest Adler

Yet another Lake Forest Adler

We’ve reported before on the unusual number of David Adler homes that have come to market recently. Add a lakefront Adler in Lake Forest to wha ...
Lake Forest open house pick

Lake Forest open house pick

After a recent price reduction, and nearly two years on the market, the 10-year old 18-room home at 254 W Laurel Ave in Lake Forest is listed at $ ...
Strategic defaults and walk-aways in Lake Forest

Strategic defaults and walk-aways in Lake Forest

Times are apparently tough in Lake Forest – for boat owners. According to a recent article at Lake Forest Patch, there are currently 19 sailboa ...
When times go bad in Lake Forest

When times go bad in Lake Forest

"When times go bad, when times get rough," Fleetwood Mac would have you lay down in the tall grass (video). Join Joe and Jordan Zekas for a drive - ...
What happened to that looming North Shore foreclosure wave?

What happened to that looming North Shore foreclosure wave?

Late last year real estate agents were sounding alarms about a pending tsunami of foreclosures on the North Shore. It doesn't appear to be happening ...
A David Adler coach house is not a city coach house

A David Adler coach house is not a city coach house

Local correspondent Ned Skae reports that Lake Forest has more David Adler historic homes on the market than perhaps ever before. If your vision of ...
Shark bites: Top five North Shore discounts

Shark bites: Top five North Shore discounts

Matt Garrison's CondoShark.com tracks the biggest discounts on homes in seven Chicago neighborhoods and eight suburbs. This morning I browsed the su ...
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