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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 Place offers buyers upscale new-construction ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 27, 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 about the opportunity to buy ...

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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 richly detailed in a unique ...

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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 construction is nearing completion, and ...

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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 substantial discounts from their asking ...

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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 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
News & trendsArchitecture & design

Wrecking the Purple Hotel and Macsai’s Shit List

Purple Hotel demolition

The demolition of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood has elicited a great deal of attention and commentary, as the building itself did throughout the years. The wrecking of the hotel will continue for months and you can expect ongoing coverage from the media. In his Art Institute oral history John Macsai, the hotel’s architect, simply ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 30, 2013

Stylishly renovated Park Ridge apartments

2 S Greenwood, Park Ridge

Those among you – and we know your number is legion – who consider donuts and pizza two of the essential food groups might have an interest in the apartments at 2 S Greenwood in Park Ridge. Dunkin Donuts and Carmine’s Pizza are directly across the street. The courtyard building has stylishly renovated, spacious apartments ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 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

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

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