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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A spacious light-filled landmark on Astor Street

1345 N Astor

The Edwin J Gardiner house, 1345 N Astor St, was built in 1887 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 14-room, 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath Gold Coast home has east, west and south exposures, large windows and multiple skylights that flood the home with natural light. The home has been beautifully ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 26, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A wonderful Bucktown home that’s large yet cozy

1614 Leavitt

When you arrive at 1614 N Leavitt in Bucktown you’ll feel like you’re at a home built in the late 1800s. In fact, the home is less than 10 years old but is a wonderful recreation of an architecturally distinctive period piece. Every element in the home is of artisan quality and a high level ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 22, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

See classic cars and classic homes in Bridgeport this weekend

A classic roadster

The St Barbara Classic Car Show will be held this Saturday, August 23, from 9 am to 4 pm, at 2859 S Throop St in Bridgeport. The event will feature classic show cars, antiques, custom hot rods and muscle cars. Car owners pay a fee to exhibit, but the event is free to viewers. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

New homes in Bridgeport just steps from Donovan Park

Lexington Square kitchen

Lexington Square‘s third phase is launching 20 new rowhomes and the second phase of Lexington Place has begun the sale 19 new single-family homes. The Lexington Square rowhomes feature 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ or 3 ½ baths, high ceilings, hardwood floors in living areas, kitchens with ample cabinet and counter space and granite ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A stunning new Bucktown home from Noah Properties

2163 N Oakley

A visit to the 6-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 2163 N Oakley in Bucktown elicits a flurry of superlatives. The home is set on an extra-wide corner lot and boasts outdoor space that’s difficult to match. A wall of folding windows in the family room opens to a deck overlooking a private courtyard with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 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 for quick delivery, including the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Classic single-family homes near Donovan Park in Bridgeport

Lexington Place

The first phase of Lexington Place, pictured above, sold quickly and became an instant Bridgeport classic. The homes have the friendly, familiar, welcoming feel that marks a great neighborhood. Lexington Place 2 offers 19 new, spacious single-family homes at 37th Pl and S Sangamon St in a quiet location that’s been transformed by Lexington Homes, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Yesterday’s kitchens, Bridgeport and Bucktown

1614 Leavitt

The only thing “yesterday” about the three kitchens in this post is the day I visited and shot them. All of the kitchens have the features that are currently in high demand by home buyers. They’re open to living space, and have an island, in-kitchen seating, stone countertops, a generous amount of cabinet and counter ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 5, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Noah Properties’ single-family asks $3.2M in Bucktown

2163 N Oakley

Noah Properties has been one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders. Most builders concentrate in a price niche, but Noah’s offerings have ranged from condominiums priced in the mid-$200s to luxury single-family homes selling for nearly $3 million. A new home from Noah Properties that’s nearing completion at 2163 N Oakley in Bucktown is the company’s highest-priced ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 31, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Three dramatic new homes steps from the Bloomingdale Trail

1833 N Fairfield

Ultimate Homes has three new luxury single-families under construction in the 1900 block of Rockwell in Logan Square. The location is steps from an entry to the Bloomingdale Trail, two blocks from a CTA Blue Line stop, close to restaurants and bars, and with easy access to the Kennedy Expressway. The 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 31, 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

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
ChicagoNorth Side

An impressive new Lincoln Park home by RD Precision

2455 N Greenview

RD Precision homes have been selling pre-completion, attracting buyers with a rich mix of standard features and impressive craftsmanship. The homes have open floor plans, high ceilings, extravagantly large windows, spacious kitchens with high-end appliances, oversized islands and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. The most striking features of an RD Precision home are the custom stonework and details ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 17, 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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a new Noah Properties home in East Village

1944 W Erie

Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders, has five new homes under construction in a part of East Village where Noah’s homes have sold rapidly. The new homes all have 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, 2-car garages, outdoor decks and the showplace kitchens and baths that have been a Noah Properties signature. The homes are ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New East Village single-family open this weekend

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Noah Properties has five new single-family homes under construction in the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Erie and Ohio in the East Village. One of the homes, at 1948 W Erie, is nearly complete and will be open for viewing this Saturday, June 28, from 11 to 1 and Sunday, June 29, from noon until ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 27, 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
ChicagoSouth Side

Is the price finally right at Marquette Village?

Marquette Village

We first took note of Marquette Village in February of 2007 when single-family homes at the development were priced from the $290s. Our last visit to Marquette Village, in the above video, was in September of 2011. At the time the Marquette Park project, which was originally planned for 139 homes, was in foreclosure with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 16, 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 chef’s kitchen has a six-burner ...

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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 in 1974, has been described ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 30, 2014