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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
West suburbsHarwood Heights

High style at Clock Tower Pointe in Harwood Heights

4811 N Olcott

This 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath condominium home at 4811 N Olcott in Harwood Heights will surprise and delight you the moment you enter. The home has unusually spacious rooms and spans more than 2,000 square feet. Features that make you feel at home include a large mud room off the entry, a separate dining area ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 5, 2014
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsOak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, a DesignSlinger photography primer

Unity Temple, Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright‘s Unity Temple in Oak Park represented a startling new departure when it opened in 1908. It has since been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and nominated as a World Heritage site. DesignSlinger is an always engaging, richly visual, frequently updated site that focuses on Chicago architecture. Proprietors Jim and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 24, 2013
West suburbsIndian Head Park

A light-filled modern home in tranquil Indian Head Park

6435 Indian Head Trl, Indian Head Park

The modern home at 6435 Indianhead Trail in Indian Head Park is filled with surprises. It’s no surprise that the corner lot and large windows on all sides of the home flood it with light. What is surprising for a modern home is the size of the rooms, the sheer functionality of the layout, the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 17, 2013
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsForest Park

More blood near the tracks in Forest Park

The Grove, Forest Park

Early last year we posted on the shocking decline in the value of townhomes at The Residences at The Grove in Forest Park. The Focus Development is, as you can see in the above aerial overview, steps from the CTA Blue Line in Forest Park. Prices at The Grove haven’t recovered. A one-bedroom condo, for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 8, 2012
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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
West suburbsElmhurst

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