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Winnetka offices for the North Shore professional

874 Green Bay Winnetka

874 Green Bay Rd offers smaller office spaces completely renovated with the North Shore professional in mind. The building has a classic Tudor exterior and an all-new interior with shared kitchens, two baths per floor and a lobby waiting area. The bright, airy spaces have windows that open, air-conditioning and individual climate controls. 874 Green ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 22, 2014
North ShoreLake Forest

MLS-listed North Shore rentals are scarce

Tower Road Beach

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 years. At this time two years ago there were 45 homes and condos listed for rent in the MLS in Lake Forest ZIP Code 60045. Glencoe ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 17, 2014
North ShoreWinnetka

On a sandy beach in Winnetka

Sheridan Rd Winnetka

There’s a chill in the evening air at this time of year that may inspire you to dream about life on a sandy beach in a warmer clime. Or it may just have you looking forward to summer’s return and an idyllic waterfront home on the North Shore. There are currently only five lakefront homes ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 15, 2013
North ShoreWilmette

Can an off-lakefront Wilmette home command $4.5 million?

723 8th St Wilmette

The asking price for the 6-bedroom, 6 ½ bath home at 723 8th St in Wilmette is $4,500,000. The home, built in 2011, boasts an outdoor pool and a 3-car garage on a nearly half-acre lot. The classic American Foursquare architecture of the home blends well with its East Wilmette neighbors. Homes in the $4M+ ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 26, 2013
North ShoreWinnetka

Renovated office space in Winnetka

874 Green Bay Winnetka

My itinerary last Friday and Saturday started in Winnetka and moved on to Evanston, Park Ridge, the city and Highland Park. BJB Evanston, one of our sponsors, has a renovated retail / office building at 874 Green Bay Rd in Winnetka, at the intersection of Tower Rd and Green Bay. The building is in the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 12, 2013
North ShoreWinnetka

Winnetka Italianate villa sells quickly for $12.25M

Winnetka lakefront home

The past half dozen years have seen many upper-bracket North Shore homes languish on the market for extended periods of time, experience multiple price cuts, and sell for fractions of their original list price. The completely renovated Italianate villa at 175 Sheridan Rd in Winnetka came on the market early in July with an asking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 5, 2013
North ShoreWinnetka

Across from Winnetka’s Crow Island School, and under $500K

Crow Island School video

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 1129 Willow Rd in Winnetka has been on the market for almost 4 months despite a sub-$500K price tag. The market time is a sign that buyers have found it deficient in some manner compared to the competition. There’s nothing comparable currently on the market in Winnetka, but similar homes ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 23, 2013
North ShoreWinnetka

A cedar and stone classic steps from Elder Lane Beach in Winnetka

Elder Lane Park Winnetka

If you like the idea of waking up to Lake Michigan views, you may want to view this home tour of 303 Sheridan Road in Winnetka. Koenig & Strey associate, Beth Groebe walks us through this 5-bedroom classic stone and cedar home that was designed by Spencer S. Beman in 1937. The current owners have ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 3, 2013
North ShoreWinnetka

Good Ol’ Santa visits Koenig & Strey’s Winnetka office

Koenig & Strey Winnetka

Koenig & Strey‘s Winnetka office ran an immensely successful Toys for Tots drive this holiday season. Donors, many of them daily repeaters, and almost all of them anonymous, gave gifts that would be welcomed in the most affluent households in the community. On Sunday, December 17, Koenig & Strey agents gathered at the office to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 20, 2012
North ShoreWinnetka

Contribute to the New Trier Township Food Pantry

Mary Ellen Tainer

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for sharing with family, with friends and with the larger community. Chicago’s North Shore communities rank among the most affluent in the area – and in the entire country. Their wealth can easily obscure the fact that some residents of the North Shore are needy, and some may be ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 5, 2012
North ShoreWinnetka

Classic Winnetka Colonial with a New England feel

213 Linden, Winnetka IL

Grand homes and tree-lined streets can be found throughout Winnetka and this cedar-shingled Colonial home at 213 Linden certainly fits the profile.  With six bedrooms, a brand new kitchen and large rooms, there’s plenty of room to spread out. The lush outdoor spaces compliment the traditional home in the Crow Island and New Trier school ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2012
North ShoreWinnetka

Is Sheridan Road in Winnetka that kind of neighborhood?

Sheridan Rd, Winnetka

There are certain types of signs you see only in certain types of neighborhoods. Sheridan Road in Winnetka, where I encountered the above sign, isn’t the type of neighborhood where you’ll typically find signs like that. In neighborhoods where you do, you’ll also often find signs like these: I get the same message from all ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 16, 2012
North ShoreWinnetka

A well-attended lakefront party at a superlative Winnetka home

175 Sheridan Winnetka video

Coldwell Banker’s Julie Deutsch and Maureen Mohling have seen and sold many of the North Shore’s grandest homes. The Italianate villa at 175 Sheridan Rd in Winnetka, they say, is among the very best. It was completely gutted and rebuilt over a two-year period and is, in effect, a new home, albeit one dating to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 11, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A two-day YoChicago itinerary

175 E Delaware Chicago

I’m fortunate to spend many of my days in beautiful environments all around Chicago and its suburbs. My day yesterday began with Pat Cohen in a unit on the 91st floor of the Hancock. The view was great despite the haze and windows that were awaiting their next washing. It was fun hashing over old ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 10, 2012
North ShoreWinnetka

One unit left at Library Place in Winnetka

Library Place rental townhomes, Winnetka IL

Library Place, formerly known as Library Plaza, was built in 1965 and includes eight townhomes. In 2007, a developer purchased the entire property, renovated the units and offered them for sale with prices ranging from the mid-$500s to the mid $700s. Sales were slow, until Chicago home builder J. Lawrence Homes acquired the properties earlier ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 20, 2012
North ShoreWinnetka

A Winnetka home with the look of a Zook

1487 Tower Rd Winnetka

Although I’d been past it 100s of times I never paid attention to the home at 1487 Tower Rd in Winnetka. It caught my eye yesterday, and I instantly thought “it has the look of a Zook.” Homes designed by R. Harold Zook are a familiar sight in Hinsdale, where 31 of them were built ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 20, 2012
North ShoreWinnetka

Are Winnetka condos a screaming deal for a small family?

Hubbard Woods video Winnetka

A 1,730 square foot 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo at 660 Winnetka Mews just came on the market for $329,000. It had previously sold for $485,500 in October of 2001. The unit has an updated kitchen with white cabinets and granite countertops. All three bedrooms are generously sized. There’s a fireplace in the large living room, and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 6, 2012
North ShoreKenilworth

A tight North Shore rental market

View from Kenilworth Metra station

We’ve been following the market for rental homes and condos on the North Shore for several years and the market appears to be as tight as I’ve seen it. There are more properties available than there were in the late spring and early summer of last year but, and this is purely an impressionistic take, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 22, 2012
North ShoreWinnetka

Can a not-great Winnetka neighborhood fetch $16.7 million?

319 Sheridan Rd Winnetka

If the notion of a second-rate neighborhood in Winnetka seems strange to you, you probably don’t live in Winnetka. “That’s not a great neighborhood. It’s just north of Elder Lane [park]. I think he’s smoking something,” was the off-the-cuff reaction from a knowledgeable Winnetka agent I called for a quick take on a newly-listed lakefront ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 12, 2012
North ShoreWinnetka

Who’s afraid of New Trier High School?

New Trier High School

From Winnetka’s New Trier High School: New Trier High School students in the Class of 2011 achieved an average composite score of 27.5 on the ACT, the highest score the school has ever posted and among the top average composite scores in the nation among public open-enrollment high schools. … Overall, New Trier students achieved ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 3, 2012