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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 [...]
Evanston’s most beautiful lakefront home

Evanston’s most beautiful lakefront home

When I saw listing copy describing 581 Ingleside in Evanston as the "most beautiful lakefront home" I was skeptical. So, I called the listing age [...]
A contemporary home in a convenient Oak Brook locale

A contemporary home in a convenient Oak Brook locale

Home styles and people's preferences for them vary widely throughout the Chicago area. In some suburbs traditional homes are the most prized and i [...]
Superlatives watch – absolute excellence in Hinsdale

Superlatives watch – absolute excellence in Hinsdale

Real estate agents have always been swift to hurl superlatives at prospective buyers, and it seems the depressed market is accelerating the trend. [...]
Is this the best Lincoln Park locale?

Is this the best Lincoln Park locale?

After seeing many "new" listings that have actually been on and off the market for years, it's refreshing to see one that's actually new. What's n [...]
Chicago’s finest apartment condominium at Park Tower?

Chicago’s finest apartment condominium at Park Tower?

It's officially superlatives week. A few days ago we brought you the "finest lakefront property on the North Shore." Today's offering is a "on [...]
The finest lakefront property on the North Shore?

The finest lakefront property on the North Shore?

Chicago's North Shore is speckled with spectacular lakefront mansions in idyllic multi-acre settings, a fact that instantly triggers skepticism wh [...]
A Prairie-style home on a Burr Ridge pond

A Prairie-style home on a Burr Ridge pond

The listing copy for this home encourages you to "embrace nature and enjoy the serenity of the pond and waterfall." On days like yesterday, wi [...]
On the waterfront home in Park Ridge

On the waterfront home in Park Ridge

If the above picture gives an accurate perspective on this home's location, it is immediately on the water on Park Ridge's private 14-acre Murphy [...]
Four new listings in La Grange’s upper bracket

Four new listings in La Grange’s upper bracket

The over $1M price range in La Grange has seen only two sales in the last six months, but that may change as four new $1M+ listings have come to m [...]
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 [...]
A River North terrace suitable for cross-country skiing?

A River North terrace suitable for cross-country skiing?

Cross-country skiing? That's just me and @properties' Greg Eldridge joking about the size of the private outdoor terraces adjacent to a half-floor [...]
The $1.2M single-family home market is “smoking hot”

The $1.2M single-family home market is “smoking hot”

Superior 110, a luxury boutique condominium in River North is one of our firm's clients, and that's led me to spend a fair amount of time with Gre [...]
Toll Brothers kicks hyperbole up a few notches in South Barrington

Toll Brothers kicks hyperbole up a few notches in South Barrington

After several decades in this business I've become accustomed to builder press release puffery, but a release-based article in Barrington Area Tri [...]
A perfect-for-entertaining Gold Coast home

A perfect-for-entertaining Gold Coast home

Unit 1003, a 39-unit boutique high-rise at 1155 N Dearborn, in Chicago's Gold Coast, was originally a 2,650 square foot 2-bedroom plus den with 2 [...]
A morning view from Harbor Point

A morning view from Harbor Point

Earlier today I met Prudential Rubloff’s Ky Southworth on the 51st floor of Harbor Point at a 3-bedroom, 3 ½ bath, $1.2M condo that enjoys nearly [...]
Larger living areas, more options at 600 North Lake Shore Drive

Larger living areas, more options at 600 North Lake Shore Drive

As the market changed, buyers at 600 Lake Shore Drive began telling Stephanie Maloney, a top sales associate at the development, that they would l [...]
In East Wilmette, a 10-year old traditional home

In East Wilmette, a 10-year old traditional home

Five years ago homes like the one in this video easily sold for $1.8M and above in East Wilmette. Today, the owner-agent has priced this home a [...]
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 [...]
An 8,600 square foot bowstring truss home in Lincoln Park

An 8,600 square foot bowstring truss home in Lincoln Park

You’ve probably experienced the dramatic spaces enabled by bowstring truss construction in a restaurant, garage or other commercial space. The tru [...]
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