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Famous Movies Make Chicago Their Home

It’s hard to believe that Home Alone, the famous Christmas time movie, was released 25 years ago. Filmed right here in Chicago’s North Shore, this movie helped show how beautiful Chicago real estate can be. This must-watch holiday movie was filmed on location in a beautiful Winnetka house. Home Alone is one of many locally [Read More]

December 18, 2015 | Author: Lauren Pond | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Locations, North Shore

Then & Now: Revisit Home Alone’s Iconic Suburban House 24 Years Later

Home Alone is one of the greatest Christmas movies of our generation, and it’s also probably the greatest Christmas movie to be filmed in the Chicago area. Written and produced by the legendary filmmaker John Hughes, Home Alone follows Hughes’ reoccurring trope of filming on location in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs. The movie’s backdrop was [Read More]

December 30, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Then & Now: Revisit Home Alone’s Iconic Suburban House 24 Years Later | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Interior Design, Locations, North Shore, Single Family Homes

Celebrity Real Estate: Soft Rocker Richard Marx Lists Palatial Mansion for $18M

Soft rock extraordinaire Richard Marx listed his ginormous Lake Bluff home yesterday for the stately sum of $18 million. You might remember Marx from his classic ballads “Right Here Waiting” and “Now and Forever” or from singing the Star-Spangled Banner at the 1994 World Cup right here in Chicago. But those tunes clearly paid off, [Read More]

November 21, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Celebrity Real Estate: Soft Rocker Richard Marx Lists Palatial Mansion for $18M | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Locations

On the Market: FLW Protégé Charles White-Designed Home Up for Grabs

This lovely Prairie-esque Glenn Ellyn home designed by Charles White and built in 1912 can be had for $1.25 million. Not quite a Wright, but close enough, this five bedroom, four bathroom home may look familiar to fans of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs. Charles White began his architecture career in Chicago as a draftsman for [Read More]

April 30, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on On the Market: FLW Protégé Charles White-Designed Home Up for Grabs | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

Wright Stuff: Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Row House Lists for $685K

Chicago has a solid stock of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed houses, but even still, the rare Prairie-style homes don’t hit the market everyday. This freshly listed Douglas row house may be one of the most rare Frank Lloyd Wright homes out there. A part of the Roloson Houses built in 1894, these homes represent the only [Read More]

April 29, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Wright Stuff: Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Row House Lists for $685K | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Townhomes

Billy Corgan’s Childhood Home in Glendale Heights is On the Market

The four-bedroom, raised ranch-style house in west suburban Glendale Heights where Smashing Pumpkins founder and frontman Billy Corgan spent much of his preteen and teenage years has been listed for $175,000.
One of the most successful rockers ever to come out of the Chicago area, Corgan, 47, now lives in a massive vintage mansion on Lake Michigan in Highland Park.

April 28, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Billy Corgan’s Childhood Home in Glendale Heights is On the Market | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Single Family Homes

On the Market: Architect John Mills’ Winnetka Mansion Back on the Market

This incredible Winnetka manse has led an interesting life, but begins a new chapter by heading back to the market for $7.495 million. Originally listed in 2012 for $7.995 million, the home has bounce on and off the market a couple of times since. The 6,350 square foot mansion was built in 1928 and owned [Read More]

April 09, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on On the Market: Architect John Mills’ Winnetka Mansion Back on the Market | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago
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