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The Hidden Treasures of Wheeling

If you live in the city and looking to move north, look no further then Wheeling. This quaint Chicago suburb offers a perfect balance of suburban living. Wheeling has a population of 40,000 and is continually growing. Wheeling is known best for have “restaurant row” on Milwaukee Avenue and for being part owner of the [Read More]

Modern Marvels: Is This the Greatest Modernist Home for Sale in Chicagoland?

What do you get when you mix the Prairie School principle of blending a home into its natural surroundings with Mid-Century Modern minimalist aesthetics? You’d get something that looks a lot like this incredible Winnetka home. Designed and built in 1957 by architect William Deknatel, the 3,500 square foot home is unmistakably characteristic of Frank [Read More]

January 08, 2015 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago

Blockbusters: Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky the Man Behind $19.5M Home Sale

Last summer saw the sale of a Glencoe home for $19.5 million, becoming the priciest home sale in the Chicagoland area ever. However, what was not known was who the buyer was. Today that mystery is over as the Tribune’s Bob Goldsborough reports that the nearly-twenty million dollar man is none other than Groupon cofounder [Read More]

January 07, 2015 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago

Preservation Watch: Dilapidated Historic Oscar Mayer Mansion Lists for $1.75M

It may not be the Wienermobile, but here’s a chance to own the historic home that once belonged to Oscar G. Mayer Sr., the former chairman of the famous Oscar Mayer company. According to the listing, Mayer lived in the home from 1927 until his death in 1965, however it has sat vacant for many [Read More]

December 31, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Locations, Single Family Homes

On the Market: If You Get Your Girl a Horse, Pony Up for This $6.4M Estate

If you want to take wish fulfillment further for anyone pining for a pony this Christmas, this equestrian estate in Maple, Illinois, would be quite the last-minute gift. It goes without saying that despite the $6,350,000 price tag for this “world-class professional dressage and equestrian center,” you would need to provide your own horses. But [Read More]

December 30, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Kane County, Locations, Single Family Homes

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 | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Interior Design, Locations, North Shore, Single Family Homes
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