Archive for Outdoor Living

Gerstad Builders Makes Enjoying the Great Outdoors Year-Round Possible

At Gerstad Builders, the family-owned and operated company tries to be innovative in its designs by adding something new to homeownership with every home it builds. The company has found that home buyers love the chance to be in touch with the great outdoors. Through Gerstad Builders’ special four-seasons rooms and screened porches, its customers [Read More]

September 07, 2016 | Author: Gerstad Builders | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Featured, Locations, McHenry County, New Homes, Outdoor Living

5 DIY Projects To End The Summer With

As temperatures cool and the kids go back to school, you know that the end of summer has at last arrived. If you’re wondering what to do to mark the change of seasons, consider taking on one of these amazing DIY projects for the yard or home. They can help you celebrate the changing leaves [Read More]

September 04, 2015 | Author: admin | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Home and Garden AOI, Outdoor Living

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in this Suburban Architectural Home

One may not immediately think of architectural homes when they hear of the northwest suburb Palatine, but tucked away in the trees and greenery lies this Usonian-style home built by James Dresser, a student of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The three bedroom ranch home is situated on a two acre lot which Salt Creek [Read More]

July 17, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Enjoy the Great Outdoors in this Suburban Architectural Home | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Cook County, Locations, Outdoor Living, Single Family Homes

Here Now, 100-Year-Old Photos of Chicago’s Greatest Parks

[Concert at Lincoln Park, between 1900 and 1910] Generations of Chicagoans have enjoyed the many public spaces that make up the city’s park district, and fortunately, the Library of Congress has catalogued decades’ worth of images of Windy City residents enjoying the great outdoors. Chicagoans are proud of their existing public spaces, and beyond excited [Read More]

July 16, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Here Now, 100-Year-Old Photos of Chicago’s Greatest Parks | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Outdoor Living

Beyond Bird Baths: Water Features for Small City Gardens

Water views are a prime real estate asset, but for those whose home doesn’t front an ocean or lake, there are ponds. The romance of garden ponds conjures images of breathtaking water lilies, the most celebrated, of course, in a series of paintings by impressionist Claude Monet, whose garden northwest of Paris in Giverny still is a top tourist destination.

July 01, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Beyond Bird Baths: Water Features for Small City Gardens | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Home and Garden AOI, Outdoor Living

New South Loop Fred Anderson Park Aiming for Fall Completion

A new green space in the South Loop will offer dogs and their human companions a place to enjoy the great outdoors. The under-construction Fred Anderson Park located at Wabash & 16th, at roughly 1.1 acres in size, will feature dozens of new trees, a dog run with artificial turf and seating areas for their [Read More]

June 28, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on New South Loop Fred Anderson Park Aiming for Fall Completion | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Outdoor Living

DIY-ify: 10 Outdoor Organization DIY’s

Trend: Organizing Your Outdoor Space If you’re ever in need of some great outdoor organization ideas, all you really need to do is check out your favorite blogs. There’s really some amazing ideas out there and I really enjoy finding them and sharing them with you! I know I always say this, but my house [Read More]

May 29, 2014 | Author: BHG Style Spotters | Comments: Comments Off on DIY-ify: 10 Outdoor Organization DIY’s | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Outdoor Living