Tag: illinois

Home of the Week: North Shore Living with all the Amenities

In our newest ‘Home of the Week’, we move from an exclusive mansion in D.C. to a 10,000+ square foot gem in the affluent village of Glencoe – on suburban Chicago’s North Shore.

Revisiting the Homes of Abraham Lincoln

This post was originally written last summer and has since become one of the most read blog posts we’ve ever written. I’m guessing there are a lot of 5th graders who find this useful when they have to do their history report, but also there’s just something about Lincoln that makes us want to know more about him.

July 01 / 2013

Home of the Week: French Living in a Surprising Place

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in one of those classic French mansions from Keira Knightley period piece movies, then our latest ‘Home of the Week’ is sure to peak your interest. This French estate expertly designed by world-renowned architect Richard Landry offers potential homeowners with the finest of French living – - in America.

April 02 / 2013

Home of the Week: Peering Out Over Navy Pier

Just as the neighborhood and schools can dictate how fast the best single family homes fly off the market in Chicago, the same is true for those buildings that offer the best of amenities with downtown at their doorstep. That’s what makes this incredible home on Lake Shore Drive so desirable.

February 13 / 2013

Home of the Week: 50th Floor Chicago Penthouse

A home on top of the world. That’s almost what you get in this amazing penthouse in Chicago, IL. Situated on the 50th floor, this brand new penthouse has been built with luxury living in mind.

January 14 / 2013

A Nostalgic Look Back After Selling the Home Where You Grew Up

The following is written by Charisse Compton on her blog Prince of the Apple Towns and who also just happens to be my sister-in-law. When I saw what she wrote I thought it fit perfectly with everything Coldwell Banker is trying to communicate with our “Value of a Home” campaign and asked if she would be ok with my sharing it. So here is her trip down memory lane in the wake of her parents finally selling the home where she grew up.

December 18 / 2012

Jim Gillespie: Remembering His Second Sale

The ultimate goal for most of us is to find a job we enjoy in an industry we like. We want to make money and have a fair shot to advance and find success. We also want to feel like we are making a difference. The thousands of Coldwell Banker agents I have met over the last eight years while working in the brand’s corporate headquarters are no different.

December 06 / 2012

Home of the Week: A City Escape in Chicago

Before we get into the details of the home I offer two words: putting green. What home in a city has a putting green in the backyard? This one. For those non-golfers, this home in Chicago, IL is truly an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. Situated on three city lots, this home has a mix of both space and design. The home has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths, plus a coveted 2-car garage to avoid parking on the streets.

Home of the Week: A Black and White Midwest Mansion

Located in Highland Park, IL, Halcyon Hall is a Historic Landmark Home that was built in 1925 and exudes old-world charm and elegance. And if you couldn’t tell from the photos, it boasts a black and white themed decor throughout. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a home with a monochrome palette throughout that looks as sophisticated as this one.

Monster of the Midway Joins Big Blue

Desmond Clark sat in the front of a large meeting room last week listening intently and taking notes. But this meeting was far different from those he attended during his 12 year NFL career, most recently as the tight end of the Chicago Bears.

July 31 / 2012