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Wal-Mart abandons Northbrook plans
Wal-Mart withdrew its controversial application for a store in Northbrook Friday, village officials said.
The retail chain notified Northbrook Friday afternoon that they won’t be pursuing further plans to construct a 151,000-square-foot Supercenter at 1000 Skokie Boulevard.
The announcement came on the heels of an Oct. 30 plan commission meeting, during which commissioners encouraged Wal-Mart to revise its proposal. All nine plan commissioners said that they would recommend denial of Wal-Mart’s application to the village trustees if it stays as it is. They cited the size of the building as one of the problems. The plan commission was slated for an official vote on the project on Dec. 2. Read the rest of this entry »
403 Grove St., Glencoe, IL
Want a larger house but can’t find one that fits the bill? Why not build one? Then you can have everything you want.
Team up with Greenview Homes to build your dream home on a fabulous lot on a great Glencoe street. The property is 100 x 196 square feet (almost a half acre). The proposed new construction is approximately 5200 sq. ft. (1st and 2nd floors) but a larger home (up to 6000 sq. ft.) can be built to your specifications.
Highlights of the home include:
- Nantucket shingle style architecture
- Five bedrooms and four and a half baths
- Attached three car garage
- Additional 2000 sq. ft. of living space in the finished ower level.
This home is being offered at $2,375,000. If you would like more information, call the Come Home North Shore team at 847-881-6657. We can provide specs and floor plans or schedule a meeting with the builder.
You can see other new construction homes for sale in Glencoe here.
We are North Shore real estate specialists and one of the top teams in the area. If you would like to schedule a buyer or seller consultation with the Come Home North Shore team, please call 847-881-6657 or send us a note here.
The membership of AIR Studio is thirteen women, all painters and former students of French painter David Gista. When Gista decided to concentrate his energies on his workshop programs in France, one of his students, painter Sally Haglund, was determined to continue the comaraderie in the spacious, light-filled studio. Haglund enlisted the help of twelve women painters and the new AIR Studio opened last spring.
The AIR Studio artists range from those who have only been painting a few years to experienced art professionals. Member Peggy Shearn said the Glencoe space is perfect for painting and showing work, but in her words, “the chemistry of these women drawing upon each other’s skills, experience and critical faculties has been the richest source of inspiration to me. We bring in outside instructors from time to time, but we learn from each other every day. Our limited membership leaves room for solitary work and the group energy keeps us energized.”
For more about the artists and images of their work, please visit: www.airstudio348.com . The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glencoe has a brand new restaurant called Dewey’s, and the other day Paula and I stopped in for lunch to check it out. It’s a family-friendly place with all the menu items kids like (burgers, dogs, fries, pizza, etc.) plus several mom-friendly salads. It also features ice cream from Homer’s.
We give it two thumbs up. Here’s why:
- Good food (at least what we have tried so far)
- Bright and fun atmosphere
- Friendly staff
- Great artwork (if you’re a Blackhawks fan) – see below
What more could you ask for?
Dewey’s is open every day from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. It’s located at 667 Vernon Ave. in Glencoe (in the old Vernon’s on Vernon space). Pick-up and delivery are available. Call (847) 835-6225 or visit Deweys-Glencoe.com.
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595 Park Avenue, Glencoe, IL
Relocating to the Chicago area and need a home to rent? If the North Shore appeals to you (and why wouldn’t it?), this Glencoe home may just fill the bill.
This elegant custom home is located on a lush half acre just a few blocks from the Village center. Built in 2000 with exquisite finishes and a perfect floorplan, it is both a wonderful family home and a great place to entertain.
The large kitchen and adjacent family room share a two-sided fireplace and both open to a private stone patio and professionally landscaped yard.
There are five bedrooms upstairs, including a spacious master suite. There is a full finished lower level with rec room, exercise room, sixth bedroom and full bath.
This lovely home is available immediately for $7,950 per month. If you’d like more information please call us at 847-881-6657 or email us.
1223 Fairfield Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
This lovely newer home from HighGate Builders sits on nearly a half acre near the Glencoe Golf Course.
We’re big fans of HighGate’s homes. They are always well-designed for today’s lifestyle and always constructed with the finest materials. But here’s what we love about this home in particular:
- Knock-out finishes throughout, including walnut floors, stone entry, walnut panelled library, cook’s kitchen, high ceilings and luxurious master bath.
- A private, fenced back yard, perfect for entertaining, kids and dogs.
- Five bedrooms and four baths on the second floor, great for big families. A sixth bedroom and full bath on the lower level is a private retreat for guests, teenager or nanny.
- A lower level complete with home theatre, exercise room, rec room, bar and wine room.
This exquisite home is being offered at $2,695,000. If you would like to see it, please call us at 847-881-6657 to arrange a private showing.
You can see other North Shore new construction homes here.
We are North Shore real estate specialists and one of the top teams in the area. If you would like to schedule a buyer or seller consultation with the Come Home North Shore team, please contact us at 847-881-6657 or send us a note here
789 Vernon Ave., Glencoe, IL 60022
Just listed by the Come Home North Shore team, this lovely brick Glencoe home has a great in-town location, just steps from train, shopping, parks and beach.
The house has a perfect layout for entertaining, with spacious living room, dining room and family room, that opens out onto the professionally landscaped backyard.
It’s only thirteen years old, but it has been completely remodeled over the last five years. The bright eat-in kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, quartz counters and designer lighting. The spa-like master bath has rain shower, air jacuzzi tub and Ann Sachs glass tile. The closets, flooring, laundry room and powder room have also been redone and many new mechanicals recently installed.
This is a great home for someone who appreciates fine quality and enjoys being close to everything. It is being offered at $1,349,000. You can get more information here. Or give us a call at 847-881-6657 if you’d like a private showing.
We are North Shore real estate specialists and one of the top teams in the area. If you would like to schedule a buyer or seller consultation with the Come Home North Shore team, please contact us at 847-881-6657 or send us a note here.
985 Bluff Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022
This beautiful new construction is waiting to become your dream home! Just listed by the Come Home North Shore team, the house will be built on a fabulous property on one of the loveliest streets in Glencoe. Scheduled to be ready by spring 2014, everything about this home will be of the highest quality and built with the attention to detail that Highgate Builders is known for. The home is being offered at $2,850,000.
The property is almost a half acre on a street of upper bracket homes. The home itself will have gracious formal rooms designed for entertaining, a top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen with separate eating area, and a panelled library on the main floor. Patios will extend the entertaining spaces to the outdoors.
The second floor can be designed to have either five bedrooms or four bedrooms and a sitting room. The master suite will be the ultimate spa retreat.
The finished lower level will feature ten foot ceilings, a rec room, media room and excercise room, as well as a sixth bedroom and full bath.
Highgate Builders is one of the most well-respected and in-demand builders on the North Shore. Winner of the 2009 Preservation Award, the firm has been featured in Luxe Interiors + Design and Home & Architectural Trends magazines. Highgate is also known for building certified green and sustainable homes. You can see some of Highgate’s new homes here.
If you would like to learn more about plans for this new construction, please call us at 847-881-6657 or email us. Come Home North Shore co-founder Paula Weiss has deep experience in all facets of new construction and can provide you with expert guidance throughout the process.
If your kids love hockey, you should sign them up to play in the Watts Winter Classic Hockey Tournament. The Glencoe Park District puts it on every year during the holidays and it’s always a great event. Last year the weather was pretty mild so the parents could enjoy watching the games without freezing to death. This year I can only hope the outdoor heat lamps are working.
My daughter has played in the Watts Classic for the past three years and looks forward to it almost as much as she looks forward to Christmas morning. She plays in lots of hockey tournaments, so I’m not sure why this one is so special to her. Maybe because it’s played outdoors. Maybe because it has the low-key feel of an old-fashioned game of pond hockey, where players are thrown together randomly onto teams to compete in a round robin format. Usually my daughter will only know a few of the other kids playing, as they come from all over the North Shore, but she always makes new friends that she’ll run into later in other games on other rinks.
The tournament begins December 21 and runs December 30. There are games for Mite to Peewee levels.
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We had gorgeous weather today for the Spooky Pooch Parade at the Chicago Botanic Garden. It’s the one day each year when dogs are welcome in the Garden and it’s an annual favorite with dog lovers all over the North Shore. My own dogs wouldn’t be caught dead in costume, but the dogs that did come dressed up actually seemed to be enjoying themselves. Here are some that managed to stay still long enough to have their pictures taken: