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10 Lakefront Homes on the North Shore

Location, location, location. These lakefront homes have it — and then some.

Chicago’s north shore is the place to find some of the city’s most desirable suburbs, like Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park and Lake Forest. Given its proximity to the lake, these north side communities have beautiful (and often pricey) homes nestled along Lake Michigan. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best lakefront homes currently for sale, according to our team at Preview Chicago.

 

Top 10 Lakefront Homes on Chicago’s North Shore:

 

70 Harbor St. (Glencoe)

CONTACT: Susan J. Maman (@properties)

LIST PRICE: $5,990,000

 

12 Cliff Rd (Highland Park) 

CONTACT: Beth Wexler (@properties)

LIST PRICE: $4,600,000

 

1215 Whitebridge Hill Rd (Winnetka)

CONTACT: Chaz Walters (Hot Property)

LIST PRICE: $9,750,000

 

67 Laurel Ave (Highland Park)

CONTACT: Michael Lafido (Conlon)

LIST PRICE: $5,772,000

 

735 Sheridan Rd (Winnetka)

CONTACT: Jena Radnay (@properties)

LIST PRICE: $12,900,000

 

480 Oak St (Winnetka)

CONTACT: Scott Newman (Newman Realty)

LIST PRICE: $6,250,000

 

2445 Woodbridge Ln (Highland Park)

CONTACT: Sally Mabadi (Berkshire Hathaway)

LIST PRICE: $6,999,000

 

1421 Lake Rd (Lake Forest) 

CONTACT: Mona Hellinga (Berkshire Hathaway)

LIST PRICE: $5,495,000

 

999 Sheridan Rd (Highland Park) 

CONTACT: Geri Emalfarb (@properties)

LIST PRICE: $3,450,000

 

1419 Waverly Rd (Highland Park)

CONTACT: Merle Styer (Coldwell Banker)

LIST PRICE: $3,000,000

 

Which lakefront home is your favorite?

 

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Chicago People, Décor

A Chicago Greystone “Before & After” Transformation

Here’s a transformation you have to see to believe. Local Chicagoan and co-founder of The Everygirl, Alaina Kaczmarski took a vintage Chicago greystone from drab to fab in less than a year.

Kaczmarski found the 1,600 square foot rental on Craiglist last winter and has since transformed the space to fit her “modern meets traditional” style, alongside her husband, Dan, and their two dogs, Tucker and Fiona.

Take a look inside and you’ll find tons of architectural charm, like oversized windows and multiple fireplaces, paired with Alaina’s knack for styling “old and new.”

 

See inside this chic and modern Chicago greystone…

 

Alaina Kaczmarski Chicago home tour

open shelves kitchen

Alaina Kaczmarski home tour

Compare “before and after”…

INTERIOR DESIGN AND STYLING: Alaina Kaczmarski PHOTOGRAPHY: Aimée Mazzenga

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND SOURCES: TheEverygirl.com

 

 

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Get The List, Restaurants

10 Best Chicago Coffee Shops

Chicago is home to 77 distinct neighborhoods — and a countless array of coffee shops. Whether you’re looking for a bold cup of joe, or a place to set up shop with work or study, there are plenty of options in the Windy City. Bookmark these top 10 coffee shops in Chicago.

The Allis

the allis chicago

Nestled on the first floor of Soho House Chicago, The Allis is decked out with crystal chandeliers, plush furniture, and plenty of spots to enjoy a coffee, traditional tea, or brunch.  The Allis at Soho House, 113 N. Green.

3 Arts Cafe

3 Arts Club Cafe
3 Arts Club Cafe has overtaken the Instagram feed of Chicagoans this past year. Located within Restoration Hardware (RH) in the Gold Coast, stop in for coffee and marvel at the grand surroundings. 3 Arts Club Cafe, 1300 N. Dearborn.

Heritage Bicycles

heritage bicycles

The basic concept of Heritage Bikes is: bikes and coffee. Whether you visit to relax or to work, Heritage Bikes offers bike repairs, free WiFi and stellar coffee. Heritage Bicycles, 2959 N. Lincoln Ave.

Left Coast

left coast
Left Coast is a newcomer to the Lakeview neighborhood — and has already amassed a loyal following. Here you’ll find fresh juices, killer coffee and healthy eats in stylish digs. Left Coast, 2878 N. Lincoln.

La Colombe

la colombe
With 4 Chicago locations (and growing), La Colombe is a local favorite. You can find La Colombe coffee in the West Loop, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Andersonville, and soon: Gold Coast. La Colombe, 955 W. Randolph.

Intelligentsia

Intellegentsia broadway
The Intelligentsia coffeebar on Broadway was the first-ever location for the brand. For those serious about coffee, this is your spot. Intelligentsia serves top quality coffee, whether you’re in the mood for a latte or a pour-over brew. Intelligentsia, 3123 N. Broadway.

Pickwick Coffee

pickwick coffee chicago
Pickwick Coffee is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Loop. The alley location has cool Chicago history dating back to 1857, when the location was originally purchased as ‘Pickwick Stables’ for family horses. Today, it’s home to some of Chicago’s best coffee. Pickwick Coffee, 22 E. Jackson.

Floriole

floriole
Floriole is a fixture to the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Beyond coffee, don’t miss the bakery’s outstanding array of desserts, baked goods, and casual lunch fare. Floriole, 1220 W. Webster.

Sawada Coffee

sawada

If you’re looking for hip and trendy, head to Sawada Coffee. Located in the West Loop, Sawada serves espresso and matcha-based drinks, including cortados, cappuccinos, and boozy coffees. (You’ll also find a wooden ping pong table, pinball machine, and punching bag.) Sawada Coffee, 112 N. Green St.

Julius Meinl

Julius Meinl

Julius Meinl is an Austrian-based coffee shop and cafe that’s captured the loyalty of many Chicagoans over the years. More than just coffee, pastries and breakfast items make Julius Meinl a popular stop along Southport. Julius Meinl, 3601 N. Southport.

 

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