Celebrity Homes

Mansion of Former Blackhawk Sells for $2.2M

A six-bedroom, 6,100-square-foot Lincoln Park mansion that once belonged to former Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland sold on June 20 for $2.21 million — just $40,000 below its asking price.

Bolland, who was with the Chicago Blackhawks for two Stanley Cup-winning seasons, purchased the single family home in 2009 for $1.775 million and sold it in late 2013 for $1.95 million. After Bolland, the following owners invested a series of renovations and updates for the home, as seen in the listing photos of 2625 N. Paulina St.

The Lincoln Park home has 6 bedrooms, 5½ baths, a commercial grade kitchen, four fireplaces, custom millwork, crown moldings and hardwood floors throughout. Outdoor features include a three-car garage topped by a sport court, along with a landscaped walk-out deck off of the family room.


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For more information, view the full listing of 2625 N. Paulina Street on Realtor.com.




'Burbs Experts, Open House

5 Homes to Tour this Weekend in Western Suburbs

Some of the best Chicago suburbs are located on the city’s west side. Among this region, you’ll find desirable communities like Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Naperville, Claredon Hills and St. Charles, to name a few. The western suburbs suit a range of residents, from young families to professionals. If you’re in the area, these 5 homes are worth seeing in person — all available for viewing this weekend.


Take a visit to these 5 for-sale homes this weekend:


7N398 Windsor Drive, St. Charles, IL

CONTACT TO SCHEDULE SHOWING: Ryan Smith, Smith Partners & Associates (312-810-9680)

6 Bedrooms / 7.5 Bathrooms  |  List price: $569,050

7N398 Windsor Dr St. Charles Ryan Smith

Step inside this stately brick home on a wooded 1.5 acre lot in the Silver Glen neighborhood. The home features a grand 2 story foyer and large windows throughout. Opportunity knocks in this spacious, 6 bedroom brick home!


4826 Middaugh Avenue, Downers Grove, IL

OPEN HOUSE: JUNE 25 1:00pm – 3:00pm

5 Bedrooms / 5.5 Bathrooms  |  List price: $1,299,000

Contact: Anne Kavanaugh (Conlon) 773-255-5459

4826 Middaugh Avenue, Downers Grove, IL

New construction Craftsman-style house located on a quiet cobblestone street close to Prince Pond.This luxury home features a gourmet chef’s kitchen, wainscotting, coffered ceilings and a fully finished basement.


741 W 8th St, Hinsdale, IL

OPEN HOUSE: JUNE 25 1:00pm – 3:00pm

5 Bedrooms / 5.5 Bathrooms  |  List price: $1,299,000

Contact: James Farah (Charles Rutenberg Realty) 206-226-0013

741 W 8th St, Hinsdale, IL

This newly-constructed 5 bedroom home is built in classic Georgian style. Enjoy four floors of finished living space with open layout plan, including hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout. Steps away from neighborhood parks, Madison Elementary School and more.


715 S Adams St, Hinsdale, IL

OPEN HOUSE: JUNE 25 12:00pm – 3:00pm

4 Bedrooms / 5.5 Bathrooms  |  List price: $1,350,000

Contact: Sheila O’Malley (d’aprile properties) 312-330-0027

715 S Adams St, Hinsdale, IL

5 bedroom Hinsdale home located on a desirable street next to Dietz Park. Past its charming front porch, find spacious living areas, a formal dining room, and a beautiful kitchen kitchen with high-end appliances.


721 W Walnut St, Hinsdale, IL

OPEN HOUSE:  JUNE 22 4:30pm-6:30 pm

5 Bedrooms / 7 Bathrooms   List price: $2,799,000

Contact: Kimberly Koranda (Coldwell Banker) 630-789-8280

721 W Walnut St, Hinsdale, IL

Exquisite Hinsdale home with top-of-the-line finishes. A custom kitchen, marble bathrooms, two laundry areas, and a fully finished basement make this home one of a kind. Check out the private landscaped backyard, compete with an outdoor fireplace and BBQ.





For more information on open houses in Chicago’s Western suburbs, contact Smith Partners and Associates! 

Chicago Office Phone: 773.273.6099

Downers Grove Office Phone: 630.810.9260


Homes, Neighborhood Guide

5 Hottest Wrigleyville Properties for Sale Now

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2016 was a triumphant year for the Chicago Cubs — and for the team’s home neighborhood, Wrigleyville. The Cubs became World Series champions (for the first time since 1908) and the historic win renewed real estate development in the surrounding areas of Wrigley Field. Wrigleyville is one of the most vibrant and iconic neighborhoods in the city of Chicago. Beyond its rich history rooted with the Cubs, Wrigleyville remains a well-known spot for entertainment, dining and nightlife, and of course, America’s favorite pastime.

Check out these 5 hot homes for sale now in Wrigleyville:


3755 N Janssen Ave – $2,450,000

6 Bed / 5 Bath

3755 N Janssen Ave Chicago

Make yourself at home in this beautifully appointed single family residence. Boasting 5,250 total square feet, you’ll find 4 fireplaces, two wet bars, a wine cellar, and an eco-friendly green roof with solar panels.


3729 N Wilton Ave Unit 1S – $899,000

3 Bed / 4 Bath

3729 N Wilton Chicago

New construction duplex-down, featuring multiple outdoor spaces suitable for entertaining. Luxury finishes and oak hardwood floors throughout, all located on a tree lined one-way street.


3531 N Janssen Ave – $3,695,000

6 Bed / 3 Bath

3531 n jansen chicago

Designer-inspired single family home located on an extra wide lot within the Blaine School District. Dramatic ceiling heights and top-of-the-line finishes create a grand feel throughout the home. Outdoor space includes a raised terrace with fireplace and a private, landscaped backyard.


3725 N Kenmore Ave Apt 4 – $799,900

3 Bed / 3 Bath

3725 Kenmore Chicago

Check out the incredible skyline view of Wrigley atop this private rooftop deck. Lots of light fills this spacious 3 bed / 3 bath property, located within steps of Wrigley attractions, restaurants, shops and 2 blocks to El transportation.


3639 N Wayne Ave – $2,850,000

6 Bed / 5.5 Bath

3639 N Wayne chicago

This single family home blends traditional and modern elements seamlessly, featuring a custom kitchen, luxurious master suite, impressive wine cellar and an expansive roof deck. All steps away from Wrigley Field and Southport Corridor.