Featured Partners, Homes

Chicago’s Top Realtor Cindy Banks’ Gigantic Home For Sale in West Chicago

Cindy Banks has got you covered when it comes to finding a home in the Western Suburbs. Just this past April, Cindy was featured in the Chicago Tribune for having recently received special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region. Her sales achievements in 2016 led Banks to membership in the Diamond Club, which is the highest honor RE/MAX awards for single-year sales performance by one of its affiliates. 

Today, Banks has a beautiful West Chicago home on the market. It’s a 2.5 acre estate with a long, circular driveway in close proximity to 2 golf courses, forest preserves, the Metra train, and more. The grounds are fantastically manicured—clad in brick pavements and patios. There are 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The house also comes with a 9 car garage and practically a SECOND house! A covered porch, high ceilings, a fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, a library and an in-home office, are just some of the things you can’t afford to say no to, especially with a price like this. Opportunities like these are hard to come by, but easy to miss out on. Plan for an open house today!

28W475 Wynn Ave — $775,000

For more information about Cindy Banks and/or this property, contact Cindy Banks at (630) 480-4605

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Décor, Kitchens

6 Gorgeous Chicago Kitchens You Have to See

Many say the kitchen is the heart of a home. (We’d have to agree.) Beyond a space to prepare and cook meals, the American household kitchen has slowly evolved into the epicenter of the modern home. Whether you like kitchens traditional or modern, all-white or colorful, there’s plenty of variety of kitchens in the Chicago real estate market. We’ve rounded up 6 of our favorite kitchens — all currently for sale.

 

Browse these 6 gorgeous Chicago kitchens:

1924 W. Patterson – $1,995,000

6 Bedroom / 5.2 Bath

1924 W Patterson

This Roscoe Village kitchen is generously sized and free-flowing, perfect for families and entertaining. A large kitchen island and surrounding countertops are outfitted in white quartz, while appliances are panelled to compliment millwork and wainscoting. You’ll also find a butler’s pantry, wine cooler, 2 dishwashers, and an additional prep sink. (Contact: Allen Johnson, al@menardjohnson.com)

 

1936 N. Honore – $2,495,000

6 Bedroom / 5.2 Bath

1936 N Honore

A sleek and sophisticated kitchen in Bucktown. Within an extra-wide and deep floor plan, the home features a stunning eat-in chef’s kitchen with an 11-foot island, two 30-inch Sub-Zero’s, 48-inch Wolf, 54-inch tall cabinetry and bonus butler’s pantry, all opening into a large family room. (Contact: Michael Walczak, 855-884-4461)

 

1319 W. Cornelia – $1,825,000

5 Bedroom / 4.2 Bath

1319 W. Cornelia

Located in Lakeview, this stunning kitchen features grey custom cabinetry with taupe subway tiles and a decorative herringbone inlay backsplash. Additional finishes include a Wolf range, quartzite counters and on-trend lantern lighting fixtures. Currently a pocket listing. (Contact: Chris Fixler, 847-340-4943)

 

451 E. Grand #4502 – $2,335,000

3 beds / 2.1 baths

451 E Grand

We can picture ourselves starting our mornings here. This kitchen is home to the new One Bennett Park development, located in Streeterville. The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen features white cabinetry and an over-sized island with ample seating. (Contact: Nicholas Anderson, 312-550-9388)

 

2221 N. Fremont – $4,200,000

5 Bedroom / 4.3 Bath

2221 Fremont

Regarded as one of the most desirable Lincoln Park streets, this home on Fremont is built with distinction. Contemporary architecture and top-notch craftsmanship encompasses almost 7,000 square feet of living space on an extra wide lot, including this kitchen outfitted with Italian custom cabinets and luxury finishes, fit for the most discerning chef. (Contact: Heather Gustafson, 312.399.9816)

 

1217 W. Cornelia – $1,850,000

5 Bedroom / 4.1 Bath

1217 W. Cornelia

Newly renovated two-flat home in Southport Corridor built by Barnett Homes. Beyond an inviting front foyer, step into this spacious chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry, Wolf andSubZero appliances, plus a breakfast nook, walk-in pantry and conjoining sun-filled family room. (Contact: Chris Fixler, 847-340-4943)

 

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Décor, Featured, Finishings

Inside Luxury Homes of Lake Forest

Lake Forest is known for its historic estates designed by famed American architects, like Howard Van Doren Shaw, Edwin Hill Clark, and David Adler. Located on Chicago’s north side, Lake Forest is a picturesque community — banked by lush green lawns and the shoreline of Lake Michigan. As a premier suburb of Chicago, Lake Forest is home to a strong (and often luxe) real estate market.

 

View these 3 luxury listings currently in Lake Forest:

 

111 E. Onwentsia Road – $5,900,000

5 Bed / 6.2 Bath

111 E. Onwentsia

111 E. Onwentsia great room

111 E. Onwentsia family room

111 E. Onwentsia dining

This distinctive French chateau-inspired home was constructed in 2001, featuring 5 bedrooms and 6.2 baths. The home exterior mimics French Normandy revival style, with steeply pitched roofs, high ridge lines and circular dormers. Inside you’ll find an elegant living room with timber beams, seven fireplaces, and a five car garage. (Contact: Jeannie Emmert, 847-735-7635)

 

965 E. Deerpath Road – $5,900,000

8 Bed / 9 Bath

965 E Deerpath

965 E Deerpath entry

965 E Deerpath pool

965 E Deerpath Lake Forest

One of the finest along the Chicago’s North Shore, this Georgian style home was designed by prominent architects Delano and Aldrich. Completed in 1923, the stately manor is set on over three acres of land with green lawns and gardens. The interior has spacious living and dining rooms,11 fireplaces, a formal library, and a garden room with original murals. And we can’t forget the outdoor pool and two-bedroom coach house, perfect for entertaining guests. (Contact: Mona Hellinga, 855-658-6739)

 

1051 Meadow Lane – $5,725,000

7 Bed / 6.2 Bath

1051 Meadow Lane

1051 Meadow Lane bedroom

1051 Meadow Lane dining

1051 Meadow Lane lake forest illinois

Designed by accomplished American architect, Harrie T. Lindeberg, this home has been restored to its original splendor and also renovated for modern living. Situated on more than 2 acres in Lake Forest, the home has its own own tennis court, pool and attached coach house. Inside you’ll find 7 bedrooms, formal living spaces, an spacious white kitchen, and a wine cellar, all steps away from Lake Michigan. (Contact: Marina Carney, 847-274-5566)

 

 

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