Wednesday, June 6, 2012
This five-bedroom, two garage home is within walking distance of Ravinia's shopping district and Lake Michigan.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally-friendly abodes, The North Shore is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes. Each week, Patch features one ‘Wow House’ that caught our attention. This week, take a peek inside a $1.15 million, 4,450-square-foot Queen Anne Victorian located in East Highland Park. Located at 654 Kincaid, this home is within walking distance of the beach, the Ravinia shopping district and Ravinia Elementary School. Its kitchen is carefully crafted in an Italian Renaissance style and the home is wrapped with a 1,300 square foot cedar deck that's perfect for outdoor parties.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
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From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally-friendly abodes, The North Shore is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes. Each week, Patch features one ‘Wow House’ that caught our attention. Here, you can browse all our 'Wow House' installments and other House & Home goodies. Is your home a ‘Wow’ House? Want to nominate a spectacular, unusual or just plain cool property in Evanston or on the North Shore? Send us an e-mail at email@example.com Stay up-to-date on the latest Evanston real estate news: Like us on Facebook!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Leadership Evanston is asking residents to participate in a discussion on the shopping center's future.
What is your ideal vision of Evanston Plaza? What could the shopping center be in the not-so-distant future if few restrictions applied? These were the questions nearly 30 Evanston residents were asked to answer at a Sunday afternoon Leadership Evanston meeting held at Perla Café, 1813 Dempster St. The purpose of the gathering, said organizers, was to encourage residents to think big, to create a bold vision to work toward, to ignore potential restrictions guaranteed in the leases of current plaza stores and to record community sentiments that Leadership Evanston members could eventually present to both aldermen and the plaza’s owner. Stay up to date on the latest Evanston news by signing up for our free morning newsletter. Conceived as a …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
319 Sheridan Road is currently listed for more than $16.7 million.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally-friendly abodes, the North Shore is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes. Each week, Patch will feature one ‘Wow House’ that caught our attention. This week, a nearly three-year-old lakefront mansion caught our eye. The 1.5-acre property, at 319 Sheridan Rd. in Winnetka, is home to a 15,000-square-foot mansion, with seven bedrooms and more than eight bathrooms. Special features include a wine cellar, two wet bars and an elevator. Plus, who could forget the personal beach and view of Lake Michigan? In case you might, there's a pool with a cabana, fire pit and wood deck to remind you. Milena Birov at @properties is handling the listing, and she can be reached at (847) 962-1200 or …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Law phases out incandescent bulbs, encourages energy efficient options.
Old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs are on their way to becoming obsolete. The first to go is the 100-watt, which is no longer being produced as of January. The next to go will be the 75-watt bulb in January 2013, followed by 60- and 40-watt bulbs in 2014. The phase-out is a result of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, which was intended to make better use of resources and to help the U.S. become energy independent. Part of the law sets energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs. The law requires that by 2020 most light bulbs be 60 to 70 percent more efficient than standard incandescent bulbs, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ComEd encourages consumers to illuminate their homes with energy-…