This week's Western Springs House Hunt comes courtesy of a reader's comment on an former edition: if we're going to select homes at at random, why not one from each neighborhood?
Well, we're bedded to the whole "five," theme, which means we can't pick one from each neighborhood, given that Western Springs has about 10 (give or take, depending on your definition.) But seven of those are D101 neighborhoods, and taking out the smaller two (Fairview Estates and Commonwealth), we have five—and we found in each a home we hadn't profiled before.
Check them out above and below:
5344 Grand Ave.—$449,000 (Forest Hills)
4 bed, 3.1 bath, 2 parking (detached), unknown sq. ft. (house), 9,350 sq. ft. (lot)
Smothers Realty Group
1962 contemporary-style designer's home on a treed corner lot in southern Forest Hills. Master suites on first and second floors; landscaped lot with circular drive and bush-enclosed brick patio in back. New renovations in bathrooms. Partial unfinished basement. Realtor: "Spacious urban chic... versatile open floor plan offers many options!
20 45th St.—$475,000 (Ridge Acres)
3 bed, 2 bath, 1 parking (attached), unknown sq. ft. (house), 7,300 sq. ft. (lot)
Smothers Realty Group
1931 English-style home in the easternmost part of Ridge Acres with a vintage charm. Several recent updates, inluding kitchen, A/C, windows and water heater. Full finished carpeted basement with family room. Includes washer and dryer. Landscaped and fenced yard with patio. Realtor: "Adorable... loaded with character!"
3928 Clausen Ave—$1,325,000 (Field Park)
5 bed, 6 bath, 3 parking (attached), 4,100 sq. ft. (house), 10,480 sq. ft. (lot)
Coldwell Banker Residential
Enormous 2008 brick luxury traditional, a semi-mansion. Features living room and family room with individual fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, mud room, fully-finished basement and tons more. (House rented through April 2013.) Realtor: "You'll love the park-like backyard... no expense has been spared!"
4131 Grand Ave.—$589,900 (Old Town North)
4 bed, 3.1 bath, 2 parking (detached), 3,000 sq. ft. (house), 6,750 sq. ft. (lot)
Grinker & Garcia Real Estate
1999 vinyl home in Old Town North, a newer listing. Features master bath with whirlpool and double-sink, Open floor plan; fully-finished basement with bedroom and bathroom. Hardwoods in living room, dining room, family room and kitchen. Realtor: "Great Old Town location... move-in ready!'
910 Elm St.—$995,000 (Old Town South)
5 bed, 4.1 bath, 2 parking (detached), unknown sq. ft. (house), 8,125 sq. ft. (lot)
1989 Old Town South cedar-and-frame three-story Victorian home. Features vaulted ceilings, heated floors, a full three fireplaces and a sauna. Open kitchen with island and second sink; finished basement with rec room. Detatched garage tucked behind home and back deck. Realtor: "Incredible transformation... perfect location!"