While our House Hunt articles are always fairly popular (Western Springs, we love our real estate!), we got some particularly strong attention from an article we did in June about . So since you all liked that one so much, we're going back to the well—or, rather, a slightly cheaper well.
On the off-chance that those million-dollar homes were a mite out of your price range, here's a few that fall closest to, but not over, a three-quarters-of-a-million mark ($750,000).
(Note: After we prepared this article on Wednesday, the price of a home at 5244 Lawn Ave. was dropped to $749,500, making it technically the most expensive below the $750K mark at time of publishing. That home is not included in this House Hunt.)
4101 Clausen Ave.—$719,900 (Field Park)
5 bed, 2.1 bath, 2 parking (2 attached garage), unknown sq. ft. (house), 7,729 sq. ft. (lot)
Realty Executives Service
A 1931 brick home on a Field Park corner lot, with new windows, exterior doors and light fixtures. Features hardwood floors, high ceilings and eat-in granite-counter kitchen that opens to the family room. Realtor: "Inviting curb appeal with authentic architectural presence!"
4620 Grand Ave.—$689,900 (Old Town South)
4 bed, 3.1 bath, 2 parking (2 detatched garage), unknown sq. ft. (house), 7,000 sq. ft. (lot)
Smothers Realty Group
This 1892 Victorian farmhouse is a true 19th-century Western Springs classic in great shape! Located in the Village's oldest district, this home includes a finished basement with a rec room, a master suite with vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet and master bath, and a family-room fireplace. Realtor: "Beautiful... right in the heart of Western Springs!"
1212 Chestnut St.—$679,000 (Old Town North)
5 bed, 3.1 bath, 2 parking (2 detatched garage), unknown sq. ft. (house), 6,500 sq. ft. (lot)
Adams & Myers Realtors, INC
Tremendous opportunity to live in one of the Western Springs Historical Society's Preservation Award winners! Crown moldings, arched doorways, granite/stainless-steel kitchen and hardwood floors included. Backyard has ground patio and bonus second-floor viewing patio. Realtor: "perfect walk-to-everything Old Town location!"
4150 Lawn Ave.—$675,000 (Old Town North)
4 bed, 2.1 bath, 2 parking (2 detatched garage), 2,799 sq. ft. (house), 6,750 sq. ft. (lot)
1967 home with a 2003 addition with master suite and new roof—plus a redone powder room in 2009. Includes hardwood floors throughout and eat-in kitchen with corian counters Realtor: "Best deal in Old Town!"
4229 Grove Ave.—$675,000 (Old Town North)
4 bed, 2.1 bath, 2 parking (2 detatched garage), 2,538 sq. ft. (house), 6,250 sq. ft. (lot)
A bright-white 1941 colonial-style home in Old Town. Features large family room, white granite-countered kitchen and a master suite with dual closets and bath with whirpool and separate shower, all on a fully fenced corner lot. Realtor: "Ideal... walk to town!"