Swayze name finds usage on development project. How does the family feel?
It’s not hard to see how current trends in Oak Forest housing are transforming the area. If a real estate developer or builder buys a single story house, more likely than not it’s going to be razed and super-sized pronto. But there is another type of renovation going on which might not be as noticeable upon first glance – the renovation of an existing house for a nifty profit.
Kara Hagen and her family are not unique in that they were looking to capitalize on a robust real estate market in Oak Forest. They sold their one-story house on Cheshire, zoned for Oak Forest Elementary, to a builder who has since torn it down for a rebuild. It was what they did next though that set them apart.
By Cynthia Lescaleet For The Leader Planning a wedding apparently wasn’t enough of a project for a young couple settling in East Norhill. They also remodeled what had been his cottage into their home. In a way, the project echoed a traditional wedding verse. There was something old (the original house), something new (the master suite addition), something borrowed […]
By Cynthia Lescalleet For The Leader Having moved five times in as many years, the Netherland family settled into a west Heights cottage they’ve recently remodeled into what they’re calling their “forever house.” The 1920-built home’s location, near the Heights bike trail and 19th street, as well as the neighborhood’s vibe appealed to the couple, […]