No doubt about it: Oak Forest is a sellers market

by Betsy Denson Chris Krienke has been a homeowner of a one story house on Althea in Oak Forest – zoned for Oak Forest Elementary – since 1997 and said she is not interested in selling it. That doesn’t stop the letters from coming though. “They come in spurts,” she said, “about two or three […]

December Do-Over: 3-bedroom home in East Norhill

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 […]

The Do-Over: A ‘Forever House’ in the Heights

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, […]

Home tour focuses on design, features 3 area residences

Three homes in Leader communities will be among the seven featured in the American Institute of Architects annual home tour Oct. 26-27. Homes were selected by a jury of industry experts to represent the finest in residential architecture. The two-day, self-guided tour is open to the public and offers a rare opportunity to walk through […]