recent successes

I am so happy that I have had the opportunity to work with some absolutely amazing clients -- selling their homes, or helping them to find new places to live.  I have particularly enjoyed working with first time buyers, helping them through the process.  Below are some of my favorite purchases and sales from the past year or so.

 

 Newly renovated spa-like bathrooms are a buyers dream!

Newly renovated spa-like bathrooms are a buyers dream!

Graceland West Duplex

One of Chicago's most desirable and charming neighborhoods, Graceland West is nestled in the quiet blocks between Lakeview and Ravenswood. With a lovely neighborhood association, proximity to Southport Corridor and parks, this gorgeous four bedroom duplex home sold in less than a week --  at 99% of asking price!


 Exposed brick adds to the vintage charm

Exposed brick adds to the vintage charm

logan boulevard 

When this young urban couple and their adorable toddler were looking to move to a larger space to accommodate their growing family,they decided to sell their gorgeous vintage top floor three bed room condo. In addition to having flawless taste in interior design, this home exemplified the true charm of Logan Square, with sweeping views of the Boulevard itself. After a weekend of over 30 showings, we were able to secure a deal for 4% over our asking price -- a record for the building!


single family home on seeley

Situated on a corner lot, ensuring a home filled with light, this gorgeous four bedroom Roscoe Village home with 3 1/2 baths, deck, garden and two car garage sold in an instant.  Using the @properties pocket listing program, we were able to secure the perfect buyerA home on a corner lot is always in high demand, and with this advance marketing, we were able to obtain an offer before we formally hit the market – for over asking price.

 Gardeners paradise -- gardens on three sides!

Gardeners paradise -- gardens on three sides!


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victorian home in andersonville 

One week was all it took for this gorgeous four bedroom home to obtain an approved contract.   I think our client said it best: “[David] came to the table with a strategic plan to maximize the price we received for the house.  He helped us every step of the way in executing the plan that enabled us to sell our house for over $100k more than the other realtors recommended we list our home for”  

We were also able to help our sellers by offering design services, and helping to source contractors and painters in order to ensure that the home would show beautifully.  


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loft in roscoe village 

When my clients said that they wanted a unique space unlike anything else they had seen, we knew we had our work cut out for us.  After looking at the spectrum from new construction to rehabbed vintage, we stepped into one of the most unique lofts we had seen, and we knew we were in the right spot.  The kitchen was formerly part of the elevator shaft of this old pencil factory, and the soaring ceilings gave the home an airy


 Vintage charm and modern amenities

Vintage charm and modern amenities

vintage uptown condo with balcony and fireplace 

With a conservative budget, and big dreams, my client and I sat down to discuss her wish list for her future new condo.  She wanted two bedrooms, outdoor space AND A fireplace.  We discussed how she may only get two (or one!) out of three – BUT with persistence and determination, we found a home that had all three – less than a quarter mile from Lake Michigan!


 Mid-century masterpiece

Mid-century masterpiece

the most fabulous garden apartment ever 

When some people think garden apartment, they think dark – but not this. First,you enter the home via your own private entry, through a gallery, and finally into the space.  Large windows on three sides bring not only tons of light throughout the day but also a gorgeous summer cross breeze when you don’t feel like having the A/C on.  Three bedrooms and a huge dining room made this English garden home feel like a penthouse. A private terrace acts as your own personal "urbs in hortis."


 The wide, gracious streets of Oak Park

The wide, gracious streets of Oak Park

historic oak park home 

My buyers wanted something that felt like home from the moment they walked in the door.  This home had it all.  Four bedrooms.  A gracious living and dining room.  A great room for entertaining, huge yard and just steps to the historic Frank Lloyd Wright district of Oak Park.  We took our time and make sure we found the perfect fit!


vintage 3 bedroom in southport corridor 

Coming from Manhattan, this young social media professional wanted something that was had vintage charm, but was also comfortable for entertaining both large and small groups.  We found her a perfect home just steps from the shopping, restaurants  and entertainment of the Southport Corridor – her preferred neighborhood.  Original molding, a beautiful sun porch, and a grand dining room all came together with tree top views.  A brick fireplace and a back deck helped to seal the deal. Just in time for her annual New Year’s Eve dinner party. (oh, and at 4% off of list price!)

 My buyer fell in love with the vintage woodwork immediately

My buyer fell in love with the vintage woodwork immediately



 Rowhomes on Balmoral in Bowmanville

Rowhomes on Balmoral in Bowmanville

bowmanville townhome  

Finding a single family home in the city can be a challenge.  Finding one with large bedrooms, a finished basement, outdoor space, a fireplace – and in a quiet neighborhood – can be even MORE difficult.  Together, our client and I managed to find the perfect townhome.  Situated on a wide, tree-lined street, this house had it all.  Including a purchase price below asking.


custom new construction home 

After searching high and low for a home that checked off all the boxes of my clients' wish list, we came to the decision that "if we can't find it, we should build it!"  We were able to find a gorgeous home on a quiet, one way tree-lined street that had been framed out, but not much more!  By getting into the deal early, we were able to make this a truly custom home from paint colors to tile selections to amazing "extras" such as custom millwork, custom built-ins and glamourous lighting -- all of which combined to make this a truly one-of-a-kind home.

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 Right in downtown Evanston

Right in downtown Evanston

Evanston Pied-a-terre 

Wanting to be closer  to her adult children, this buyer needed a high amenity building where she could easily come and go as needed without having to worry about a thing.  It was also essential that she be able to walk to the fabulous shopping and restaurants of downtown Evanston.  This lovely two bedroom home with Lake Michigan views and a breezy terrace fit the bill perfectly  -- and we negotiated 3% off the asking price.


More to come!

SALES - We represented the seller/s

PURCHASES - We represented the buyer/s