Deloitte director buys in Glen Ellyn
A director in Deloitte Consulting LLP's technology, media and telecommunications practice paid $950,000 last month for a five-bedroom home in west suburban Glen Ellyn, county records show. David Smud, who is based in the consulting firm's Chicago office, said his family moved from the city and was attracted by the elementary school near the Glen Ellyn home and the area's “neighborhood feel.” The 3,300-square-foot home on Van Damin Avenue was built in 2005 and includes a master suite with his-and-her vanities, all bedrooms on the second level and a full finished English basement with a wine cellar, said listing agent Patrick Turley of Keller Williams Premiere Properties. The sellers were Barry and Jody Freeman, the latter a physician affiliated with DuPage Medical Group. They did not return messages seeking comment.
North Center greystone fetches nearly $1 million
A former two-unit apartment turned single-family home in the coveted Bell School District sold last month for $950,000, county records show. The three-bedroom greystone on Leavitt Street was converted in 2003 with a large kitchen, steam shower in the master bathroom, and a family room that opens to a large deck, said listing agent Ann Connolly of Dream Town Realty. Records show Martin L. and Andrea M. Schroering paid $387,000 in 1993 for the property; conversion costs could not be determined. Mr. Schroering, president of Chicago-based Bill-Tech Consultants Inc., did not return messages left through his broker. The buyer, Paul Aronson, declined to comment.
Winneta mansion back on market for $21.9 million
A 26,500-square-foot mansion in north suburban Winnetka that was once listed for $32 million is back on the market. Sherwin and Deborah Jarol, who have been trying to sell their 26-room home on Locust Road on and off for several years, have listed the property for $21.9 million. Dubbed "Le Grand Reve," the Richard Landry-designed mansion is modeled after a French chateau and includes six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, a swimming pool, a wine cellar and a theater room, according to a property listing. “It's literally move in and bring your toothbrush,” said Maureen Mohling of Coldwell Banker, who is listing the property along with Julie Deutsch. “I think that there is a market for people that want a luxury home but yet want it all done.” Mr. Jarol, CEO of Chicago-based Bradley Associates L.P., did not immediately return a call. The two-acre estate, which was most recently listed for $27 million last fall, is about two miles west of another Winnetka mansion that sold for $12.3 million in December. The Chicago Tribune reported the relisting Monday.
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