Evanston. Built in 1924, this four-bedroom stucco house lies one block off the town's Main Street. Details include high ceilings with crown moldings, a second-story sun porch, oak floors, and a kitchen with maple cabinets.

A first-floor, three-season dining porch overlooks a perennial garden. $642,000. Candace Kuzmarski, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (847) 977-4010.

Woodstock. This four-bedroom house was custom built in 2014. The 7,000-square-foot residence has a chef's kitchen, a wine cellar, a Nepalese stick stone accent wall in the master bedroom, a marble bathroom with a wet/dry sauna, a home theater, and an art gallery.

A screened porch overlooks a patio and an in-ground pool. $1,296,000. Judy Gibbons and Amy Pritchard, Jameson/Sotheby's International Realty/Top Agent Network, (847) 274-4983.

Lake Forest. Renowned architect David Adler designed this six-bedroom house in 1932. Features include nine fireplaces, marble and parquet floors, an office with black lacquered walls, and a master suite with a sitting room and a bath.

The three-acre property boasts a greenhouse, gardens, and a conservatory. $5,550,000. Ann Lyon and Jeanne Martini, Koenig Rubloff Realty Group, (847) 828-9991.


Kenilworth. This mid-century modern home has undergone a full renovation. Built in 1948, the house includes an open floor plan, five bedrooms, heated floors, a media room, floor-to-ceiling windows, and oak and brick details.

The property is two blocks from Lake Michigan and a five-minute walk to the commuter train. $2,500,000. Taylor Lindstrom, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Top Agent Network, (847) 404-8900.

Bonfield. Set on 42 acres, this six-bedroom house is only 45 minutes from downtown. The 7,600-square-foot home has a gourmet kitchen, a lower-level bar, and 20-foot lofted ceilings.

The property features two ponds, two orchards, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, and a bar area. $795,000. Melissa Stasio, Jameson/Sotheby's International Realty, (773) 805-8864.

Bartlett. This three-bedroom house on a hilltop features sunset views from a second-level balcony. Details include two fireplaces, hardwood flooring, a screened porch, and central air.

The 3.3-acre property, 40 minutes from downtown, has a two-car garage and lies next to a horse farm. Forty acres more are available for an additional cost. $355,000. Judy Gibbons, Jameson/Sotheby's International Realty, (847) 274-4983.

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