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Realtor Tom Makinney was thrilled to visit this historical prairie style Elmhurst home designed by Walter Burley Griffin in 1903 and meticulously restored by renowned restoration architect John Eifler to original glory with modern amenities.  

This 5800 square foot, 6 bedroom home was awarded a Dreihaus Preservation Award for Historic Rehab in 2005 and is on The National Registry of Historic Places.  

The home is within walking distance of downtown Elmhurst and K-12 schools.  

This home will be listed for $1,850,000.

Tom Makinney of Coldwell Banker's Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group is our tour guide in this sponsored video.

A new cottage-style home in center-of-town Elmhurst

by Thomas Makinney

Realtor Tom Makinney bills this as a "seaside traditional home with formal flair." The tastefully elaborate trim package, carried consistently from top to bottom, warrants the description.

McGovern Builders crafted a gem in this 3,476 square foot, 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home. It boasts an open floor plan, high ceilings and large rooms on an oversized lot. The home is within walking distance of downtown Elmhurst and K-12 schools.

The home was list-priced in the $940s. It was sold before completion and was scheduled to close the day of our visit.

Tom Makinney of Koenig & Strey's Gracik Makinney Group is our tour guide in this sponsored video.

An expanded Cape Cod in Elmhurst's Lincoln School district

by Thomas Makinney

The dormered Cape Cod-style home is popular throughout the United States, and common in Elmhurst.

The 4-bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod at 328 Hillside has an uncommon feature -- a large family room addition with patio doors leading to a nicely landscaped yard. The home has a recently-remodeled kitchen, a fully-finished basement and better storage than you'll typically find in this style home. It's new on the market and listed for sale at $479,000.

Tom Makinney of Koenig & Strey's Gracik Makinney group is our tour guide in this sponsored video.

A newer home across from Elmhurst's Berens Park

by Thomas Makinney

The newer single-family home at 554 Oaklawn Ave is directly across from the huge Berens Park, the home of Elmhurst's Wagner Community Center.

Built less than a dozen years ago, the home has hardwood floors, a formal dining room, a separate den, 4 bedrooms -- including a large master suite -- and 3 full baths. There's also a fully finished basement, a large yard and an attached 2-car garage. The home is listed in the low $500s.

Tom Makinney of Koenig & Strey's Gracik Makinney group is our tour guide in this sponsored video.

A Nantucket-style home in Elmhurst's Lincoln School district

by Thomas Makinney

This six-year old home has an open floor plan with a first-floor office off the living room, a generously sized kitchen that opens to the family room and a breakfast area.

The bedroom level of the home is outstanding, with four large, well-separated, bright corner bedrooms and 3 full baths, including the master. There's a large linen closet in the hall, adjacent to the light, hyper-organized laundry room.

The fully-finished lower level has a huge, flexible space, a wet bar, a powder room, access to the exterior and additional storage.

There's a 2 1/2 car garage on the oversized lot and a rear deck for entertaining.

744 S Hawthorne is listed for sale at $775,000.

Maria Gracik of Koenig & Strey's Gracik Makinney group is our tour guide in this sponsored video.

A lovingly-maintained Tudor in a convenient Elmhurst location

by Thomas Makinney

Elmhurst's many attractions include good public schools, a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown, and great access to Chicago's expressway grid.

The attractive 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath Tudor home at 211 E St Charles Rd has a location that affords easy access to the best of Elmhurst. It boasts great curb appeal, a functional floor plan, vintage charm and many updates. The home was recently listed for sale for $445,000.

Tom Makinney of Koenig & Strey's Gracik Makinney Group -- and a lifelong resident of Elmhurst -- is our tour guide in this sponsored video.

A Prairie-style home with an expansive Elmhurst yard

by Thomas Makinney

The 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath Prairie-style home at 153 Caroline is on an oversized lot in a great location -- close to East End Park and its pool.

The home is bright and open, with hardwood floors throughout, a thoughtful layout, and a large kitchen that opens through a wall of windows to a beautifully landscaped back yard.

The home is recently-listed and priced at $795,000.

Maria Gracik of Koenig & Strey's Gracik Makinney Group is our tour guide in this sponsored video.

Walk to three Elmhurst schools without crossing a street

by Thomas Makinney

The 3,600 square foot home at 318 Fair Ave has a number of features you don't often find in newer construction in Elmhurst, especially in a home priced at $725,000.

For starters, there's a 3-car garage, made possible by the home's location on a wide lot. The home has a volume living room with a large loft area overlooking it, a full bath and den / bedroom on the first floor, and an expansive kitchen / breakfast / family room opening to the rear yard.

In addition to the loft area, there are four bedrooms and two baths on the second level. The bedrooms are all generously sized and the master has a spacious walk-in closet and a sunny, high-ceilinged master bath that's larger than many master bedrooms.

The lower level has large, flexible spaces and a "crazy big" bathroom.

Tom Makinney of Koenig & Strey's Gracik Makinney Group is our tour host in this sponsored video.

An unusual Elmhurst 4-bedroom in the Lincoln School District

by Thomas Makinney

The 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 630 S Bryan St has an unusually high level of finishes, space and creature comforts for an Elmhurst home priced at $685,000.

Some of those uncommon touches include a high-end kitchen, a large mud room, a large master suite with an adjacent deck and lavish bath, a sprawling third-floor suite and an extensive media system. The basement includes a fitness room, a second kitchen for outdoor entertaining, a storage room that can double as a second laundry room, and a music room that could become a fifth bedroom.

Maria Gracik of Koenig & Strey's Gracik Makinney Group is our tour guide in this sponsored video.

A classic 2-story 4-bedroom in Elmhurst's Elm Estates

by Thomas Makinney

The 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath 2-story home at 964 Kent Ave in the Elm Estates neighborhood of Elmhurst will be instantly recognizable to tens of millions of people who grew up in homes very similar to it. It's a classic layout from the 60s that's stood the test of time and still works with the way people live today. All four bedrooms and 2 full baths, one a Jack-and-Jill, are on the second floor. The first floor has a large living room, a family room, and an eat-in kitchen that could be opened to the formal dining room for people who prefer a more informal style of entertaining. The home has a 2-car attached garage and is on a large fenced lot on a tree-canopied street. Tom Makinney of Koenig & Strey's Gracik Makinney Group is our host in the sponsored video.

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