This dining room at 800 Clinton in Oak Park got me thinking…
Dining doesn’t alway need to be fine but in my book it should always be together. Nutritionists, sociologists, teachers, chefs, and of course Grandma, extol the benefits of family meal time, yet fewer and fewer families eat together.
Houses in my community were built for sharing meals with separate formal dining rooms set off from the kitchen. However, more and more home renovations combine the kitchen, dining room, and family rooms fracturing the ritual of a shared meal.
Over a Memorial Day meal with friends we asked why their daughter decided to get a JD after getting her BS in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. “With both of us being lawyers, she grew up talking about law around the dinner table. Go figure!” She’ll make a great patent attorney. I’ll bet when she has children she’ll gather them around the family table nightly.
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Week 3, post 2:
It's all about the details. Especially when you're restoring an older home. This owner of 321 S. Euclid, Oak Park got it absolutely correct right down to the stenciled ceilings to the embossed wainscoating. Oh yes, and even the second floor tin ceiling!
When selling or buying a home, details are hugely important. Buyers love information about what they're seeing. Sellers need information to list their property and qualify potential buyers.
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Dateline: Oak Park, River Forest
Title: Broker's Tour #3:
Date: Tuesday, 22 May
I've been through about 60 OPRF homes in the past 3 weeks and here's one thing I've learned:
This River Forest home at 1251 Ashland is beyond doubt a fixer-upper and it's priced to sell. It's quite live-able, although it does need a serious cleaning, airing-out, and modernizing! In time, this will be a great family home for someone who is patient and can afford to stage the work.
Here's what this house has going for it:
What it doesn't have just yet is a lot of charm. For someone who's willing to kiss this frog-of-a-house there's definitely a prince underneath!
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Kevin C. Crowell: #Determined!
For over 25 years I worked at the company I built, successfully selling high-tech products in Japan, the world’s most demanding market. My work there required a: close attention to detail, superior customer service, exacting quality, and continuous improvement.