List Price: $2,394,500
Sale Price: $2,190,000

The Property: A handsome new home whose rough limestone exterior and creamy shingles fit comfortably among the vintage homes in a tucked-away corner of Winnetka, this house has 11 rooms (five of them bedrooms), four-plus baths, a ten-foot-long kitchen island, and three fireplaces. The builder, Tamara Kasey, bought the lot, which then contained a smaller house, in 2000 for $549,000. With this replacement house, she took advantage of the extra-deep corner lot, giving the residence an elongated layout that strings together living and dining rooms and an open kitchen–family room combo. Out back, beyond French doors, sits a bluestone terrace and a cottage-look garage. New Trier Township High School, Greeley Elementary, and Winnetka’s picturesque Village Green are all within walking distance.

Price Points: This house sold on November 16th. Just four days later, another new house less than a block away—this one by the builder Orren Pickell—sold for about the same price: $2,195,000. It was the 45th house in Winnetka to sell for $2 million or more in the past 12 months, according to data from the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois. That’s two more than sold in the previous year. 

Buyers: Not yet identified in public records

Listing Agent: Tamara Kasey, Coldwell Banker, (847) 501-5833