Here Are The 3 Most Expensive Winnetka Home Sales Of 2020 So Far

WINNETKA, IL — The coronavirus pandemic has not slowed the village’s luxury real estate market in the first three quarters of the year. If anything, it has accelerated it.

There were no sales in the whole of 2019 breaking the $5 million mark in Winnetka. But so far in 2020, three single-family residential properties in the village have sold for more than $5 million, including the most expensive suburban home sale of the year to date, according to real estate listings and property records.

The median sale price for single-family homes in Winnetka was $1.28 million in August, compared to a median list price of $1.349 million, according to realtor.com market data.

Asking prices in the village were up 4.2 percent above a year prior, with the median price at $331 per square foot. Listed properties sold for an average of 4.5 percent below their asking prices after spending an

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Fall home decor trends: Comforting hues, flexible design

In recent years, brown anything in a living space was considered by some arbiters of decor as drab and outdated. But this fall the hue is back in favor, in part because of the unsettled, anxious state of the world.

“Brown traditionally makes people feel comfortable and safe, and those are feelings that many of us are looking to our homes to provide,” says interior designer Dawn Hamilton of Oakland Park, Florida.

It’s just one of the trends in decor this season, when the pandemic has made home an even more essential space for living, working, studying and more. Also on the watch list: flexible rooms, indoor and out.

COZY PALETTE

Hamilton says today’s brown palette is being used in new ways, as a neutral in all kinds of materials, and as an accent color.

“Brown feels very earthy and rich. It’s warm and inviting, and has the same grounding

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20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value

Your home isn’t just a source of pride or a place where you can relax after a long day — it’s also an investment in your family’s future. And while it’s natural to want to make improvements to increase your home’s resale value, some renovations will actually cost you money in the long run. Just because you see something as an improvement doesn’t mean a potential buyer will feel the same way.

Find out which of these bad renovations you should avoid if you’re looking to make upgrades to your home this fall.

Last updated: Sept. 9, 2020

Lavish Lighting Fixtures

One common home improvement mistake is falling in love with unique or lavish light fixtures, said Alon Barzilay, founder of real estate development company Urban Conversions.

“Whether it be ceiling-mounted lights in a dining room or a hanging pendant, there is a psychological phenomenon that happens when you go

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Everything We Know About Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Windsor Home

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Last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved out of Kensington Palace and into their new home, Frogmore Cottage, just a few weeks before baby Archie arrived. “The couple are now living in Windsor, at the house they have refurbished on the Frogmore Estate,” reported ITV in April. “The Sussexes wanted to be settled in their new home before their baby is born.”

Now, even though they will be splitting their time between the UK and the U.S. moving forward, Harry and Meghan intend to keep their Windsor home “so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United Kingdom.”

“Frogmore Cottage will continue to be the property of Her Majesty the Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to use Frogmore Cottage – with the permission of Her Majesty The Queen

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