Stepped outside in the evening lately? You may have noticed that it's starting to get a bit nippy out there once the sun goes down... and, of course, it's only going to get nippier before it gets downright nasty cold. (Your editor is a devoted warm-weather person.)
And when it gets downright nasty cold, there's nothing like a steamy sauna or a bubbling hot tub to banish the chill from your bones. Wouldn't it be nice to have one of those in your home or backyard?
Here's five local homes for sale with either of those fortunate amenities:
5142 Lawn Ave.—$1,299,000 (Western Springs)
6 bed, 4.1 bath, 6,400 sq. ft., built 2007, 2-car detached garage
Realty Executives Service
Huge Forest Hills stone-and-shingle cottage on one of the Village's larger lots, with a currently-vacant Village-owned lot to the south. Three stories plus a fully-finished basement Features vaulted ceilings with skylights, sauna and wet bar, plus washer and dryer in second-story laundry room, double-sided fireplace and central vacuuming. Realtor: "A comfortable home for everyday living and grand entertaining!"
910 Elm St.—$968,000 (Western Springs)
5 bed, 4.1 bath, unknown sq. ft., built 1989, 2-car attached garage
Large three-story updated Victorian home in Western Springs' historic Old Town South neighborhood. Updates include new hardwood and rear deck, plus a renovated master bedroom. Oversized kitchen with two sinks and large island opens to family rooom. Features heated floors, three fireplaces and a sauna. Realtor: "Incredible transformation... ideal for today's buyer!"
1238 Alima Ter.—$449,000 (La Grange Park)
4 bed, 3.1 bath, 3,750 sq. ft., built unknown, 1-car attached garage
Coldwell Banker Residential
Custom home in the far northeast of La Grange Park. Features vaulted ceilings, hardwoods, white kitchen with maple and granite, central vacuuming and more. Bar is literally wet... it includes a fish tank! The yard is a highlight with a hot tub, shed, sprinkler system, swing set and outdoor fireplace. Realtor: "Must see!"
1101 S. Stone Ave.—$445,000 (La Grange)
4 bed, 2.1 bath, 1,743 sq. ft., built 1957, 2-car attached garage
Coldwell Banker Residential
Custom-built 1957 tri-level on a corner lot close to La Grange Country Club. Features handicap-accessible entrance, circular drive, spa room, large family room. Backyard has a hot tub and a complete in-ground swimming pool. Realtor: "This is a well-maintained home with neutral decor that shows nicely!"
626 N. Brainard Ave.—$375,000 (La Grange Park)
4 bed, 3 bath, 2,100 sq. ft., built 1955, 1-car attached garage
Baird & Warner
1955 recently renovated home in La Grange Park's Harding Woods subdivision. Features hot tub, second-floor balcony from den, rec room and two additional multi-purpose rooms. Realtor: "Spacious throughout... shows well and has a gorgeous privacy yard!"