House Hunting in the Suburbs: Two Houses Pick Just One!

~House Hunting in the Suburbs~

Do you want House #1 or House #2?

Let’s go virtual house hunting in the suburbs. We are looking for a house in Glen Ellyn, a beautiful upscale suburb of Chicago. Pretend you’re approved for $500,000.

You’re a family of four and ideally you want:

  1. A charming older home with character such as built-ins and nooks.
  2. Large front porch
  3. Wood floors
  4. A fireplace
  5. Three bedrooms
  6. At least two bathrooms
  7. Two car garage
  8. A home close to the high school for your two teens and close to town.

Out of all the houses you’ve been trekking through, you finally narrowed it down to two homes. They are both close to the high school and town. Both homes have charm appeal inside and out.

It’s time to decide which one to buy.

What’s making you nervous is that both homes just came on the market. You want to make up your mind fast before someone else makes a bid and steals your hearts desire.

We’re taking one last walk-through before we pick our house.

Ready to go house hunting?

Let's go House Hunting in the Suburbs: Which House Are You Going To Buy?House Hunting in the Suburbs House #1 and House #2.

House Hunting? This is such a charming home for sale plus it's a historic landmarkHouse Hunting for CHARMING OLDER HOME:

House Hunting in the Suburbs #1 is a gingerbread turquoise darling!

Total rooms, 8. Three bedrooms, two full baths, 1,876 square feet and sits on less than .25 acres. Built in 1906 it is a designated landmark home. The details are: “A built-in china cabinet, period light fixtures, stained glass windows and detailed woodwork.”

There is no fireplace, but it has a large front porch and two car garage.

Historic landmark home at 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn ILHmm, it would be “all that” to own a house that is a designated landmark. You’re new in town and la de da, kinda nice to think of living in a famous home.

Front porch home for sale in Glen Ellyn IL

House Hunting for LARGE PORCH:

You’ve always dreamed about living in a house with a big front porch and gingerbread scrollwork. This one is tugging at your heart.

Entrance inside home for sale Glen Ellyn ILHouse Hunting for WOOD FLOORS:

The chandelier and window above the front door has you wanting this house as soon as you enter. Plus the beautiful stairs.

Living Room 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for saleIt has gleaming wood floors

525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for sale

Dining Room 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for sale

Dining Room 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for sale 2A separate dining room with a built-in china cabinet.

Country kitchen 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for sale

Country kitchen 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for sale There is a warm country kitchen with count them, two large windows. It’s not as updated a kitchen as you had in mind. The hanging ceiling light is in the perfect spot to add an island and 4 chairs!

Bedroom 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for sale

Bedroom 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for sale

Bedroom 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for sale The floors upstairs are gorgeous and newly finished. Some of the bedroom paint colors are not your choice, but that’s easy to change. An office would be so nice, but you need the space as a bedroom.

Bathroom525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for sale

Bathroom525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL home for sale Two full bathrooms including one with a claw foot tub!

Historic home for sale 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL

Historic home for sale 525 Forest Ave Glen Ellyn IL - garageHouse Hunting for TWO CAR GARAGE:

A back porch, two car garage, fenced yard and stone pathways.

House #1 is $499,000 with Gagliardo Realty

House Hunters dream is this charming Tudor home for sale in Glen Ellyn IL - Keller Williams RealtyHouse Hunting for CHARMING OLDER HOME:

House Hunting in the Suburbs #2 is a 1928 storybook Tudor home on a large lot with mature trees. No big porch, but who cares! The fairy tale arched front door and surrounding bricks are a charming home dream.

Total rooms, 6 so less space at 1,488 square feet. A partially fenced yard. Three bedrooms. Only one full bath and a half bath.

House Hunting for TWO CAR GARAGE:

Details include a “grand living room with fireplace.” Like house #1, it has a separate dining room and eat-in kitchen. “Nooks and built-ins abound” The two car garage is newer.

House Hunting? This is a Charming Tudor in Glen Ellyn IL Keller Williams Realty

House Hunting? I love this storybook Tudor home for sale - Keller Williams RealtyHas its own storybook forest and

Charming Tudor home with fairy tale arched front door - Keller Williams Realtyfairy tale arched front door inside and out. Beautiful wood floors.

House Hunting for WOOD FLOORS

Tufor home - Keller Williams RealtyA much brighter home with white wood trim on the windows.

Tudor home updated kitchen - Keller Williams Realty

Eat-in kitchen Tudor Home

Eat-in kitchen is more updated than house #!. The refrigerator has matching wood cabinet doors. Three windows with two above the sink. House #2 doesn’t look like it has room to add an island.

1928 Charming Tudor home with a grand living room - Keller Williams Realty

House Hunting for FIREPLACE:

Open floor plan with dining room and the fireplace you want.

1928 brick Tudor home has large living room - Keller Williams RealtyRoom for a piano and large sofa in the grand living room.

1928 Tudor home has nooks and built-ins - Keller WilliamsMudroom scores a bonus point for house #2.

Tudor home bedroom - Keller Williams Realty

Tudor home bedroom - Keller Williams Realty

Tudor home bedroom 3 - Keller Williams RealtyThe bedrooms seem smaller, but are painted soft neutral colors. The window size and placement make each bedroom unique.

For Sale - 1928 Tudor home on large wooded lot - Keller WilliamsThis storybook house neighborhood with mature tree lots is absolutely fantastic!

House #2 is $500,000 with Keller Williams

I like House #1 for the porch and gingerbread, plus it has more room. House #2 has a marvelous wooded lot, a fireplace and huge curb appeal.

So tell me, after all this house hunting, do you want house #1 or #2?

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