Category: House Talk

131. This Weekend’s Barrington Open Houses

 Despite Friday’s late-May snowshower (what’s up with that???), the weather forecast looks sunny for Sunday with a high of 68. And that sounds to me like the perfect forecast for a day of open house hopping in Barrington.
Whether you’re actively looking for a new home or would simply like to get a feel for property values in Barrington, below you will find the list of Barrington homes currently for sale with open houses scheduled for this Sunday, May 18th.
If you have specific questions about any of these properties or others you’ve seen on the market, please feel free to give me a call. 
My name is Liz Luby Chepell, I’ve been a licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker’s Barrington office since 2004 and my direct phone number is 847-691-3150. 
I work on a family team with my mom, Suzanne Luby, my brother, Jim Luby, plus our full-time listing manager and marketing specialist, Christine.  We call our crew The Luby Group and we have some exciting new online offerings in the works to help anyone interested in buying or selling a home in Barrington so stay tuned!
Anyway, I just prepared this report for a client and thought I’d share it here to let you know that there are close to two dozen Barrington properties with open houses scheduled for this weekend.  The open house times vary by address so you’ll find a list of start and end times followed by details about each property open this weekend.  Have a great weekend and happy house hunting!  Here you go……

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178. Marketplace: Bella Muri Artist Dazzles with Decorative Finishes for Every Surface

 There’s an artist in Barrington named Melissa Loutos who specializes in transforming walls into works of art.  Her business is called Bella Muri, which translates to “Beautiful Walls” in Italian and she has been perfecting her technique in decorative painting and refinishing surfaces for the past 17 years.
“My customer’s home is my muse and making their home truly reflect who they are is my inspiration.  Everyone has different taste.”
“I can work with a home that’s more traditional and then go into another house that’s the complete opposite and it’s great. The best thing about being a decorative artist is the imagination of my clients, being able to create that custom finish on pretty much any surface to achieve a look that’s personal to their style.”
From murals to decorative finishes to furniture, cabinet, concrete and wall resurfacing, Melissa says she’s not afraid to step outside the box, trying new and interesting materials for extraordinary results that bring ideas to life.
As a mural artist, Melissa and her team will transform full rooms, from floor to ceiling, including nurseries and children’s rooms, with your choice of theme, like this Chicago skyline mural……

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226. Open Houses in Barrington Sunday, August 26, 2012

 If you feel like checking out homes for sale in the Barrington area this weekend, there are about 20 open houses scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, August 26th.  Our pick for one of the coolest houses open tomorrow is this brand new listing at 150 Braymore Court in Barrington’s Braymore Hills neighborhood where we’re welcoming visitors tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m.

Tomorrow’s a great day to check out Braymore, too, because the community is hosting their annual end-of-summer party so you might see the neighbors out and about when you swing by. If you love the feel of French-inspired construction, you’ll really appreciate the view of 150 Braymore from the curb.
The 5,425 square foot, 4 bedroom, 4.2 bath home, listed at $1,050,000, has a prime cul-de-sac location. Arched entryways, windows and beautiful woodwork throughout the first floor really make this property stand out from the rest.

It features ample living space upstairs with 4 bedrooms, including a very large master, plus a bonus room on the second level.

And you’ll want to linger in the English and very bright lower level where they have a home theater with movie screen and surround sound.

This lower level also has game area plus another separate space for relaxing around a fireplace near the lower level wet bar.

If you have any questions about this property, please feel free to email me at Liz@365Barrington.com or call 847-691-3150. If you’re curious and would like to learn more about this property, we hope to see you at tomorrow’s open house. To get to the property, just take Barrington Road south of Dundee.  Go east on Braymore, right (or south) on South Braymore and turn right on Braymore Court.  You’ll find 150 S. Braymore Court at the end of the cul-de-sac on the right.  The open houses starts at 1 p.m., ends at 4 p.m. and we would love to personally show you all this home has to offer!
In addition to 150 Braymore, here are the following addresses with open houses scheduled for Sunday, August 26th.  The times vary, so we’ve outlined them by time and are also including the full listing details and photos for your convenience below.  If you visit any open houses this weekend, be sure to tell them 365 Barrington sent you 😉 and we’d love it if you’d drop us a note at Liz@365Barrington.com and let us know your favorites after the fact.  Happy house hunting and here you go……

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Luby Group Listings

$475,000
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,639
SQFT
120 Hidden Oaks Drive Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Spacious home nestled in a lush wooded setting situated at the end of a cul-de-sac just minutes from downtown Barrington. The first floor is complete with living room, dining room, kitchen with eating area leading to a deck, and a study with a vaulte

$515,000
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,631
SQFT
744 Oak Road Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Pending

Lovely New England Classic in a prime cul-de-sac location at the end of Oak Road has curb appeal, character and charm. This home is light filled and offers a first floor master suite, complete with a gas fireplace and updated master bath. Well equi

$475,000
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
540 South Cook Street Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Barrington Village living at its best! Steps to downtown restaurants, shops & schools, this historic home has been completely updated. Enjoy views of Cook Street from the porch swing or visit with friends on the large front wrap-around porch, welcomi

$689,000
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,629
SQFT
1 Burning Oak Trail Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Stunning home on 2.2 acre wooded lot with private pond and creek! Gleaming hardwood flooring throughout most of first floor. Gourmet kitchen with center island and adjacent hearth room with cozy fireplace are the hub of every day living. Great room f