Sunday, March 10, 2013

For sale: My house

Ordinarily a personal blog isn't a shill for real estate sales, but in this case it is.

My house in Evanston, Illinois, is going on the market today with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. It's at 2800 Harrison Street, in the most-sought-after northwest quadrant of this university town.

I can tell you that the walls echo with 40 years of writerly striving. Also it has three bedrooms and a nursery upstairs, and a living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and foyer downstairs.

Lots of recent updates, too. It's in great shape for a 104-year-old house. It's also located in the Willard Elementary School area, considered the most desirable in Evanston.

Photos and details here.

Now maybe you can understand why I've been so silent these last few months. It takes a long time for a mature couple like the Lady Friend and me to jettison four decades' worth of stuff, rearrange the rest, and bring everything (we hope) up to code. Notice that nice new front stoop in the photo?

We're hoping to move to a condo in the same neighborhood, using it as our urban pied-a-terre while we spend half the year in Upper Michigan, inspiration for my mystery novels.

If you're around, come by and see it today.

LATER: The house is now under contract.

1 comment:

  1. Would love to live there - and in Chicago - but alas I have to stay in New Zealand.