Indian Hill Estates in Wilmette is a lovely 122 acres that was first developed in 1926. The site plan was laid out by prestigious Chicago architect Philip Maher and featured curving streets, expansive lawns, ornamental street lamps, and stone pillars at the entryways. They even had the foresight to plan for underground utilities.
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Indian Hill Estates Wilmette was planned as an upscale community. The homes are substantial and all the lots required a uniform 50' setback. Also impressive is that all the homes were built with attached garages - something that is far too uncommon in our cold climate. Topping the houses were slate roofs, most of which are still looking good today.
Homes for sale in the Indian Hills Estate area are generally priced between $700,000 and $2.5 million.
Many well known architects designed homes in Indian Hill Estates. Some familiar North Shore names are Philip Maher, George Fred Keck, Spencer S. Beman, Mayo and Mayo, James Crabb, and Jerome Robert Cerny.
Although Indian Hill Estates has a harmonious feel, there are, in fact, many differing styles of architecture. Driving through the area you can see Tudor, French Eclectic, Chateauesque Revival, Norman Revival, Spanish Revival, Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, and seminal Modern - to name just a few.
Schools for the Indian Hill Estates area are:
Harper Elementary (kingergarten - 4th grade)
Highcrest Middle School (5th-6th grades)
Wilmette Junior High (7th-8th grades)