Interested in a New Construction Home in Winnetka and the North Shore?

Real Estate Agent with Baird & Warner Real Estate

The North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield don't have new home subdivisions being built. That has not happened in a long time because the North Shore is wedged between Lake Michigan and the Cook County forest preserves - meaning all the land has already been developed. That does not mean, however, that you can't buy a new construction home here. 

In fact, the subject of new construction can be a heated one since we've lost Winnetka New Construction Homemany "historical" homes to builders of new construction. Many in the community feel that these older homes should be saved - but there has never been anything legal done to create such safeguards.

Other people feel strongly that property owners have the right to sell to whomever they want - usually for the best price. So yes, we've lost a lot of charming homes but many others have been purchased and renovated to 21st century standards with stunning results. For those that have faced the wrecking ball - the results are beautiful, high-end homes that are extremely popular with buyers.

Winnetka New Construction HomeNewly built homes can range in price from a low of approximately $1,200,000 for homes in West Wilmette to over $13 million for lakeside homes. In the North Shore, there are several luxury home builders that generally list their homes above $3 million. But there are still many homes being built that are under $2 million on smaller lots.


If you are considering purchasing a new construction home, be sure to work with a buyer's agent who can help you secure the best deal for the home, whether through price or upgrades. Read more to see 6 good reasons why you should hire your own buyer's agent: "Why Have a Buyer's Agent When Purchasing New Construction."

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Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate broker since 1998 working in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.

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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hello Margaret-I must say I am very impressed! I went though your site and checked out several of the options. Stunning designs.

Oct 26, 2017 02:46 PM #1
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Margaret Goss Those are some beautiful homes.  I've written about the need for a buyer's agent and how important it is, too.  Especially when buying new construction.  Anyone looking to buy in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield and Glencoe would be smart to call you!

Oct 28, 2017 03:11 AM #2

Great post! I live in Winnetka and get to see these lovely homes every day.

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