The Cage (Wilmette, IL)
By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
 Wilmette Home for Sale: 901 Chestnut Avenue Feel the lake breezes in this stately traditional home located in the coveted CAGE area of east Wilmette.  901 Chestnut Ave, Wilmette Details:Bedrooms: 6Baths 3 ½Lot size: 100 x 183Exterior: BrickSquare feet: 4329 Features:Wrought iron fenced yardKitchen outfitted with Viking stove, double ovens, 2 sinks, and expansive center islandEntertainment sized living room with adjacent sun roomFamily room with walls of windowsMaster bedroom with sitting room/officeHis and her walk-in closetsBrick patioTwo-car garage with unfinished coach housePrime sought after location!Please see more information and all photos for 901 Chestnut in Wilmette         Sign up to get monthly North Shore real estate news delivered to your inbox.It's free, we'll never sell ...
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By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
CAGE Homes for Sale in Wilmette IL What's the CAGE? It's an odd name for a neighborhood to be sure, but The CAGE in Wilmette is named for the four main streets of this 24 square block neighborhood in East Wilmette: Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood. Bounded on the east by Sheridan Road, on the west by Green Bay Road, by the village of Kenilworth to the north and Forest Avenue on the south, the CAGE is one of the priciest neighborhoods in Wilmette. Why Do People Live in the CAGE? It's a beautiful neighborhood that derives its charm from the brick streets, mature trees, old homes set back from the street and old-fashioned street lamps. It is walking distance to the beach and to shops and restaurants in downtown Wilmette and Plaza del Lago, as well as to the Metra station for those...
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By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
I love the way this house looks against the blue sky (something we haven’t seen much around here for awhile). If you don’t recognize it, it’s on Elmwood Avenue in the Cage. I drive by it often and finally stopped to take a picture today.This beautiful example of Victorian Italianate architecture was built in 1873,  and is one of the oldest homes in Wilmette. It was built by Horace and Edwin Drury for Asahel Gage, son of John Gage, who was one of the early movers and shakers in Wilmette. John Gage bought two tracts of land in the area that is now Wilmette: one was part of the Ouilmette Reservation (land given to Archange Ouilmette in 1829 as part of the Treaty of Prairie du Chien) and the other was in the area between Wilmette and Kenilworth. Later, after the Chicago fire (1871), Read th...
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