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Open to considering rental, or exchange worldwide.

Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Rates from USD $6500 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From December 31, 2023 until March 31, 2024


I am a career professional artist (sculpture and painting Ideally, I would like to rent, or exchange for a quiet property in an vibrant urban environment that would have creative space on premises, or available nearby. I would consider rental, or exchange in a suburban, or rural location under the right conditions (close to train etc.) I am open to exchange, or rental possibilities worldwide, 1 month to 1 year +. I would prefer a property that would allow room for occasional (adult) family/Friends visits. I’m open to discussing “house sitting needs”. My property: Beautiful suburban location in Highland Park Illinois. Located within walking distance to Lake Michigan. 35 minutes to O’Hare International Airport. Wonderful neighbors on all sides. Great environment for families with kids. Award winning public and private schools nearby. Moderately easy walk to beaches and train. Steps to Chicago Botanic Gardens and the renowned Ravinia Festival. Nearby access to bike baths into northshore communities of Lake Forest, Glencoe, Winettka, Evanston and on into Chicago. Numerous forest preserves nearby - It’s a hiking and bird watching paradise!. The neighborhood is a great mix of families and retired professionals. The home has 5 bedrooms plus a private, sun drenched office, or it may be utilized as 4 bedrooms and workout room or play room plus office. Our home is art filled, and fully furnished including towels and linens. The kitchen is fully equipped down to my favorite chef’s knife, food processors, baking/cooking accoutrement and my beloved cast iron skillet’s. The dining room can accommodate 8-10 guests. The main level offers the 2 story entryway, office, 1/2 bath and a large sunny family room/studio. The upper level includes 4 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms plus workout/play room), 1 full bathroom with double vanity and the en-suite master bedroom shower, a large sunny living room, a large dining room exiting to patio and a large kitchen with a large in kitchen eating space. The entire house has been remodeled, short of the kitchen. While not a “chef’s kitchen” it provides double ovens, a microwave, a large built in refrigerator-freezer, DW and updated gas stove for the cooking enthusiast. The lower level includes the 2 car + garage entry, a mud-room with tile floor, cabinetry and granite bench, a laundry room with tub and tile floor, a bathroom with shower that adjoins the laundry room as well as bedroom 5, a VERY LARGE family room/recreation room with built in desks, and a kitchenette with a granite countered wet bar with seating for 4, a 2nd dishwasher, 2nd refrigerator/freezer, and 2nd microwave. I am happy to include membership access (as guests) for 4, to the Museum at The art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Botanic Gardens.




2,800 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From December 31, 2023 until March 31, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We are generally flexible to rental and exchange dates/locations up to 1 year, possibly longer.


House in Highland Park, Illinois, United States

Closest University

Lake Forest College

Nearby Universities
Northwestern University | Loyola University Chicago | University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago | Chicago-Kent College of Law | DePaul University | The University of Chicago

Ravinia Festival/Botanic Gardens

Nearby Cities

Lake Forest | Chicago | Evanston | Glencoe | Wilmette | Winnetka

Comments: Walk to Lake Michigan beaches (20 minutes), walk to train (12 minutes) Chicago Botanic Gardens 10 minutes, Ravinia Festival 5 minutes, nearby access to hundreds of miles of bike paths, Forest preserve’s and open space.

Explore the Area


  • Bike to Campus
  • Suburban
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $6500 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: Occasional lawn and garden watering would be appreciated.


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: Fantastic family home and neighborhood! Great neighbors! Nationally ranked schools. 2 car built in garage, lots of storage, bikes available. 10 minutes walk to train, 10 minutes by train to Lake Forest 20 minutes.Evanston, 45 to Chicago center

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with plants or garden

Negotiable help with lawn and garden watering. Landscape and snow removal services are provided.





High Speed Internet



Cable or Satellite



Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning











Art Studio

Comments: Our 3 level home can accommodate a large family. The lower level was originally designed to accommodate live-in nanny /in-laws with private bath, bedroom, living room and kitchenette with DW, refrigerator & microwave. Perfect area for teen!


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Trust Score (12)
Individual Outside of Academia

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