My sister sent me an e-mail with a real estate listing for the house we grew up in. This is the house that I lived in from birth until after college. Unlike many families, mine never moved. I have lot of great memories of this place. There were tons of kids on our block and we lived right next to the Illinois Prairie Path, perfect for fort-building and other unsupervised mischief. My block wasn't a "thru" street, so there was rarely traffic or noise. This meant that we could play Nerf football and wiffle-ball in the middle of the street with little worry of getting hit. Looking back, it really was ideal.
This is the first time I've seen pictures of the interior since my mom sold it about ten years ago. It's weird to see how it's changed. My sister and I both ripped on the owner's choices. "The TV doesn't go there! Why'd they move the kitchen table!?" She is going to check it out in person and take some more pics when there's an open house. If any of you are looking for a great place to raise kids in suburban Chicago, I highly recommend this one.
I think my parents bought it in the early 70's for $30,000. It's now listed at $540,000.