Larry Mowry, who recently rejoined WLS-Ch. 7 as its weekend morning weather forecaster, and his wife, Lisa, last month paid $725,000 for a newly built, six-bedroom, 3,612-square-foot house in Westmont.
A graduate of Valparaiso University, Mowry, 38, handled weekend morning weather duty for ABC 7 in 2004 and before that for CLTV. Mowry had been chief meteorologist at a CBS affiliate in Dallas and had been living in Keller, Texas, a northwest suburb of Dallas until April, when ABC 7 hired Mowry and brought him back to the Chicago area.
The traditional-style house in west suburban Westmont has 3-1/2 baths, a three-car garage, a master bath with a rain spa, body sprays and heated floors, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, lighted cabinets, an island, a built-in wine rack and a herringbone backsplash. Outside on the 0.2-acre property are a brick paver driveway and a brick patio.
"They absolutely love the location of the house," Nick Libert of Exit Strategy Realty, who represented the Mowrys, told Elite Street. "It's a very short walk to the Metra, and that particular house has a fantastic layout, with a bonus space on the third level, and there also was some added customization of the basement area. They looked in a variety of areas, and were looking for wonderful schools, reasonable taxes, access to public transportation and a great small-town feel."
Crain's Chicago Business first reported on the Mowrys' purchase.
Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.