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DePaul prof, Lurie doctor list Wilmette home for $2 million, head to Seattle

A DePaul University professor and department chairman and his wife, a pediatrician at Lurie Children's Hospital, on Monday listed their five-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot house in Wilmette for $2.09 million.

Scott Young, chairman of DePaul's management department, and his wife Luciana, a pediatrics professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the director of its echocardiography lab, are selling because they are moving to the state of Washington, said listing agent Todd Shissler of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff.

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Scott Young has taken a job as the dean of Western Washington University's College of Business and Economics, while his wife is joining the staff of Seattle Children's Hospital.

Now, the couple have listed the Fond du Lac stone and cedar house, which sits on a double lot in Wilmette's CAGE area — which includes Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood avenues east of Green Bay Road. Built in 2006, the house has 4-1/2 baths, a circular staircase, a two-story foyer, three fireplaces, solid oak floors, a paneled oak library, a kitchen with custom cabinets, a brick-lined wine cellar, heated floors in all bathrooms, a great room, a lower level with a game room and wet bar, and a master suite with a fireplace, steam shower and private Juliet balcony.

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The couple paid $2 million for the house in 2007.

Shissler noted the property's location, which is adjacent to Shorewood Park and equidistant from the Kenilworth and Wilmette Metra stations. He also cited the house's open floor plan and large room sizes, and said the house has a variety of unique details, including the fact that wood from the trees that were removed to make way for the house was used for its solid 2-inch walnut front door and oak mantels above two fireplaces.

Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.



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