In addition to the Lakeshore Arts Festival this weekend, there are open houses to explore. Here are some of the homes available to tour.

915 Monroe Street - open Sunday 1 to 2 p.m.

915 Monroe Street

Open 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday. List price: $579,000. Taxes: $9,695. 5BR/3BA.

This classic Victorian home in South Evanston has original moldings, top nailed oak floors, antique lighting and high ceilings.

There is a living room with marble fireplace and separate formal dining room.

The gourmet eat-in kitchen has all stainless appliances, granite countertops and an island.

On the second floor are four bedrooms, including the master bedroom, and a sitting room.

The basement has a family room as well as a fifth bedroom and bath. The laundry facilities are also in the basement.

There is a newer roof and front porch, newer plumbing and electrical, and an American Home Shield home warranty included.

This home is close to shopping, Metra and parks. For more information, contact Jason Pietrucha with Koenig & Strey at 855-867-0742.

523 Chicago Ave. Unit #E - open Sun. noon to 2 p.m.

523 Chicago Ave. Unit #E

Open noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. List price: $380,000. Taxes: $6,505.91. 2BR/2.5BA.

This elegant townhome, built in 2004, has three-plus levels that provide flexible space for everyday living as well as entertaining. Hardwood floors are throughout the home.

The entry level has a versatile first floor family room and half bath.

On the second level is an open floor plan that includes a living and dining room area with fireplace.

There is also a large kitchen with granite countertops, pendant lighting and a breakfast bar.

Third floor bedrooms have ample closets.

There is laundry on the top floor and a sun deck.

This Evanston townhome, in the Lincoln Elementary School district, is close to transportation, lake, parks, shops and restaurants. For more information, call Beth Morgan with @Properties at 847-763-0200.

2131 Brummel Street - open 11 to 1 p.m.

2131 Brummel St.

Open 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday. List price: $415,000. Taxes: $7,214. 4BR/3BA.

This South Evanston home has three fully renovated levels and an expansive, open floor plan.   The home, built in 1953, has a contemporary style and a sophisticated warm palette.  There are custom wood plantation shutters and hardwood floors.

There is a living room and dining room.

The new kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, granite countertops and backsplash.

A bedroom and bath round out the first floor.

On the second floor there are two bedrooms, including a large master bedroom with whirlpool bath and separate shower.

In the basement is a family room as well as the fourth bedroom.

There is a large deck and a two-car garage in the back yard.

The home is adjacent to a park and in the Dawes Elementary School district. For more information, contact Debbie Magnusen at 847-910-1130.

1221 Central St #C - open Sunday 11 to 1 p.m.

1221 Central Unit  Unit #C

Open 11 to 1 p.m. Sunday. List price: $410,000. Taxes: $6,980. 3BR/2.5BA.

This spacious townhome in Northeast Evanston has a flexible floor plan with parquet floors, vaulted cathedral ceilings and skylights.  The multiple levels of living space have an abundance of light.

There is a large living room/ dining room area on the entry level.

The kitchen, on the lower level, has white cupboards and appliances with white ceramic tile flooring  — and opens out to the family room area.

There is a bedroom on the second level and two bedrooms on the third level, including the master suite with a bath that has a separate shower.

This contemporary townhome, built in 1979, has new windows and new doors to the patio area, an in-unit laundry and storage space. There is a two-car attached garage. 

Located in the Kingsley/ Haven school district, this well-maintained complex is handy to transportation and Central Street restaurants and shops. For more information, contact Nicholas Powers with Weichert Realtors – Lakeshore Partners at 855-626-5548.

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