Want to own a large Keck & Keck-designed ranch house on a large, verdant lot? You don't have to move to the 'burbs for this beauty — it's located in Budlong Woods (just north of Lincoln Square, for those not familiar with the area). The home is owned by Avi Ron, co-founder of Dream Town Realty, who bought the place for $800,000 in 2004. According to an old Deal Estate column, Ron renovated the home, moving an original built-in shelving unit, installing an industrial stainless-steel kitchen, and adding a glass-enclosed sun room. The sun room looks out on the 1/3-acre landscaped back yard with a small pond. Soon after he listed the home, Ron starred in a LX.TV video segment in which he rides a skateboard around the house ("having 4,600 square feet on the main level, I needed a form of transportation," he says).
· Listing: 2939 W. Catalpa [Dream Town]
· A Keck House in its Retro Prime—Budlong Woods [Deal Estate]