Hitting the Spot in an Oak Forest Home

A shadowy presence pervades most of the wide-angle listing photos for this 1965 ranch-style home on the western front of Oak Forest near the Northwest Fwy. The spotty behavior starts on the green carpet of the living room (top) . . .


jumps into the adjacent dining room (above) and then reappears in the family room:

It’s a little harder to spot in the kitchen, but it’s there, gathering itself for a big splash . . .

in the breakfast area:

The enclosed patio also plays host . . .

As do the 3 bedrooms . . .

and one of the bathrooms:

Daylight appears to be its foil:

Though it comes back in the shade thrown by the back lot’s trees:

Meanwhile, the 2-car garage adds a dab to the workroom:

A previous listing for the 1,999-sq.-ft. home had a $229,900 asking price back in April, but dropped it to $199,900 earlier this month. And that’s where it’s stayed, for yesterday’s re-listing.

4 Comment

  • According to my shutterbug friend, the photographer’s on-camera flash is too small to fill the space thus causing the dark spot. An off camera flash would solve the problem. So I hear. Or it’s a poltergeist.

  • Just in time for Shark Week. Cue Jaws big fishie eating people theme…

  • Gotta love when amateurs take their own pics. And I was thinking ho-hum until I got to that garage shot — yowza!

  • “Wide angle” is the key here… The agent has attached one of those screw-on wide angle lenses to their fixed-lens camera. those things are pretty bulky… they cast a shadow when you use the flash. Decent cameras are carefully designed not to do this with the stock lens, but there’s no accounting for taste in accessories.