Personal Creations president sells in Burr Ridge

John L. Semmelhack sold a 3.5-bath, 4,036-square-foot house at 8750 Aintree Lane in Burr Ridge to Jeffrey and Susan Hickel on Nov. 29 for $715,000.

Semmelhack paid $590,000 for the property in May 1998. The house was built in 1992 in South of Stevenson and is located in the Devon Burr Ridge subdivision.

Semmelhack is president of Personal Creations, an online personalized gifts retailer based in Lemont. He previously served as president and director of mail-order operations at Hammacher Schlemmer & Company. He also served as vice president for marketing at Spiegel Inc.

Semmelhack also sold his home at 1843 N. Paulina St. in Bucktown for $465,000 in Oct. 1999.

According to, there have been 81 home sales in Burr Ridge during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $522,000.

Address: 8750 Aintree Lane
Buyer(s): Jeffrey A Grantor Hickel (Trustee) and Susan S Grantor Hickel (Trustee)
Seller(s): John L Semmelhack
Sale date: Nov. 29, 2010