1955 Shore Acres Drive Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Listing Courtesy of: Midwest Real Estate Data / Coldwell Banker Realty / Annie Royster Lenzke / Jean Royster

  1955 Shore Acres Drive Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Pending (169 Days)
$5,995,000
5
BED
10
BATH
14,724
SQFT

Description

Experience the epitome of private resort living in Shoreacres Golf Club, one of Lake Bluff's most exclusive areas. Awaiting you: a historic lakefront property poised on 4.8 magical acres with a private beach and a separate guest house. The main residence, a meticulously renovated colonial-style manse of over 14,700 square feet with attached garage space for 8+ cars, stands as a masterpiece of elegance and sophistication. The current owners breathed new life into the classic estate, which was built in 1941 for Hadley Richardson Hemingway, the first wife of Ernest Hemingway, and their son Jack. A grand circular drive and gardens usher you into the property's private wooded embrace with peekaboo views of the lake in the distance. Abundant light and lake views flood nearly every room of the residence, revealing the grandeur within. The floorplan, modernized for today's lifestyles, offers multiple spaces for entertaining several generations of friends and family at once - all with seamless flow to the majestic lakefront surroundings. Embodying the private resort spirit is a very large indoor pool and spa, a 2-story sports court, multiple outdoor entertaining areas and balconies with lake views plus a finished basement with theatre, bar, and full kitchen. A gracious office, a private guest bedroom or au pair suite (or second office) above the kitchen, a bonus room, three hotel-like guest bedroom suites, and an inspiring primary suite with a private deck overlooking the lake create endless flexibility. A thoughtful blend of custom built-ins, fine millwork, hardwood and porcelain flooring, and quality materials and finishes by Naperville-based Smithe Design Team lend an air of timelessness that can be traced back to the great lakefront estates of the past. Meanwhile, a wealth of contemporary features such as an elevator, first and second floor laundry rooms, motorized blinds, and a smart home automation system provide the 21-century comforts. No detail has been overlooked - not even outdoors. You'll be forever drawn to the beautifully manicured grounds and gardens, where an outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower, multiple patios, fenced areas, and a newly installed tram and stairs take you down to over 260 feet of private expansive sandy beachfront with a massive deck and built-in grill. Your exclusive retreat has arrived in this unparalleled Lake Bluff offering.

MLS #:
11853353
Taxes
$44,277(2022)
Lot Size
4.88 acres
Type
Single-Family Home
Year Built
1941
Views
Water View
School District
115,65
County
Lake County

Listed By

Annie Royster Lenzke, Coldwell Banker Realty
Jean Royster, Coldwell Banker Realty
Source
Midwest Real Estate Data as distributed by MLS Grid
Last checked Feb 21 2024 at 10:49 AM GMT+0000
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 9
  • Half Bathroom: 1
Interior Features
  • Appliance: Range Hood
  • Appliance: Wine Refrigerator
  • Appliance: Stainless Steel Appliance(s)
  • Appliance: Disposal
  • Appliance: Dryer
  • Appliance: Washer
  • Appliance: High End Refrigerator
  • Appliance: Dishwasher
  • Appliance: Range
  • Security Cameras
  • Multiple Water Heaters
  • Generator
  • Backup Sump Pump;
  • Sprinkler-Lawn
  • Sump Pump
  • Security System
  • Water-Softener Owned
  • Laundry: Sink
  • Laundry: Multiple Locations
  • Separate Dining Room
  • Granite Counters
  • Special Millwork
  • Open Floorplan
  • Beamed Ceilings
  • Coffered Ceiling(s)
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Built-In Features
  • First Floor Full Bath
  • Pool Indoors
  • Second Floor Laundry
  • First Floor Laundry
  • In-Law Arrangement
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Elevator
  • Bar-Wet
  • Bar-Dry
Lot Information
  • Waterfront
  • Lake Access
  • Mature Trees
  • Landscaped
  • Lake Front
  • Fenced Yard
  • Beach
Property Features
  • Fireplace: Dining Room
  • Fireplace: Master Bedroom
  • Fireplace: Living Room
  • Fireplace: Family Room
  • Fireplace: 4
Heating and Cooling
  • Sep Heating Systems - 2+
  • Radiant
  • Forced Air
  • Natural Gas
  • Central Air
Basement Information
  • Storage Space
  • Rec/Family Area
  • Exterior Access
  • Finished
  • Walkout
  • Full
Exterior Features
  • Stone
  • Cedar
Utility Information
  • Utilities: Water Source: Private Well
  • Sewer: Septic-Private
School Information
  • Elementary School: Lake Bluff Elementary School
  • Middle School: Lake Bluff Middle School
  • High School: Lake Forest High School
Garage
  • Multiple Garages
  • Tandem
  • Garage Door Opener(s)
  • Attached
Living Area
  • 14,724 sqft
Additional Listing Info
  • Buyer Brokerage Commission: 2.25% 1M/1.75% 2M/1.25% BAL-$475
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