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$5,995,000
185 Days Online

1955 Shore Acres Drive
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

For Sale|Single Family Home|Pending
5
Beds
9
Full Baths
1
Partial Bath
14,724
SqFt
$407
/SqFt
1941
Built
County:
Lake
Listing Courtesy of MRED as distributed by MLS Grid of Coldwell Banker Realty 847-234-8000

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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.

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$5,995,000
Days Online 
185 Days
Bedrooms 
5
Inside Area (SqFt) 
14,724 sqft
Total Baths 
10
Full Baths 
9
Partial Baths 
1
Lot Size 
4.8769 Acres
Year Built 
1941
MLS Number 
11853353
Status 
Pending
Property Tax 
$44,277
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
Assessor
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
2 weeks agoListing updated with changes from the MLS
2 weeks agoStatus changed to Pending
a month agoStatus changed to Active Under Contract
4 months agoPrice changed to $5,995,000
5 months agoPrice changed to $6,325,000
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General Features
Parking Spaces 
10
Basement 
FullWalkout
Acreage 
4.8769
Property Sub Type 
Single Family Residence
Garage Spaces 
10
General Information 
None
Garage 
Attached
Rooms Total 
15
Type Detached 
2 Stories
Lot Size 
4.0-4.99 Acres
Sewer 
Septic- Private
Water 
Private Well
Lot Features 
BeachFenced YardLake FrontLandscapedWater ViewMature TreesLake AccessWaterfront
Parking Total 
10
Interior Features
Cooling 
Central Air
Heating 
Natural GasForced AirRadiantSep Heating Systems - 2+
Appliances 
RangeDishwasherHigh End RefrigeratorWasherDryerDisposalStainless Steel Appliance(s)Wine RefrigeratorRange Hood
Interior 
Bar-DryBar-WetElevatorHardwood FloorsIn-Law ArrangementFirst Floor LaundrySecond Floor LaundryPool IndoorsFirst Floor Full BathBuilt-in FeaturesWalk-In Closet(s)Coffered Ceiling(s)Beamed CeilingsOpen FloorplanSpecial MillworkGranite CountersSeparate Dining Room
Fireplaces 
4
Laundry Features 
Multiple LocationsSink
Fireplace 
Yes
Bathroom 
Separate ShowerDouble SinkSoaking Tub
Fireplace Locations 
Family RoomLiving RoomMaster BedroomDining Room
Room Types 
Bedroom 5Breakfast RoomOfficeTheatre RoomKitchenHeated Sun RoomFoyerWalk In ClosetGame Room
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Exterior Features
Waterfront Property 
Yes
Exterior 
BalconyDeckPatioRoof DeckIn Ground PoolOutdoor Grill
Lot 
BeachFenced YardLake FrontLandscapedWater ViewMature TreesLake AccessWaterfront
Waterfront 
true
Community Features
Township 
Shields
Community Features 
CurbsStreet LightsStreet Paved
MLS Area 
Lake Bluff
Association Fee Includes 
None
Schools
School District
65
Elementary School
Lake Bluff Elementary School
Middle School
Lake Bluff Middle School
High School
Lake Forest High School
Listing Courtesy of MRED as distributed by MLS Grid of Coldwell Banker Realty 847-234-8000



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