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$5,900,000
24 Days Online

575 Lakeland Drive
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
5
Beds
4
Full Baths
1
Partial Bath
5,751
SqFt
$1,026
/SqFt
1979
Built
County:
Lake
Listing Courtesy of MRED as distributed by MLS Grid of Coldwell Banker Realty 847-234-8000

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A rare opportunity arises to own a singular architectural masterpiece designed and built in 1979 by noted architect, Roy Binkley for his own family. Sited on 2.8 privileged acres encompassing the historic Stanley Field estate garden and croquet field on Lake Michigan, this iconic property stands as an ode to modernism and featured in Architectural Digest. The home was inspired by the cubic simplicity of Mies van der Rohe, under whom Binkley studied. A dynamic interplay between hard lines and soft curves, openness and enclosure, and old and new unfolds throughout the circular floor plan. Unique architectural details from a floating staircase and limestone floors on the main level to double-dome skylights create visual interest. Soaring ceilings and expansive walls of glass blur the lines between interior and exterior, offering panoramic vistas of the lake from nearly every vantage point. Each level of the three-story home presents a separate stage and a different scene. Mature trees and meticulous landscaping further enhance the feeling of a secluded, private lakefront sanctuary. Having passed through only two sets of discerning owners, the home has been meticulously cared for since its inception. Recent updates include a thoughtful conversion of the exterior to stucco in 2018 and a complete roof replacement in 2020. Conscientious restoration and renovation have ensured every element reflects the spirit of contemporary living. The kitchen, primary suite, second-floor hall bath, and laundry have all been modernized with an astute eye for detail. On the third floor, the autonomous treetop suite, once the architect's studio, underwent a clever transformation into a spacious fourth bedroom suite complete with closet and en-suite bath. From here, enjoy panoramic views of Lake Michigan from wide curved picture window. Joan Binkley's former artist studio now offers a welcoming family room. Attached to the 3-car garage is a separate garden room with sink and full bath, which could be a fifth bedroom with ensuite bath perfect for guests, in-laws or office. Internationally renowned landscape architect Doug Hoerr further elevated the property in 2001 with a redesigned hardscape and garden, including a large limestone terrace mirroring the home's interior. Additional features include four independently controlled HVAC zones for comfort. An unfinished lower level provides ample storage, including a wine cellar and a cedar closet. Revetment work in the early 2000s and further stabilization efforts involving railroad ties and partial stairs in 2016 ensure continued peace of mind for the next owner. Additionally, a permanent easement exists on the property, shared with two neighboring homes, for access to the north side of the property. This exceptional offering presents an unparalleled opportunity to own a piece of architectural history in Lake Bluff. Roy Binkley's modernist masterpiece, nestled amidst the natural beauty of Lake Michigan, awaits a discerning owner who appreciates timeless design and breathtaking surroundings.

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$5,900,000
Days Online 
24 Days
Bedrooms 
5
Inside Area (SqFt) 
5,751 sqft
Total Baths 
5
Full Baths 
4
Partial Baths 
1
Lot Size 
2.82 Acres
Year Built 
1979
MLS® Number 
12089798
Status 
Active
Property Tax 
$63,469
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
Assessor
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
3 weeks agoListing updated with changes from the MLS®
4 weeks agoListing first seen online
General Features
Style 
Contemporary
Parking Spaces 
3
Sewer 
Public Sewer
Basement 
Full
Acreage 
2.82
Property Sub Type 
Single Family Residence
Garage Spaces 
3
General Information 
School Bus ServiceCommuter Train
Garage 
Detached
Rooms Total 
10
Type Detached 
3 Stories
Lot Size 
2.0-2.99 Acres
Water 
Lake Michigan
Lot Features 
Lake FrontLandscapedWater ViewMature TreesGarden
Parking Total 
3
Interior Features
Cooling 
Central Air
Heating 
Natural GasForced Air
Appliances 
Double OvenDishwasherHigh End RefrigeratorWasherDryerDisposalTrash CompactorStainless Steel Appliance(s)Wine RefrigeratorCooktopRange Hood
Interior 
Vaulted/Cathedral CeilingsSkylight(s)Hardwood FloorsSecond Floor LaundryBuilt-in FeaturesWalk-In Closet(s)BookcasesOpen Floorplan
Fireplaces 
2
Laundry Features 
Sink
Fireplace 
Yes
Bathroom 
WhirlpoolSeparate Shower
Fireplace Locations 
Family RoomLiving Room
Room Types 
Bedroom 5Breakfast RoomFoyerStorageWalk In ClosetOther Room
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Exterior Features
Roof 
Other
Waterfront Property 
Yes
Exterior 
Patio
Lot 
Lake FrontLandscapedWater ViewMature TreesGarden
Other Structures 
GazeboGreenhouse
Waterfront 
true
Community Features
Association Dues 
0
Township 
Shields
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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