1955 SHORE ACRES Drive

Lake Bluff IL, 60044


$273.26 per sqft


5 Beds

9.5 Baths

14,724 sqft


Built in 1941

Courtesy of @properties

Timeless style and casual elegance are the hallmarks of this dramatic, lakefront masterpiece offering spectacular views, glorious sunrises, and over 260 feet of private, sandy beach on the shore of Lake Michigan. A long, winding driveway leads past the single story guest house as it continues to the grand courtyard through a magnificent setting of towering trees and lush landscaping on 4.877 secluded acres. A testament to sophisticated style and fine craftsmanship, presents in this stately stone manor, meticulously designed with intricate moldings, exquisite ceiling work, inlaid hardwood flooring, and luxurious finishes. An awe-inspiring compound of sorts with an open, versatile floor plan, filled with natural light via the abundant windows at every turn. The gracious foyer immediately welcomes as it directs to the rear sightline of stunning lakefront views. Formal dining and living rooms, each have a fireplace and access to the backyard veranda. A large butler pantry with custom cabinetry, wet bar and stone countertops, connect the fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and entertaining spaces. Overlooking the backyard oasis and indoor pool, the expansive family room boasts an additional fireplace, wet bar, exterior and lower level access. Among the many amenities that make this home unique, the heated indoor pool and spa is a retreat of its own with planked, vaulted ceilings, expansive entertaining space and a two story sport court. A home office, mudroom, powder room, full bath and utility room complete the main level, while a centrally located elevator unites all three levels of the home. Five ensuite bedrooms with individual baths, large closets, hardwood flooring, and rooftop balconies round out the second floor, each offering their own sense of privacy. The opulent owner's suite with fireplace, boasts breathtaking views, extensive walk-in closet, and a luxurious, updated bathroom with dual vanities, tremendous walk-in shower, and soaking tub. Providing additional entertaining space, the walk-out lower level offers a second kitchen, wine cellar, recreation room with media space, game room and enormous, wet bar with seating for many. A graceful presentation of a remarkable residence. The ultimate in north shore lakefront living that truly needs to be experienced, to be believed.



August 17, 2021


February 14, 2024



1955 SHORE ACRES Drive
Lake Bluff IL, 60044

Interior Features


5 Beds


9.5 Baths

Interior Features

Bar-Dry, Bar-Wet, Elevator, Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement, First Floor Laundry, Second Floor Laundry, Pool Indoors, First Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Coffered Ceiling(s), Beamed Ceilings, Open Floorplan, Special Millwork, Granite Counters, Separate Dining Room


Range, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood

Laundry Description

Multiple Locations, Sink





Cooling Description

Central Air



Heating Description

Natural Gas, Forced Air

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

4.88 Acres

Exterior Features

Balcony, Deck, Patio, Roof Deck, In Ground Pool, Outdoor Grill

Lot Features

Beach, Lake Front, Water View, Mature Trees, Lake Access, Waterfront


Public Sewer

School Information

School District


High School

Lake Forest High School

Elementary School

Lake Bluff Elementary School

Other Property Details

Area Name

Lake Bluff



Tax Frequency


Days on Market




Garage Spaces


Parking Total








Water Source

Lake Michigan





Buyer Agency Compensation

2.25% 1ST MILLION, 1.75% 2ND MILLION, 1.25% ON BALANCE - $395

Courtesy of @properties, Dominick Clarizio,
Listing Contact: 847-910-0733 

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