517 E Scranton Avenue

Lake Bluff IL, 60044


$298.21 per sqft


5 Beds

3.5 Baths

3,853 sqft


Built in 1990

Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

Charming Cedar Shake cottage in Prime East Lake Bluff Location. Meticulously maintained and only 1.5 blocks to Sunrise beach as well as walking distance to Village, Metra Train, restaurants, schools and parks. Built in 1990 by a builder for his own family, this home boasts 9' ceilings, open floor plan with 5 large bedrooms and 4 baths. Hardwood floors throughout. All new Marvin windows installed in 2021. All interior doors replaced with solid wood doors. White eat-in kitchen with newer SS appliances. Living room with gas starter wood burning fireplace, built in shelving and double french doors to outdoor stone paver patio. Separate Dining room. Private office with built in shelving and desk. Primary bedroom with vaulted ceiling and his/her closets. Primary Bath with marble vanity, custom mirrors and large shower. His/Her Linen closets. All 5 bedrooms have custom California Closet design storage and custom wood blinds. Lower level family room with separate bedroom and full bath with new vanity and Cement Tile flooring. Laundry room with new Whirlpool Dryer in 2022 and built in ironing board plus laundry chute. Wine cellar storage. 2 new sump pumps with battery backup. Tons of storage space throughout. Garage with Epoxy Floor Coating and new storage system. Exterior painted in 2021. Trek Composite decking on front and back outdoor stairs to entrance and yard. New cedar fence provides privacy for newly landscaped backyard and garden area. Underground sprinkler system. New Ring security system in 2022. The Village of Lake Bluff is considered the "Chicago-area approximation of a quaint New England village" to quote Chicago Magazine.



March 1, 2023


February 16, 2024



517 E Scranton Avenue
Lake Bluff IL, 60044

Interior Features


5 Beds


3.5 Baths

Interior Features

Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Ceiling - 9 Foot, Open Floorplan, Some Carpeting, Special Millwork, Some Window Treatmnt, Drapes/Blinds, Separate Dining Room, Some Insulated Wndws


Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Cooktop, Range Hood, Gas Cooktop, Gas Oven

Laundry Description

Electric Dryer Hookup, In Unit, Laundry Chute, Laundry Closet, Sink



Fireplace Description

Wood Burning, Gas Starter



Cooling Description

Central Air



Heating Description

Natural Gas

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

0.14 Acres

Exterior Features

Balcony, Deck, Patio, Brick Paver Patio, Storms/Screens

Lot Features

Fenced Yard, Landscaped, Wooded, Mature Trees, Lake Access, Outdoor Lighting, Sidewalks, Streetlights, Wood Fence

Architectual Style

Cottage, Traditional


Public Sewer, Sewer-Storm

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, Public



Buyer Agency Compensation

2.25% ON 1ST MILLION - 1.75% BALANCE -$495

Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty, Catherine McKechney,
Listing Contact: 847-602-6366 

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