Sold

1955 Shore Acres Drive

Lake Bluff IL, 60044

$5,995,000


$407.16 per sqft

Sold

5 Beds

9.5 Baths

14,724 sqft

Residential

Built in 1941

Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

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.

11853353

MLS ID

August 18, 2023

Listed

February 25, 2024

Updated

Map

1955 Shore Acres Drive
Lake Bluff IL, 60044

Interior Features

Bedrooms

5 Beds


Bathrooms

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


Appliances

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


Laundry Description

Multiple Locations, Sink


Fireplace

Yes


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Central Air


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Natural Gas, Forced Air, Radiant, Sep Heating Systems - 2

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

4.88 Acres


Exterior Features

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


Lot Features

Beach, Fenced Yard, Lake Front, Landscaped, Water View, Mature Trees, Lake Access, Waterfront


Sewer

Septic-Private

School Information

School District

65


High School

Lake Forest High School


Elementary School

Lake Bluff Elementary School

Other Property Details

Area Name

Lake Bluff


Taxes

$44,277


Tax Frequency

Annually


Days on Market

155


Garage

Yes


Garage Spaces

10


Parking Total

10


View

No


County

Lake


Water Source

Private Well


Pool

Yes


Waterfront

Yes


Buyer Agency Compensation

2.25% 1M/1.75% 2M/1.25% BAL-$475

Listing History

Date

Event

Price

2/23/2024

Sold

2/8/2024

Pending

2/7/2024

Pending

1/19/2024

Under Contract

Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty, Annie Royster Lenzke,
Listing Contact: 847-414-4045 

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