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.
1955 Shore Acres Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044 Find on Map
$5,995,000 ($407/SQ FT)
Estimated $32,371/month View My Payment
5 Bedrooms | 9 Full Baths, 1 Half Baths
MLS#: 11853353 | Status: Active