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1955 Shore Acres Drive, Lake Bluff, Il 60044 (map)

Sold for $5,150,000 ($ 350/SQ FT) List Price: $ 5,995,000

5 Bedrooms 340 Days on the Market
9 Full, 1 Half Bathrooms Detached Single, 2 Stories
14,724 Appx. Sq Ft Age: 81-90 Years
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.
Schools for 1955 Shore Acres Drive, Lake Bluff
Elementary: (District 65)
lake bluff elementary school
Junior High: (District 65)
lake bluff middle school
High School: (District 115)
lake forest high school
Rooms for 1955 Shore Acres Drive, Lake Bluff ( 15 - Total Rooms)
Room Size Level Flooring
Kitchen : 16X18 Main Porcelain Tile
Living Room : 25X30 Main Hardwood
Dining Room : 19X28 Main Hardwood
Family Room : 30X41 Main Hardwood
Laundry Room : 10X13 Second
 
Other Rooms : Bedroom 5, Breakfast Room, Office, Theatre Room, Kitchen, Heated Sun Room, Foyer, Walk In Closet, Game Room
Room Size Level Flooring
Master Bedroom : 50X24 Second Hardwood
2nd Bedroom : 28X15 Second Hardwood
3rd Bedroom : 25X22 Second Hardwood
4th Bedroom : 27X11 Second Hardwood
General Information for 1955 Shore Acres Drive, Lake Bluff
Large Photo Viewer
 
 
Status: Closed
 
Price: $ 5,995,000
Price Per Sq Ft: $ 407
 
Bedrooms:
5 Above Grade + 0 Below Grade
 
Bathrooms: 9 Full, 1 Half
 
Appx. Sq Ft: 14,724 (Source: Assessor)
 
Appx. Year Built: 1941
Age: 81-90 Years
Recent Rehab: Yes
 
Type: Detached Single, 2 Stories
# of Stories:
Unit Floor Level:
 
Additional Sales Information:
 
Waterfront: Yes
 
New Construction: No
New Construction Options:
 
Basement
Full, Walkout, Finished, Exterior Access, Rec/family Area, Storage Space
Basement Bathroom: Yes
 
Pets
Fireplace
4 Fireplace(s), Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Dining Room,
 
Appliances
Range, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood
 
Equipment
Water-softener Owned, Security System, Sump Pump, Sprinkler-lawn, Backup Sump Pump;, Generator, Multiple Water Heaters, Security Cameras
 
Interior Property 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 Featu
 
Kitchen: Eating Area-breakfast Bar, Custom Cabinetry, Solidsurfacecounter, Updated Kitchen
Dining Room: Separate
 
Master Bedroom Bathroom: Full
Bath Amenities: Separate Shower, Double Sink, Soaking Tub
 
Other Features:
Other Information: None
 
Disability Access: No
Disability Features:
 
Green Energey Efficient:
 
Garage / Parking
Parking: Garage, Spaces
 
Garage: 10 Spaces
Type: Attached
Details: Garage Door Opener(s),Tandem,Multiple Garages
Included with Price: Owned
Garage On-Site: Yes
 
Exterior Parking: Spaces
Included with Price:
Parking On-Site:
 
Utilities
Sewer: Septic-Private
Water: Private Well
Air Conditioning: Central Air
Heating: Natural Gas, Forced Air, Radiant, Sep Heating Systems - 2+
Exterior Features
Balcony, Deck, Patio, Roof Deck, In Ground Pool, Outdoo
 
Acreage: 4.88
Lot Size: 4.0-4.99 Acres
Lot Dimentions: 212438
Lot Description: Beach, Fenced Yard, Lake Front, Landscaped, Water View, Mature Trees, Lake Access, Waterfront
 
Exterior: Cedar, Stone
Style:
Model:
 
Area Amenities:
 
Home Owners Association
Assessment/Assn Dues: $ , Not Applicable
Includes: None
Master Association:
Special Assessments: No
 
Taxes
Taxes: $ 44,277 ( 2022)
Tax Exemptions:
PIN: 12094010020000
Special Service Area: No,
 
Subdivision:
Corporate Limits: Lake Bluff
Township: Shields
County: Lake
Zip Code: 60044
 
MLS #: 11853353
Days on the Market: 340
Total: 266
List Date: 08/18/2023
Last MLS Update: 04/01/2024-05:23 pm
Last bluefence.com Update:
04/02/2024 - 12:13 am
 
Directions
Sheridan Road to Shore Acres Drive, head east towards the golf club, pass the club and continue to d
Listing Courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Realty
Sold by: Coldwell Banker Realty
1955 Shore Acres Drive, Lake Bluff - Property History
Date Description Price Change $/sqft Source
Feb 22, 2024 Sold $ 5,150,000 - $350 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Feb 07, 2024 Under Contract - $ 5,995,000 - $407 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jan 19, 2024 Under Contract - Attorney/Inspection $ 5,995,000 - $407 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Oct 24, 2023 Price Change $ 5,995,000 -5.5% $407 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Sep 26, 2023 Price Change $ 6,325,000 -6.72% $430 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Aug 18, 2023 New Listing $ 6,750,000 - $458 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Dec 29, 2021 Sold $ 4,023,500 - $273 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Dec 16, 2021 Under Contract - $ 4,500,000 - $306 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Dec 03, 2021 Under Contract - Attorney/Inspection $ 4,500,000 - $306 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Aug 17, 2021 New Listing $ 4,500,000 - $306 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Dec 07, 2020 Sold $ 1,610,000 - $127 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Oct 30, 2020 Under Contract - Attorney/Inspection $ 2,250,000 - $178 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Aug 25, 2020 Price Change $ 2,250,000 -11.11% $178 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jul 30, 2020 Expired $ 2,499,900 - $137 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jul 29, 2020 New Listing $ 2,499,900 - $137 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jun 29, 2020 Price Change $ 2,499,900 -11.92% $137 / SQ FT MRED LLC
May 18, 2020 Price Change $ 2,798,000 -5.43% $153 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Apr 14, 2020 Price Change $ 2,949,995 -1.69% $161 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Mar 13, 2020 Price Change $ 2,999,995 -8.3% $164 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Mar 03, 2020 New Listing $ 3,249,000 - $178 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Mar 01, 2020 Expired $ 3,249,000 - $178 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jan 01, 2020 Price Change $ 3,249,000 -18.46% $178 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Nov 16, 2019 Price Change $ 3,848,900 -1.3% $211 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Oct 16, 2019 Price Change $ 3,898,900 -1.28% $213 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Oct 06, 2019 New Listing $ 3,948,900 - $263 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Oct 05, 2019 Cancelled $ 3,948,900 - $258 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Sep 06, 2019 Price Change $ 3,948,900 -1.27% $258 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Aug 09, 2019 New Listing $ 3,998,900 - $261 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jul 03, 2019 Cancelled $ 3,299,000 - $132 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Nov 16, 2018 Temporarily No Showings $ 3,299,000 - $132 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Nov 15, 2018 New Listing $ 3,299,000 - $132 / SQ FT MRED LLC
May 12, 2018 Cancelled $ 3,800,000 - $152 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Mar 05, 2018 Temporarily No Showings $ 3,800,000 - $152 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Feb 07, 2018 Price Change $ 3,800,000 -28.95% $152 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Oct 18, 2017 New Listing $ 4,900,000 - $196 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Oct 12, 2015 Expired $ 4,900,000 - $196 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jun 29, 2015 Temporarily No Showings $ 4,900,000 - $196 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Oct 10, 2014 New Listing $ 4,900,000 - $196 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Oct 10, 2014 Cancelled $ 3,999,000 - $160 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jul 14, 2014 Under Contract - $ 3,999,000 - $160 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Apr 16, 2014 Price Change $ 3,999,000 -97.55% $160 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jul 05, 2013 Cancelled $ 5,900,000 - $236 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jul 05, 2013 New Listing $ 7,900,000 - $316 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Dec 17, 2012 Cancelled $ 3,999,000 - $160 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jun 18, 2012 Cancelled $ 5,499,000 - $220 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Mar 24, 2012 Expired $ 5,499,000 - $220 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jul 01, 2011 Cancelled $ 7,999,000 - $320 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Dec 24, 2010 Cancelled $ 8,400,000 - - MRED LLC
Oct 13, 2010 Cancelled $ 8,999,000 - - MRED LLC
Jun 01, 2010 Cancelled $ 10,000,000 - - MRED LLC
Oct 13, 2009 Cancelled $ 12,500,000 - - MRED LLC
 
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