240 Shore Acres Circle Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Listing Courtesy of: Midwest Real Estate Data / Coldwell Banker Realty / Annie Royster Lenzke / Jean Royster

  240 Shore Acres Circle Lake Bluff, IL 60044

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Introducing a historic modernist ranch-style residence on the market for the very first time. Poised on just under eight private wooded acres adjacent to the prestigious Shoreacres Golf Course with incredible grounds and flowering gardens, this meticulously maintained single-owner home was built in 1978 and designed by John Black Lee Associates, a respected mid-century modern architect and proponent of the Glass House School of modern residential architecture from Marcel Breuer and Philip C. Johnson. With a large solarium serving as its centerpiece, this 4,286 square-foot architectural masterpiece is defined by strong indoor-outdoor connection created by open flowing spaces, volume ceilings, skylights, abundant walls of glass and sliding doors leading to the stunning natural surroundings. The original architectural details shine, including the floor-to-ceiling marble fireplaces in the living, family room and primary suite, herringbone-patterned brick flooring and incredible tall interior wood doors. A gracious family room with wet bar, dining room and living room are bathed in natural light, offering multiple options for entertaining. The original, sunny kitchen has skylights, a built-in banquette, and sliding doors to the outside allowing easy access for alfresco dining on one of the many patios. The primary suite has a floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace flanked by built-in cabinetry, a wall of sliding glass doors leading to the west patio, striking hardwood flooring, walls of closets and private bath. The floor plan provides nice flexibility as the east bedroom suite also has a kitchenette and could serve as a guest room, in-law suite or staff quarters, and the family room space could function as a fourth bedroom or guest suite with a large walk-in closet and full bathroom. A first-floor laundry room, large unfinished basement and attached two car heated garage complete the floorplan. Walking the magical grounds, you'll feel as if you are living in a Monet painting with fountains and courtyards, a sweeping lawn shielded by mature trees, a ravine, bridge to the gazebo, and walking paths through immaculate botanical gardens that bloom year-round. Even with its seclusion and privacy, this residence is only minutes from charming downtown Lake Bluff. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a Shoreacres Country Club original!

MLS #:
Lot Size
7.77 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
School District
Lake County

Listed By

Annie Royster Lenzke, Coldwell Banker Realty
Jean Royster, Coldwell Banker Realty
Midwest Real Estate Data as distributed by MLS Grid
Last checked Jul 16 2024 at 1:59 AM GMT+0000
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 4
Interior Features
  • In-Law Arrangement
  • Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings
  • Bar-Wet
  • Skylight(s)
  • Built-In Features
  • Appliance: Refrigerator
  • Appliance: Dishwasher
  • Appliance: Disposal
  • Appliance: Double Oven
  • Appliance: Cooktop
  • Sprinkler-Lawn
  • Generator
  • Appliance: Trash Compactor
  • First Floor Bedroom
  • First Floor Laundry
  • First Floor Full Bath
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
Lot Information
  • Wooded
  • Mature Trees
  • Landscaped
  • Cul-De-Sac
Property Features
  • Gazebo
  • Fireplace: 3
  • Fireplace: Master Bedroom
  • Fireplace: Bedroom
  • Fireplace: Living Room
Heating and Cooling
  • Natural Gas
  • Central Air
Basement Information
  • Unfinished
  • Full
Exterior Features
  • Brick
School Information
  • Elementary School: Lake Bluff Elementary School
  • Middle School: Lake Bluff Middle School
  • High School: Lake Forest High School
  • Heated
  • Attached
Living Area
  • 4,286 sqft
Additional Listing Info
  • Buyer Brokerage Commission: 2.25% 1M/1.75% 2M/1.25% BAL-$475
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