Lakeside Grace and Elegance on Chicago’s North Shore

Winnetka is one of those idyllic lakeshore villages that captures the best of Chicago’s North Shore. Mature trees and leafy streets. Miles of preserved forests and untouched nature. Abundant recreation. Charming and vibrant downtown areas. A strong sense of community. One-a-kind homes that feel truly ageless.

This elegant Winnetka manse embodies all of these North Shore traditions in near-perfect form. Sited on a tranquil acre overlooking Lake Longmeadow, the residence presents a unique and private setting that suits the new live-work-play lifestyles of this modern era. The property doubles as private sanctuary, surrounded by picturesque perennial flower and organic vegetable gardens, lush grounds and a stunning backyard that often draws comparisons to a resort with amenities like a pool, fountains, a hot tub, expansive patios with dining areas, an outdoor fireplace, outdoor granite kitchen plus a dock for canoeing and kayaking to keep one perpetually outside during warmer months.

The 2008-built stone-and-brick manor offers more than enough space with over 10,700 square feet, six bedrooms, seven full baths, and two half baths. One step inside and you can sense its enduring quality. The beautiful bridal staircase provides your first introduction with the attention to detail and fine craftsmanship defining the home. A well-appointed kitchen impresses with a walk-in pantry, butler’s pantry and large breakfast area overlooking the expansive family room that overlooks the lush backyard. Anchoring the family room is a stone fireplace, providing perpetual warmth and an inviting place to gather. Entertaining has been prioritized with a gracious formal living room and dining room that opens to the front stone patio. Other interior appointments include a home office, a first-floor ensuite bedroom/office, a bonus third floor with a two-bedroom guest suite, and a lower level entertainment level complete with a theater, billiards area, rec room with fireplace, bar, wine cellar, massage room, exercise room and more. A very private primary suite wing feels hotel-like with a fireplace, two large walk-in closets, a spa bath, and a private balcony overlooking the serene gardens. Much more awaits this very special jewel of a home…

View the complete listing by Sarah Valliath of Coldwell Banker Realty in Chicago and Vicki Nelson of Coldwell Banker Realty in Winnetka.

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