240 Shore Acres, Lake Bluff IL 60044

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Property Description

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!

Features & Information

Key Details

  • List Price $3,895,000
  • Property Taxes $62,512.86
  • Square Feet 4286
  • Price/ Sq. Ft. $908.77
  • Year Built 1978
  • Parking Type Garage
  • Buyer's Agent Commission 2.25% 1m/1.75% 2m/1.25% bal
  • Status Active


  • Total Rooms 8
  • Basement F
  • Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath F
  • Room Size 21X17
  • Bedroom 2

  • Room Size 16X15
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Flooring Terracotta
  • Bedroom 3

  • Room Size 17X14
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Flooring Terracotta
  • Bedroom 4

  • Room Size 23X19
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Flooring Terracotta
  • Living Room

  • Room Size 24X17
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Flooring Hardwood
  • Dining Room

  • Room Size 21X14
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Flooring Terracotta
  • Kitchen

  • Room Size 14X13
  • Kitchen Type Eating Area-Table Space,Island
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Flooring Terracotta
  • Basement

  • Basement Description Unfinished
  • Bathroom(s) in Basement N

Additional Rooms

  • Additional Room 1

  • Additional Room 1 Name Foyer
  • Additional Room Size 6X27
  • Additional Room Level Main Level
  • Additional Room Flooring Terracotta
  • Additional Room 2

  • Additional Room 2 Name Gallery
  • Additional Room Size 6X39
  • Additional Room Level Main Level
  • Additional Room Flooring Terracotta

Interior Features

  • Appliances

  • Appliances Included Oven-Double, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Compactor-Trash, Cooktop
  • Heating & Cooling

  • Heating Type Gas
  • Air Conditioning Central Air
  • Fireplace

  • # of Fireplaces 3

Exterior Features

  • Building Information

  • Age of Building 41-50 Years
  • Exterior Construction Brick
  • Parking

  • Parking Garage
  • # of Cars 2
  • Garage Features Heated


  • County Lake
  • Township Shields
  • Corporate Limits Lake Bluff
  • Directions to Property Sheridan Road To Shore Acres Drive, Head East Towards The Golf Club, Pass The Club And Continue To Drive South To Shore Acres Circle, Then Left To 240.
  • Schools

  • Elementary School District 65
  • School Name Lake Bluff Elementary Sch
  • Junior High District 65
  • School Name Lake Bluff Middle School
  • High School District: 115
  • School Name Lake Forest High School
  • Property Taxes

  • Tax 62512.86
  • Tax Year 2023
  • Parcel Identification Number 12093010040000
  • Lot Information

  • Dimensions 7.7666
  • Acreage 7.7666


  • Sewer Septic Tan

Listed by Annie Royster Lenzke for Coldwell Banker Realty | Source: MRED as distributed by MLS GRID

Based on information submitted to the MLS GRID as of 7/23/2024 1:02 AM. All data is obtained from various sources and may not have been verified by broker or MLS GRID. Supplied Open House Information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.

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