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MLS #11745339

538 E Center Avenue , Lake Bluff IL, 60044
Lake Bluff Detached Single

Bed: 4 | Bath: 3 | Tax: 17263 | HOA: -

For Sale: $1,195,000


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    This distinctive classic vintage home is beautifully situated just two blocks from Lake Michigan in east Lake Bluff. The rarely found oversized .29 acre property was transformed by LEED certified designer and landscape architect Kris Barker. The outdoor living space includes a fabulous front porch overlooking the boulevard of Center Avenue, a fenced backyard with a manicured grass area perfect for bocce ball, a dining space, and a fire pit area all accented by maintenance free grasses and trees handpicked by the designer. This modern vintage home just keeps getting better. The serene primary suite was created in 2015 with a private entryway, custom designed closets, and a striking new bathroom with a custom double vanity with quartzite top, slipper bathtub, and luxe shower. The open kitchen, great room, and bonus office was designed by architect Celeste Robbins in 2012, whose work has been featured in architectural digest. Many additional improvements throughout the home include designer paint, high end light fixtures, bathroom updates, new roof in 2018, rebuilt chimney and installed gas blower fireplace with marble surround and custom mantle, and so much more. The following vintage detailing beautifully complements the improvements made to the home: 10 foot ceilings on the first floor, fine millwork, tall windows, and quarter sawn oak hardwood flooring throughout. One would be hard pressed to find a light filled modern day vintage home with magazine worthy contemporary design updates at this value.

    Features and Information

    Property Information

    • List Price: $1,195,000
    • Tax: $17,263
    • Assessments: $0
    • Square Feet: 2590
    • Market Time: 4
    • Status: Pending
    • Property: 2 Stories
    • Type: Detached Single
    • Built: 1902
    • Garage : Garage Door Opener(s),Transmitter(s)
    • Dimensions: 96X125

    Property Location

    • Address: 538 E Center Avenue
    • City/State: Lake Bluff
    • ZIP: 60044
    • MLS Area: Lake Bluff
    • County: Lake
    • PIN #: 12212140190000


    • Heat: Gas,Forced Air
    • Air Conditioning: Central Air
    • Appliances: Oven/Range, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal
    • Parking: Garage
    • Age: 100+ Years
    • Exterior: Aluminum Siding
    • Assessments Include: None


    • Total Rooms: 9
    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Master Bedroom: 11X25
    • Bedroom 2: 15X14
    • Bedroom 3: 17X11
    • Bedroom 4: 17X8
    • Bathrooms: 3
    • Living Room: 14X14
    • Family Room: 21X14
    • Dining Room: 15X15
    • Kitchen: 15X14
    • Basement Bath: No
    • Master Bath: Full

    Based on information submitted to the MLS GRID as of 6/7/2023 10:32 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.

    Map of 538 E Center Avenue , Lake Bluff IL, 60044

    Sales History For 538 E Center Avenue

    Date Event Price
    Aug 14, 2015 Closed MRED #08749160 $790,000
    May 16, 2011 Closed MRED #07652696 $805,000

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

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