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All the Preservation Details in Illinois' $6M David Adler Manor

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When early 20th-century architect David Adler designed this 1923 estate in Lake Bluff, Ill., he modeled it in the image of the 18th-century Pavillon de la Lanterne, a French manor outside the Château de Versailles. While the 20-acre estate has since been parceled off and sold piecemeal, its grand main house has been well preserved by its owners, who've recently hulked the manor onto the market asking $5.995M. Yes, like the other Adler-designed manse in the area, the property boasts old and well-pedigreed architectural bones and manicured landscaping, but the preservation details seem to be the true selling points, with original sconces and chandeliers, intricate wood paneling, and antique wallpaper. In fact, the Wall Street Journal reports, the current owners have invested over $1M into upgrades in wiring, plumbing, and decor; the owners even called upon experts to determine the master architect's original paint color choices. Unlike the country's less-than-classy Versailles-knockoffs, this place has a certain old-fashioned homeyness that keeps it from feeling too fussy and overdone. Do have have a look:

· French Pedigree, Chicago Suburb [WSJ]
· 111 Moffett Rd, Lake Bluff, IL [Zillow]
· David Adler-Designed Mansion on Fraction of Former Estate [Curbed National]
· David Adler Gatehouse and Mansion List on Same North Shore Block [Curbed Chicago]
· Mapping America's Many Sorry Versailles Knockoffs [Curbed National]
· All David Adler coverage [Curbed National]