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Location: Lake Bluff, Ill.
The Skinny: When this stately David Adler-designed manor was built in 1923, it sat on more than 20 lakefront acres. In the intervening 90 years, portions of the estate were parted out, leaving just six acres for this 7,200-square-foot beauty. Modeled after La Lanterne, the hunting lodge at Versailles, the winged historic home houses five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, marble fireplaces, intricate wood paneling, original chandeliers, and restored wallpaper. Several properties that were once part of the estate are for sale concurrently—including the David Adler-designed gatehouse—but potential buyers may be dismayed that the carriage house, which shares a lawn with this property and raises some privacy questions, is not on the market. That said, this $5.995M offering would be well suited to a buyer looking for a spacious historic home without the maintenance associated with sprawling grounds.
· 111 Moffett Rd [Zillow]
· David Adler Gatehouse and Mansion List on Same North Shore Block [Curbed Chicago]