A stunning mansion in Lake Bluff with indoor and outdoor pools, waterfalls, and the feel of a resort is the second home in that suburb to sell for more than $7 million in less than a month. The estate is a little over 3 acres with 320 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline, has a 10,000-square-foot main house on the bluff, and a 3,000-square-foot entertainment cabana down closer to the water. The property was first put on the market in May 2021, asking nearly $10 million.
The six-bedroom main house is nearly 4800 sq ft and was constructed in 1989. It was built to entertain with an indoor pool/outdoor pool connected through a water tunnel, floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of Lake Michigan, and an oversized finished basement complete with a bar that opens to an outdoor oasis. The indoor pool, set beneath a two-story glass ceiling, has a tunnel to the outdoor pool, whose “infinity edge” makes it appear to drop off into Lake Michigan. Other features include a large guest suite with its own living room and patio, a recently renovated garage with room for housing up to six cars, and an incredible pool house down below.
On this property, accessing the lakefront is easy. No steep stairs or tram is needed here. The bluff has been contoured to provide a gradual, broad grassy switchback allowing for a comfortable walk or golf cart ride down to the lake level. At the lake level is a boathouse unlike any other available on the North Shore, truly an incredible setup for entertaining. With over 3,000 square feet of space, it includes an Ipe wood roof deck above, two outdoor fireplaces, and stone patios. Inside, the entire east facade of sliding glass panoramic doors opens to the lake. Full kitchen, family room with fireplace, 2 baths. Room to store all your water toys, including sailboats, jet skis, kayaks, and canoes.