UPDATE— As of Tuesday night, the property is off the market. We'll watch for a re-listing.
Have we died and gone to LA? Train your eyes on this grand, totally-rebuilt Mediterranean villa smack-dab on the north shore in Winnetka, complete with 150 feet of prime ocean, err, lakefront property. Built in 1928, the 18-room manse also comes with a SoCal-sized price tag of $13.9M for good measure— three times the 2005 sale price. These flamboyant interiors hit all the right notes and are home to a curvalicious alcove loaded with dark, rich moldings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The elegant living room, like the other formal rooms, has the good fortune to face the lake. We also glimpsed a very aristocratic library, which has of the air of a judge's chamber and looks like one helluva place to read a book. The 6/9.5 home, set back on handsomely landscaped grounds, also sports an exercise room, his & her offices, media room, sauna/steam room, 6-car garage, and an elevator. Best of all, you can admire the lake and pool all in one fell swoop courtesy of the third floor belvedere.
·Listing: 175 Sheridan Rd, Winnetka [Coldwell Banker Residential]