This 7/6.5 manse in Highland Park is one of the largest homes to hit the market this year. The 18,000-square foot limestone fortress—practically your very own Cultural Center—dates back to 1919 and was designed by Arthur Heun. Perched on a 2.6-acre spread overlooking Lake Michigan, it's back on the market for $6.95M after $800K in reductions. Inside, we're greeted in grand fashion by a 55-foot marble entry hall with arched ceilings and leaded glass windows. An old limestone terrace, accessible from the living room, looks out to a series of ravines along the lakefront. Another fascinating find: the palatial 40-foot ballroom space loaded with original details. The nearly-unparalled landmark home also boasts a whirlpool tub, remodeled kitchen with a butler's pantry, rec room, eight fireplaces, screened porch, and beach access.
·Listing: 105 S Deere Park Dr. [Baird & Warner]