Some homes have all the fun. Take this exuberant Mediterranean-style manse in Highland Park, embraced by 1.13 acres of idyllic lakefront property complete with a private beach. But there's trouble in paradise. When the 11,000-square foot home first hit the market in June 2009, it did so at the rather fanciful ask of $8.93M. Since then, it's been massacred by price chop after price chop, and is currently listed for $4.5M. Gasp! These no holds barred interiors assail the senses with an aristocratic pair of matching staircases, luxurious hot tub, and vaulted ceilings. Craziest of all: the indoor pool surrounded by skylights and double-height window walls. The 6/9 home also gets down with a 6-car elevator garage, fitness center, spa, and a sauna/steam room. And you can gaze out at that private beach from atop a terraced walkway. The North Shore did it again!
·Listing: 985 Sheridan Road [Jameson Sotheby's International Realty]