This freshly listed Winnetka estate was built in 1991 for philanthropists Ann and Robert Lurie (they of Children's Hospital lore). The 1.75-acre lakefront property benefits from some exceptionally floral brokerbabble: "Inspired by the seaside architectural style of the Mediterranean, [the home] blends old world charm into a relaxed domestic style perfect for modern living. Graciously appointed, this home marries both the sun and water to comprise the ultimate lakefront retreat." Sounds elemental. But the agent forgot to wax poetic about air, as in the airy double height atrium and living room. And with a photorealistic mural of the actual mediterranean stretched along a corridor, who needs the lake or the architectural influences? Scattered throughout the 14,600-square-foot mansion are 10 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, office, gym, wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, several terraces and verandas, and a guest apartment. The grounds feature a swimming pool and tennis court, which Homes of the Rich has ably documented. The ask? $9,750,000.
·Listing: 973 Sheridan Rd, Winnetka [@properties]
·14,000 Square Foot European Inspired Waterfront Mansion [HOTR]