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From the Shores of Winnetka: 1920s Gingerbread Mansion

In the late 1920s, according to the Winnetka Historical Society, builder John Mills purchased 300 feet of lake frontage in order to erect three colossal homes— one for his son, another for his daughter, and the third for himself. He got them built, but never managed to plant the family. This is the middle property, tied to the others not by architecture but proximity and scale (and, apparently, a litter of gnomes). New-to-market, the 14-room mansion has 6,350 well-appointed square feet with all-but extinct accoutrements like a heated conservatory room, grill room(?), and two wine cellars. You also might like the vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, library, and pair of master suites. But how can one home have two masters? It boggles the mind. The full acre of property includes a large lawn and gardens, roof deck, and lakeside patio. And thanks to the underground garage, there's no Range Rovers damaging the vistas. The ask? $7,995,000.
·Listing: 191 Sheridan Rd, Winnetka [@Properties]