This single-story modern home by revered North Shore architect Walter Frazier (the subject of a recent publication) is pretty well shielded from passerby and casual MLS browsers alike. Densely wooded property (2+ acres) and private lakefront readily thwart peeping toms while the absence of interior listing photos deny the larger public a feel for the space. Happily, we've a floorplan that gets you halfway there. What pops most are the built-up patio and garden spaces and an attached greenhouse larger than the master bedroom. Speaking of bedrooms, there are two of them as well as three-and-a-half bathrooms. The developed exterior spaces include a covered entry walk, courtyard, stone patio, and deck with hot tub. Further afield is the 269-foot-long lake access— beefier than that of many properties of greater overall acreage, and the chief cause of the $2.9M asking price. After all, the home has just 2,900 square feet.
·Listing: 701 Bluff Road, Lake Bluff [Koenig & Strey]
·Review: Walter Frazier, Houses of Chicago's North Shore (pdf) [LFLB Historical Society]