When the sprawling Winnetka mega-mansion dubbed Le Grand Rêve (the big dream) hit the market in 2009 at $32 million, it was the Chicago area's most expensive listing ever. However, after a failed auction, and languishing on the market for a few years, the gigantic French Châteauesque manor, which claims to be the most expensive home ever built on the North Shore, returns to the market with a huge price chop and new price of $18.75 million - nearly half of its original ask. The 27,000 square foot home is over the top in every way, and its list of amenities reads like a phone book. Built in 2008, the five bedroom, nine bathroom manse is desperately seeking a new owner. Could it be you?
· 68 Locust Rd, Winnetka [Redfin]
· #08578747, Winnetka, IL [Estately]
· Le Grand Reve Headed for Le Grand Auction [Curbed Chicago]