In Evanston, well-heeled buyers can get unobstructed Lake Michigan views through a wall of windows in this midcentury modern home—or opt to tear the whole thing down and build the waterfront residence of their dreams.
Built in 1955, the ranch at 2809 Lakeside Court offers single-level living thanks to a master suite and two bedrooms on the main floor. A later addition above the garage includes a fourth bedroom, currently being used as a home office and exercise area.
“Any lakefront property is difficult to find in Evanston, and this one has such a large frontage,” listing agent Sally Mabadi of the Mabadi Group tells Curbed Chicago. And, thanks to an easement to the north, the desirable property is shielded from any potential view-blocking developments next door.
But with such a prime chunk of waterfront real estate on the table, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see the otherwise charming midcentury building torn down to make way for something newer and bigger.
“I think it depends on what the buyer’s goals are,” adds Mabadi. “The house works really well as it is. If someone is looking for more of a mansion, the property can accommodate that as well.” Sounds like quite the dilemma for anyone with $3.3 million to spare.