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$2,395,000 $2,295,000
401 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091
6 Beds
6 Baths
6,500 SqFt


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Location, Location and summer bliss all in one! Enjoy the Lake breezes from this stunning renovation in East Wilmette, steps to Gilson's Beach, sailing, and Michigan Shores! This one of a kind was restored with grace and beauty, combining the original architectural grandeur with today's modern conveniences! Gracious front porch welcomes you home and is the perfect spot to sit back and feel the lake breezes on a warm summer night thus setting the stage for this beautifully maintained home. The formal entryway opens to the grand scaled living room with beautiful wood burning fireplace, floor to ceiling windows, and a sitting area complete with views of the lake and private side yard. The Sunroom is true to its name with sun spilling in from the walls of french windows and doors overlooking the back patio and professionally landscaped yard creates the perfect peaceful retreat. Dramatic oversized dining room is large enough to host holiday occasions! Completely renovated stunning Chef's kitchen is complete with top of the line Thermador appliances, custom inset cabinetry, and large 4 seat island showcasing a gorgeous level 10 quartzite counter top. Butler pantry hosting oversized rollout pantry cabinetry and a gorgeous wet bar area complete with a wine/beverage center. First floor office with custom wood shelving and trim overlooks the inviting front porch capturing those lake breezes and completes the circular flow for todays living and entertainment. Entertaining is not complete until you pass through the kitchen stained glass door and relax after a day at the beach in your new amazing, private outdoor oasis, complete with new cedar deck, oversized stone patio with knee wall including ambiance lighting, and speakers. The professionally mature landscaping provides a beautiful privacy screening. Before one gets to the second floor, roll back time in this original, absolutely amazing ballroom! Floor to barrel vaulted ceiling windows and its original paintings is a sight to see! This room offers endless opportunities to create and individualize the space to ones own desires and make it the perfect setting for your next fundraiser or gala! The second floor is complete with 5 bedrooms and 3 brand new updated baths. The Primary bedroom with its own sitting room, dumb waiter elevator, 3 closets, and newly renovated Ritz Carlton bath is complete with heated floors, 2 separate vanities, and an oversized steam shower with rainhead and two shower heads. The third floor suite with its great natural light and tree top views includes a 6th bedroom, newly renovated bath with claw foot tub, 7th bedroom option or make it a sitting room creating a third floor teen oasis. A huge unfinished attic space with windows for ample storage or open your imagination to expanding this amazing space completes the third floor. Lower level finishes this home with a recreation room, exercise room, laundry room with laundry chute, full bath, wine room, two large storage rooms with built in shelving, and a dummy waiter that starts in the primary bedroom to the wine room. The 3 car garage with charging station encompasses an amazing grandfathered finished space above the garage with interior stairs that could be used as an offsite home office.. or more storage! Smart home technology! Grandeur and sophistication abound in this property perfectly located in East Wilmette just steps to Lake Michigan.
  • Price:
  • $2,295,000
  • Bedrooms:
  • 6
  • Full Baths:
  • 5
  • Half Baths:
  • 1
  • Square Footage:
  • 6,500
  • Year Built:
  • 1909
  • Listing ID #:
  • MRD11380027
  • Street Address:
  • 401 Lake Ave
  • City:
  • Wilmette
  • State:
  • Illinois
  • Postal Code:
  • 60091
  • County:
  • Cook
  • Community:
  • Wilmette
  • Listing Status:
  • Active
  • Listing Type:
  • Detached Single
School District: 39
out of 5

Central Elementary School
School Grade Level K-5
School Students 322 students
School Teachers 14 student/
out of 5

Wilmette Junior High School
School Grade Level 7-8
School Students 900 students
School Teachers 12 student/

  • Age Of Dwelling:
  • 100+ Years
  • Approximate Total Liveable Area:
  • 6500
  • Basement Description:
  • Finished
  • Exterior Description:
  • Brick, Cedar
  • Exterior Features:
  • Deck, Patio, Porch, Storms/Screens
  • Fireplace:
  • Wood Burning
  • Interior Features:
  • Bar-Dry, Hardwood Floors, Built-In Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Ceiling - 9 Foot, Drapes/Blinds
  • Number Of Fireplaces:
  • 1
  • Type Of Roof:
  • Slate
  • Year Built:
  • 1909
  • Lot Size:
  • .25-.49 Acre
  • Days On Market:
  • 47
  • Originating Mls:
  • Mred
  • Previous Listing Price:
  • 2395000
  • Association Fee Payment Frequency:
  • Not Applicable
  • Hoa Master Fee Frequency:
  • Not Required
  • Ownership:
  • Fee Simple
  • Property Taxes:
  • $28,744
  • Tax Year:
  • 2020
  • Attic Present:
  • Finished, Full, Interior Stair
  • Bathroom Description:
  • Separate Shower, Steam Shower, Double Sink
  • Dining Room:
  • Separate
  • Total Bathrooms At Basement Level:
  • Yes
  • Total Rooms:
  • 15
  • Driveway:
  • Asphalt
  • Garage Capacity:
  • 3
  • Garage Description:
  • Detached
  • Garage Parking Spaces:
  • 3
  • Appliances:
  • Double Oven, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood, Gas Cooktop, Gas Oven, Range Hood, Wall Oven
  • Cooling System:
  • Space Pac
  • Existing Water:
  • Lake Michigan
  • Heating:
  • Natural Gas, Steam
  • Laundry:
  • Laundry Chute, Sink
  • Sewage Type:
  • Public Sewer






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