A stunning award winning landmark lieutenant colonel’s mansion situated on the lake front, with captivating unobstructed views of Lake Michigan.
Upon entering this magnificent mansion you are greeted by a two story foyer that welcomes you to this 4 bedroom (+2 bonus rooms on lower level) and 4.5 bathroom home. 4,900 square feet plus lower level (1300 square feet).
The main floor formal living w/ fireplace and dining rooms have direct full views of Lake Michigan. The huge gourmet kitchen (with high end appliances), is adjacent to a den overlooking Lake Michigan. The eat in area of the kitchen is situated next to a bay window with sweeping views of the lake and ravine. The large island has an attached breakfast table and a second sink with a drinking fountain as well as a built in 4 burner plus griddle range with retractable vent. French doors from the kitchen lead to a large elevated stone entertaining patio overlooking the lake. The Jack and Jill laundry chute from the 2nd floor leads into the large1st floor laundry room.
The passenger elevator leads to all 4 floors of this fabulous home. On the second floor you will be wowed by the incredible master bedroom suite as you enter the rotunda you can step into the bedroom, luxury ensuite bath, walk in closet, or the balcony overlooking Lake Michigan. Wake up and see the sunrise out of the bay window without leaving the comforts of your bed by using your remote controlled window treatments. Imagine sipping your morning coffee on your balcony that overlooks Lake Michigan, what a view! Luxury master bath includes large soaking tub, steam shower, private lavatory with bidet, 4 additional large closets 2 of which are walk ins. The 2 additional large bedrooms on the second floor also include tremendous storage and share the full hall bath with double sinks. The views of the lake from these bedrooms is also spectacular.
The penthouse level on the third floor boasts a wet bar, refrigerator and microwave. The den has a fireplace and a "Cinderella" balcony with ravine and lake views. The vast 4th bedroom has 3 closets and room for anything you can imagine and has expansive views of the lake. With the full bath on this floor your guest quarters will be complete.
The lower level has a mud room with a second washer and drier, high ceilings, an abundance of storage as is the case throughout the home. 2 rooms that are currently used as guest rooms.
This home is equiped with lawn and fire sprinklers, an alarm system, a 4 car heated garage, and heated driveway. The trash chute is located in the kitchen pantry. High ceilings enhance the entire home.
The Town of Fort Sheridan is a national historic landmark in its entirety, with 94 structures dating to the 1890s Army installation. In an act of blatant nepotism, Brigadier General Samuel B. Holabird awarded the design commission to his son William’s fledgling firm Holabird & Roche (in 20 years they’d be one of the country’s largest). Fort Sheridan was de-commissioned in 1988 and parceled off by residential developers in the late 1990s under a new master plan. Its now complete transition to civilian community is strikingly beautiful and successful, buffeted by forest preserve, laced with ravines, and melding 551 units of old and new masonry housing—condos, townhouses, and single-family homes.
Sixteen of the standalone houses are, per military hierarchy, officer’s quarters. They are now bundled and sold as lieutenants’, captains’, and commanders’ mansions. These 125-year-old properties were expanded in the fort’s redevelopment with new rooms, decks, and garages. They are threaded along little cul-de-sacs (or “loops”) dead-ending at public lakefront, and across the parade grounds from the barracks and Venetian water tower.
This lieutenant’s mansion is right at the lake, and like all the other mansions is subdued Richardsonian Romanesque—all brick with a sharply pitched roof, a front archway, and an off-center porch.
*from an article in Chicago Magazine BY IAN SPULA
PUBLISHED MARCH 24, 2015
Robert Mc Clory Bike Trail.
Shop. Dine. Stroll.
Beautiful trails to the beach and along the bluffs of Lake Michigan.
Trails to the beach and the Hawks Nest.