700 Arbor Drive Lake Bluff, IL
$ 6,995,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10085907
  • TypeContingent
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Bluff
  • AreaLake Bluff
  • NeighborhoodSkokie Junction
  • Zip60044
  • Style
  • Year Built1931
  • Taxes159432
  • Price$ 6,995,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms8
  • Half Bathrooms6
  • Sqr Footage29745
  • Lot Size5 Acres
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Property Description

This magnificent estate designed by David Adler, is set on five acres along Lake Michigan. Offering over 400' of lakefront, this home was originally built for Lester and Leola Armour in 1931 as their country estate. Known for his grace and refinement, Adler's classical design has been beautifully maintained and updated for today's buyer. Exquisite mouldings, floor to ceiling windows, 19 fireplaces, warm wood paneling and a fabulous gourmet kitchen open to the family room are a few of the rarely seen details. Sweeping large open rooms can be found on all four floors, including the third floor with exercise room and basement with bar. Unbelievable views are evident from almost every room and the attached studio with kitchen, family room and two bedrooms can be adapted to suit your needs. The backyard, with brick patios, fire pit and breathtaking views of the property and lakefront, offers the utmost in privacy.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Lake Bluff Elementary School Lake Bluff Middle School Lake Forest High School
Price History
9/17/2018 Listed $8,995,000
2/11/2019 23% - $6,995,000

General Features

Age 81-90 Years
Area Amenities Pond/Lake, Curbs/Gutters, Gated Entry, Street Lights, Street Paved
Assessment Includes None
Built Before 1978 Yes
Contingency Attorney/Inspection
County Lake
Detached Type 3 Stories
Directions Sheridan Road north of 176 to Arbor Drive, east to end
District Elementary School 65
District High School 115
District Middle/Junior School 65
Elementary School Lake Bluff Elementary School
General Information School Bus Service, Commuter Train
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
High School Lake Forest High School
Middle/Junior School Lake Bluff Middle School
New Construction No
Special Assessments No
Status Contingent
Tax Year 2016
Taxes 159432.4
Waterfront Yes
Year Built 1931

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 10 Name Gallery
Addtl Room 4 Name Breakfast Rm
Addtl Room 5 Name Den
Addtl Room 6 Name Library
Addtl Room 7 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 7 Name Sitting
Addtl Room 8 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 8 Name Sunroom
Addtl Room 9 Flooring Carpet
Addtl Room 9 Name Theater Rm
Air Conditioning Central Air, Partial
Attic Finished
Basement Partial
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) Yes
Basement Description Partially Finished
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 18X22
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 15X21
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 16X21
Continue To Show? Yes
Corporate Limits Lake Bluff
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 21X32
Dining Room Level Main Level
Electric 400 Amp Service or Greater
Family Room Dimensions 14X24
Family Room Flooring Hardwood
Fireplace Features Wood Burning, Gas Logs, Gas Starter
Fireplace Locations Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Basement, Other
Fireplaces 9
Full Baths 8
Half Baths 6
Heater Fuel Type Gas, Forced Air, Hot Water/Steam, Radiant, Radiators
Interior Features Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Solar Tubes/Light Tubes, 2nd Floor Laundry
Kitchen Appliances Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Bar, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Wine Cooler/Refrigerator
Kitchen Dimensions 21X24
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Eating Area-Table Space, Island, Pantry-Butler, Pantry-Walk-in
Laundry Dimensions 9X17
Laundry Level/Floor 2nd Level
Living Area 29745
Living Room Dimensions 21X36
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Living Room Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 27X34
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Multiple Pin Numbers (y/n) No
Other Room 1 Dimensions 16X20
Other Room 10 Dimensions 14X53
Other Room 2 Dimensions 15X17
Other Room 3 Dimensions 14X17
Other Room 4 Dimensions 16X21
Other Room 4 Level Main Level
Other Room 5 Dimensions 18X21
Other Room 6 Dimensions 21X22
Other Room 6 Level Main Level
Other Room 7 Dimensions 11X21
Other Room 7 Level 2nd Level
Other Room 8 Dimensions 21X32
Other Room 9 Dimensions 22X28
Rooms List 5th Bedroom, 6th Bedroom, 7th Bedroom, Breakfast Room, Den, Gallery, Library, Sitting Room, Sun/Florida Room, Theatre Room
Street Suffix Drive
Total Bathrooms 8.6
Total Rooms 16

Exterior Features

City Lake Bluff
Acreage 5
Attached Garage Yes
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Asphalt, Brick, Circular
Exterior Features Balcony, Patio
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s)
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Spaces 6
Garage Type Attached
Lot Dimensions 220X283X406X483X89X171
Lot Features Beach, Cul-de-sac, Lake Front
Lot Size Area 5.0-5.99 Acres
Parking Garage
Roof Slate, Tar and Gravel
Sewer Septic-Private
Water Source Well-Private

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 16X20 2nd Level Hardwood
6th Bdrm 15X17 3rd Level Hardwood
7th Bdrm 14X17 3rd Level Hardwood
Breakfast Rm 16X21 Main Level Hardwood
Den 18X21 Main Level Parquet
Dining Room 21X32 Main Level Hardwood Separate
Family Room 14X24 Main Level Hardwood
Gallery 14X53 Main Level
Library 21X22 Main Level Parquet
Living Room 21X36 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 27X34 2nd Level Hardwood
Sitting 11X21 2nd Level Hardwood
Sunroom 21X32 Main Level Hardwood
Theater Rm 22X28 2nd Level Carpet


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60044

AVG $730K
AVG $17,076
AVG 22
Year Built
AVG 1967
AVG 23
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