This lakefront (150′ of frontage) Mediterranean villa style mansion is located at 175 Sheridan Road in Winnetka, IL. Built in 1928, the home was completely rebuilt from 2005 to 2007. It features 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, lakefront formal reception rooms, his-and-hers offices, belvedere on 3rd level, elevator, 6-car garage, swimming pool and more. It is listed at $13,900,000.

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  • Limedaiquar

    I like it for the most part, but some of the trim color/ furnishings would go. Beautiful view!




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  • Daniel

    Fantastic. I would almost forget I’m in the Midwest with a view and home like that. Almost.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Nothing overly groundbreaking here, just a nice, comfortable-looking lakefront home with good curb appeal. Percentage-wise, I’m finding there are more suburban Chicago homes I like than most other places, even though I have no desire to live there. A lot of these lakefront homes are beautiful.




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  • Grrrowler

    Overall I like it. The decor is not very imaginative, and could use a little youth injected into it, but it looks lived in, comfortable, and elegant at the same time. The exterior is is also rather attractive.

    There are, however, two things I don’t like about it. First, it’s WAY too close to the neighboring houses. Is the tile-roofed house to the northwest part of the same property or a different house? It has a different driveway so I’m thinking it’s a different house. If so, that’s ludicrously close. If not, then it appears that this house looks directly into the stone house to the northwest with no fence or hedge separating the two. For a house this expensive, there should be a lot more privacy. Second, I would want the house to be moved a little closer to the street so that there is a larger back yard. It seems like the front yard would just be wasted, but the back yard and pool are squeezed between the lake and the house. The price seems a little high, considering it’s the second most expensive house in the area, and considering that it’s practically on top of the neighbors.




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    • Daniel

      Yikes! I just looked at the Birds-Eye and aerial and it almost looks like the two homes were connected at one point. There is literally not more than 5 feet between the two. Hmm. Actually, it seems the north portion of this home looks like a later addition, considering the entire home is two-stories until you get to that [supposedly] new addition. If that’s the case, they *really* used every last inch of land on that side. Damn shame there’s no dock either.




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  • marc22

    Classic home and interiors. The decor is changeable if so desired.

    Understated and elegant without going overboard with the crazy complex mouldings, columns, domes, niches, arches, turrets, gilding, double bridal staircase filled interiors of todays poorly designed mansions.

    Keep it simple stupid! Words most developers should heed before blighting the neighborhood with another newly constructed monstrosity.




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  • Barney

    THIS is HOW you DO traditional, people! The entire home is impecaable for it’s era and modernization. The lot & view are equally magnificent although i haven’t looked at the Google Earth or Bing Live Earth shots yet. It must be as close as Grrrrowler says it is and that is unforgivable. Contrary to way too much popular belief, Chicago, and the Lake Forest area are VERY nice places to live. I’ve got two friends, one in each and they’re very happy there and both places offer fantastic amenities, scenery and ways of life.




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    • Chris

      I agree with Barney. This home is classic, a truly fantastic home from that era. I would own it in a heartbeat. Its beautiful.




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  • Barry

    Yes, the GoogleEarth view shows this house is only a few feet from its enormous neighbors to the north and south. It’s a nice house right on the lake, but $14 million to live as close to your neighbors as I do in my Chicago 6 flat? I guess some people are really desperate to live on the lake in Winnetka.




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  • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

    Not going to sell anywhere near the asking price. I’m willing to bet on it. Check out Zillow for an accurate estimate of how much the house is worth. 😉




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  • lambskin

    At one time the lakefront mansions had large front yards that were divisible into other lots. Then, a few decades ago, Winnetka offered the option to divide (pay taxes on some factor regarding two lots even if you owned both and did not divide) or be prevented later on to divide. Ergo, the small backyards along the lake. This house is only a few doors down from the ‘Troll House” featured here about three months ago. That house is next to the tiled roof house as well. Few large front yards are in existance now and other mansions have been squeezed in the front yards. Plus there is a serious erosion problem lakeside.




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