Location: 111 Moffett Road, Lake Bluff, IL

Square Footage: 7,229

Bedrooms & Bathrooms: 5 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms

Price: $5,995,000

This historic French Provincial home is located at 111 Moffett Road in Lake Bluff, IL and is situated on nearly 6 landscaped acres. It was designed and built by David Adler in 1923 and was patterned after La Lanterne in Versaille. The interior was updated by its current owners, but it still features the original sconces, chandeliers and antique wallpapers. It features approximately 7,229 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, paneled library, gourmet eat-in kitchen, sunroom and a 4-car garage with porte-cochere. There is also a motor court and large flat yard.

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  • Limedaiquar

    Beautiful, except for a few things I’m sure other people will point out.




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  • Daniel

    A lovely home that needs a bit of freshening up and a new coat of exterior paint (or none at all). Exterior looks like a block of aged cheese as-is.




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    • Barnes

      Paint limestone?




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      • Venom

        I know, I died a little inside when I read that. I can’t believe that came out of Daniel’s mouth..err hand, I know he knows better than that.




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      • Daniel

        It’s not limestone, it’s brick.




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        • Grrrowler

          I still wouldn’t paint the brick. One of my biggest pet peeves in life is painted brick. Some light sandblasting might do wonders however.




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          • Daniel

            I agree. I think if I owned it I would strip all the paint, although it would totally change the character of the house. I might just keep the stacked bricked around the entrance and corners as-is to break up (what would be) all the red.




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          • Mak

            Definitely.




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          • dl

            I don’t see any red brick anywhere??? Where are you seeing this Daniel. It’s not painting from what I can see, just a pale yellowish brick.




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        • Barnes

          I didn’t see the fourth picture: whatever it is, seriously, paint it? Maybe wash it. But no paint. In any case, I think the brick chosen has such a structure that it looks like old cheese. Obviously to mimic the look of limestone, but not very well.




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  • Barney

    Could be a VERY beautiful home, but it is WOEFULLY under-decorated and what there is looks waaaaay too casual, cluttered and in plain old BAD American taste.




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  • Grrrowler

    It’s a beautiful house. The interior need a refresh but could be truly stunning. The paneled living room will be beautiful with some updated decorating.




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  • rob

    The location and setting is stunning. Very private with a sweeping front lawn surrounded by private forest. Great neighborhood, but you really do not see the neighbors. Very classic looking and the price is great. Would be a great little estate to hang out on.




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  • mac22

    Quiet, understated and elegant. No they truly cant build them like this anymore.

    Today you would need a double bridal staircase, a pallet of 24K gilding to slather on the polystyrene mouldings and a 2 ton crystal chandelier in the entrance hall alone to scream “hey look at me”

    A very beautiful property




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  • Venom

    Lake Bluff is beautiful and the home is very nice. Price is not horrible for the area.




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  • Mak

    This house is what people mean when they say you can smell old money.




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  • c

    Beautiful house. Needs some freshening but could be a fantastic northshore estate.

    I would paint the brick, sorry— the color of it is ugly. I know usually I am against painting of brick but I think here the right color with the right accents it could be beautiful.

    As for the people who say the price is good. You clearly don’t know Chicago area real estate. While this is beautiful and has a great lot the number should probably start with a 4 or 5. It’s not a huge house. You can buy a larger house on the lake for this price.




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    • c

      Oops I mean a 3 or a 4.




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  • dl

    I would stucco the house. I think it would look much better in a stucco and you can just apply it over the brick. Obvs. a professional contractor could do it beautifully.




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  • Otessa Regina Compton

    I agree with dl it would look better in stucco. I do like the way the sunlight shines directly throughout the rooms. It is great for the Midwest Area.




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  • dl

    i have seen a couple of stucco projects where they colored it and scored it to look like limestone. that would be the ideal here and it wouldn’t be ridiculously expensive to do. this house would end up looking a bit like mini fluer de lis




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  • Markus

    Wow. Didn’t know houses this nice and elegant still existed in the US. It’s not gawdy as youv’e all pointed out. It’s very much like a english country estate or perhaps a north european manor.

    Fantastic. Love, love, love. Defs agree on the painting but don’t find it horrible as is.

    I personally love how under decorated it is. It shows real money IMO. It’s not trying to be more than it is or shout at anyone. Reminds of a chic european apartment inside.

    Personally I am shocked by the price. I always assumed Chicago suburbs would be as expensive as a Washington, San Francisco, Connecticut etc. and thus would expect twice the price.

    Are these old “smaller” sized suburban houses really so undesirable in the US they demand discounting over the big new ones?

    In europe, australia, asia etc. you always pay a premium per sq foot for older homes no matter their state of disrepair.




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