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538 E Center Avenue

Lake Bluff IL, 60044

$1,195,000


$461.39 per sqft

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4 Beds

3 Baths

2,590 sqft

Residential

Built in 1902

Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

This distinctive classic vintage home is beautifully situated just two blocks from Lake Michigan in east Lake Bluff. The rarely found oversized .29 acre property was transformed by LEED certified designer and landscape architect Kris Barker. The outdoor living space includes a fabulous front porch overlooking the boulevard of Center Avenue, a fenced backyard with a manicured grass area perfect for bocce ball, a dining space, and a fire pit area all accented by maintenance free grasses and trees handpicked by the designer. This modern vintage home just keeps getting better. The serene primary suite was created in 2015 with a private entryway, custom designed closets, and a striking new bathroom with a custom double vanity with quartzite top, slipper bathtub, and luxe shower. The open kitchen, great room, and bonus office was designed by architect Celeste Robbins in 2012, whose work has been featured in architectural digest. Many additional improvements throughout the home include designer paint, high end light fixtures, bathroom updates, new roof in 2018, rebuilt chimney and installed gas blower fireplace with marble surround and custom mantle, and so much more. The following vintage detailing beautifully complements the improvements made to the home: 10 foot ceilings on the first floor, fine millwork, tall windows, and quarter sawn oak hardwood flooring throughout. One would be hard pressed to find a light filled modern day vintage home with magazine worthy contemporary design updates at this value.

11745339

MLS ID

March 25, 2023

Listed

March 28, 2024

Updated

Map

538 E Center Avenue
Lake Bluff IL, 60044

Interior Features

Bedrooms

4 Beds


Bathrooms

3 Baths


Interior Features

Hardwood Floors, First Floor Laundry, First Floor Full Bath, Ceiling - 10 Foot


Appliances

Range, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal


Fireplace

Yes


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Central Air


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Natural Gas, Forced Air

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

0.29 Acres


Sewer

Public Sewer

School Information

School District

65


High School

Lake Forest High School


Elementary School

Lake Bluff Elementary School

Other Property Details

Area Name

Lake Bluff


Taxes

$17,263


Tax Frequency

Annually


Days on Market

4


Garage

Yes


Garage Spaces

2


Parking Total

2


View

No


County

Lake


Municipality

Shields


Water Source

Public


Pool

No


Buyer Agency Compensation

2.25%1M/1.75%BAL-$475

Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty, Dawn McKenna,
Listing Contact: 847-234-8000 

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