North Shore Views
North Shore Chicago lakefront homes are on sale! If you’ve dreamed of having your own little piece of paradise on the lake, now is the time to buy it. Never in recent memory have there been so many lakefront properties available as there are right now, and at steeply discounted prices compared to a few years ago.
Between Evanston and Lake Bluff there are 23 active listings on the lake, ranging in price from $2,5000,000 to $12,000,000. Like homes in every other price range, these lakefront homes have seen declines of 20-30% in value since the market peaked in 2006. In the case of these homes that translates to a price drop of a million dollars or more. The grandest and most expensive home is the Schweppe Mansion in Lake Forest, an English style brick home on 5.3 acres dating from 1917, but fully restored in the 1980′s.
These homes run the gamut of architectural styles, from traditional Georgians and Tudors to Contemporaries and Mid Century Moderns. Some date from the early twentieth century and were designed by noted architects like David Adler or George Maher. Others are new in the last ten years and have been designed to take full advantage of their beachfront location, with walls of windows and lake views from every room. Almost all have a private or semi-private beach and many have boathouses, pools and beautiful gardens.
You can search for available North Shore lakefront homes here. If you have questions about any of them or would like more information, feel free to give me a call at 847-687-5957 or email me. I’d love to help you.