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700 E. Center Avenue

Lake Bluff Illinois 60044




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Property Type
Detached Single

Lake Bluff

Singular opportunity! Claire Haven, one of the most memorable and beloved homes in Lake Bluff, has been masterfully renovated from top to bottom and is now truly "better than new". Thought to have originally been built at the turn of the 20th Century, the home was redesigned in the 1930's by noted architect Jerome Cerny. The current owners have thoughtfully renovated all 3 floors integrating modern convenience and luxury with the priceless design components of the home. No detail has been overlooked in creating this sophisticated yet comfortable environment. Extraordinary kitchen opening to the spacious family room and a breakfast terrace. Beautiful, gracious rooms throughout the first floor. The second floor boasts a luxurious master suite plus 3 additional bedrooms and a second family room. The 3rd floor features an enchanting bedroom suite and additional office. Beautiful vistas of the lush gardens throughout. Situated on breathtaking 2/3 acre grounds one house from the Lake, this majestic French style residence is timeless and impossible to replicate. Newer 3 car garage, remarkable "shed" and glorious outdoor rooms designed by Craig Bergmann make the property as remarkable as the house. Truly a private sanctuary steps to the Lake and downtown Lake Bluff.

The Details

Full Features
  • Style Of House: Other
  • Roof Type: Slate
  • Rooms Total: 13
  • Basement: Full
  • Exterior Building Type: Stucco
  • Bedrooms (Above Grade): 5
  • Heat/Fuel: Gas, Forced Air, Hot Water/Steam
  • Master Bedroom Level: 2nd Level
  • Kitchen Appliances: Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Range Hood
  • Interior Fireplaces: 3
  • Fireplace Location: Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom
  • Year Built: U
  • Parking Type: Garage
  • Number of Spaces: 3
  • Waterfront: No
  • Interior Property Features: Hardwood Floors
  • Exterior Property Features: Patio

Room Information
  • Master Bedroom Size: 28X15
  • 2nd Bedroom Size: 15X13
  • 3rd Bedroom Size: 15X14
  • 4th Bedroom Size: 17X15
  • Living Room Size: 46X15
  • Dining Room Size: 24X14
  • Kitchen Size: 19X19
  • Laundry Room Size: 10X15
  • Family Room Size: 15X33
  • 5th Bdrm: 14X22
  • Den: 23X15
  • Office: 11X10
  • Sitting: 15X13
  • Sun/Florida Room Heated: 27X17
  • Mud: 19X9
  • Other: 8X15
  • Walk in Closet: 12X14
  • Gallery: 7X33

  • Tax Amount: $48,506
  • Tax Year: 2019
  • Assessment Frequency: Not Applicable

The Neighborhood

Lake Bluff

Lake Bluff is a charming, family-friendly village located about 45 minutes north of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan. In addition to the beauty, peace, and walkability of this historic town, with a population of just over 6000, residents delight in the small-town feel of this northern suburb of Chicago. Learn more

Assigned Schools

  • Elementary School: Lake Bluff Elementary School
  • Elementary School District: 65
  • Middle School: Lake Bluff Middle School
  • Middle School District: 65
  • High School: Lake Forest High School
  • High School District: 115

What's Nearby

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