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520 Forest Cove Road

520 Forest Cove Road

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Alissa McNicholas

Alissa McNicholas

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Lori Baker

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520 Forest Cove Road

$3,200,000 | 520 Forest Cove Road, Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Nestled at the end of a serene cul-de-sac, enveloped by towering, mature trees, and enjoying lake views from its position just one house away from Lake Michigan, this custom-built, 6 bedrooms/4-full and 1-half bath home on a secluded 1.5-acre parcel encapsulates the best of everything North Shore living has to offer. With the kitchen and numerous rooms offering year-round partial views of the lake, easy access to the beach, schools, town, and train station by foot or bike, abundant outdoor entertainment spaces, and an array of sunlit offices and study areas, this home epitomizes modern family living. The kitchen, awash in natural light, is ideal for hosting large gatherings with its top-tier commercial appliances, dual sinks, ovens, dishwashers, a supplementary storage pantry, a butler's pantry, and a formal dining room. Step into a unique walled garden sanctuary surrounded by blue stone hardscapes, a screened porch with heated floor, and an outdoor shower. The second floor, bathed in natural light, offers five bedrooms and ample space and privacy for family and guests. The master bedroom features a wood-burning fireplace, steam shower, coffee/wine bar, and his-and-hers walk-in closets. The third floor, with lake views, can serve as an office, playroom, lounge, or a tranquil retreat. The lower level encompasses a completely remodeled laundry room with new double washers/dryers, expansive storage areas, a versatile recreation space, and comprehensive workout facilities for the entire family. All-brick custom construction spanning four floors of living space, additional highlights include a first-floor office or 6th bedroom with a full bath, a large mudroom with a dog wash, an oversized, heated, three-car attached garage with direct basement access, and your own private meditation trail weaving through the expansive property. The exterior was freshly painted in 2021, a new driveway was poured in 2018, and the current owners upgraded all landscape lighting, automated sprinkler systems, three gas furnaces, and two air conditioners. Professionally landscaped and maintained by Mariani Landscape. This property offers a rare blend of in-town convenience and North Shore seclusion, with year-round lake views in the heart of Chicago's Northshore. Currently, in just the second ownership, this home was designed by architect Rob Douglass and built by Traditional Concepts Builders. Interior design by Teresa Manns Design.

  • Sold

  • 6

  • 5

  • 5,637 Sq.Ft.

    Living Area
  • 1.46 Acres

    Acres Lot
  • 1996

    Year Built

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

Living Space:
5,637 Sq.Ft.
Lot Size:
1.46 Acres
Year Built:
Architecture Styles:
Elementary School:
Lake Bluff Elementary School
Middle School:
Lake Bluff Middle School
High School:
Lake Forest High School
School District:


Total Bedrooms:
Total Bathrooms:
Full Bathrooms:
Half Bathrooms:
Laundry Room:
Gas Dryer Hookup, Laundry Chute, Sink
Wood Burning
Double Oven, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal
Other Interior Features:
Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, First Floor Bedroom, First Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)


Garage Space:
Water Source:
Lake Michigan, Public
Lot Features:
Cul-De-Sac, Landscaped, Water View, Mature Trees, Garden, Outdoor Lighting
Heat Type:
Natural Gas, Forced Air, Sep Heating Systems - 2
Air Conditioning:
Central Air
Public Sewer
Concrete Perimeter
Other Exterior Features:
Patio, Porch Screened


Sales Price:
Real Estate Taxes:

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