The past year has, according to local brokers, seen an unusually large number of lakefront homes coming to market. As you head for the beach this summer you might want to give some thought to how wonderful it would be to have a beach in your back yard.
The highest priced new listing on the North Shore this week is described by the agent as a "paradise of tranquility ... majestically set high atop a secluded bluff amidst picturesque wooded ravines with inspiring lake vistas " It can be yours for $6,495,000.
The 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath home at 1111 Sheridan Rd in Winnetka is on a 1.5 acre lakefront lot with a back yard pool and Lake Michigan frontage on a sandy beach. A sandy beach is not always something you can take for granted in a lakefront property on the North Shore.
Coldwell Banker's SFC Team has the listing.
If $6.5M is more than you were planning to spend on your next home, you'll find a variety of homes and condos within easy walking distance of Winnetka's beaches at prices starting under $300,000. Take a brief look at Tower Road beach in the following video.