When Geno Benvenuti started in the architectural design business, he relates, he was designing kitchens for clients for $30,000. "Today," he says, "they spend $30,000 just on the appliances – and they don't even cook."
The "simply elegant" home is described in the listing as "one of the North Shore's most prized homes." Time will tell whether the market agrees. In the meantime, I'm guessing lakefront buyers may opt for a setting with a bit more sand on the beach.