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10 Lakefront Homes on the North Shore

Location, location, location. These lakefront homes have it — and then some.

Chicago’s north shore is the place to find some of the city’s most desirable suburbs, like Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park and Lake Forest. Given its proximity to the lake, these north side communities have beautiful (and often pricey) homes nestled along Lake Michigan. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best lakefront homes currently for sale, according to our team at Preview Chicago.


Top 10 Lakefront Homes on Chicago’s North Shore:


70 Harbor St. (Glencoe)

CONTACT: Susan J. Maman (@properties)

LIST PRICE: $5,990,000


12 Cliff Rd (Highland Park) 

CONTACT: Beth Wexler (@properties)

LIST PRICE: $4,600,000


1215 Whitebridge Hill Rd (Winnetka)

CONTACT: Chaz Walters (Hot Property)

LIST PRICE: $9,750,000


67 Laurel Ave (Highland Park)

CONTACT: Michael Lafido (Conlon)

LIST PRICE: $5,772,000


735 Sheridan Rd (Winnetka)

CONTACT: Jena Radnay (@properties)

LIST PRICE: $12,900,000


480 Oak St (Winnetka)

CONTACT: Scott Newman (Newman Realty)

LIST PRICE: $6,250,000


2445 Woodbridge Ln (Highland Park)

CONTACT: Sally Mabadi (Berkshire Hathaway)

LIST PRICE: $6,999,000


1421 Lake Rd (Lake Forest) 

CONTACT: Mona Hellinga (Berkshire Hathaway)

LIST PRICE: $5,495,000


999 Sheridan Rd (Highland Park) 

CONTACT: Geri Emalfarb (@properties)

LIST PRICE: $3,450,000


1419 Waverly Rd (Highland Park)

CONTACT: Merle Styer (Coldwell Banker)

LIST PRICE: $3,000,000


Which lakefront home is your favorite?



Open House

5 Open Houses in the Northern ‘Burbs

Interested in the Northern Suburbs? We’ve rounded up 5 amazing homes located on Chicago’s north side, all available for viewing during upcoming open houses this month. From Long Grove to Lake Forest and beyond, take a look at these 5 north side homes for sale:


3722 Albert Lane, Long Grove


5 Bedrooms / 5.1 Bathrooms

Open House: Sunday, July 16, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Located in the Deerwood Estates subdivision, this beautiful Long Grove home is built with distinction.  A two-story foyer greets you with a grand staircase, travertine flooring, and leads to formal living & dining rooms, featuring Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and white crown molding. A luxury kitchen offers a large island and an eating area overlooking 1.4 acres of spacious land. (Contact: Jane Lee, 847-295-0800)


30 S Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest


5 Bedrooms / 6.1 Bathrooms

Open House: Sunday, July 16, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This 5-bedroom home is located near the coveted east shoreline in Lake Forest. Beyond the brick-clad architectural exterior, inside you’ll find hardwood flooring throughout, all baths updated with heated floors, generous ceiling heights, and a white kitchen with premium appliances. Outside, lawns and gardens are fit with a private stone gate entrance, a bluestone patio and walkways, plus an additional second patio suitable for entertaining. (Contact: Vera Purcell, 847-735-7648)


464 Oakwood Ave, Lake Forest


5 Bedrooms / 4.1 Bathrooms

Open House: Sunday, July 16, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This 5-bedroom home exudes charm. One of the oldest houses in Lake Forest, enjoy both the character of yesteryear and the modern amenities since updated. A stunning new gourmet kitchen offers a place to gather and entertain, in addition to the the double-decked front porch. All in the heart of downtown, a walk-to-everything location. (Contact: Marina Carney, 847-274-5566)


217 E Washington Ave, Lake Bluff


4 Bedrooms / 4.1 Bathrooms

Open House: Sunday July 23, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Located in East Lake Bluff, this beautiful home looks (and lives) like new. Crafted with a designer’s eye, the interior features luxury finishes and plenty of natural light. Two fireplaces add to the charm and warmth of this spacious home. Plus, a recently-finished lower level is complete with a new full bathroom, exercise room and lots of storage. (Contact: Brad Anderson, 847-650-3456)


1096 S Green Bay Road, Lake Forest


5 Bedrooms / 4.1 Bathrooms

This traditional red-brick home is set on a generously sized lot within the Cherokee District. Featuring a desirable open floor plan, with both formal and informal spaces, a family room with vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace. A newly refinished lower level offers additional recreation space, as does a spacious brick paver patio and private backyard for entertaining. (Contact: Chris Downey, 847-340-8499)



Décor, Featured, Finishings

Inside Luxury Homes of Lake Forest

Lake Forest is known for its historic estates designed by famed American architects, like Howard Van Doren Shaw, Edwin Hill Clark, and David Adler. Located on Chicago’s north side, Lake Forest is a picturesque community — banked by lush green lawns and the shoreline of Lake Michigan. As a premier suburb of Chicago, Lake Forest is home to a strong (and often luxe) real estate market.


View these 3 luxury listings currently in Lake Forest:


111 E. Onwentsia Road – $5,900,000

5 Bed / 6.2 Bath

111 E. Onwentsia

111 E. Onwentsia great room

111 E. Onwentsia family room

111 E. Onwentsia dining

This distinctive French chateau-inspired home was constructed in 2001, featuring 5 bedrooms and 6.2 baths. The home exterior mimics French Normandy revival style, with steeply pitched roofs, high ridge lines and circular dormers. Inside you’ll find an elegant living room with timber beams, seven fireplaces, and a five car garage. (Contact: Jeannie Emmert, 847-735-7635)


965 E. Deerpath Road – $5,900,000

8 Bed / 9 Bath

965 E Deerpath

965 E Deerpath entry

965 E Deerpath pool

965 E Deerpath Lake Forest

One of the finest along the Chicago’s North Shore, this Georgian style home was designed by prominent architects Delano and Aldrich. Completed in 1923, the stately manor is set on over three acres of land with green lawns and gardens. The interior has spacious living and dining rooms,11 fireplaces, a formal library, and a garden room with original murals. And we can’t forget the outdoor pool and two-bedroom coach house, perfect for entertaining guests. (Contact: Mona Hellinga, 855-658-6739)


1051 Meadow Lane – $5,725,000

7 Bed / 6.2 Bath

1051 Meadow Lane

1051 Meadow Lane bedroom

1051 Meadow Lane dining

1051 Meadow Lane lake forest illinois

Designed by accomplished American architect, Harrie T. Lindeberg, this home has been restored to its original splendor and also renovated for modern living. Situated on more than 2 acres in Lake Forest, the home has its own own tennis court, pool and attached coach house. Inside you’ll find 7 bedrooms, formal living spaces, an spacious white kitchen, and a wine cellar, all steps away from Lake Michigan. (Contact: Marina Carney, 847-274-5566)