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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?



Celebrity Homes

For all you Oprah lovers…

Sorry, you missed your chance to live in Oprah’s Water Tower Place Condo.

The mega-star paid about $3.4 Million in three separate installments in the early 90s to combine four units into one. In a recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Bob Goldsborough writes that the condo was bought by United Airline’s CEO.


United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz and his wife, Cathy, on Thursday paid $3.55 million for a three-bedroom, 3,400-square-foot unit on the 57th floor of Water Tower Place that was part of the four-condo spread talk-show legend Oprah Winfrey sold in 2015.

Munoz, 57, and his wife were renting in another building.

In late 2015, Michael Miller, Centaur Interiors and Debra Dobbs together paid $4.625 million for Winfrey’s onetime 9,625-square-foot spread. Since that time, the rehabbing colleagues have been giving significant makeovers to the former Winfrey units, which they have been cutting up and marketing individually. Dobbs assigned a $3.7 million asking price to the unit that Munoz bought.

The transaction was first reported by Crain’s Chicago Business.

“It was very important to the Munozes to establish roots in Chicago, and the … Water Tower Residences is the perfect place for them to do this,” said Michael Shenfeld of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, who represented Munoz and his wife. “The building is a Chicago icon with some of the best services, views and proximity to Michigan Avenue and the lake.”

Each of the unit’s three bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom. Other features include a powder room, a library, a family room, a wet bar area, a large kitchen, a living room and a fireplace, Shenfeld said.




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Top 10 Homes on the Lake for Sale Now

Find your dream home on Lake Michigan today!

1. 919 Edgemere Ct, Evanston – $2,750,000

edgemere6 beds | 4 full baths | 5,550 sq ft

edgemere 2


2. 1214 Lake Shore Blvd, Evanston – $1,795,000

Lsd 14 beds | 5 full, 1 half baths

lsd 2

3. 15 Linden Ave, Wilmette – $9,900,000

linden 15 beds | 6 full, 2 half baths


4. 333 Willow Rd, Winnetka – $9,875,000

willow8 beds | 10 full baths | 11,000 sq ft | 0.8 acres lot

willow 2

5. 480 Oak St, Winnetka – $6,495,000

oak 25 beds | 4 full , 1 half baths | 0.5 acres lot


6. 973 Sheridan Rd, Winnetka – $6,950,000



sheridan 18 beds | 10 full baths | 14,670 sq ft | 1.75 acres lot


7. 1215 Whitebridge Hill Rd, Winnetka – $9,750,000

whitebridge6 beds | 6 full , 4 half baths | 15,000 sq ft

whitebridge 1

8. 1235 Whitebridge Ln, Winnetka – $5,899,000

12355 beds | 6 full , 1 half baths | 7,384 sq ft | 0.91 acres lot

1235 2

9. 441 Lakeside Ter, Glencoe – $5,900,000

lakeside4 beds | 4 full , 1 half baths | 0.9 acres lot

lakeside 3

10. 735 Sheridan Rd, Winnetka – $12,900,000

winetka7 beds | 5 full , 3 half baths | 2.7 acres lot