Lakefront Property In Winnetka Listed For $15.9 Million

A lakefront home on nearly three acres of land in Winnetka, Ill., has been privately listed for sale with an asking price of $15.9 million, making it the most expensive home on the market on Chicago’s North Shore. The property is listed by Jena Radnay of @properties.

Located behind a gated entrance at 735 Sheridan Rd., the British-Colonial-style home has 20 rooms, seven bedrooms, five full and three half baths, and a matching coach house. The home is owned by Len and Gaye Wislow, who have lived in the home for the last 20 years.

In addition to a 160-foot-wide private beach, the property features an outdoor pool with four cabanas overlooking Lake Michigan, professionally-landscaped grounds by award-winning designer Doug Hoerr of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, and expansive blue stone terraces. Other highlights include a double atrium reception hall with grand staircase; large living room; formal dining room with restored herringbone floors; oval great room at the rear of the home; sun room; recreation room; and lower-level media room. Architectural details include crown moldings, mosaic tile and marble floors, coffered ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and original fireplaces.

The home, which was built in 1905, has undergone extensive renovations by the Wislows including the addition of the pool and a number of other updates.

“This is a one-of-a-kind estate with one of the most sought-after addresses on the North Shore,” said Radnay. “It’s a very recognizable home on Sheridan Road and there is truly nothing else like it.”

For more information or to view property photos, visit or call 312.925.9899. A drone video of the property can be viewed here.

Written by Kelly Maguire
Kelly is the corporate communications manager for @properties.