55 Prospect Avenue

Highland Park IL, 60035


$627.78 per sqft


5 Beds

7 Baths

9,000 sqft


Built in 1995

Courtesy of @properties Christie's International Real Estate

Off the pages of one of Elin Hilderbrand's classic romance Nantucket novels, this lakefront perfectly grey stained cedar shake beauty could be straight off 'Sconset street. Beachy comfortable yet ultra luxurious as this finely crafted custom set on 1.5 acres of private grounds, delivers the ultimate living experience with floor to ceiling picture windows that allow the backdrop of panoramic lake views to radiate throughout. Sensational level of build quality throughout by notable NS builder: detailed door casings & moldings, chestnut wide plank floors, gorgeous neutral stones & white marbles, all accented with meticulous trim carpentry. Chef's kitchen overlooks the entire first floor w/nooked in breakfast booth, butcher block w/ soapstone countertops, Ann Sacks tile work & Waterworks sink. Fully accented w/ huge walk-in pantry, mudroom w/command center, 2nd bath (full), laundry (2nd) & 3 car garage. Let the the elevator whisk you up to the the ultimate primary suite equipped with Holly Hunt automatic window treatments, a crisp 5 star hotel level white Statuary marble bath, lounge & bedroom area with endless blue views of the water. 3 other family beds w/ Ann Sacks ensuite baths share a gathering family room with adjoining deck to relax in the hot tub. Current owners took this house one step further by adding a coach house that seamlessly blends with main house as if this structure as always been here. Beautiful breezeway accenting with matching porch swings signals a welcoming transition to a spectacular coach house with commercial level 3 car garage w/custom auto body shelving & cabinetry, epoxy flooring, & custom silent garage doors. Separate entrance with staircase up to a full 2nd floor in law suite with workout area. This lakefront destination makes living easy & convenient as town is only a quick 10 min picturesque walk. Added bonus.. newly completed reengineered bluff & all re-landscaped to perfection by Bill Eiserman. It's time for you to feel like you live in your own romance novel at 55 Prospect!



September 5, 2023


February 16, 2024



55 Prospect Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035

Interior Features


5 Beds


7 Baths

Interior Features

Hot Tub, Bar-Dry, Elevator, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, First Floor Laundry, Second Floor Laundry, First Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Ceiling - 10 Foot, Open Floorplan, Special Millwork, Some Window Treatmnt


Double Oven, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal

Laundry Description

Gas Dryer Hookup, Multiple Locations, Sink



Fireplace Description

Wood Burning, Gas Starter



Cooling Description

Central Air, Zoned



Heating Description

Natural Gas, Forced Air

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

1.54 Acres

Exterior Features

Balcony, Patio, Hot Tub, Dog Run, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill, Fire Pit, Breezeway

Lot Features

Beach, Lake Front, Landscaped, Mature Trees, Lake Access, Outdoor Lighting, Views

Architectual Style

Cape Cod




Public Sewer

School Information

School District


High School

Highland Park High School

Elementary School

Indian Trail Elementary School

Other Property Details

Area Name

Highland Park



Tax Frequency


Days on Market




Garage Spaces


Parking Total






Water Source

Lake Michigan





Buyer Agency Compensation

2.25% ON 1ST MIL, 1.75% ON 2ND MIL, 1.25% ON 3RD MIL, .75% 4TH MIL, .25% BAL -$495

Courtesy of @properties Christie's International Real Estate, Jena Radnay,
Listing Contact: 847-881-0200 

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