Le Grand Réve, a French-Inspired Dream Home in Winnetka

September 18, 2013 | by elle eichinger | Pursuits

Le Grand Réve is a luxe Winnetka property that includes amenities like a theater, spa, wine cellar, bar, and craft room—and that’s only in the basement. The rest of the house’s 17,000 square feet features six en-suite bedrooms, and seven full and five half baths. Guests enter through a breathtaking two-story foyer and rotunda with Tiffany dome and can cozy up at any of the space’s nine fireplaces with something cooked up in the professionally-equipped kitchen. There’s even an elevator to get around, and a stroll through the grounds continues to delight the senses with three fountains, a swimming pool and spa, and a bluestone terrace.

Incredible amenities aside, the droolworthy French-inspired home has bragging rights as renowned architect Richard Landry’s first Midwest build. To boot, Miami’s Howard Design Group—the same brand behind one of Oprah’s abodes—did the elegant interiors. No detail was overlooked, and everything from the crown molding to the door hardware is custom.

The $18.9-million listing gets another boost with its prime Winnetka address, a North Shore village that was recently ranked as the number-four luxury suburb in the US. “There is never a shortage of things to do in Winnetka,” says Coldwell Banker listing agent Maureen Mohling. “Not only is there access to three Lake Michigan beaches, but the village is also filled with great, locally owned shops and restaurants.” Plus, Mohling adds, it’s perfect for families. “It is a tight-knit and family-oriented community, [and] boasts one of the nation's most successful public schools, New Trier High School.”

For more information on this home, contact listing agent Maureen Mohling at 847-446-4000 or see more information on coldwellbankeronline.com

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