720 Ardsley Road Winnetka, IL
$ 6,999,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11217071
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityWinnetka
  • AreaWinnetka
  • Zip60093
  • StyleEnglish
  • Year Built1938
  • Taxes$ 60425
  • Price$ 6,999,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage17197
  • Lot Size1.5 Acres
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Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) - 103 - IL
Property Description

Welcome to 720 Ardsley Road. A rare opportunity to own an architecturally and historically significant Winnetka estate. This Stately English Tudor was built in 1937 by Arthur Nielsen, creator of the Nielsen ratings. Designed by the renowned architect Benjamin Marshall (Drake Hotel, Edgewater Beach Hotel, creation of East lake Shore Drive, South Shore Country Club (now Cultural Center), Blackstone Hotel and Theater). This majestic home is situated on 1.5 acres of beautiful rolling landscaped grounds that surround the home in a secluded enclave located on one of Winnetka's few exclusive private roads. Meticulously and lovingly restored, this manor was recently renovated with the finest materials available. Featured in Traditional Home Magazine, the home's entry is classic with moldings that follow the sweep of the grand staircase and stately scaled rooms decorated by the late interior designer Nora Marra. The living room, with an elegant fireplace and floor to ceiling windows connects to the new addition built in 2011 at the south end of the house replacing a 3 season porch with an incredible library/office space, featuring a Rumford fireplace and beams hailing from the rich wood of the 150 year old farm in Wisconsin. A formal dining room connects to the kitchen - butler's pantry, breakfast room and gallery renovated in 2019. A large family / media room with a new wet bar, great for entertaining. A newly installed house-wide sound and media based iPad system (Elan). Second floor has a gorgeous master suite with a marvelous master bath.. Five additional bedrooms and remodeled bathrooms. Third floor offers a living space, bedroom and full bath - wonderful for guests, in-law or nanny suite. Basement remodeled with rebuilt fireplace and large wine cellar. The spectacular grounds feature: a stunning pool, spa, tennis court (also pickleball outfitted), putting green, perfect space for a garden. Also, features two spacious bluestone patios for entertaining outdoors. Circular driveway with 4 car attached garage with sport court & viewing room. Centrally located in the heart of Winnetka, close to schools, trains and both the main Village and Hubbard Woods. This magnificent home is truly an opportunity, with so much architectural integrity and historical significance. Exquisite beyond compare.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Hubbard Woods Elementary School Carleton W Washburne School Middle School New Trier Twp H.S. Northfield/Wi
Price History
9/13/2021 Listed $6,999,000

General Features

Appliances Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Gas Oven, Range Hood
Architectural Style English
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full
City Winnetka
Community Features Park, Gated, Street Lights, Street Paved
Cooling Central Air, Zoned
County Cook
Days on Market 67
Directions Green Bay, west on Westmoor to Ardsley South to 720
Elementary School Hubbard Woods Elementary School
Elementary School District 36
Exterior Features Patio, Hot Tub, In Ground Pool
Garage Spaces 4
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air, Zoned
High School New Trier Twp H.S. Northfield/Wi
High School District 203
Interior Features Bar-Dry, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement, Second Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Bookcases, Center Hall Plan, Historic/Period Mlwk, Special Millwork, Separate Dining Room
MLS Area Winnetka
Middle/Junior High School Carleton W Washburne School
Middle/Junior School District 36
New Construction No
Other Structures Tennis Court(s)
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Closing
Property Type Detached Single
Property Type Residential
Roof Tile
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Status Active
Street Name Ardsley
Tax Annual Amount 60425.49
Tax Year 2019
Total Rooms 16
Township New Trier
Virtual Tour
Year Built 1938

Interior Features

Basement Finished
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Double Sink, Soaking Tub
Bedrooms Possible 6
Fireplace Features Masonry, More than one
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 2
Living Area 17197
Livingareasource Plans
Room Type Bedroom 5, Sitting Room, Eating Area, Bedroom 6, Office, Breakfast Room, Library, Great Room
Street Suffix Road
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 4

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick, Stone
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Attached
Lot Dimensions 256 X 255
Lot Features Landscaped
Lot Size Acres 1.503
Water Source Lake Michigan
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 60093

AVG $2.47M
AVG $29,859
AVG 119
Year Built
AVG 1973
AVG 39
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