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Exceptional French Regency Estate – $9,400,000

Exceptional French Regency Estate – $9,400,000

Exceptional French Regency Estate – $9,400,000
February 03
04:03 2013

wp136813Exceptional French Regency Estate

300 Birch Street, Winnetka, Illinois, United States, 60093

Set on an exceptional 1.45 acre parcel of property in a secluded location, this French Regency style house epitomizes sophisticated style and elegance.  A gorgeous new pool with spa and cabanas, a tennis court, a new indoor basketball court, and an authentic theater elevate the entertainment value of this home into a class of its own.

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The center entrance opens to the foyer with marble floors and a balcony above that surrounds the entire gallery.  This is a rare opportunity to purchase a signature Winnetka estate where the owners can enjoy the fruits of their labor surrounded by the company of family and friends.


The first floor includes formal living and dining rooms with inlaid wood floors, an inviting family room with hand hewn beamed ceiling and large fireplace, a fabulous solarium that overlooks the pool, a library, double kitchen, charming breakfast room, a craft room, bedroom and two full baths as well as two powder rooms.


The house was built in 1964 for the Bensinger family and was designed by architect Fritz Huszagh who also designed the formal gardens that surround the home.  High ceilings, gracious proportions, detailed moldings, and beautiful sight lines create the elegance.

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Structurally, the poured concrete subfloors, plaster construction, slate roof, and sophisticated mechanical systems create a house that will endure.  The current owner brought the home to perfection with extensive renovation, decoration, and impeccable maintenance.


The lower level is the space for the new Basketball Court, the Theatre with projection room, the Recreation Room with fireplace, a wet bar, Exercise Room, a trophy room, massage room, sauna, full bath, wine closet, laundry and mechanicals.

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The grounds include a wide circular drive behind a private hedge that leads to the front door. The pool and pool house with two dressing rooms, two full baths, and kitchen opens off the solarium.  The Tennis Court is on the north side of the property as well as the croquet lawn. More lawn and formal gardens are on the south side, and a service drive is at the west side of the land.


Price: $9,400,000
House Size: 11,000 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 1.45 Acres
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 10 Full, 2 Half
Specialty Items: Built in 1964, New Pool & Spa, Tennis Court, Indoor Basketball Court, Built for Noted Chicago Baron, Formal Rooms, 3-Room Master Suite, 4-Car Garage.
Address: 300 Birch Street, Winnetka, Illinois, United States, 60093


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