1906 Estate of Richard Driehaus Sells for $36M in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

1906 Estate of Richard Driehaus Sells for $36M in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

SOLD | Built 1906 | 14,145 Sq. Ft. | 13 Beds | 11 Baths | 40.07 Acres
W3505 Snake Road, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States, 53147

It’s one of the most expensive estates in the Midwest and was the most expensive offering in all of Wisconsin, Glanworth Gardens is setting records after selling for $36 million in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The property hit the market for $39.25 million in October 2021. The vast lakefront property belonged to investment manager Richard Driehaus, who according to Chicago Tribune, died in March at the age of 78. The 40.07 acre property was originally known as Wadsworth Hall when it was built in 1906 for banker and philanthropist Norman Wait Harris. The Chicago Tribune also revealed, “The mansion’s architect was the Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge firm, which among other structures designed the Cantigny mansion west of Wheaton for onetime Tribune co-owner Joseph Medill. Glanworth Gardens has an original landscape plan by Frederick Law Olmsted, and the property has 621 feet of lake frontage.”



Listing Details: Once in a great while, a property is presented to the market that is so known, so revered, so celebrated, that no superlative description is required. These are the legacy properties that occupy not only the finest lots on the best streets and feature the highest grade architecture and finishes, these are the iconic properties that are so respected because of both what they are and what they represent. Today, for what is believed to be only the third time in its 115 year history, Glanworth Gardens, the preeminent estate on the premier lake in the Midwest, is being offered for sale. Replete with 40 acres of gardens and forest, 621+ feet of level frontage, and featuring an estate home with 14,145 square feet, this is the preeminent lakefront home in the premier lake in the Midwest. Glanworth Gardens was on the market for $39.25 million with David Curry of Geneva Lakefront Realty & Timothy Salm of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. Photography and information found on agent’s listing.

Glanworth Gardens in 1907



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