720 Ardsley Road
Winnetka, Illinois IL 60093-6004
$6,999,999 Price
Pending Status
6 Bedrooms
4 Full Baths
6 Total Baths
2 Partial Baths
17,197 SqFt
1.503 Acres
11286526 Listing ID
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.
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Status Pending
County Cook
Year Built 1938
Property Type Residential
Property Sub Type 3 Stories

Primary Features

County: Cook
Half Baths: 2
Property Type Specific: Detached Single
Year Built: 1938


Appliances: Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Gas Oven, Range Hood
Basement: Full
Basement Bathrooms: yes
Bath Amenities: Separate Shower,Double Sink,Soaking Tub
Cooling: Central Air, Zoned
Dining Room: Separate
Fireplace Features: Masonry, More than one
Fireplace Location: Living Room,Basement,Other,Den/Library
Fireplaces Total: 4
Heating: Natural Gas, Forced Air, Zoned
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
Lot Size Dimensions: 256 X 255
Room Type: Bedroom 5, Sitting Room, Eating Area, Bedroom 6, Office, Breakfast Room, Library, Great Room
Rooms Total: 16


Architectural Style: English
Driveway: Circular
Exterior Building Type: Brick,Stone
Exterior Features: Patio, Hot Tub, In Ground Pool
Garage Details: Garage Door Opener(s)
Garage On-Site: yes
Garage Spaces: 4
Garage Type: Attached
Is Parking Included in Price: yes
New Construction: no
Parking: Garage
Roof: Tile
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water Source: Lake Michigan


Elementary School: Hubbard Woods Elementary School
Elementary School District: 36
High School: New Trier Twp H.S. Northfield/Wi
High School District: 203
Living Area Source: Plans
Lot Features: Landscaped
Lot Size: 1.0-1.99 Acres
Middle Or Junior School: Carleton W Washburne School
Middle Or Junior School District: 36
Rural: N
Special Service Area: N
Township: New Trier
Waterfront: no


Age: 81-90 Years
Basement Description: Finished
Board Number: 2
Built Before 1978: yes
Disability Access and/or Equipped: no
General Information: Commuter Train,Interstate Access
Market Code: Off-Market
Status: Pending
Number Of Cars: 4
Rebuilt: no
Rehab: no
Special Assessments: N
Special Listing Conditions: List Broker Must Accompany


Association Fee Frequency: Not Applicable
Association Fee Includes: None
Garage Ownership: Owned
Holds Earnest Money: yes
Offered for Sale or Rent: no
Ownership: Fee Simple
Possession: Closing
Purchase Contract Date: 2022-06-04T00:00:00+00:00
Tax Annual Amount: 60226
Tax Year: 2020

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