720 Humboldt Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093

7 beds9 baths8,069 sqft

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Regally sited atop a bluff on 3/4 acre at one of Winnetka's highest elevations. Captivating treetop views from every room. One block from Lake Michigan. Exquisite architectural details, gracious scaling and hardwood floors throughout. Dramatic living room and library with beautiful paneling, built-in bookshelves, and intricate plaster carved ceilings. In 2012 renovated gourmet kitchen and new roof. Near beach, town, parks, schools, and transportation. Built in 1898 in Newport Shingle Style ArchitectureRegally sited atop a bluff on ¾ acre Elevation of home is at one of the highest points in all of WinnetkaUnderstated windows located throughout entrance the home's occupants with captivating treetop views from every roomExquisite architectural details and hardwood floors throughoutGraciously scaled formal rooms are found on the home's main three floorsDramatic living room and stunning library with beautiful paneling, built-in bookshelves and intricate carved plaster ceilingsGourmet kitchen renovated in 2012 includes breakfast room adjacent to roof deck and spacious walk-in pantryWood-burning fireplaces located in living room, dining room, library, kitchen, family room, master bedroom and secondary bedroomSix of the seven bedrooms are en suiteSpacious family room located on 2nd floorPrivate outdoor spaces include in-ground pool, hot tub, multiple decks and an expansive screened-in porch as well as a smaller screened-in porch off of the master bedroomLower level contains exercise room, entertainment room, bathroom, work room/storage area and access to garageLaundry rooms located on 1st and 3rd floorsNew roof in 2012 including tear off of former roofLocated just one block from Lake Michigan, near parks, schools, village, transportation and about 16 miles north of Chicago  More Less 


  • Baths: 7 full, 2 half
  • Lot: 0.8 acres
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1898
  • 249 days on Zillow
  • Views since listing: 6,616
  • All time views: 9,073
  • 34 shoppers saved this home
  • Heating: Forced air
  • Last sold: Aug 2012 for $2,200,000
  • Price/sqft: $358
  • MLS #: 08868967


  • Ceiling Fan
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Hardwood
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Parking: Garage - Attached
  • Partial basement
  • Pool
  • Porch
  • View: Water

Additional Features

  • Views: Scenic
  • Sewer: Public
  • Kitchen Granite Countertops
  • Lot Size: 2 - 1 Acre
  • Road Type: Town Street
  • Kitchen Center Island
  • Kitchen Breakfast Bar
  • Age: Over 50 Years Old
  • Area Amenities: Boating
  • Bath Tub and Shower
  • Area Amenities: Area Boat Ramp
  • Lot Description: Corner
  • Body of Water: Lake
  • Garage Count: 4 Car Garage
  • Views: Lake & Stream
  • Interior: Exercise Area
  • Kitchen Butlers Pantry
  • Heating Type: Radiator
  • Interior: Bow Window
  • Exterior Description: Cedar Siding
  • Bath Steam Room

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage disposal
  • Microwave
  • Range / Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer

Room Types

  • Family room
  • Laundry room
  • Library
  • Master bath
  • Mud room
  • Office
  • Pantry
  • Recreation room
  • Walk-in closet


  • Exterior material: Wood
  • Roof type: Asphalt
  • Room count: 15
  • Stories: 0
  • Unit count: 1


  • Floor size: 8,069 sqft
  • Heating: Gas
  • Laundry: In Unit
  • Parcel #: 05161010160000
  • Zillow Home ID: 3358919

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