Described as ‘Illinois’ most architecturally significant estate on Lake Michigan,’ The Schweppe Estate will set you back about the same amount as a 4-bedroom condo in New York’s West Village. Given the Schweppe Estate  has 10 bedrooms (plus 16 bathrooms across 4 stories, 6 acres, 5-car parking, breakfast room, exercise room, library, recreation room, sauna/steam room), it does make you wonder why anyone would live in the West Village at all.

The Estate, which was restored in 1987/88 by 70 craftsmen, including Italian artisans and Bavarian stonecrafters, boasts so many architectural details and finishes including intricate hand-carved limestone, monumental limestone stairs, limestone fountains and ballustrades, Flemish bond masonry walls, slate and copper roofs, decorative copper scuppers, flashing, gutters and downspouts and leaded glass windows with limestone surrounds.

And it’s on the water.

Via ColdwellBankerOnline.