Golf Course
1706 E Washington Street Bloomington, IL
$ 2,250,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10903208
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyMC LEAN
  • CityBloomington
  • AreaBloomington
  • NeighborhoodNot Applicable
  • Zip61701
  • Style
  • Year Built1920
  • Taxes$ 35832
  • Price$ 2,250,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage4590
  • Lot Size4.55 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
RE/MAX Choice
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC
Property Description

Welcome to Bloomington's most beautiful home set on four large lots consisting of 4.55 acres stretching from East Washington Street to Country Club Place. The home known as Gray Ledges was designed in 1920 by Prairie-style architect John S. Van Bergen of Highland Park an architect in Frank Lloyd Wright's firm in Oak Park, IL. The 5 bedroom and 6 bathroom house was built in 1920-21 on 1.72 acres. Jens Jensen, one of Americas leading landscape architects, designed the landscape including the first swimming pool built in Bloomington in 1922 along with a pool house. 3 adjoining homes were demolished and added to the property by the previous owner, who also added a large koi pond with a pavilion designed to match the original house and pool. The koi pond includes a complex water feature including four waterfall "headwaters" that spill into a flowing hidden river. Awe inspiring design, materials and construction. Stratified limestone from the same stone quarry covers the exterior of the house, pool house with fireplace, swimming pool and koi pond. Tile roofs on the house, outdoor entertaining facility and pavilion. New stone circular driveway with electric gates. 2 car attached garage. Milled trim and casings are all oak. Floors and gables are quarter sawn white oak. Lift from basement to attic. Centra AC. Butler pantry, breakfast nook, large kitchen with plenty of prep space. New large outdoor patio with bar gazebo. The property is a place of shelter and security. Surrounded by an ornate fence spaced between stone columns that match the house. Has 2 elaborate entry gates on Washington Street. Additional stones of various sizes are available for future improvements to this unique property. Additional 4 car garage on Country Club Place lot with large paneled office on 2nd floor. Property being sold as 1 property. Qualified buyers only.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Washington Elementary Bloomington Jr High School Bloomington High School
Price History
10/12/2020 Listed $2,250,000

General Features

Appliances Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Range, Washer, Dryer, Microwave, Freezer
Architectural Style Other
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full
Cooling 1 (Window/Wall Unit)
Elementary School Washington Elementary
Elementary School District 87
Exterior Features Brick Paver Patio, Pool In-Ground, Outdoor Grill, Fire Pit
Garage Spaces 2
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Steam, Other
High School Bloomington High School
High School District 87
Interior Features Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
Middle/Junior High School Bloomington Jr High School
Middle/Junior School District 87
New Construction No
Other Structures Gazebo
Ownership Fee Simple
Property Type Detached Single
Property Type Residential
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Subdivision Name Not Applicable
Tax Annual Amount 35832.78
Total Rooms 11
Township City of Bloomi

Interior Features

Basement Unfinished
Bedroomspossible 5
Below Grade Finished Area 176
Fireplace Features Gas Log
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 3
Kitchen Eating Area-Table Space
Laundry Features Electric Dryer Hookup
Room Type Bedroom 5, Bonus Room, Family Room
Total Baths 9
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 1

Exterior Features

Exterior Stone
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Attached
Lot Dimensions 375X495
Lot Features Corner Lot, Fenced Yard, Golf Course Lot, Irregular Lot, Pond(s)
Lot Size Acres 4.55
Water Source Public
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 11X12 Main Level Carpet
Bonus 8X9 Main Level Ceramic Tile
Dining Room 16X18 Main Level Carpet
Family Room 16X17 Main Level Carpet
Family Room - Down 11X16 Basement Carpet
Living Room 18X28 Main Level Carpet
Master Bedroom 11X13 2nd Level Carpet


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 61701

AVG $190K
AVG $3,601
AVG 54
Year Built
AVG 1936
AVG 55
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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