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1706 E Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

Single Family
3 Half
Sq. Ft.
Acre Lot
Courtesy: RE/MAX Choice
Last Updated: 10/22/2020 6:12 AM
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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.
Single Family, Other
Mc Lean
6 Full/3 Half
4.55 Acres
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