When the cast of a Broadway show rehearses, they need a large space with good acoustics—which is why singer-songwriter-producer Richard Marx’s 29,745-square-foot home, complete with a recording studio, was the ideal locale for Hugh Jackman and the cast of The Boy from Oz to brush up on their high kicks. And this isn’t the first musical collaboration that’s taken place in the expansive Georgian-style estate in Lake Bluff, Illinois, located on the shores of Lake Michigan an hour north of Chicago.

Within the house’s walls, Marx wrote or produced such hits as “Dance With My Father” for Luther Vandross, “This I Promise You” for NSYNC, and “Better Life” for Keith Urban. The property was built in 1931 by David Adler and is just steps from the water. Beyond the elegant motor court, which features a center fountain, the sprawling interiors boast detailed crown molding, beautiful archways, wood paneling, walnut parquet floors, and an incredible 19 intricate fireplaces. A wood-paneled office, a dining room with a recessed oval ceiling, and a home theater are other spaces that wow. Designed for both work and play, the home’s 8,000-square-foot music studio has its own kitchen, while the five acres of rolling lawns include a fire pit and a private beach. Listed for $14 million, the 29,745 square foot home features 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 6 half baths.

Меню