If you can handle a three-hour drive from Rockford, you're in store for what has been called a "once-in-a-lifetime" living experience.

Honestly, I'd make the commute knowing that I'd be coming home to a place like this.

Featured on "For the Love of Old Houses' on Facebook, and located at 917 W Lake Shore Drive in Springfield this place is really something else.

Built in 1946, this 75-year-old home is going for a paltry $995,000 but it's a million-dollar dream come true.

The home is a whopping 9,700 square feet, complete with 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and 2 half baths all while sitting on 25 acres of gorgeous naturalized land.


Custom gourmet kitchen w/Wolfe range and SubZero refrigerator. Living room/art gallery overlooks a 3 acre stocked pond and grounds that house many deer and varied wildlife. Travertine and Black Walnut flooring, guest suites, library, catering/butlers kitchen, extensive woodworking and wainscoting.

That's not all though. The listing also mentions a "Mother-in-Law option" (which I love by the way) with a private entry, including a garden, courtyard, a couple of outbuildings.

If you love being outdoors while staring at your beautiful crib, I don't think you can do much better than this.

It's also been on the market for nearly 5 months so the sellers might be willing to take less than the current asking price.

A 'Once-In-A-Lifetime Living Experience' is for Sale in Illinois 917 W Lake Shore Drive in Springfield

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$190,000 7 Bedroom Home For Sale 90 Minutes From Rockford

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