WIND POINT — A shell company has purchased the former mansion of the late Sam and Imogene Johnson for $3.94 million in cash, a year-and-a-half after the latter’s death.

The sale closed Aug. 15 for the secluded 11,781-square-foot residence, 4815 Lighthouse Drive, according to county documents. The mansion sits on 5.97 acres and has 300 feet of Lake Michigan frontage, a pool and tennis courts. It is assessed at $3.28 million and was built in 1973, records show.

Lighthouse Drive LLC — a company registered through a Madison office of CT Corporation, a New York-based subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer, an international professional services company — is listed as the buyer. The seller was The Imogene Powers 1993 Trust.

It is unclear who will be residing in the house. There is no mortgage, meaning it was a cash purchase, according to Tracey Vega, Racine County’s deputy register of deeds.

The only contact information on the transfer documents filed with the county is for two Chicago-based lawyers. A call to the number listed was not immediately returned.

Imogene Johnson died March 3 last year at 87. Samuel Johnson Jr., former CEO of SC Johnson and father of current CEO H. Fisk Johnson, died at 76 in 2004. About 1,000 people attended a memorial service at The Prairie School for Imogene Johnson following her death. She founded the school in 1965.


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