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Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
5,590
Status:
Active
Beds:
6
Year built:
1912
Baths:
7.50
MLS#:
11091990

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Style and grace abound in this wonderful country estate! Built in 1912, Knollwood Farm is set on almost 3 acres. The first floor includes original terracotta foyer floor and door details with an adjoining powder room. A gracious living room with high ceilings and original oak floors extends to a charming screened in porch. A formal dining room with fireplace provides an elegant year-round entertaining venue. The kitchen includes plenty of storage with glass-enclosed shelving and high end stainless steel appliances. An updated office- which is also considered a bedroom, full bath and mud room also extend off the kitchen and back hall. Within the bright foyer one appreciates the wide staircase with custom banister entering the second floor that includes 4 bedrooms. The primary suite consists of an adjacent office and fireplace, his and hers bathrooms, dressing room and closets. Additionally there are two bedrooms sharing a Jack and-Jill bathroom, and the original main bedroom with separate full bath. All rooms have large windows with screens for summer time breezes. The third floor has a charming bunk room with a full bathroom which could also be used as a play room. Attic space with ample storage is also located on the third floor. The basement includes a home viewing rec room which was fully updated in 2020, plus a wood-paneled wine cellar, full bathroom along with the laundry room. Above a detached three car garage is an apartment with separate kitchen and bathroom. Behind the garage is a half basketball court. The deck and gazebo are wonderful for enjoying the spectacular views of the private yard and gardens with southern exposure. Enjoy the sunrise, sunset and all this wonderful estate has to offer!

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
5,660
Status:
Active
Beds:
5
Year built:
1954
Baths:
5.00
MLS#:
11091848

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Stunning renovation of a classic east Lake Forest residence on 1.25 lush acres within walking distance to town. The house boasts gracious design elements, 9.5' ceilings, a wonderful floor plan w/generously sized rooms & captivating views of the beautiful property. The current owners have renovated the home including a sensational new kitchen/family/mudroom area, refinished hardwood floors, new windows & exterior doors throughout, new mechanicals, rebuilt fireplaces and the list goes on.... The second floor boasts 5 bedrooms/5 baths including a serene primary suite w/large dressing room & luxurious bath. Exterior improvements are as numerous as the interior & include an expansive bluestone/brick patio w/sitting walls, built-in dining under a pergola & a hot tub, a separate, private deck, new driveway, garage doors, copper gutters/downspouts, and portico & pergola in the front. All in a walk to everything location.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
4,180
Status:
Active
Beds:
4
Year built:
1921
Baths:
3.00
MLS#:
11072687

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Impressive Tuscan-style home in East Lake Forest, one block from Lake Michigan. This 1921 gem has been thoughtfully restored and renovated by the current owners; every surface has been upgraded while preserving the original architectural beauty. The welcoming foyer has a checkerboard marble floor and an arched doorway leading to the extraordinary living/dining room. This voluminous room has an 11' beamed ceiling, two custom limestone fireplaces with marble hearths and oak overmantels, 5" quarter sawn oak hardwood floors, and French doors open to the library and sunroom and rear terrace. The designer kitchen features white O'Brien Harris cabinetry, marble counters, backsplashes, a custom island with maple butcher block top and marble ends, Edgar Berebi hardware, Wolf range, SubZero refrigerator/freezer. Shaw bar sink, and so much more! The 2nd floor has four large bedrooms, three renovated bathrooms, and two dressing rooms, all with treetop views of the property -new oak hardwood floors were added to this level. The primary bedroom suite was renovated in 2013. It is complete with a fireplace, Bagues sconces, custom closets/doors with Berebi hardware, and a dressing room with lovely built-in dressers, shoe drawers, and a settee. The marble bath has a double vanity, wet room, and private WC. The expansive 1.45-acre lot boasts significant table land with mature trees and a lush lawn bordered by a ravine. The South Garden, with a fountain, was installed in 2019 and is a wonderful spot for Tuscan-style outdoor dining and entertaining. Elm Tree is not a "through" street at the ravine, so this location is truly a private oasis.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
5,557
Status:
Active
Beds:
4
Year built:
2002
Baths:
5.00
MLS#:
11082656

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Colorado Chic meets glam in this truly WOW house! From the finishes and thoughtful layout to architectural details including high-end millwork, genuine reclaimed wood beams and mantels, soaring ceilings and arched hallways, no detail has been spared. Floor to ceiling windows and French doors play to the large and lush sprawling backyard. The grand, three-story spiral staircase is the focal point that centers the open concept main floor featuring a vaulted great room, living room and dining room - ideal for today's style of living. The oversized cook's kitchen features de Giuilio cabinets, top of the line appliances (Wolf, SubZero, Miele) and bonus features like separate beverage fridge, ice maker, two refrigerator drawers, in-island microwave and warming drawer, salamander broiler and two dishwashers as well as large eating area with hearth and butler's pantry. All bedrooms have en-suite baths! The luxurious, oversized, sun-filled primary bedroom has a sitting area with fireplace and full balconies on two sides that overlook the yard. Exquisite master bathroom with large dual spray steam shower, jacuzzi tub, double vanities and separate dressing table and expansive sun-filled master closet room! Two of the bedrooms feature "secret" rooms perfect for a quiet reading nook or special play area. The 3rd floor den and fully finished lower level with high ceilings add even more room to enjoy. The lower level offers an additional 3409 sq ft of living space and is maximized for fun and entertaining with well-appointed spaces that include a wine cellar, theater room, workout room with dry sauna, game area, family room with stone fireplace and 5th en-suite bedroom. 4-car heated garage and new A/C unit in 2021. Large Trex deck that runs the entire width of the house looks out on the amazing one plus acre lot and includes outdoor landscape lighting and sprinkler system.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
9,475
Status:
Active
Beds:
6
Year built:
2003
Baths:
7.50
MLS#:
11081775

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What a great house, easy to show - Relocating? Just around the corner of the Lake forest/Mettawa/Lake Bluff Corporate Parks! Equestrian? Surrounded by Olympic-quality stables! This stately estate is situated on a lovely professionally landscaped acre with 200 ft of coveted lake frontage in gated Lucky Lake. Featuring an expansive 9450 sf floor plan which includes a full walkout lower level and 2 master suites, quality craftsmanship, soaring ceilings, expansive rooms & spectacular lake views: two-story living room with massive windows, dining room graced by a lovely inset hardwood floor, a gourmet kitchen, breakfast room & family room enhanced by walls of windows and glass doors opening to decks and the panoramic views beyond. To the right of the front entrance, the grand staircase to the 2nd floor, a bedroom & bath, the 1st floor master suite and the library are featured. The 2nd floor is enhanced by a gallery overlooking the living room below, the 2nd master suite with adjoining sitting room and 3 additional bedrooms gracing this floor. The full walkout LL opens onto a generous brick paver patio surrounded by lovely formal gardens centered around a fountain, complemented by breathtaking views of the lake beyond!

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
6,505
Status:
Active
Beds:
6
Year built:
1859
Baths:
5.50
MLS#:
11074024

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This admired home, located in the heart of East Lake Forest has been impeccably maintained and enjoys six bedrooms, five and a half baths, a large chef's kitchen, and a finished third floor. Beautiful architectural details are found throughout including five warm fireplaces, beautiful millwork, a show-stopping front porch, leaded glass, and bowed windows and doors. This home is located just steps to both Market Square and Lake Michigan. Some of the recent updates include cedar roof replacement, comprehensive rebuild of front porch, and chimneys rebuilt.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
2,983
Status:
Active
Beds:
4
Year built:
2003
Baths:
3.50
MLS#:
11045874

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WELCOME TO LAKE FOREST CHATEAU, a very special Lake Forest townhome development considered in-town west-side living, a stone's throw to Sunset, Metra, the new Everett Farm restaurant and so much more. This lovely townhome surrounds a spring fed pond full of schools of fish and a large fountain feature. This feels like a single family with significant millwork, wide hallways, and large rooms! A 4 BR and 3.5 bath luxury Lake Forest Chateau townhome with a first floor en-suite bedroom featuring a full bath and two closets. Primary bedroom is on second floor. A brand new Carrera Marble full bathroom was added to the second floor servicing the third and fourth bedrooms. 21' of closet space (2 separate closets) was added to the second floor landing for extra storage. Built in 2003 this in-town west-side living! Recent additions include: 10X5 newer mudroom for all your storage needs, newer small kitchen island, newer stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher. This spacious townhome boasts Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring, deep crown moldings & 9 foot ceilings on both floors. Large family room has vaulted ceiling and lannon stone fireplace. 2 sets of French doors lead to outdoor brick patio, beautiful brick privacy wall & small fenced-in private yard. 2nd floor master suite with whirlpool tub and separate shower and huge 8' x 14' closet. 2nd bedroom has walk-in closet. 4th bedroom (added 6' closet) offers multiple uses such as office, fitness, or playroom. Unfinished LL provides potential expansion and lots of storage. Great location! Starbucks with a drive through is moving to the corner too. LOW HOA of only $300 monthly makes maintenance free living affordable.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
5,858
Status:
Active
Beds:
5
Year built:
1957
Baths:
6.50
MLS#:
11070789

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A circular driveway welcomes you to this gorgeous, impeccably maintained home with exceptional curb appeal. Completely renovated in 2009, this spectacular home is beautifully positioned on a quiet cul-de-sac and has all of the space and amenities for a family to sprawl out and comfortably live, work, and play. The gourmet chef's kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite countertops, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, an oversized island with breakfast bar, and hot water dispenser. The kitchen opens to a spectacular family room with cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace with remote starter, walls of windows, and French doors to the outdoor bluestone patio. The formal dining room has two gorgeous chandeliers and plantation shutters, and opens to a butler's pantry with Subzero beverage fridge that is perfect for entertaining. The very pretty living room features two beautiful chandeliers, plantation shutters, and a gas log fireplace. The spacious first floor office with ensuite bathroom could serve as an additional bedroom and has French doors that open to the backyard. The first floor primary suite boasts tall ceilings, two fabulous walk-in closets with organizers, French doors to outdoor patio, and a spectacular primary bath with heated floors, double vanity, Koehler cast-iron jetted tub, and large shower with seating. Upstairs, you will find four very spacious family bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and second floor laundry. The incredible lower level will not disappoint with 2 recreation rooms, exercise room, play room, storage room, additional 6th bedroom, full bath, and 2 gas log fireplaces. The first floor mudroom includes a second laundry room and is conveniently next to the 2 separate 2.5 car attached garages with epoxy flooring and 240V outlet, making them electric vehicle ready. Home is beautifully positioned on a sprawling 1.14 acre yard with fabulous bluestone patio. Amazing, central location, minutes from downtown and school! Truly a must see!

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
4,000
Status:
Active
Beds:
4
Year built:
2021
Baths:
3.50
MLS#:
11068757

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Stunning NEW CONSTRUCTION, designed for today's comfortable lifestyle while incorporating exceptional quality and traditional details. Rarely available, 4 bedrooms above grade with 3 full bathrooms. Extra deep pour 9 foot partially finished basement with epoxy finish. Walk-in closets and custom closet organizers throughout all bedrooms. Massive open floor plan with bright & airy kitchen with oversized Walk in Pantry, Storage & Butlers Pantry. Flex Room designed for modern day necessities and can be tailored to a Nanny Quarters, Playroom, or additional Home Office. Second floor walk in Laundry allows for direct access from Master Closet. Oversized Master Bathroom oasis with free standing tub overlooking rear yard. Wide plank Oak floors throughout various locations of the home along with custom cabinetry, vanities & Calcatta Quartz countertops. Offering opportunity to choose eligible customized finishes and selections.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
2,901
Status:
Active
Beds:
3
Year built:
1903
Baths:
2.50
MLS#:
11058502

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

From the moment you pass through the white picket gate at the entrance you'll be overwhelmed by the breathtaking beauty of this very special offering. The original "Gardener's Cottage" of Westmoreland Farms is set on 1.6 acres of magnificently groomed gardens with original but refurbished barn and charming guest house. The "cottage" is truly a "House Beautiful" and has been updated to meet today's standards. Gourmet kitchen with sunny bay eating area, white cabinetry, quartz counters and ss Viking appliances. The primary suite is comprised of an office/sitting area, dressing room with 2 walk-in closets and built-in dressers, luxury bath and large bedroom with fireplace. Living room with fireplace & recessed bookcases, banquet sized dining room with 2 bays, sunny family room with fireplace, 2 addition bedrooms and 1st floor laundry complete this picture. The guest house has living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom and bath. The 2 story barn can accommodate 4-6 cars and has large storage area. The gardens include a gazebo, French iron fountain, brick walkways, and patios. This is a one of a kind, once in a lifetime property.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
5,866
Status:
Active
Beds:
4
Year built:
1995
Baths:
4.00
MLS#:
11053863

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is an absolutely stunning and amazing contemporary home with Prairie influences! It has so many gorgeous and unique features. The circular drive welcomes you to this masterpiece. The impressive entry foyer is the perfect welcome to this warm home. With its lovely etched windows, hardwood floors and fireplace, one feels so at home! The formal dining room has soaring ceilings and tremendous views. There is a separate Bar room off the foyer which is perfect for entertaining. You will love the cozy formal living room. The family room is on the first floor and has a fireplace and built ins. It views out to the lovely yard and pool. The first floor office is perfectly located and provides an amazing work space. The kitchen boasts high end appliances and a massive eating area (that can second as an additional family space). There are granite counters and you will love the butlers pantry and mud room space. The Primary suite is a dream "Get-a-way" in itself! It is very spacious with a lovely fireplace and enormous closets. The master bath has a unique circular shower. You will appreciate the 2nd floor laundry room. The 3rd floor has another area that can be a guest suite or additional family room. The basement was finished to perfection with 2 fireplaces! You will appreciate the tall ceilings. It has a fantastic recreation area, large bar, work out room, media room, bathroom and bedroom. Absolutely EVERY window in this home has a lovely view! An added BONUS is the amazing pool/entertainment house. It is conveniently located off the pool area and there is an additional bathroom. There is also great storage space for the pool toys off the pool house. It isn't everyday that we get to enjoy a home like this one!

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
11,475
Status:
Active
Beds:
7
Year built:
1935
Baths:
6.00
MLS#:
11052619

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

From the moment you approach this best in class residence, you can sense the quiet grandeur & bucolic privacy of this Georgian home. Set on almost 5 acres, the privacy of 765 Westleigh is secured by proximity to the protected Open Lands Nature Preserve. Built in 1935 by noted architect, Stanley Anderson, and restored & added to by the present owner in 2016, the residence perfectly blends history, beauty and functionality.The owner showed a reverence for the architectural integrity of the house while expressing refined taste in each design decision made to add enduring value & visual appeal. The house has great bones and tricked out systems. The thoughtful placement of windows and doors blur the lines from inside/out to remind you that nature surrounds you. The grand gallery hall centers the floor plan; it leads from the north entrance to the south entrance with heated stone floors & beautifully restored mill work. A curved iron staircase hugs the wall leading to second floor landing; elegant, not conspicuous. The kitchen is a well thought out design with fully integrated appliances including a 48" Subzero, La Cornue range, multiple freezer/fridge drawers and gorgeous soapstone & walnut island. Kitchen opens to a casual dining room with WBFP leading to outdoor cooking features. A butler's pantry fitted with polished nickel sink & ice maker completes the prep area. Both DR & LR share the minimalist design aesthetic of crisp white restored mill work & cased window openings that provide a neutral backdrop for artworks & furnishings. The library with WBFP & sun room flooded with light offer a relaxed atmosphere. There are 5 bds with en suite baths on 2nd flr including a stunning en suite bath in primary bedroom fitted with custom polished nickel shower, handsome sinks set in elegantly detailed cabinetry, a deep nickel tub with heated towel rack & WIC. The 3rd flr has been bumped up to 9'6 ceiling hgt. to accommodate a sitting room & 2 bds with en suite baths. Gleaming hardwood floors are throughout the house. The lower level has 2 large storage rooms, utility room, built-in safe, family room, game room, half bath, laundry, AV room, pantry. All accessible from 2 sets of stairs at either end of the house and a staircase leading outside, as well. Features include:Never ending hot water, a VisMon boiler, Crestron fully loaded AV system, whole house generator, heated gutters, zoned HVAC, to name a few. The 4 car garage has 2 large storage rooms, utility room, W/D with half bath. And, the most charming one bedroom coach house perfect for guests, kids, staff! The custom mill work raised garden is just the right complement to this Lake Forest compound. Landscaped grounds w/ arborvitae trees circle the property, bluestone terraces across the back of house and plenty of space to put any type of equipment for outdoor activities. There is nothing like 765 West Westleigh in Lake Forest. Easy access to trains, schools, town, airports, shopping. There are ways to live well and this residence speaks to that aesthetic in every way.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
6,772
Status:
Active
Beds:
5
Lot size:
0.16 Acres
Year built:
1988
Baths:
5.50
MLS#:
11043207

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This Contemporary English Tudor home is situated on 1.33 acres bordering the Prairie Wolf Forest Preserve, providing spectacular, year-round views of the forest, meadow and wildlife. With 5 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms, the home includes a main floor nanny or in-law en suite with separate entrance into the laundry/mudroom. Large updated kitchen with double islands and separate breakfast room opens to an enormous family room. The large Oak paneled office or study has French door access to the outdoor living space that includes an outdoor kitchen, brick paver and bluestone patio with stone fire pit. Separate billiard room with vaulted ceiling and walk through wet bar. Upstairs you will find two large Jack and Jill bedrooms, and an enormous en suite bedroom, all with walk-in closets. The master suite has a large sitting room with gas fireplace and updated master bathroom with steam shower and laundry closet. The enormous finished basement includes a full kitchen, full bath room, home theater, workout room, recreation room and wine cellar. Generous well-proportioned room sizes, wonderful hardwood floors, remarkable moldings and mill-work, and inviting window seats thru-out home. 3 car extra deep garage with expanded outdoor parking pad addition. Please view virtual tour for Matterport 3D Tour.

Type:
Condo
Sq.Ft.:
1,392
Status:
Active
Beds:
2
Year built:
1994
Baths:
2.00
MLS#:
11035612

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A short walk to Market Square & local restaurants. This wonderful unit features two large bedrooms with spacious closets , a balcony, and two full bathrooms. Bright kitchen with skylights and breakfast area. This unit also includes its own washer and dryer, heated underground garage, and a fireplace. Overall, a quiet and private setting. Only 1 dog max 30pounds , Or 2 cats. SELLER REQUESTS SHOWINGS TO BE FROM TUESDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY. 24 hrs notice please

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
4,613
Status:
Active
Beds:
5
Year built:
1926
Baths:
3.00
MLS#:
11033804

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This lovely English manor home, built in 1926 by renowned architect James Gamble Rogers, is set on 2 acres of land overlooking a quiet ravine and just 2 blocks to the Lake. A perfect balance of old and new features, this home has been completely renovated and updated throughout while maintaining the classic elegance and timeless sophistication of a vintage home. Beautiful architectural details throughout include exquisite stained glass windows, pristine millwork and intricate stone features. The focal point of the spacious living room is the grand stone fireplace and beautiful leaded glass windows and doors. Cozy family room area offers a place to curl up with a book or watch some t.v. No details were spared in the outstanding newer custom kitchen. Upstairs you will find 5 bedrooms including the serene primary suite with vaulted, beamed ceiling, stone fireplace and luxurious bathroom w/whirlpool and separate shower. Also located on the 2nd floor is a library w/custom built-ins overlooking the yard and ravine, and the convenience of a large 2nd floor laundry room. The lower level features gorgeous stone floors and a cozy area with fireplace and wine cellar, as well as rec room area and powder room. The large backyard retreat offers plenty of space for al fresco dining, gardening and relaxing. Truly a special home.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
5,500
Status:
Active
Beds:
5
Year built:
1989
Baths:
4.50
MLS#:
11011973

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Stunning 5500sf home on 1.4 acres. Designed and custom built in 1989 by Rick Swanson. First floor master bedroom with sitting area, massive closet and lovely master bathroom. Another first floor en suite bedroom or office. Beautiful entry into two story foyer and bridal staircase. Great room with floor to ceiling fireplace, cathedral ceiling and skylights. Large dining room with attached butlers pantry and huge enclosed pantry space. Kitchen with hi-end appliances open to breakfast room and cozy family room. TONS of natural light! Back stairs lead to fun loft play area on second floor. Three large bedrooms on second floor; one en suite and two beds with large jack n jill bath. Unfinished basement with indoor hockey rink (can stay or go), exercise, rec space, workshop, tons of storage and walkout to garage. Huge cubby room off of first floor laundry room. Wrap around deck to enjoy the wooded privacy. Large shed, fire pit area and open yard spaces - plenty of room for a pool! 4 car garage. Pavers driveway everywhere! New copper gutters and synthetic slate roof in 2018.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
1,600
Status:
Active
Beds:
3
Year built:
1938
Baths:
2.50
MLS#:
11027623

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

DO NOT WALK THE PROPERTY- PLEASE. 2018 air photo showing the "approximate boundary" of the wetland in the northern part of the property. The Lake County Wetland Inventory is a good reference map. Flagged as WetLand. Short Sale. Need Bank approval. Seller has asked for highest and best by Monday at 5 pm. Thank you.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
4,200
Status:
Active
Beds:
5
Year built:
1939
Baths:
5.50
MLS#:
11021430

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Unique opportunity to be a part of the creation of a new home. The property currently contains a 1400 Square foot high ceiling-ed Cape Cod built in 1939. The builder's plan has been approve by The City Of Lake Forest to re-hab the old and create a 4200 square ft 2 story home. This will involve 2800 sq.ft. of new construction on a, deep pour large windowed, new lower level basement. Four, five or six bedrooms or offices whatever works for you. Proposed 5 and 1/2 baths. You decide. Great deep lot with 3 car garage arranged so that there is easy access to Green Bay Road

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
7,102
Status:
Active
Beds:
4
Year built:
1925
Baths:
4.00
MLS#:
11021026

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Magnificent estate that is close to town and Lake Forest Country Day School. Designed by Ambrose Cramer and meticulously expanded and totally renovated by Hammond Beeby Architects in 2008, this gorgeous home is truly one-of-a-kind and in pristine condition. The spectacular gardens were included on the Centennial Celebration in the Lake Forest Garden Club Garden Walk. Superior quality construction with an elevator, a Ludowici Clay tile roof, zinc coated copper gutters and downspouts, a fabulous high-end gourmet kitchen with butler's pantry, gleaming Birger Juell hardwood floors, and intricate millwork throughout. Beautifully updated bathrooms with his and hers master baths and dressing rooms. Stunning finishes and lighting throughout. Large and gracious rooms overlook professionally landscaped grounds with stunning gardens and exquisite water features. Generator and attached, heated 3 car garage with custom doors and built-in storage. Sitting Room/Dressing Room could become a 5th bedroom or Nursery. Enjoy the privacy that this property affords and the tranquility rarely found.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
11,613
Status:
Active
Beds:
6
Year built:
1914
Baths:
6.00
MLS#:
11007256

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Exquisite beyond compare! Offering a lifestyle of warmth, elegance, comfort and luxury, this magnificent estate was meticulously renovated and expanded to exceed expectations throughout all 4 levels. Completed in 2015 by Gregga Jordan Smiezney, this spectacular 11,613 square foot home is perfectly set on over 5.24 acres of breath-taking grounds in the heart of east Lake Forest. (2 properties were purchased and combined totaling 5.24 acres) This luxurious estate is fully controlled anywhere in the world with its Savant Smart Home Automation system. Over $5,000,000 was spent in the interior of the estate. Over $3,000,000 was spent on the exterior of the estate. Features include 6 luxurious en-suite bedrooms and baths with radiant heat, 2 half baths, 10 remarkable fireplaces, a gorgeous living room with intricate plaster ceilings, a sunroom with panoramic views of the beautiful grounds, a library with custom cerused oak paneled walls, an elegant dining room with intricate millwork, a gracious family room that opens to the custom designed gourmet kitchen, a theater room, swimming pool, spa, pergola with fireplace, 6 heated garages, a separate guest suite, new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, a whole house generator, and more. La Vieille Maison is the "ultimate" entertainment destination. It is a retreat that will leave you breathless with peace and tranquility with gorgeous vistas in every room. The discerning home owner will appreciate its competitive price given its sought-after location, superior quality of construction, size, privacy, security, and timeless attributes. Upon viewing the estate, one will sense the extraordinary collaboration between the finest team of architects, interior designers, landscape architects and craftsmen. The heated 4-car attached garage includes thermostats and epoxy flooring. The heated 2-car detached garage includes epoxy flooring and a full house generator over the 2 car garage with reinforced flooring and a ventilation system. The spectacular grounds! Features include stunning gardens, stone terraces and walks, custom outdoor lighting, a swimming pool, pool vault, pergola, outdoor fireplace, garden walls, pillars, and custom designed entrance and service entry gates. The landscaping includes a 70 zone irrigation system, specimen trees, and a secret garden. A new snowmelt system was added on the front stairs, back stairs and both crushed stone and sealed driveways in the front of the house and both garages. All work was completed by union laborers and tradesmen. Every basement room was built-out and new finishes were installed. Spaces include a large laundry room, storage room, AV equipment room and 2 spacious playrooms. The Savant system controls all televisions, outdoor music, pool, gates, draperies, security, climate throughout, all lighting inside and outside, security cameras, and the fireplaces in the family room and primary bedroom. An attached guest house and custom designed stairwell with full bath, entertainment room and bedroom, and a mudroom and 1/2 bath were added to the estate. The estate was originally designed by Arthur Heun for newlyweds William Mitchell and Ginevra King Mitchell. He was the son of the president of Illinois Merchants Trust which merged into Continental Bank. Ginevra King Mitchell was the daughter of stockbroker Charles King. She was also the former crush of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the inspiration for the character Daisy Buchanan in his novel "The Great Gatsby." Heun designed many mansions and the Casino Club and the Art Club in Chicago. Distinguished by its overall quality of detail, design, craftsmanship, and materials, this estate possesses a high level of integrity rarely found today. Absolute perfection!

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
4,679
Status:
Active
Beds:
4
Lot size:
0.11 Acres
Year built:
1999
Baths:
5.00
MLS#:
11005000

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FABULOUS LOCATION- Designer built Country French Manor with stone and stucco turret invites you inside. A two story open living area is light and bright. Custom made, hand turned hardwood spindles and rails guide one up the stairway to the second floor landing. Large Pella windows overlook the .67 acre wooded yard. Nestled in the trees you look out into the wooded splendor from all three levels of this home. A very private retreat, just off of Sheridan Road, steps from downtown Lake Forest, South Park, Lake Forest Beach, walking and biking trails, giving you the ability to be at one with nature. Welcome into a true culinary cook's kitchen with custom 36" maple cabinets, granite counters, premium appliances, Dacor cook top, new refrigerator and dishwasher. It offers a spacious eating area, island seating and sun room overlooking the private, backyard and paver patio. A 1st floor office with built-in shelves has adjacent full bathroom would work for "in-laws" or "live-in" help. Gleaming dark hardwood floors provide a contrast against the creamy neutral walls and ceilings. Master and 3 additional bedrooms are on the second floor. Enter the spacious master suite with trayed ceiling and broad windows. In the attached bathroom find a deluxe shower and freestanding soaking tub, beautiful cabinetry and counter tops. Windows welcome in the light from a southern exposure into the bathroom. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom adjacent to the room. There is also a loft area, and a full second floor laundry room. Walk-out lower level gives easy access to the beautifully landscaped yard. A well appointed recreation room is very functional for social/family gatherings that can naturally spill outside to the paver patio and firepit area. There is a a second full kitchen, office, full bath & storage area on this level as well. Immaculate 4-car attached tandem garage (2+2) provides a place for yard equipment, snow shovels and patio furniture in the storage area.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
7,892
Status:
Active
Beds:
4
Lot size:
0.18 Acres
Year built:
2009
Baths:
7.00
MLS#:
11002929

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Offering a lifestyle of world class refinement and luxury, this magnificent estate was custom-built in 2009! Constructed with the highest quality of materials available, this spectacular estate has an unobstructed view of Middlefork Savannah, a 670 acre nature preserve. Perfectly sited on nearly 2 breath-taking acres with 13,272 SF of finished space, this home was designed to exceed expectations. The limestone and stucco exterior and beautifully landscaped grounds create a private oasis like no other! The circular driveway leads to 2 separate 2+ car attached garages. A grand staircase, designer lighting, limestone and walnut hardwood floors, an elevator servicing all three levels, high ceilings, an in-law suite, slate roof, whole house generator and geothermal HVAC system are just a few of the amenities this home has to offer. The exquisite living room, elegant dining room and lovely family room provide the ideal setting for hosting intimate gatherings or grand-scale entertainment. The fabulous kitchen includes custom cabinetry, commercial grade Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, a large island, and a breakfast bar. The sun-filled breakfast room overlooks the spectacular grounds. The handsome library features a dramatic fireplace, walnut hardwood floors, a wet bar, and custom built-ins. A lovely office/sunroom overlooks the lush gardens and swimming pool. One ensuite bedroom completes the first floor. The extraordinary master bedroom features a sitting room and balcony with mesmerizing views and sunsets that will take your breath away. The luxurious master bath creates a spa-like environment for ultimate relaxation. Two additional en-suite bedrooms and a laundry room complete the second floor. The lower level is equipped with an extensive wine cellar, second kitchen, dining area, and great room for entertaining. Additional features include an exercise room, fifth bedroom with sitting/living room, two full baths, a powder room, spa and laundry room. Relax in the resort style pool or spa, and enjoy dramatic views and sunsets from the home, stone terrace or pergola. An estate that exceeds the needs of today's most discerning buyer.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
5,836
Status:
Active
Beds:
4
Year built:
1923
Baths:
4.50
MLS#:
10989345

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Beautiful, spacious, and bright, this east Lake Forest home on 1.3 acres has an amazing floor plan with abundant natural light throughout. The home exudes elegance with its luxurious finishes, architectural details and designer touches throughout 5,800+ square feet of living space, with 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms with 1 half bath. Close to town, schools, and the beach, this exquisite home welcomes you with hardwood floors throughout the first floor and much of the second floor. The gracious foyer welcomes you into the gorgeous formal living room with fireplace and dining room, that both overlook the bluestone terraces and gardens. The sunroom is an added bonus. The gourmet white kitchen has high-end appliances, custom cabinetry, and a large center island with generous counter space. The adjacent butler's pantry has a wet bar, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry. The kitchen has seating at the breakfast bar and circular breakfast room. The family room, which is flooded with sunshine, has a handsome fireplace with white custom built-ins and bench seating that overlooks the expansive yard. A home office and library (second home office) with a fireplace complete the main floor. The second floor has an expansive primary suite with two separate bathrooms, and a massive walk-in double closet. Additionally, there are three large bedrooms (one ensuite) and two full bathrooms. A large laundry room completes the second floor. Attached oversized three-car garage with a circular driveway. New Cedar roof and copper gutters completed in 2019. There is a pride of ownership in every detail of this home and the value of this opportunity is undeniable.

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
3,976
Status:
Active
Beds:
5
Lot size:
0.09 Acres
Year built:
1910
Baths:
4.50
MLS#:
10988754

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This classic Colonial is ideally located in east Lake Forest on coveted Maple Court. It is a quiet and peaceful cul-de-sac location. The charming 3-story center entry home has a freshly painted white frame exterior with black shutters and a cedar shake roof. It is beautifully poised on a .55 acre lot. In keeping with its style, it is functional and gracious, with high ceilings, spacious rooms and intricate period details. The wide staircases and landings offer exceptional and well-lit circulation space. The grand formal living room has an alcove workspace/reading room and an adjacent office/library. The formal dining room opens to the sunroom/office and butler's pantry. In 2009, the current owners expanded the home with a significant addition crafted by two of the area's best (designed by Witmer & Associates, built by Altounian Construction). The addition incorporated a spacious kitchen, family room with fireplace, mud room and deep-pour basement with huge recreation room, bedroom/exercise room, full bathroom with steam shower, and oversized laundry room. The kitchen has abundant white cabinetry, soapstone countertops, a Shaw's Original farm sink, a Wolf gas cooktop, stainless steel double wall ovens, a Miele dishwasher and SubZero refrigerator/freezer. In 2012, an in-ground swimming pool with depth to 8' was installed by Boilini Pools. Build your family memories in this light and bright east side treasure!

Type:
Single Family
Sq.Ft.:
6,404
Status:
Active
Beds:
5
Year built:
1928
Baths:
5.50
MLS#:
10987706

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LAKE FOREST MASTERPIECE... CENTAURS TUSCAN HILL TOWER HOME has been updated while preserving the architectural integrity of the past! This stately classical Italianate, 5 story tower home, designed by noted architect David Adler, as a coach house for the original estate, has been masterfully renovated and restored to meet the needs of today's buyers. Privacy abounds this Italian estate, only visible through the wrought iron gates to a paved courtyard with stunning views of the tower. As you enter the foyer, a delightful view of a private interior courtyard is seen through the French doors that mirror one another. The lovey, brick floor of the home is timeless, and an enduring touch of it's past. The open formal living room and dining room are perfect for entertaining, drenched with sunshine from the floor to ceiling windows and spacious design. The library is adjacent to the foyer with built-ins and a door to a first-floor bedroom en-suite and additional staircase access to the second floor. The kitchen has been updated with European custom cabinetry and black onyx quartz countertops. Sleek design with premium stainless-steel appliances such as Wolf, Subzero, Viking, and Miele are a cook's delight. The only addition to the original Adler footprint was a solarium attached to the kitchen where one can enjoy espresso and croissant while basking in the sunshine, or electronically adjust for full shade. The family room is very large with a fireplace and room for multiple sectionals, pool table and/or game tables. The wine cellar is below the family room. The second floor of the home has two large Primary suites, one with an attached office or sitting area. Both En-suite Primary baths have been updated with Carrara marble, and premium finishes. Additional updates, such as instant hot water, heated towel racks, radiant heated floors, separate frameless shower and tub are just a few upgrades to note. The laundry room is also on the second floor in the tower with new appliances, cabinetry and porcelain tile floor. The fourth bedroom is on the third floor of the tower with an en-suite bath. The fourth floor of the tower is known as the "Byzantine Room" painted by noted artist Nikolai Remisoff, has been uniquely preserved. One of only a handful of his murals that remains in existence. The other is in the Lake Forest Library Rotunda. It depicts the Greek Gods overseeing the earth, with the words of a mere mortal, "feeling as if he is walking among the stars with the Gods." Such a unique and breathtaking space would be an amazing home office! The fifth floor of the tower is a bedroom en-suite and sitting area. The final staircase up leads you to a 6th story rooftop terrace with stellar vistas over the treetops to Lake Michigan and at night, the glow of Chicago city lights! A perfect place to watch the stars, get your yoga in, or have an intimate gathering! Possibly this is where Remisoff gained his insight for the stunning mural. The Tower itself is an absolute unique structure that has been preserved by the current owners with adaptive reuse. The Ludowici clay tile roof, brick and stucco have been well cared for and all systems have been upgraded or are new with the addition of a whole house generator. There is a two car garage and extensive patio that overlook the distant ravine and forest. You will feel a serene lifestyle and creative genius in this magnificent and unique home!

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Andrea D. Conner, License 471020674, Xome Inc., License 478026347, AndreaD.Conner@xome.com, 844-400-XOME (9663), 750 Highway 121 Bypass, Ste 100, Lewisville, TX 75067


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