The median home value in Lake Forest, IL is $1,150,000
This is higher than the county median home value of $323,000.
The national median home value is $277,796.
The average price of homes sold in Lake Forest, IL is $1,150,000.
Approximately 79% of Lake Forest homes are owned, compared to 12% rented, while 9% are vacant.
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Nature lovers' haven! Enjoy easy one level living surrounded by nature in this one of a kind private setting. Here is a rare opportunity to own this extensively renovated Prairie Style, one-story home nestled on 2.5 acres of native oak savanna. Constructed of roman brick and sandstone, it offers a classic mid-century design with oversized windows and sliding-glass doors allowing natural light and views of nature from every angle. Warm and inviting interior boasts clean lines and a functional floor plan providing a perfect balance of privacy and indoor-outdoor living space. Features include well proportioned rooms, hardwood floors, exposed stone and brick walls, Marvin windows and triple point French doors. Renovated kitchen with cathedral ceiling and warm toned wood cabinets flows easily to a spacious family room with tranquil views. Living room boasts striking wood burning stone fireplace. Dining room with expansive sliding doors marry the stunning bluestone patio with interior spaces. A lovely primary suite with sliding glass door facing the savanna has access to a private patio and hot tub. Two additional bedrooms share a hallway bath. Other highlights include a covered front entry addition, 7" custom milled quarter sawn white oak flooring, two fireplaces, dark room, spacious main level laundry room, updated electrical, new mudroom, and two attached garages with parking for five cars. The new 3-car garage is oversized, heated and fully insulated. Basement provides recreation area with brick fireplace and plenty of storage. Convenient location, with a short walk to Metra, shopping, restaurants, and easy access to major highways.
OPEN TODAY, 10/2 from 2-4 pm! Extensively remodeled from floor-to ceiling in 2021-2022, this stunning contemporary is a rare treat! Flooded in light from countless windows, the home offers a main floor primary suite, and gorgeous fenced backyard with new deck and an in-ground pool. Almost everything is new! New roof, front door, all interior doors, hardware and trim! New "lift" (elevator) servicing all 3 levels. New main floor laundry, replaced water main, all new copper plumbing, new electric including modern recessed lighting and ceiling fans! New electric box, furnaces, air conditioners, tankless water heater, rebuilt chimney, fresh paint throughout! New drywall and insulation, new electric pool cover. Expanded primary suite with new gas fireplace, new luxury bath and outfitted walk-in closet! Two large bedrooms up with vaulted ceilings and new windows, new Jack and Jill bathroom. Additional 2nd floor bathroom. All bathrooms have updated fixtures. Sun-drenched Nuhaus kitchen with two islands, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors opening to deck with view of garden and pool, high-end stainless appliances! New hardwood flooring, living room with fireplace and wet bar, loft family room with fireplace and 14'-high vaulted ceiling, separate dining room. Two-car garage with new heater. Additional parking on spacious driveway with side apron. For anyone who appreciates a really great contemporary, this home is not to be missed! Come take a look before the pool closes!!
Fabulous top floor condo facing West overlooking tree lined property and pool thru a series of 5 glass sliding doors. Natural light gently pours into the West facing unit. Primary bedroom with large en-suite, linen closet and separate walk in closet. 2nd Bedroom with sliders out to 32' balcony, newer kitchen opens to den has 2 sets of sliders out to 32' balcony. Large living and dining room with sliders and recessed lighting, Pergo flooring thru hallway, kitchen and den. 2 parking spaces close to elevator, cherry kitchen cabinets with granite counters, updated bathrooms, enlarged laundry room, new carpeting, neutral paint throughout, freshly painted, walk in laundry room, ceiling fans in den & bedrooms, pet friendly building, elevator building.
English country-inspired home that offers relaxed elegance, synonymous with its Jerome Cerny design. This 1955 sprawling red brick Cape Cod is sited on .57-acres and is set back from the road. The home is buffered by a stand of mature trees and a motor court. The parcel is framed by picture-perfect landscaping. One is greeted by a formal courtyard and garden. Renovated and expanded by Traditional Concepts, it features a harmonizing display of neutrals, delicate plasterwork, elegant moldings and custom millwork. It boasts hardwood oak flooring and nearly 9ft ceilings throughout most of the main level. The welcoming foyer opens to the formal living room with large windows that provide views of the front garden, and a pretty bay window that looks onto the bluestone patio and rear yard. A beautiful wood-burning fireplace, and a wall of bookcases are focal points of this room. The dining room features a crystal chandelier, chair rail of decorative plaster and access to the rear yard from the French door. Adjacent is a library with paneled walls. The kitchen features off-white custom cabinetry, a large island with black suede granite top with seating for two, a tumbled marble backsplash, stainless steel appliances and travertine floors. The kitchen opens to the family room with tray ceiling, a masonry fireplace with gas logs, two walls of French doors overlooking the yard and patio. Adjacent to the kitchen are a wet bar with ice-maker, pantry, powder room, laundry room, and access to a two-car garage. The home has two en suite bedrooms on the main level, and two tandem bedrooms that share a bathroom on the second level. The 1st floor primary bedroom features two spacious custom walk-in closets, a deluxe bathroom with double sinks, a separate soaking tub, and a steam shower. The basement includes a finished rec room and workroom. Enjoy the private rear yard, a fenced space adorned with vibrant perennial beds, a blue stone patio with a pergola, and a blue stone outdoor entertainment area perfect for spring, summer and autumn nights.
Imagine living on a private lake, surrounded by nature! Set on a 1+ acre lot, this custom home offers resort-like living with the convenience, security, and recreational amenities of a gated community in the popular Rondout Elementary/Middle School and Libertyville High School Districts. Clad in stone and stucco with a cedar shake roof, this meticulously maintained French Normandy-style home has panoramic lake views from nearly every window. Finely finished, enjoy 10-11 foot ceilings, huge windows, 3.5" American walnut hardwood floors, arched doorways, recessed lighting, 2 wood-burning fireplaces, and an attached 3-car garage. A cook's dream, the highly upgraded eat-in kitchen is outfitted with top-quality Brookhaven cabinetry, high-end stainless appliances, an island with breakfast bar seating, and a built-in desk. A mudroom offers direct access to the home's attached three-car garage. There are 3 bedrooms on the upper level including a luxurious primary suite with a vaulted ceiling, a balcony, dual baths (one with a whirlpool tub and the other with a steam shower), and spacious walk-in closets. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share a jack-and-jill bath. A 4th bedroom and bath on this level have been framed and are ready to be built out if desired. Other features include a laundry room with a morning kitchen with a sink, microwave, and refrigerator. Also offering lake views, the lower level is home to another bedroom, an office, a rec room, and a full bath with sauna. Doors open out onto a beautiful paver patio. The 1,200 sqft unfinished portion of this level includes mechanicals and generous storage; it could easily be finished as a home theater, exercise room, and/or wine cellar. The home includes a shaft for the future installation of a full-size passenger elevator. Alternatively, the space could be turned into closets on every level, or as an alternative entry to a 4th upstairs bedroom. ******** Lucky Lake is a private gated community with 14 homes, 23-acres of common area including a park with a covered picnic area and firepit, a playground, tennis courts and hiking trails, and a 10-acre lake that offers swimming, sailing, paddle boarding, canoeing, and non-motorized boating. It is adjacent to Lake County's Middle Fork Savanna Forest Preserve and offers easy access to the Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway. Herons, egrets, and many other species of birds, White Tailed deer, River Otters, Red and Gray fox, and turtles abound. The Knollwood Golf Club and top-rated equestrian boarding and training facilities are close by. While it is very quiet and private within the Lucky Lake community, this super convenient location offers easy access to amazing shopping including Costco, Sunset Foods, Mariano's, Whole Foods, H-Mart, and Heinin's. The Tri-state Tollway, US 41, and the Lake Forest Metra Station are also close by.
This immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo featuring the most desired floor plan in Crystal Point has been beautifully and thoughtfully updated, flawlessly maintained, and is ready for its new owner to move right in. The welcoming feel is highlighted by the gorgeous Hardwoods and large windows that guide you through this spacious home. Generous Eat-In Kitchen features updated cabinetry with an abundance of storage and counter space, under cabinet lighting and SS appliances. The formal Dining Room and large Living Room are the perfect space to host your fun get togethers, and the warm and cozy separate Den is a great place to put up your feet. The Primary Suite is oversized with a beautiful window, 2 large closets with custom organizers, In-Unit Laundry, and an updated Primary Bath with double vanity and walk-in shower. The spacious 2nd bedroom is near the updated Hall Bath with walk-in shower. Recent upgrades include replacing the windows including the sliding door, HVAC system, glass shower door in both baths, and custom shades - so all the heavy lifting has been done. This unit also has TWO heated garage spaces and TWO additional storage spaces. This building offers a Community Room, Exercise Room, a private and fenced In-Ground Swimming Pool, Security Lobby/Entrance, and a FANTASTIC LOCATION - all within distance of a short walk/bike/car-ride to downtown Lake Forest, Lake Forest Beach, the Library, Gorton Community Center, LFHS, bike trails, parks, shopping, and restaurants. Nothing to do but start enjoying all that Lake Forest and this ready-to-go property have to offer! Be sure to note the LOW TAXES. No pet building.
This elegant 5 bedroom Georgian home sits on a cul-de-sac in the Arbor Ridge neighborhood and is perfect for your family! It features a spacious two-story foyer, large gourmet kitchen with a breakfast room, an island, walk-in pantry, large living room & family room. There is a private office on the first floor. There is a separate dining room for formal entertaining. The large master suite has two separate walk-in closets. The first floor bedroom and bathroom is perfect for guests. The large finished basement has a separate work-out room and plenty of space to play. Newer washing machine, hot water heaters, dishwasher, newer upstairs A/C unit, The private backyard has a large patio for entertaining & kids swingset/play area. Walk to Everett School. Walk to train, coffee shop, restaurants, hardware store and grocery store.
This lovely custom built home in desirable Whispering Oaks features 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths with a first floor all season sun room and laundry room. Newer roof and windows! All room sizes are generous with hardwood or stone flooring throughout this 3,904 above grade square foot home. The kitchen is open to the family room, which has a built-in wet bar, curved stone fireplace and built-in vented grill. The large living room is adjacent to the dining room, and the sun room off the family room provides abundant natural light throughout the year. Upstairs, the primary suite features a large walk-in closet, dressing room and bath. The other two bedrooms are also spacious and share the large hall bath. This is a fabulous home for entertaining and with over 1,900 sf in the lower level, there is plenty of room to expand. The grounds are beautiful and include a circular drive, front porch, inviting back patio and professionally landscaped grounds. Move right in and enjoy a home that is close to town, train, parks and schools.
When LIFESTYLE meets HOME, welcome to 35 Rue Foret. Lifestyle has never been so good until you embark on this remarkable custom Lake Forest Beauty. Spectacular setting for this 7500+ square foot gem nestled perfectly on a 1.8 acre gated professionally landscaped lot. This estate is graced with amenities found only in the finest of homes on the North Shore. Pull through the gated entrance to the circular drive where your greeted with your own private full tennis court and basketball area. Beyond the stone walls, walk the path to through the gardens to the private temperature controlled greenhouse and spectacular outdoor entertainment aquatic area. Custom Stone hardscape graces not only your front entry and verandas, yet also the entire patio area that surrounds the gorgeous in-ground swimming pool, kid's splash pool and in-ground custom designed spa tub. All of the pools (outdoor and indoor) have been customized with incredible European tile that is simply said, a piece of art with in your aquatic spaces. Summertime has never been so much fun when you open the sliding doors to the Cabana that serves the pool area. The Cabana has it own Bar, Keg area, sink, dishwasher, oven, Miele cappuccino maker & lastly a circular huge fish tank! The bar/kitchen area is made completely from stainless steel and glass and will serve family and guests in style all year long. Easy pass through the Cabana will take you to the pool bathroom with custom dolphin faucet & full glass tiled shower. Enter the front foyer through your 8' double doors to experience the the exquisite iron staircase & soaring ceilings with breath taking views from every room. The living/music room is to your left upon entry and has a stunning stone fireplace & a perfect view of both the tennis court and pool area. Main level office with custom cabinetry is perfectly places to the right for your home office. HUGE dining area with direct access to the pool covered veranda and pool, includes a custom bar and breakfront area just perfect for entertaining both indoors & out! Step into the Chef's kitchen huge center island & gorgeous stone floor tile. Loads of storage with 48" European cabinetry, Kitchen bar area, blue pearl granite tops & backsplash. High end commercial appliances including a sub zero refrigerator, yes, please! Off the Kitchen is an incredible family/great room with see through fireplace & direct access to the Game Room and Cabana. Main level Primary bedroom with fireplace, 2 (yes TWO) LUX baths and direct access to private patios! HUGE laundry room on main level PLUS You won't believe the size of the mud room off of the 4 car garage. So much storage & an additional dryer too! (for those wet pool towels) Upstairs you'll find 4-5 additional bedrooms. Two ensuite bedrooms and Two with a shared Jack & Jill bath. Plus an incredible Bonus Room that could serve as a craft room, office, play room or 6th bedroom. Step off the hallway to the rooftop deck overlooking the beautiful gardens! Now, let's talk BASEMENT. This Beauty's Basement adds another 3800 square feet, showcasing a total of 11,000+ square feet of lifestyle & living space. LOVE the custom BAR with high end commercial grade appliances & incredible wine room!! Step to the TICKET BOOTH (yes, I said ticket booth!) to the most incredible home theater with awesome sound system, twinkle lights & custom storage sleek cabinetry! Movie night anyone? What else could there be? How about, an INDOOR POOL & BUILT IN HOT TUB! Stay in shape during those winter months or simply relax in the spa, as you enjoy the beauty of the custom mural and the spectacular artistry in the pool tile. For the athlete out there, you'll love therapy tub and waterfall shower surrounded by slabs of exotic stone that encase the entire room...This is the perfect place to heal after your workouts. Enjoy the weight room and separate stylist room with pedicure station. Office & Full bath too! Luxury & Lifestyle await here at 35 Rue Foret!! WOW!!!!
This handsome two-story 4 bedroom, 4.1-bath red brick Colonial in Lake Forest's desirable Ponds subdivision includes 3,947 square feet above grade, plus an additional 900 square feet in the basement. Interior highlights include a first-floor primary suite with a newly remodeled bathroom, formal living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen with white cabinetry, granite countertops, double ovens, and a sunny breakfast room overlooking the backyard. The family room has a dramatic vaulted ceiling, fireplace with stone surround, custom built-in cabinetry, and access to a charming screen porch. The primary suite has been recently updated with new carpeting and paint, plus a totally renovated bath that features a white double vanity with a marble top, a large walk-in shower, and a separate commode. Upstairs, there's three full-size bedrooms and two full baths, one of which is en-suite. A second-floor office provides a convenient space to work from home. The basement is perfect for entertaining on game day and features a large recreation room with built-ins, a beverage fridge, microwave, and warming draw, plus a theater room, and full bathroom. Other features include an oversized two-car garage with plenty of storage space, a convenient mud room with first-floor laundry, and a low-maintenance deck overlooking the large private backyard. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac street with access to the subdivision walking trails and ponds. Don't miss this one!
From the welcoming wrap-around front porch to the beautiful backyard, this Nantucket inspired house is sure to delight. Rebuilt/expanded in the '90's, the current owners have further enhanced/expanded the house including a spectacular new kitchen w/spacious center island & breakfast nook w/built-in hutches & cozy banquette opening to both the family room & lovely backyard. The large family room features historic Chicago brick accents including arched doorways & a fireplace. The 1st floor boasts wonderful light & great outdoor access as well as hardwood floors throughout. The 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms & 3 baths including a lovely primary suite w/nicely appointed bath, a walk-in closet plus a versatile office/bonus room. The original basement has a rec room & tons of storage plus the current owners dug out a deep pour media room. An extra wide east Lake Forest lot, beautiful landscaping, a new driveway as well as a newer composite deck & front porch make this home as lovely outside as in....all in an easy walk to school, town & beach location.
Absolutely adorable Stanley Anderson quaint tudor on a spectacular street in EAST Lake Forest! The character and charm in this home is absolutely amazing! You will appreciate the arched doorways, and custom millwork. The floors have all been recently redone and there is fresh paint throughout! The exterior was also just painted too! The sweet entrance brings you to a lovely living room with a warm fireplace! It's the perfect introduction to this stunning home! There is a nice sized dining room which is adjacent to a bright and sunny spacious sun room/ family room which overlooks the lovely yard. This home has 4 bedrooms plus a fabulous 3rd floor rec room with skylights! You will appreciate the charm of the primary suite! Sensational location...not far from town, train, restaurants, shops, library and the beach! Also super close to the recently renovated SOUTH PARK with new tennis courts, trail, bocce ball court, basketball court, pavilion and kiddie park!
WELCOME TO A PIECE OF PARADISE ON HALF AN ACRE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN LAKE FOREST. THIS FOUR BEDROOM BRICK SPLIT-LEVEL EXUDES COMFORT AND WARMTH THROUGHOUT. LARGE FORMAL LIVING ROOM ON MAIN LEVEL WITH SEPARATE DINING ROOM ALSO INCLUDES HALF BATH - UNIQUE TO A SPLIT LEVEL FLOOR PLAN. THREE BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS ALONG WITH FULL BATH OFFER A LOVELY VIEW OF THE BACKYARD. LOWER LEVEL WALK-OUT WITH FIREPLACE AND WET BAR HAS BEEN RECENTLY REFRESHED. ESCAPE TO YOUR OUTDOOR PRIVATE RETREAT WHICH INCLUDES A PAVER PATIO, DINING AREA, GRAVEL PATHWAYS AND FOUNTAIN. RECENT EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE BRAVA TILE ROOF WITH 50 YEAR TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY, COPPER GUTTERS, 7 FOOT PRIVACY FENCE (ENCLOSING ENTIRE BACKYARD) AND LUSH LANDSCAPING. STEPS TO DINING, SHOPPING AND METRA.
Gorgeous Rick Swanson custom home with outstanding curb appeal enjoys a remarkable setting with views of Conway Farms golf course. This lovingly maintained home sits on 2.2 acres and features 5 bedrooms, 4.2 bathrooms, a 3 car garage, spectacular yard with newly redone pool and waterfall feature, a fire pit and bluestone patio. As you step into the grand foyer, you will be immediately impressed with the high ceilings, exquisite millwork, and dark hardwood floors. First floor highlights include open floor plan, incredible chef's kitchen with high-end appliances, granite countertops, picturesque views of the pool and yard, spacious eating area, family room with wood burning fireplace and beamed ceiling, large office with tons of natural light, a screened-in porch, dining room and living with gas fireplace. Step up to the landing perfect for the baby grand piano and then enter the private primary bedroom and bath with two large walk-in closets. The second floor has three bedrooms; one bedroom is en suite and the other two bedrooms have a jack-and-jill bath. The third floor offers space for a bonus room or another office and has storage and a half bath. The walk out basement offers exceptional ceiling height, ceramic tile flooring with radiant heat, a large exercise room, the 5th bedroom, full bathroom, billiards room and bar area, recreation room with fireplace and access to backyard. The bar area is complete with microwave, refrigerator and sink. There is also a large unfinished space for storage, a workbench and staircase to the garage. Make this home yours this summer and enjoy the spectacular yard which includes built-in gas grill, fire pit and an inviting pool just renovated by Accurate Pools to include new plaster, new tile, waterfall feature and retractable pool cover. Additional recent improvements include new cedar roof in 2020, second floor baths renovated in 2018, new hot water heater in 2021, new furnace 2019, generator in 2021 and electric car charger. This home is the perfect balance of luxurious elegance and casual comfort.
Exceptional Living! Stunning custom built home in fabulous neighborhood. Built in 2006 by Milestone Dev, this dream home offers richly textured finishing and light-filled rooms. Gorgeous brick exterior w/cedar shake roof, copper gutters, bluestone walkway, outdoor pool and spa. The interior boasts 9'-12' ceilings, wide-planked hardwood floors and significant uses of natural stone. Full amenity kitchen is open to breakfast/hearth room w/stone fireplace, access to screened porch. 2nd level is complete w/hardwood floors, open loft area, full sized laundry room, 4 bedrooms. Stunning master suite w/fireplace, balcony, built-in cabinetry, master bath w/two vanities, steam shower, jetted tub. Fantastic walk-out lower level with recreation room, deluxe bar, 5th bdrm, bath, and full-size SPORT COURT for your athletes! Professionally decorated, meticulously maintained, move-in ready. Walk to Cherokee Elementary School, Waveland Park & Metra.
Beautifully renovated Whispering Oaks 5-bedroom colonial with rare 3-car attached garage! Exceptional, like-new construction with luxurious finishes. Enter to find quality oak hardwood flooring on the 1st and 2nd levels. There is a stunning new kitchen, 3.1 renovated bathrooms, and a newly finished basement (with full bath). The gracious foyer, living room, dining room, and kitchen have an open circular flow, ideal for entertaining. The new chef's kitchen comes to life with an abundance of handcrafted cabinetry, quartz countertops, professional-grade Bosch appliances, and an oversized island with seating. The spacious family room has a wood-burning fireplace with rich millwork, and opens to a three-season screened porch. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms, each with hardwood flooring and generous closets. The expansive primary suite has a walk-in closet with custom closet system, and spa-like en suite bathroom with double vanity and walk-in shower. The laundry room is conveniently located on the main level. Enter the light and bright basement with finished rec room, full bath and generous storage. Additional renovations include replacement of windows, doors, roof, new LP siding, sewer line, plumbing fixtures, electrical (including recessed fixtures w/Lutron lighting switches), and new security system. This east location is convenient to downtown Lake Forest, multiple Metra stations, Lake Michigan, bike trails and expressways. Cherokee Elementary School is only a few blocks away! Whispering Oaks is known for its majestic oaks, half-acre parcels and tree-lined streets. It is a fabulous place to live. Welcome home!
Elegant Villa Turicum home 3 blocks from the lake, sitting on 1+ acres. A circular driveway welcomes you to this exquisitely rehabbed home. Two story foyer with a bridal staircase. 2022 new kitchen with top of the line appliances and custom cabinets, Quartz countertops & Iceberg backsplash. Kitchen opens up to the family room with a cozy fireplace and marble surround 2022 & a new mantel. Living room features a new fireplace surround & mantel. New luxurious master bathroom 2022. Newly finished wood floors. New windows 2021 Full basement . Water heater 2022. Furnace 2022. A/C 2022. Appliances 2022. Newly stained deck. Wooded yard. Fenced-in wooded yard. Don't miss this beautiful home on a great lot!
Room to Roam AND 3 Car Heated Garage! Custom Built in 1986, professionally landscaped Lake Forest home with circle driveway! Beautiful mature trees surround this home! 4 BEDROOM 3.2 baths 2932 SQFT. This home features an open concept great room with wood burning fireplace, skylights, and generous windows overlooking this beautiful secluded lot! Wrap around deck accessible from Great Room. Gourmet Kitchen is also adjacent to the Great Room! 3 Kitchens total in this home! Separate Nanny/In-Law arrangement! Wrap around deck with hot tub! 5 custom skylights in Great Room with sliding covers! Large walk-out finished basement with kitchen! ZONED HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING! CUSTOM SHED! LAKE FOREST SCHOOLS! This home truly has it all and is priced to sell! Close to everything but the feel of being a million miles away!
Welcome to a nature lover's paradise. Truly a masterpiece of timeless design, typical of architect Balfour Lanza, dramatic spaces that live like pieces of art, seamlessly integrating natural beauty, bringing all that is outside in! A complete kitchen renovation in 2004 by Jeff Lynch incorporates natural materials that complement the enduring design, framing prairie gardens while offering seasonal glimpses of a sunrise over Lake Michigan. Top of the line Thermador ovens and gas range, 2 Miele dishwashers, 2 stainless sinks and garbage disposals, beverage center, and a Subzero will please the most discerning gourmet. The breakfast room is adjacent to the dining room making it ideal for large family gatherings, or use as a sitting room should one choose to do so. A mud room and large craft room compliment each other for laundry and mudroom overflow. The 1st floor entry offers a distinctive and versatile living space that is perfect for a baby grand piano and is inspiring in all seasons, encompassed by floor-to-ceiling windows. A cozy LIVING room is the place to LIVE in this home with an adjacent library/card room and large gas-start fireplace. Two bedrooms and a bath complete this floor, one with a Murphy bed allowing for a flexible conversion to a yoga studio with a large exterior yoga patio. The second-floor primary bedroom has a recently renovated Orren Pickell bath, 3 walk-in closets, and a balcony that is perfect for star-gazing or morning coffee while listening to the waves crashing on nearby Lake Michigan. Adjacent to the primary bedroom is a well appointed office, with privacy, built-ins and beautiful views to the southwest. A private 4th bedroom has an ensuite 3rd bath completes this floor. Enjoy the finished lower level with 2 ample storage rooms and a mechanical room with 3-zone HVAC. The outdoor space is as inviting as the indoor, with a spacious deck and boardwalk encircling the property and providing access to a free-standing, heated and cooled "gazebo" that is perfect as a home office, artist's studio, or enchanting all-season retreat. The pathway continues to the deeded access to Lake Michigan and a private beach shared by contiguous neighbors. New cedar shake roof in 2015 with cedar preservation treatment in 2022. The 2.5 car garage enjoys a heated, locked workshop with skylight. This home has been meticulously maintained and includes an outdoor sprinkler system, security system, and plenty of outdoor lighting. This combination of a premier neighborhood location, privacy, and home design are uncompromising. Welcome home!
Sitting on a beautifully landscaped 1.4 acres, this newer home designed after Bucks County Pennsylvania Colonial Estate is situated in an exclusive setting. Quality materials and quality details and finishes including authentic Bucks County stone, black Vermont slate, beveled cedar siding, hand scraped walnut flooring by Birger Juell and De Guilio gourmet kitchen. Luxurious master suite with a huge organized walk in closet. Finished lower level includes a bar, game room, family room, laundry room & bedroom. There is a full spa: sauna, steam shower, whirlpool tub & workout room. Elevator. Walk to town & Open Lands. Complete privacy setting!!
WELCOME HOME! Tucked away on a quiet street in the premier neighborhood of Forest Haven, discover your own private retreat with simply divine living space! Follow the circular driveway as you approach this STUNNING home sitting on a acer lot with lush greenery surrounding it. You're just going to love this ONE OF A KIND beauty with high end finishes and custom details throughout! 2019 home addition completed to add over 800 sq ft of additional living space to include FANTASTIC laundry room, triple the kitchen space PLUS added HUGE primary bath to the 2nd level. Also included NEW Roof and Gutters on home and Garage. YES PLEASE!! Step inside and you are welcomed into the airy & BRIGHT floor plan which truly shines as it is complemented BEAUTIFULLY by luscious hardwood floors and gleaming natural light. The HUGE formal living room is a phenomenal place for the entire family and sits adjacent to the formal dining-just PERFECT for entertaining! The updated eat-in Kitchen is absolutely EXQUISITE! Lush granite countertops are perfectly paired with LOADS of white cabinets, stainless steel appliances including NEW 36" gas range, dishwasher and washer and dryer and an oversized island to create a truly DREAMY kitchen! Step outside to marvel in the serene outdoor retreat. You'll love the convenience of NEW the laundry/ mudroom! Two spacious bedrooms and updated full bath complete the main level. Head upstairs to see two absolutely beautiful bedrooms both with NEW carpet, including a Primary Suite like you've never seen before! Featuring an large bedroom with a walk-in closet and a lavish en-suite with dual vanities, soaker tub and spectacular walk-in shower! One more generously sized bedrooms, with large closets and a full bath completes the upstairs of this sensational home. Full height basement is already partitioned and ready for finishing touches with its existing English window and offers unlimited possibilities! Absolutely no detail has been spared in this GORGEOUS home which is the picture of classical elegance, comfort and luxury-it truly has it ALL!
RENTED UNTIL 5/31/23. 48 HOURS NOTICE PLEASE Stately three story home on an acre of land. Foyer addition welcomes you into the center entry between living room and formal dining room. Updated with new kitchen cabinets, appliances, countertops and light fixtures. All 3 1/2 bathrooms have been updated and improved with new white subway tile. Second floor AND third floor master bedrooms! Third floor master boasts "tree-top" views of Lake Michigan! Master bathroom has top of the line soaking tub, large multi-head walk-in shower and individual sings plus separate room for the water closet. Four additional family bedrooms are on the second floor. Hardwood floors run throughout. The cedar shake roof was recently replaced. Back yard is fully fenced adjacent to ravines running down to the lake.
This gracious New England-styled Colonial proudly sits on a gorgeous one acre parcel with ravine in East Lake Forest! Built in 1910, this grand estate boasts 5,882 square feet and 6 generous bedrooms with 4.1 baths. A gorgeous formal entry with impressive staircase is enhanced by elegant architectural detailing. Special amenities include grand-sized rooms, 10 foot ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, 4 fireplaces, and beautiful millwork. Gracious dining and living room that opens to spacious screened porch overlooking beautiful outdoor bluestone terrace and in-ground pool. Warm and inviting eat-in white kitchen with sitting area. Newer family room addition by Traditional Concepts has walls of windows overlooking spectacular ravine setting. Second floor has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths including primary suite with private bath, dressing room, and walk-in closet. The third floor has 2 additional bedrooms, full bath, wrapping room, and playroom. The walkout lower level has a spacious recreation room, temperature controlled 2500 bottle wine cellar, and exercise room. The outdoor property includes a spectacular terraced patio graced by perennial gardens, an in-ground pool, and hot tub. Adorable 3 bedroom, 1 bath coach house on property. The location is exceptional near historic downtown, Lake Forest Market Square shopping and restaurants, and Lake Michigan.
The owner's change of plans is your opportunity. Exceptional premium south east location offers views of the pond and unobstructed views of the orchard, a beautiful vista. The unassuming cottage style exterior does not hint at what is in store, a sophisticated yet comfortable and inviting interior, calm, quiet elegance. A number of luxury finishes and features include: 9' 1st floor ceilings; hardwood flooring throughout the main level, carpeting in the bedrooms and tile baths; granite countertops and custom Amish-made maple cabinets in the kitchen and all baths. A Viking appliance package includes an amazing 8 burner cook top! Kohler bathroom fixtures and tubs. Fond du lac cobble field stone fireplace wall flanked with custom cabinetry offering open display shelves and convenient closed storage. An upgrade not to be missed, the sun room, adds another wall of windows and additional transitional space. Two main floor bedroom suites, one a perfect home office, and two bedrooms in the lower level. The lower level has endless possibilities, you will find space for a pool or ping pong table, a future wine tasting room and cellar, a home theatre or a personal home gym. Side load three car garage. On more than a third of an acre, the back yard space is your blank canvas. Add a deck, or patio, a pool, hot tub, or fence, with a few requirements, all are allowed. I wonder what Howard and David would say, Howard Van Doren Shaw and David Adler that is, about this new Westleigh Farms community. The grounds, the architecture and the vast open land? I think they would give their nod of approval. Stop by, walk the grounds, explore. I have been a real estate broker since the late 1970's and have been in thousands of homes. Liked many, could have lived in a few, this is the first home that both my husband and I said, "should We move here"! I was raving about Orchard every time I came home. My husband decided he should visit my open to see what I was talking about. The views from every window are so peaceful, the floor plan is so versatile, and although an open floor plan still has a quiet elegance that is just my style.
Surrounded by professional landscaping and mature trees, rests a home of impeccable taste and timeless quality that is located only blocks from downtown Lake Forest. Built in 2006 by Greystone Builders, the residence has been thoughtfully improved and pristinely maintained through the years by its only owner. Among its charms: a private and serene backyard appointed with a bluestone backyard patio and built-in BBQ, a beautifully finished "English Basement" and an effortlessly flowing floorplan that prioritizes family living and ease of entertaining indoors to out. As you come into the home, there is great presence created by soaring 10' ceilings, custom millwork, classic moldings, hardwood floors and an expansive view extending throughout the main level. A graciously sized dining room and formal living room with fireplace both are appointed with French doors opening onto the bluestone front porch for a wonderful al fresco experience. A private library/home office flanked by built-ins also offers connection to nature with views to the backyard. The inviting and spacious family room overlooks the backyard and opens to the classically styled kitchen with soaring ceilings, center island, a Viking double oven and range, Thermador warming drawer and Sub-Zero fridge. A convenient and spacious butler's pantry links the kitchen to the dining room - perfect for entertaining. The kitchen and breakfast room offers access to the new bluestone patio, providing a captivating outdoor setting from which to entertain friends or family amidst lush greenery and meandering flagstone paths. A mudroom, two half baths (formal and informal) and a heated 3-car attached garage complete the main level. On the second floor, you will find four bedrooms, a second-floor laundry room and abundant linen storage. Two bedrooms share a jack-and-jill bath and the other bedroom has its own private ensuite bath. Adorned with a tray ceiling and traditional detailing, the primary bedroom suite is a picture of tranquility with a sitting room (or second office) and a resort-like bath with steam shower and therapeutic jet tub, dual vanities, a large walk-in closet and extra storage space. In the finished lower level, natural light floods into the entire secondary entertaining space via large finished window wells, bathing the rec room, game space and wet bar in warmth. The exercise room could also be a potential fifth bedroom with an adjacent full bath. Don't miss this truly special offering so close to everything that downtown Lake Forest has to offer!