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$2,500,000
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Lake Forest Area Single Family Home

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50 E Laurel Avenue Lake Forest, IL 60045

4 Bed
6 Baths
3745 sqft
MLS# 11626213
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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!
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / Lake Forest / Annie Royster Lenzke
$1,700,000
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Lake Bluff Area Land

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14 N Skokie Highway Lake Bluff, IL 60044

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MLS# 11654964
Value is in the land for redevelopment. The former Knollwood Fire Station is located at 14 N Skokie BLVD in unincorporated Lake Bluff, IL. Rare North Shore commercial redevelopment land acquisition opportunity available in Lake Bluff, IL. Major market areas include Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Green Oaks and Libertyville, IL. General Commercial and Residential Zoning currently in place. Located in unincorporated Lake Bluff - Current Lake County Zoning. Buyer could voluntarily annex into the Village of Lake Bluff - Lake Bluff willing to offer financial incentives! Recent developments include new Target & Chase Bank plus retail strip malls directly across the street on Route 176 (Rockland Road) Adjacent to the brand new Northwestern Medicine building that just sold for $8,150,000 in 2021, which is located directly across the street on Route 176. Sold in May of 2020 for $3,700,000 for 41,040 sq ft parcel. This sales comparable sold for $90.16 per sq ft. Thriving commercial corridor serving Lake Bluff & Lake Forest residents plus large daytime employment from Abbott Labs and many surrounding businesses. Value is in the land! This offering is part of a larger nine-parcel assembly of contiguous properties that total about 3.5 acres of commercial and residential land. Possible rezoning of all parcels to be either commercial or residential. Current zoning is with Lake County, IL. Possible to volunarily annex into the Village of Lake Bluff, which may possibly offer developer financial incentives. Future use for new retail, medical, multi-family, drive-thru etc. Contact John Josephitis for full Offering Memorandum and complete details on the overall development opportunity.
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / Lake Forest / John Josephitis
$1,650,000
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Lake Forest Area Single Family Home

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496 E Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

4 Bed
5 Baths
4000 sqft
MLS# 11669398
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This three-story vintage home, known as the Frank W. Read House, is located in East Lake Forest in a coveted, close-to-town location, and is situated on almost an acre of beautiful, landscaped property! Vintage features include many original details such as wood floors, a beautiful staircase, high ceilings, built-ins, and multiple sun rooms with lovely views of the yard. Completely updated top to bottom over the last year, this home now enjoys four finished levels, five new bathrooms, a stunning white kitchen, and a four-car, tandem garage. The updates are comprehensive with all new mechanicals, roof, windows, and finishes. You can move right into this gem! Walk the property to enjoy the size and beauty of this lot. NEW in last 12 months: central air conditioning added, changed old boiler & radiator heat system to new gas furnace system, asphalt shingle roof, gutters, windows, kitchen, four bathrooms renovated (one upgraded from half to full bath). Finished basement including bathroom added, laundry room with new washer & dryer, new staircase & egress window added. Exterior stucco work and paint. Garage renovation with new roof, garage door, siding, epoxy floor & electric car capable. New wood floors through much of the house, refinished wood floors. Extensive electrical improvements including recessed lighting throughout, internet ready, light fixtures. Interior paint, cement patio and walkway, driveway. Massive landscaping work with incredible tree removal and many new plantings.
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / Lake Forest / Suzanne Myers
$1,599,000
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Mayflower Park Area Single Family Home

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539 N Mayflower Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

3 Bed
4 Baths
2859 sqft
MLS# 11661129
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The Ferry Hall Chapel, built in 1888, was designed by noted architect Henry Ives Cobb who was known for the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, The Newberry Library, and the Chicago Athletic Association, among many others. After Ferry Hall was closed, the building was converted into a private residence in 1980. This Gothic style building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This home now features a grand great room with soaring ceilings, arched windows and doorways, and original leaded glass windows. You will find both first and second floor master bedroom suites, two handsome offices, and a chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. A third floor provides an additional bedroom suite with delightful tree top views. Last purchased in 2010, many improvements have been made to update and preserve the integrity of the home. Custom lead-framed glass window covers with UV coating were created to make the original windows effectively double-paned while remaining virtually undetectable. Wood floors were installed on the second and third floors. In the great room, a direct-vent gas fireplace was added with antique, carved wood mantle from France. Other recent improvements include tuckpointing, two water heaters, and cedar roof maintenance and repairs. This home also enjoys modern amenities such as a main level laundry room, a basement for storage, and a detached three car garage with breezeway. This home is located just one block from Lake Michigan and enjoys a very private setting with beautifully landscaped rose gardens, bluestone patio with fountain, and ravine views. This home maintains a unique and independent role within the Mayflower Park Condominium Association.
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / Lake Forest / Suzanne Myers