969 Spring Ln Lake Forest, IL 60045

$6,995,000 9 12
Price Bedrooms Bathrooms
Price has not changed since being added to site on 10/7/2020
Status: Active

MLS #: 10892539

Detached Single Sq. Feet: 11553
On Site: 108 Days Lot Size: 4 Acres
Township: See All Homes for Sale in Shields Township
DESCRIPTION
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The Potter Palmer Estate is a rare combination of location, privacy, acreage & a unique 2 acre buildable site, 11,553 sf Estate on 4 acres of table land & 2 ravines one of Lake Forest's most sought after & significant properties. Originally the carriage house for the Phillip Swift Estate, it has been expanded several times to achieve its current size & status. In the early 1920's Farwell Winston, extensively expanded & remodeled the home with architect Stanley Anderson. From 1970 to 1972 the Potter Palmers added 2 major additions, plumbing & electrical upgrades, with architect James Keiser & Bleck Engineering Company. This French styled stucco Estate has been maintained and improved by the current owners from 2016 through 2020. 1st floor-Entry Foyer - Travertine marble floors, rich oak wood, circular staircase, expanded powder room with Italian glass vanity. Impressive living room (former carriage house) with fireplace, hardwood floors, ceiling beams, crystal sconces, French doors. Grand dining room with parquet floors, brass chandelier, silver closet, French doors leading to redwood surround deck on west ravine. Library with fireplace, hardwood floors, 12 ft floor to ceiling window overlooking the ravine. Family Room with arched specialty tiled fireplace, pegged wood floors, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors adjacent to the pool, and tiled kitchenette with oven, burners, dishwasher & microwave. Cabana with full shower & bathroom, 2 large dressing rooms, hot tub, laundry fixtures & counter top in large open area leading to 2nd garage. Utility closet includes a 40 gallon H2O heater for this area. Sun room, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors on 3 sides & wet bar. Solarium with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors & terra cotta flooring. Main kitchen of white cabinetry, JennAire stoves with capacity for ten burners or a mix of burners and grills, Corian counters for maximum durability, built in heating plates and warmers, walk-in pantry, island & large seating area with couch & chairs as well as kitchen table. Arched access door to wrap around redwood deck on the west ravine for comfortable outdoor dining. Recently remodeled laundry room with built in cabinets & hanging racks. 2nd floor- Master suite with marble fireplace, 2 very large walk-in closets with vanity and sink in between, extensive built-in cabinetry, recently renovated Calacatta marble bath, shower, vanities. Kitchenette with sink, microwave, storage. 9 bedrooms (9 in total), most with recently renovated marble counter tops. 8 of the bedrooms have private ensuite baths with added storage cabinetry. Turret office connecting the 2 main wings of the house. Large playroom with 5 large built in shelf sections, floor to ceiling mirrors, specialty floating dance flooring. INTERCOM throughout the house via a telephone system. MUSIC SYSTEM and speakers throughout the 1st floor, by the pool, and the black slate patio. DIVIDED BASEMENT, all with indoor outdoor carpet. Beneath the main kitchen is a large area for crafts & extensive built in shelving. At one end is a Swedish cedar wine cellar. Included is a large boiler and chiller for the gas fired and water based HVAC system, and air handling blower units. There is a 100 gallon H20 tank for a portion of the main house. 5ft high passage under West wing. Beneath family room/kitchenette is large sauna, steam room & exercise area. This also houses an air handler, 50 gal H2O and sump pumps. The current owners have done extensive improvements: a recently renovated cottage with fireplace (originally the groundskeeper cottage) redwood deck wrapping around East & South end of home, "woodland garden" with multiple stone walk ways leading to south ravine, sewer system, added over 400 trees and bushes, recessed lighting and fans, new fence, piping, trees, ravine work, retaining walls, ceiling fans, and freshly painted exterior. Estate features: tennis court, playground, fire pit, 4 patios, 2 courtyards for resort style living.
ARCHITECTURE
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9 Full / 3 Half
Year Built: 1910
Style: Other
Exterior Construction Type: Stucco
Age Range: 100+ Years
Foundation: Concrete Perimeter
Basement: Partially Finished, Crawl, Exterior Access, Concrete (Basement), Rec/Family Area, Storage Space
Basement Type: Partial
FEATURES / AMENITIES
Interior Features: Sauna/Steam Room, Hot Tub, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Walk-In Closet(s)
Appliances: Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Gas Cooktop
Fireplace Features: Wood Burning, More than one
Fireplaces Total: 4
Rooms: Exercise Room, Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Bedroom 7, Bedroom 8, Bedroom 9, Heated Sun Room, Library, Office, Play Room
Exterior Features: Deck, Patio, Hot Tub, Pool In-Ground, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill, Fire Pit, Workshop
Other Structures: Pergola, Second Garage, Shed(s), Tennis Court(s), Cabana, Garage(s), Storage
Cars: 24
Parking Total: 20
Garage Spaces: 4
Air Conditioning: Central Air
Heat Source / Type: Natural Gas, Forced Air, 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Indv Controls, Zoned
Fireplace(s): Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Den/Library
Total Rooms: 18
SQUARE FOOTAGE
Finished Sq. Ft.
Above Grade 0
Below Grade 1599
Total 0
ROOMS
SizeLevelFloorsWindows
Master24X392nd LevelCarpetBlinds,Curtains/Drapes
Bedroom 214X132nd LevelCarpetBlinds
Bedroom 314X142nd LevelCarpetBlinds
Bedroom 414X132nd LevelCarpetBlinds
Dining Room19X25Main LevelHardwoodBlinds
Family Room21X37Main LevelHardwood
Kitchen25X30Main LevelPorcelain TileBlinds
Living Room23X40Main LevelHardwood
Laundry14X9Main LevelPorcelain TileBlinds
Exercise Rm14X31Main LevelOther
5th Bdrm19X132nd LevelCarpetBlinds
6th Bdrm15X202nd LevelCarpetBlinds
7th Bdrm16X182nd LevelCarpetBlinds
8th Bdrm12X152nd LevelCarpetBlinds
9th Bdrm11X142nd LevelCarpetBlinds
Sun/Florida Room Heated14X38Main LevelBlinds
Library17X17Main LevelHardwoodBlinds
Office10X122nd LevelCarpetBlinds
Playroom25X312nd LevelOtherBlinds
PROPERTY FEATURES
Lot Size: 4 Acres
Lot Dimensions: 4.0-4.99 Acres
Lot Features: Corner Lot, Fenced Yard, Irregular Lot, Landscaped, Wooded, Mature Trees, Backs to Trees/Woods, Views, Sidewalks, Streetlights
Garage Type: Attached
Garage Features: Multiple Garages
Attached Garage: Yes
Garage Ownership: Owned
Parking Features: Driveway, Oversized
Parking On Site: Yes
Parking: Garage, Space/s
Parking Ownership: Owned
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Lake Michigan
Electric: 400 Amp Service or Greater
Transportation: School Bus Service, Commuter Train, Historical District
Driveway: Asphalt
Directions: South of Deerpath Road on Mayflower to Spring Ln, East.
COMMUNITY, TAX AND RELATED INFO
School District: 67
Elementary School: Sheridan Elementary School
Middle School: Deer Path Middle School
High School: Lake Forest High School
Area: Lake Forest
County: Lake
Tax Year: 2019
Tax Annual Amount: $77, 740
Ownership: Fee Simple
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