171 W Laurel Ave Lake Forest, IL 60045

$5,995,000 6 7
Price Bedrooms Bathrooms
Price has not changed since being added to site on 10/25/2021
Status: Active

MLS #: 11190518

Detached Single Sq. Feet: 8557
On Site: 85 Days Lot Size: 9.29 Acres
Township: See All Homes for Sale in Shields Township
DESCRIPTION
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Walter Frazier designed this exceptional multi-structure estate in 1970, setting it high on the property to take advantage of the views of colorful meadows and gorgeous sunsets to the west. Known for his refined elegance in style, the red-brick five-part structure has a central Palladian pavilion and Georgian entry with a central block and two perfectly balanced one-story wings. The grand hallway welcomes you and centers the symmetrical floorplan with an elegant floating staircase. This one-owner home (8,577 square feet) features 16 graciously sized rooms which includes a minimum of 6 bedrooms and 4.3 baths. The first-floor primary wing has a flexible arrangement of rooms currently utilized as a main bedroom (with fireplace), two spacious dressing rooms, an abundance of closet space (here and throughout the entire home) and a private office. Three additional fireplaces are placed in the 10-foot ceilinged living room, cherry paneled library and family room. All of the main beautifully proportioned rooms have an abundance of southern light through floor to ceiling glass doors, merging the landscape with the interior and providing unobstructed views to the yard and future pool. High quality building standards were utilized throughout much of the home including Ludowici tile roof, concrete construction, Phase 3 electric, and 16 zones HVAC. The outbuildings reflect the same classic hierarchy of form and sophistication as does the main home. There is a charming, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath caretakers' cottage; an additional outbuilding with garages, workroom, kennels, attic storage and 2 rooms of vaulted ceilinged living space with 1/2 bath and kitchenette; and a separate 3 car garage (for a total of 7+ spaces). Included in the 9 acres is a 5-acre conservation area managed by LFOLA, with access to the Derwen Mawr Nature Preserve. Sited in the best of locations within Lake Forest; offering privacy, proximity to town and open lands, and a home that incorporates the natural beauty of its surroundings with interior style and comfort, it offers the next generation an incredible ownership opportunity. (Original blueprints and landscape plans are available for previewing. The rooms and square footage on the listing sheet are for the main home only; exception garage total is for entire property.)
ARCHITECTURE
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4 Full / 3 Half
Year Built: 1970
Style: Georgian
Exterior Construction Type: Brick
Age Range: 51-60 Years
Roof: Tile
Foundation: Concrete Perimeter
Basement: Unfinished
Basement Type: Full
FEATURES / AMENITIES
Approx. Sq. Ft.: 8557
Interior Features: Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, First Floor Bedroom, In-Law Arrangement, First Floor Laundry, First Floor Full Bath, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Ceiling - 10 Foot, Some Carpeting, Drapes/Blinds, Granite Counters, Separate Dining Room
Appliances: Double Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Wine Refrigerator, Gas Cooktop
Equipment: Security System, Ceiling Fan(s), Sump Pump, Sprinkler-Lawn, Multiple Water Heaters
Fireplace Features: Wood Burning
Fireplaces Total: 4
Rooms: Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Foyer, Library, Suite, Sitting Room, Office, Storage
Exterior Features: Patio
Other Structures: Guest House, Outbuilding, Second Garage
Cars: 7
Garage Spaces: 7
Air Conditioning: Central Air
Heat Source / Type: Natural Gas
Fireplace(s): Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Den/Library
Total Rooms: 14
PROPERTY FEATURES
Lot Size: 9.29 Acres
Lot Dimensions: 8.0-9.99 Acres
Lot Features: Fenced Yard
Garage Type: Attached, Detached
Garage Features: Heated, Multiple Garages
Attached Garage: Yes
Garage Ownership: Owned
Parking: Garage
Sewer: Public Sewer, Sewer-Storm
Water: Public
Transportation: Historical District
Driveway: Asphalt
Directions: Green Bay, North of Deerpath, West on Laurel
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: 2020
Tax Annual Amount: $80, 448
Ownership: Fee Simple
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Listing Information Last Updated 1/17/2022
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