965 E Deerpath Rd Lake Forest, IL 60045 (Sold)

$5,650,000 8 11
Price Bedrooms Bathrooms
Price dropped by 13.1% before being sold sold on 11/7/2022
Status: Sold

MLS #: 11464563

Detached Single Sq. Feet: 13602
Date Sold: 11/7/2022 Lot Size: 3.16 Acres
Township: See All Homes for Sale in Shields Township
DESCRIPTION
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Fairlawn , designed by Delano & Aldrich,Privately secluded Estate with a gated entrance. The symmetry of the red brick Georgian design delights on arrival. Designed in 1923 by New York-based architects, Delano and Aldrich, Fairlawn is in a category by itself. . Reflecting gracious elegance, majestic room sizes and a flowing floor plan. This magnificent residence sits on 3.16 acres of spectacular green gardens that was designed as a series of rooms. As one of the finest residences along Chicago's North Shore, Fairlawn was completed in 1925. Symmetrical scale rooms with high ceilings, cozy fireplaces, a paneled library, a sun room with beautiful murals, grand living/ball room and dining room. The third floor hosts a fun domed space. There is a new kitchen with custom cabinets & top of the line appliances, it opens up to the family room & has easy access to the pool. There are 7 car garages attached to the main house by a heated tunnel. The separate coach house includes: bedroom, bathroom, Kitchen & a living room. There is a green house. Recent updates : new boiler system, new kitchen, Bluestone patio around the pool, Ruckus Wi-Fi system throughout & hot water heaters. Fairlawn is a private retreat, located in the heart of East Lake Forest, across from the beach & the park. History :in 1857 Farwell purchased 18 acres. Fairlawn was built in 1870 by Senator Charles Benjamin Farwell who was one of Lake Forest's original settlers. 1891 the first golf game reported in the midwest teed off on a small seven hole course built on the estate front yard. In 1920: the house burned to the ground. It was rebuilt in 1923 by his daughter Grace, founder of the Chicago Arts Club. The estate has been through many changes . In 1950 the property was subdivided into 9 lots. Today Fairlawn sits on 3.16 spectacular acres.
ARCHITECTURE
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 8 Full / 3 Half
Year Built: 1925
Style: Georgian
Exterior Construction Type: Brick
Age Range: 91-100 Years
Roof: Slate
Foundation: Concrete Perimeter
Basement: Unfinished, Cellar, Exterior Access, Storage Space
Basement Type: Full
FEATURES / AMENITIES
Approx. Sq. Ft.: 13602
Interior Features: Skylight(s), Hardwood Floors, First Floor Bedroom, First Floor Laundry, First Floor Full Bath
Appliances: Double Oven, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Cooktop, Built-In Oven, Range Hood
Equipment: Security System, Sump Pump
Fireplace Features: Wood Burning
Fireplaces Total: 9
Rooms: Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Bedroom 7, Bedroom 8, Library, Sitting Room, Heated Sun Room, Foyer
Exterior Features: Balcony, Patio, In Ground Pool, Storms/Screens
Other Structures: Second Residence, Greenhouse
Cars: 7
Garage Spaces: 7
Air Conditioning: Space Pac, Zoned
Heat Source / Type: Natural Gas, Forced Air, Steam, Radiator(s)
Fireplace(s): Living Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom, Den/Library, Dining Room, Grand Entry Hall
Total Rooms: 15
PROPERTY FEATURES
Lot Size: 3.16 Acres
Lot Dimensions: 3.0-3.99 Acres
Lot Features: Landscaped
Garage Type: Attached
Garage Features: Garage Door Opener(s), Transmitter(s), Heated
Attached Garage: Yes
Garage Ownership: Owned
Parking: Garage
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Lake Michigan, Public
Electric: Circuit Breakers
Transportation: School Bus Service, Commuter Bus, Commuter Train, Interstate Access
Driveway: Brick, Gravel, Circular
Directions: Deerpath Road, East of Sheridan Rd to Property.
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: 2021
Tax Annual Amount: $74, 128
Ownership: Fee Simple
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Listing Information Last Updated 12/9/2022
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