980 N Green Bay Rd Lake Forest, IL 60045 (Sold)

$6,200,000 6 10
Price Bedrooms Bathrooms
Price dropped by 8.1% before being sold sold on 6/15/2021
Status: Sold

MLS #: 10931010

Detached Single Sq. Feet: 9167
Date Sold: 6/15/2021 Lot Size: N/A
Township: See All Homes for Sale in Shields Township
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This is a rare offering of an exceptional estate designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw situated on approximately 15 acres in the heart of Lake Forest. Providing the utmost in privacy and unsurpassed natural beauty, the grounds are unparalleled and include wooded areas, meadows, ponds and trails, further enhanced by the adjacent property protected by Lake Forest Open Lands Association. The views are endless and the opportunity for exploring nature becomes part of your day. Approached via a long, tree-lined drive and circular courtyard, the residence is majestic. Once inside, the home has a country house ambiance of gracious comfort. You will be taken by the architectural details, impeccable condition, and sheer beauty of the home. Formal rooms are elegant, yet warm and welcoming. Each room captures a view of the grounds while the west terrace and screened porch provide the perfect setting for watching a sunset over the meadow. Family spaces are cozy spots to enjoy a fire and relax. The de Giulio kitchen is spacious and well appointed. It includes a fabulous butler's pantry and a separate breakfast room that opens to the terrace. Adjacent is the family room overlooking and providing access to the children's play area, greenhouse and gardens. The second floor provides a beautiful master suite with fireplace, sitting room, loads of closets and two private baths. There are four superb family bedroom suites, plus a live-in suite. The property is complimented by a charming and spacious two bedroom coach house at the Green Bay Road entrance, which could serve as a home office or guest house. The former stable provides six bays for cars and equipment. There is a delightful two bedroom apartment here as well. A greenhouse and tool shed fulfill the needs of tending to the vegetable garden and lovely cutting gardens. Summer allows for enjoyment of the pool, which is situated in a tranquil, unobstructed spot and provides a full day of sunshine! 980 Green Bay has been a beloved family home for 40 years. The blend of nature and privacy found within moments of the Village of Lake Forest is unique indeed. Continuing as stewards of this estate will be a decision you will not regret.
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 9 Full / 1 Half
Year Built: 1909
Style: Georgian
Exterior Construction Type: Brick
Age Range: 100+ Years
Roof: Shake
Foundation: Concrete Perimeter
Basement: Unfinished
Basement Type: Full
Approx. Sq. Ft.: 9167
Interior Features: Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors
Appliances: Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Cooktop
Equipment: Humidifier, Security System, CO Detectors, Sprinkler-Lawn, Generator, Multiple Water Heaters
Fireplace Features: Wood Burning
Fireplaces Total: 7
Rooms: Bonus Room, Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Breakfast Room, Library, Office, Screened Porch, Sitting Room, Study, Heated Sun Room, Utility Room-1st Floor
Exterior Features: Patio, Porch Screened, Pool In-Ground, Workshop
Other Structures: Greenhouse, Guest House
Cars: 7
Garage Spaces: 7
Air Conditioning: Central Air, Zoned
Heat Source / Type: Natural Gas, Steam
Fireplace(s): Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom
Total Rooms: 17
Lot Dimensions: 10+ Acres
Lot Features: Nature Preserve Adjacent, Landscaped, Pond(s), Wooded, Mature Trees
Garage Type: Attached, Detached
Garage Features: Garage Door Opener(s), Heated, Multiple Garages
Attached Garage: Yes
Garage Ownership: Owned
Parking: Garage
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Lake Michigan
Electric: 400 Amp Service or Greater
Transportation: Historical District
Driveway: Asphalt, Brick
Directions: No sign. Green Bay Road just north of Deerpath on west side of street. (Between Woodland and Laurel)
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: $107, 789
Ownership: Fee Simple
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Listing Information Last Updated 6/16/2021
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