499 W Old Mill Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 (MLS # 10851165)
Price $5,500,000
Status Active
Beds 4
Baths 7 Baths
Home size 6,639 sqft
Lot Size 10.00 ac
Days on Market 15
A 10 acre completely enclosed horse approved dividable property. This enchanting ten acre property fully fenced and bordering a public prairie reserve has been restored, to and beyond the historic Jens Jensen design. The grounds, are the design pallet that has created award winning gardens across the entire North-Shore and Wisconsin. Featuring a butterfly garden, an organic potager garden, orchard, vineyard, open lawns, and a stocked fishing and water lily pond. The outdoor entertainment area revolves around a pool and spa, an outdoor fireplace, multiple gathering areas with seating for 30, and a pergola dining terrace accommodating 12 creates a dining experience without compare. Complementing the outdoor space is an all stainless steel kitchen with a commercial Kalamazoo Grill. The homes interior has been masterfully decorated and restored to its century old elegance. From the original unique ceiling moldings to the Walnut paneling and bookcases this home built for the founders of The National Tea grocery family is without compare. The living room with 10 foot ceilings is perfectly scaled for entertaining and gathering with family and special friends. A large dining room with fireplace and elegant leaded glass windows make seasonal dining inside a very special occasion. Across the marble foyer from the dining room is a Southern facing Cypress paneled den that takes full advantage of the properties fabulous vistas and natural light. Altounian builders created a present day commercial kitchen with all of the necessary products and brands. Adjoining the kitchen via the pool breezeway is a pool bath and family room with fireplace and a bar that was created from a single tree over 6 feet in diameter. Above the 4 car garage is a vaulted ceiling 3 room in-law suite, with full bath, it is currently being used ( as pictured ) as an exercise room, yoga studio and craft space. Beautiful en-suite bedrooms and baths make this a very special home for those looking for privacy and security.
Property Type(s): Single Family
Last Updated 9/9/2020 Year Built 1935
Community Lake Forest Garage Spaces 4.0
County Lake


Jr. High School Deer Path Middle School
High School Lake Forest High School

Additional Details

AIR Central Air
APPLIANCES Bar Fridge, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Dryer, High End Refrigerator, Microwave, Range, Range Hood, Washer, Water Purifier Owned, Wine Refrigerator
AREA Lake Forest
EXTERIOR Dog Run, Fire Pit, Hot Tub, Outdoor Grill, Patio, Pool In-Ground, Porch
GARAGE Attached, Yes
HEAT Natural Gas
INTERIOR 2nd Floor Laundry, Bar-Wet, Bookcases, Built-in Features, Granite Counters, Hardwood Floors, Health Facilities, Historic/Period Mlwk, In-Law Arrangement, Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Walk-In Closet(s)
LOT 10 acre(s)
PARKING Garage,Space/s
SEWER Public Sewer
STYLE Farmhouse
TAXES 34120.16
UTILITIES 200+ Amp Service
WATER Lake Michigan

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