1000 E Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 (MLS # 10904081)
Price $2,749,000
Status Active
Beds 6
Baths 7 Baths
Home size 5,976 sqft
Lot Size 3.81 ac
Days on Market 14
Retreat to this Enchanting Villa in prestigious Lake Forest - just 45 minutes beyond the bustling city lies "Vallombrosa" a picturesque mediterranean-inspired estate surrounded by nearly 4 acres of lush greenery and peaceful flowing ravines. Built in 1914, this 6000sqft home (and Coach House) is equal-parts rich in architecture & old-world charm yet incredibly livable & manageable in size. Designed by architect Edwin Clark (Brookfield Zoo) keen attention to detail throughout the homes interior and exterior all tell a story of centuries past. Restored in 2003 & Updated in 2018 the storybook home features a pebble & cobblestone circular drive, front courtyard, an overhanging balcony w/ water fountain, solid stucco facade and terra-cotta clay roof. Pass-through arched entry doors to the majestic dual-staircase entry foyer. Main level includes a fireside formal dining room, both formal and family living areas, a wood-adorned office & library, and custom kitchen & prep room & bright sunroom overlooking the rear yard gardens. Upper level features 4 bedrooms + media room, each w/ attached bathrooms, a romantic main bedroom w/ sitting & dressing room, ornate vintage detailed baths, lighting, custom closets & window treatments. Lower level partially finished w/ 800+ bottle wine cellar, additional storage and prep rooms. Sip on wine, entertain and feast on meals alfresco overlooking a 60ft deep lot perfectly plush with fire-pit. Additional Coach House Studio w/ Full Bath & 2 Car Detached Garage. Nearby Lake Michigan, own a piece of history, dazzle family & friends, and start living your fairytale now.
Property Type(s): Single Family
Last Updated 10/13/2020 Year Built 1914
Community Lake Forest Garage Spaces 2.0
County Lake


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

Additional Details

AIR Space Pac
APPLIANCES Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Dryer, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer
AREA Lake Forest
BASEMENT Partial, Yes
EXTERIOR Brick Paver Patio, Fire Pit, Patio
GARAGE Detached, Yes
HEAT Forced Air, Natural Gas, Radiators, Steam, Zoned
INTERIOR 1st Floor Full Bath, Bar-Wet, Built-in Features, Hardwood Floors, Walk-In Closet(s)
LOT 3.81 acre(s)
LOT DESCRIPTION Landscaped, Stream(s), Wooded
LOT DIMENSIONS 566 X 422 X 417 X 358
SEWER Public Sewer
STYLE Mediter./Spanish
TAXES 50355.9
UTILITIES Circuit Breakers
WATER Public

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