$1,800,000

400 Washington Road, Lake Forest, IL

7 Beds
5 Baths
0 sqft
Active

Description

Auction! $1,800,000 is suggested opening bid not asking price. Inherently timeless and elegant by design, this 7 bedroom/5.4 bath Georgian is quintessential Lake Forest. Originally designed by Henry Ives Cobb, the architect also responsible for the design of the Potter Palmer mansion and the Newberry Library, this graciously sized historical gem flaunts incomparable curb appeal courtesy of a professionally landscaped lot that's nearly an acre, a white oak-dappled circular drive and a facade befitting of a Robert Frost poem. And with ease of access to both Lake Michigan and the luxuries of downtown Lake Forest, recreational pursuits are but moments from your front door. Inside, artisan craftsmanship abounds across all three stories, from the grand first-floor foyer, living room, dining room, family room and library to the en suite bedrooms upstairs (three with original fireplaces), while creature comforts and au currant amenities-SubZero and Miele appliances in the updated kitchen, a 2,000-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar-satisfy the penchants of the modern family. And there's no shortage of specialty spaces: On the main level, a side portico and mudroom with powder room, built-in coat cubbies and a dog washing station deepens the home's overall function. On the third floor, bonus bedrooms (perfect for an au pair or multi-generational living), a WFH office, a media room, a large recreation room and a convenient kitchenette broaden the footprint. Below stairs, a partially finished basement boasts a walk-in wine cellar, home gym and ample space for storage. And for further serenity and family fun, the spacious backyard brings a screened-in porch, a sizable stone terrace and a new seven-foot white cedar stockade fence that defines the property for privacy (and pets). With room to spread out or come together, 400 Washington Road is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for a discerning buyer place to put down roots and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Facts and features


Type: Detached Single
Year Built: 1900
Parking: Garage - Detached
Lot: 0.97 Acres

Interior details

Bedrooms and bathrooms

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 7

Full bathrooms: 5

1/2 bathrooms: 4

Basement

Basement: Full

Other interior features

Total interior livable area: 0 sqft

Property details

Parking

Total spaces: 3

Parking features: Garage

Garage spaces: 3

Other parking information: Garage Door Opener(s),7 Foot or more high garage door

Lot

Lot size: 0.972 Acres

Lot size dimensions: 231 X 208 X 107 X 241

Other property information

Tax ID: 12334020080000

Construction details

Type and style

Home type: Detached Single

Condition

Year built: 1900

Community and Neighborhood Details

Location

Region: Lake Forest

Financial details

Other financial information

Annual tax amount: $37,166

Nearby schools in Lake Forest


Schools provided by the listing agent

  • Elementary: Sheridan Elementary School - District 67
  • Middle: Deer Path Middle School - District 67
  • High: Lake Forest High School - District 115

This data may not be complete. We recommend contacting the local school district to confirm school assignments for this home.