$5,495,000

611 E Woodland Road, Lake Forest, IL

8 Beds
9 Baths
11,986 sqft
Active

Description

Designed by noted architect, Edwin Hill Clark, circa 1929, this home speaks to an era of architectural integrity, superb quality, and inherent warmth and character. Boasting one of Lake Forest's most premier locations, the home is privately situated on 2.1 acres, with south facing lawn, gorgeous pool and terraces, and pristine grounds. Beautifully proportioned rooms, with exquisite detailing and craftsmanship are awe-inspiring. Everything denotes quality, from the exemplary 1920's workmanship, to the modern influences incorporated to achieve a functionality for today's active families. In 2005, Chicago architect and designer Darcy Bonner, was hired to elevate the home another level, starting with a professional grade kitchen, complete with custom wood cabinetry, top-end appliances and multiple work stations for prep and baking as well as a family breakfast room and private courtyard patio. In step with the family's long tradition of entertaining, a terrific family great room was added off the kitchen area. This exceptional, two-story room features beamed ceilings, gorgeous windows, handsome built-in cabinetry and an impressive fireplace. There is room for a large dining table allowing all to gather on a more casual basis. On the second floor, the master bedroom is a fitting retreat and provides a gas fireplace, built-in cabinetry, lovely bath and a large dressing area with ample closet space. Four additional family bedrooms, all have unique personalities and each include a private bath. There is a fifth bedroom on this level, or bonus room/playroom that also provides a private bath and study room. The nicely outfitted third floor includes a full kitchen, bath, living room and three bedrooms. A perfect, private environment for a live-in or long term guest. There is a lovely guest bedroom suite on the first floor also. The lower level is a special amenity, with remarkable space. To begin, a sport court, with high ceiling, padded flooring, and lot of room to play! There is an impressive wine cellar, an exercise area, media room, workshop, industrial laundry and lots of storage! Once outdoors, you will enjoy the sun-filled pool and terrace area. Tucci umbrellas provide a bit of shade when needed. There is a large dining and lounging area, a seating area with gas firetable and firebowls, a playground area, and a true firepit for a dessert of s'mores. 611 E. Woodland provides a private environment with the atmosphere of an old European country retreat. This is a grand residence that beckons family and friends to gather in comfort and tranquility.

Facts and features


Type: Detached Single
Year Built: 1929
Parking: Garage - Attached
Lot: 2.10 Acres
Price/sqft: $458

Interior details

Bedrooms and bathrooms

Bedrooms: 8

Bathrooms: 10

Full bathrooms: 9

1/2 bathrooms: 2

Basement

Basement: Full

Other interior features

Total interior livable area: 11,986 sqft

Property details

Parking

Total spaces: 3

Parking features: Garage

Garage spaces: 3

Other parking information: Garage Door Opener(s),Heated

Lot

Lot size: 2.1 Acres

Lot size dimensions: 2.16

Other property information

Tax ID: 12284070160000

Construction details

Type and style

Home type: Detached Single

Condition

Year built: 1929

Community and Neighborhood Details

Location

Region: Lake Forest

Financial details

Other financial information

Annual tax amount: $57,220

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.