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    400 Washington Road

    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    • $1,800,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 88 days
    • MLS #: 11076949
    UPDATED: 60 min ago
    $1,800,000
    • 7
      BEDS
    • 0.97
      ACRES
    • 5
      BATHS
    • 4
      1/2 BATHS
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1900
    County:
    Area:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    School District:
    67

    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 who also designed the Potter Palmer mansion and Newberry Library), this graciously sized historical gem has incomparable curb appeal. With a professionally landscaped lot that's nearly an acre and a white oak-dappled circular drive, it also boasts a facade befitting a Robert Frost poem. Offering ease of access to 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). Creature comforts and au courant amenities such as SubZero and Miele appliances in the updated kitchen and a 2,000-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar all 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, plus built-in coat cubbies and a dog washing station deepen 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. The partially finished basement boasts a walk-in wine cellar, home gym and ample space for storage. And for both 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 to put down roots and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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    400 Washington Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

    • Price: $1,800,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 60 min ago
    • MLS #: 11076949
    7
    Beds
    5
    Baths
    4
    ½ Baths
    0.97
    Acres
    1900
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Lake Forest
    County:
    Lake
    Area:
    Lake Forest
    Elementary School:
    Sheridan Elementary School
    Middle School:
    Deer Path Middle School
    High School:
    Lake Forest High School
    School District:
    67
    Property 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 who also designed the Potter Palmer mansion and Newberry Library), this graciously sized historical gem has incomparable curb appeal. With a professionally landscaped lot that's nearly an acre and a white oak-dappled circular drive, it also boasts a facade befitting a Robert Frost poem. Offering ease of access to 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). Creature comforts and au courant amenities such as SubZero and Miele appliances in the updated kitchen and a 2,000-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar all 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, plus built-in coat cubbies and a dog washing station deepen 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. The partially finished basement boasts a walk-in wine cellar, home gym and ample space for storage. And for both 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 to put down roots and create memories that will last a lifetime.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Georgian Driveway AsphaltCircularSide Drive Exterior Building Type Brick Exterior Features BalconyPatioPorch Screened Garage Details Garage Door Opener(S)7 Foot Or More High Garage Door Garage On Site Yes Garage Ownership Owned Garage Type Detached Is Parking Includedin Price Yes Number Of Cars 3 Parking Garage Roof Shake Type Detached 3 Stories Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 2nd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 3rd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 4th Bedroom Level 2nd Level Addtl Room1 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room1 Level 3rd Level Addtl Room1 Name 5th Bdrm Addtl Room2 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room2 Level 3rd Level Addtl Room2 Name 6th Bdrm Addtl Room3 Flooring Ceramic Tile Addtl Room3 Name 7th Bdrm Addtl Room4 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room4 Name Office Addtl Room5 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room5 Name Library Addtl Room6 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room6 Name Recreation Rm Addtl Room7 Flooring Ceramic Tile Addtl Room7 Name Screened Porch Addtl Room8 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room8 Name Media Rm Addtl Room9 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room9 Name Foyer Appliances RangeMicrowaveDishwasherHigh End RefrigeratorBar FridgeFreezerWasherDryerDisposalWine RefrigeratorCooktopBuilt-In OvenRange Hood Basement Full Basement Bathrooms YN Yes Basement Description Partially Finished Basement Sq Ft 0 Bath Amenities Separate ShowerHandicap ShowerSteam ShowerDouble SinkDouble ShowerSoaking Tub Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Built Before1978 YN Yes Cooling Space PacZoned Dining Room Separate Dining Room Flooring Hardwood Dining Room Level Main Level Family Room Flooring Hardwood Family Room Level Main Level Fireplace Features Wood BurningGas Starter Fireplace Location Family RoomLiving RoomMaster BedroomOther Fireplaces Total 8 Heating SteamRadiators Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral CeilingsBar-WetHardwood FloorsIn-Law Arrangement2Nd Floor Laundry1St Floor Full BathBuilt-In FeaturesWalk-In Closet(S) Kitchen Flooring Hardwood Kitchen Level Main Level Kitchen Type Eating Area-Breakfast BarEating Area-Table SpaceIslandPantry-ButlerPantry-Closet Laundry Flooring Hardwood Laundry Level 2nd Level Living Room Flooring Hardwood Living Room Level Main Level Master Bedroom Bath Full Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level Room Type Bedroom 5Bedroom 6Bedroom 7FoyerLibraryMedia RoomMud RoomOfficeRecreation RoomScreened Porch Rooms Total 15 Total Sq Ft 0

    Property Features

    Age 100+ Years Association Fee 0 Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Community Features ParkLakeCurbsSidewalksStreet LightsStreet Paved Corporate Limits Lake Forest Disability Access And Or Equipped No Holds Earnest Money No Master Association Fee No New Construction YN No Offeredfor Saleor Rent No Ownership Type Fee Simple Property Type Detached Single Rebuilt YN No Recent Rehab YN No Sewer Sewer-Storm Special Assessments No Special Listing Conditions None Special Service Area N Tax Annual Amount 37165.64 Tax Exemptions Homeowner Tax Year 2019 Township Shields Water Source Lake Michigan

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    © 2021 Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. All rights reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by MTP, MRED or Keller Williams Success Realty. Based on information submitted to the MRED as of 2021-08-02T07:51:49.137 UTC. All data is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MRED. MRED supplied Open House information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may subsequently have sold and may no longer be available. NOTICE: Many homes contain recording devices, and buyers should be aware they may be recorded during a showing.

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