255 N Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 | 11650195 | Engel & Völkers Chicago

255 N Green Bay Road $10,100,000

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    255 N Green Bay Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

    • 7 Beds
    • 11 Baths
    • 15,000 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# 11650195
    • EVID# AM-248475
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    Suffield House is considered one of renowned architect David Adler's most important country houses. A collaboration with his designer sister, Frances Adler Elkins, this 15,000 sqft residence completed in 1934 is on 5.4 acres in the heart of Lake Forest. Built for Mrs. J. Ogden "Lolita" Armour, the entrance is neo-Georgian while the rest of the 15,000 square foot home was designed in a classical French style. The brick is whitewashed, with the warmth of buff pink coming through. This home's interior is loaded with priceless, perfectly preserved architectural features including imported English paneling, antique Chinese oil paintings, exotic marbles, ornate plaster moldings and decoration, original light fixtures, nine fireplaces (each more beautiful than the next), custom millwork, and a handsome Versailles patterned hardwood floor. This home was ahead of its time with features including a 4-stop passenger elevator and central air conditioning. Designed for entertaining on a grand scale, the main level has a series of exquisite formal rooms, supported by a service area that rivals the manor home in Downton Abbey with a butler's pantry, kitchen, breakfast room, silver vault, and a flower arranging room. On the second level, there are five en suite bedrooms including a large primary suite, plus a 1,000 sqft 2 bedroom, 2 bath staff apartment. The top level offers excellent potential for expansion with another 2-bedroom apartment, a large cedar closet, a gift-wrapping room, an exercise room, and storage. A large, paneled rec room with a fireplace is a surprise feature in the otherwise utilitarian basement which includes a laundry center, vault, wine room, multiple storage rooms, and mechanicals. Recreational features include a beautiful pool, spa, and pool house with a great room, kitchen, dual baths, and laundry, and a bentgrass lawn with a PGA-rated putting green modeled after the 12th hole at Augusta Golf Course. A large portion of the yard is fully fenced, creating a safe place for pets to roam. The home also includes a carriage house that would make a great art studio, home office, or guest suite. Other features include a deep 4-car garage and storage facilities for landscaping equipment. Available for the first time in nearly 50 years, this is a rare opportunity to own a truly exceptional home by one of the most significant residential architects of all time!

    • General Features
      • Additional Parcels Y/N No
      • Area Lake Forest
      • Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable
      • Association Fee Includes None
      • Community Features Pool, Gated
      • County Or Parish Lake
      • New Construction Y/N No
      • Ownership Fee Simple
      • Special Listing Conditions List Broker Must Accompany
      • Tax Annual Amount 96816.34
      • Tax Year 2021
      • Township Shields
      • Year Built 1934
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Double Oven, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Range Hood
      • Architectural Style French Provincial
      • Basement Full
      • Full Bathrooms 8
      • Half Bathrooms 3
      • Bedrooms (Below Grade) 0
      • Cooling Central Air, Zoned
      • Dining Room Separate
      • Exterior Features Hot Tub, Brick Paver Patio
      • Fireplace Features Wood Burning
      • Fireplaces Total 9
      • Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s)
      • Garage Spaces 4
      • Heating Forced Air
      • Interior Features Skylight(s), Elevator, Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement, Historic/Period Mlwk
      • Living Area 15000
      • Other Equipment Humidifier, Security System, Sprinkler-Lawn, Generator
      • Roof Other
      • Room s Total 13
      • Sewer Public Sewer
    • Property Features
      • Lot Features Fenced Yard, Golf Course Lot, Landscaped, Mature Trees, Garden
      • Lot Size Acres 5.4
      • Lot Size Dimensions 412 X 625 X 400 X 711
      • Other Structures Dog Kennel,Outbuilding,Pergola,Pool House
      • Parcel Number 12333000050000
      • Parking Total 6
      • Waterfront Y/N No
    • Schools
      • Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
      • Elementary School District 67
      • High School District 115
      • High School Lake Forest High School
      • Middle Or Junior School District 67
      • Middle Or Junior School Deer Path Middle School

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    Jennifer Ames

    Jennifer Ames

    License Partner, Private Office Advisor

    Engel & Völkers Chicago

    Cell: +1 773-908-3632

    Neighborhood

    60045 (Lake Forest) Demographics

    47 Median Age
    942 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    84% College Educated
    $189,013 Estimated Median Income
    6,815 Estimated Total Home Owners
    998 Estimated Total Renters
    87% / 13% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    3 Estimated Average Household Size
    21,460 Total Population
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.

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        -- Current Price Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $10,100,000
        10/17/2022 12:17:29 AM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Active
        10/11/2022 3:18:00 PM New in Database Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $10,100,000

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