Address
969 Spring Lane Lake Forest, IL
Price
$ 6,995,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10892539
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • Zip60045
  • Style
  • Year Built1910
  • Taxes77740
  • Price$ 6,995,000
  • Bedrooms9
  • Full Bathrooms9
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage11553
  • Lot Size4 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Coldwell Banker Realty
Property Description

Rare combination of location, privacy, acreage & a unique 2 acre buildable site, 11,553 sf Estate on 4 acres of table land & 2 ravines one of Lake Forest's most sought after & significant properties. Originally the carriage house for the Phillip Swift Estate, it has been expanded several times to achieve its current size & status. In the early 1920's Farwell Winston, extensively expanded & remodeled the home with architect Stanley Anderson. From 1970 to 1972 the Potter Palmers added 2 major additions, plumbing & electrical upgrades, with architect James Keiser & Bleck Engineering Company. This French styled stucco Estate has been maintained and improved by the current owners from 2016 through 2020. 1st floor-Entry Foyer - Travertine marble floors, rich oak wood, circular staircase, expanded powder room with Italian glass vanity. Impressive living room (former carriage house) with fireplace, hardwood floors, ceiling beams, crystal sconces, French doors. Grand dining room with parquet floors, brass chandelier, silver closet, French doors leading to redwood surround deck on west ravine. Library with fireplace, hardwood floors, 12 ft floor to ceiling window overlooking the ravine. Family Room with arched specialty tiled fireplace, pegged wood floors, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors adjacent to the pool, and tiled kitchenette with oven, burners, dishwasher & microwave. Cabana with full shower & bathroom, 2 large dressing rooms, hot tub, laundry fixtures & counter top in large open area leading to 2nd garage. Utility closet includes a 40 gallon H2O heater for this area. Sun room, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors on 3 sides & wet bar. Solarium with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors & terra cotta flooring. Main kitchen of white cabinetry, JennAire stoves with capacity for ten burners or a mix of burners and grills, Corian counters for maximum durability, built in heating plates and warmers, walk-in pantry, island & large seating area with couch & chairs as well as kitchen table. Arched access door to wrap around redwood deck on the west ravine for comfortable outdoor dining. Recently remodeled laundry room with built in cabinets & hanging racks. 2nd floor- Master suite with marble fireplace, 2 very large walk-in closets with vanity and sink in between, extensive built-in cabinetry, recently renovated Calacatta marble bath, shower, vanities. Kitchenette with sink, microwave, storage. 9 bedrooms (9 in total), most with recently renovated marble counter tops. 8 of the bedrooms have private ensuite baths with added storage cabinetry. Turret office connecting the 2 main wings of the house. Large playroom with 5 large built in shelf sections, floor to ceiling mirrors at one end, specialty floating dance flooring. INTERCOM throughout the house via a telephone system. MUSIC SYSTEM and speakers throughout the 1st floor, by the pool, and the black slate patio. DIVIDED BASEMENT, all with indoor outdoor carpet. Beneath the main kitchen is a large area for crafts & extensive built in shelving. At one end is a Swedish cedar wine cellar. Included is a large boiler and chiller for the gas fired and water based HVAC system, and air handling blower units. There is a 100 gallon H20 tank for a portion of the main house. 5ft high passage under West wing. Beneath family room/kitchenette is large sauna, steam room & exercise area. This also houses an air handler, 50 gal H2O and sump pumps. The current owners have done extensive improvements: a recently renovated cottage with fireplace (originally the groundskeeper cottage) redwood deck wrapping around East & South end of home, "woodland garden" with multiple stone walk ways leading to south ravine, sewer system, added over 400 trees and bushes, recessed lighting and fans, new fence, piping, trees, ravine work, retaining walls, ceiling fans, and freshly painted exterior. The estate features: a tennis court, playground, fire pit, 4 patios, 2 courtyards for resort style living.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sheridan Elementary School Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest High School
Price History
10/7/2020 Listed $6,995,000

General Features

Appliances Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Gas Cooktop
Architectural Style Other
Community Features Park, Pool, Tennis Court(s), Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
Exterior Features Deck, Patio, Hot Tub, Pool In-Ground, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill, Fire Pit, Workshop
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air, 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Indv Controls, Zoned
High School Lake Forest High School
Interior Features Sauna/Steam Room, Hot Tub, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Walk-In Closet(s)
Junior High Deer Path Middle School
New Construction No
Parking Features Driveway, Other, Oversized
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active

Interior Features

Basement Partially Finished, Crawl, Exterior Access, Concrete (Basement), Rec/Family Area, Storage Space
Basement Partial
Bathrooom Whirlpool, Separate Shower, Double Sink
Bedroomspossible 9
Below Grade Finished Area 1599
Full Baths 9
Half Baths 3
Kitchen Eating Area-Table Space, Galley, Island, Pantry
Total Baths 12
Total Bedrooms 9

Exterior Features

Door Features French Doors, Mirrored Closet Door(s), Sliding Doors, Sliding Glass Door(s)
Exterior Stucco
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Attached
Lot Dimensions 391 X 841 X 390 X 545
Lot Features Corner Lot, Fenced Yard, Irregular Lot, Landscaped, Wooded, Mature Trees, Backs to Trees/Woods, Views, Sidewalks, Streetlights
Water Source Lake Michigan

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 19X13 2nd Level Carpet
6th Bdrm 15X20 2nd Level Carpet
7th Bdrm 16X18 2nd Level Carpet
8th Bdrm 12X15 2nd Level Carpet
9th Bdrm 11X14 2nd Level Carpet
Dining Room 19X25 Main Level Hardwood
Exercise Rm 14X31 Main Level Other
Family Room 21X37 Main Level Hardwood
Library 17X17 Main Level Hardwood
Living Room 23X40 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 24X39 2nd Level Carpet
Office 10X12 2nd Level Carpet
Playroom 25X31 2nd Level Other
Sun/Florida Room Heated 14X38 Main Level

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60045

Price
AVG $1.86M
$7M
Taxes
AVG $26,383
$77,740
Visits
AVG 149
50
Year Built
AVG 1969
1910