51 S Mayflower Road Lake Forest, IL
$ 1,950,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10987706
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • Zip60045
  • Style
  • Year Built1928
  • Taxes$ 31408
  • Price$ 1,950,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage6404
  • Lot Size0.88 Acres
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Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) - 103 - IL
Property Description

LAKE FOREST MASTERPIECE... CENTAURS TUSCAN HILL TOWER HOME has been updated while preserving the architectural integrity of the past! This stately classical Italianate, 5 story tower home, designed by noted architect David Adler, as a coach house for the original estate, has been masterfully renovated and restored to meet the needs of today's buyers. Privacy abounds this Italian estate, only visible through the wrought iron gates to a paved courtyard with stunning views of the tower. As you enter the foyer, a delightful view of a private interior courtyard is seen through the French doors that mirror one another. The lovey, brick floor of the home is timeless, and an enduring touch of it's past. The open formal living room and dining room are perfect for entertaining, drenched with sunshine from the floor to ceiling windows and spacious design. The library is adjacent to the foyer with built-ins and a door to a first-floor bedroom en-suite and additional staircase access to the second floor. The kitchen has been updated with European custom cabinetry and black onyx quartz countertops. Sleek design with premium stainless-steel appliances such as Wolf, Subzero, Viking, and Miele are a cook's delight. The only addition to the original Adler footprint was a solarium attached to the kitchen where one can enjoy espresso and croissant while basking in the sunshine, or electronically adjust for full shade. The family room is very large with a fireplace and room for multiple sectionals, pool table and/or game tables. The wine cellar is below the family room. The second floor of the home has two large Primary suites, one with an attached office or sitting area. Both En-suite Primary baths have been updated with Carrara marble, and premium finishes. Additional updates, such as instant hot water, heated towel racks, radiant heated floors, separate frameless shower and tub are just a few upgrades to note. The laundry room is also on the second floor in the tower with new appliances, cabinetry and porcelain tile floor. The fourth bedroom is on the third floor of the tower with an en-suite bath. The fourth floor of the tower is known as the "Byzantine Room" painted by noted artist Nikolai Remisoff, has been uniquely preserved. One of only a handful of his murals that remains in existence. The other is in the Lake Forest Library Rotunda. It depicts the Greek Gods overseeing the earth, with the words of a mere mortal, "feeling as if he is walking among the stars with the Gods." Such a unique and breathtaking space would be an amazing home office! The fifth floor of the tower is a bedroom en-suite and sitting area. The final staircase up leads you to a 6th story rooftop terrace with stellar vistas over the treetops to Lake Michigan and at night, the glow of Chicago city lights! A perfect place to watch the stars, get your yoga in, or have an intimate gathering! Possibly this is where Remisoff gained his insight for the stunning mural. The Tower itself is an absolute unique structure that has been preserved by the current owners with adaptive reuse. The Ludowici clay tile roof, brick and stucco have been well cared for and all systems have been upgraded or are new with the addition of a whole house generator. There is a two car garage and extensive patio that overlook the distant ravine and forest. You will feel a serene lifestyle and creative genius in this magnificent and unique home!

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sheridan Elementary School Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest High School
Price History
2/4/2021 Listed $2,395,000
4/13/2021 9% - $2,195,000
7/26/2021 7% - $2,050,000
10/6/2021 5% - $1,950,000

General Features

Additional Parcels Y/N No
Appliances Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Trash Compactor, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood, Gas Cooktop
Architectural Style Other
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Partial
City Lake Forest
Cooling Space Pac, Window/Wall Units - 3+, Zoned
County Lake
Days on Market 304
Directions Deerpath, East to Mayflower, South past Illinois Road. Home is on the east side of Mayflower.
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
Elementary School District 67
Exterior Features Balcony, Deck, Patio, Roof Deck, Storms/Screens
Garage Spaces 2
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Steam, Zoned
High School Lake Forest High School
High School District 115
Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Skylight(s), Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, First Floor Bedroom, Second Floor Laundry, First Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Ceiling - 10 Foot
MLS Area Lake Forest
Middle/Junior High School Deer Path Middle School
Middle/Junior School District 67
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Closing
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Roof Tile
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Status Active
Street Name Mayflower
Tax Annual Amount 31408.5
Tax Year 2020
Total Rooms 12
Township Moraine
Virtual Tour
Year Built 1928

Interior Features

Basement Unfinished, Concrete (Basement)
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Double Sink, Soaking Tub
Bedrooms Possible 5
Fireplace Features Wood Burning, Gas Log, Gas Starter
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Laundry Features In Unit, Sink
Living Area 6404
Livingareasource Assessor
Room Type Foyer, Sun Room, Library, Office, Study, Bedroom 5, Other Room
Street Suffix Road
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 3

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick, Stucco
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 38285
Lot Features Irregular Lot, Landscaped, Water View, Wooded, Mature Trees, Backs to Trees/Woods, Views
Lot Size Acres 0.8789
Other Equipment Humidifier, CO Detectors, Ceiling Fan(s), Sump Pump, Sprinkler-Lawn, Air Purifier, Generator
Water Source Lake Michigan
Waterfront Y/N No


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

Property vs Single Family Average in 60045

AVG $1.81M
AVG $24,536
AVG 158
Year Built
AVG 1975