171 W Laurel Avenue Lake Forest, IL
$ 5,995,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11190518
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodSkokie Junction
  • Zip60045
  • StyleGeorgian
  • Year Built1970
  • Taxes$ 80448
  • Price$ 5,995,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage8557
  • Lot Size9.29 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Coldwell Banker Realty
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)
Property Description

Walter Frazier designed this exceptional multi-structure estate in 1970, setting it high on the property to take advantage of the views of colorful meadows and gorgeous sunsets to the west. Known for his refined elegance in style, the red-brick five-part structure has a central Palladian pavilion and Georgian entry with a central block and two perfectly balanced one-story wings. The grand hallway welcomes you and centers the symmetrical floorplan with an elegant floating staircase. This one-owner home (8,577 square feet) features 16 graciously sized rooms which includes a minimum of 6 bedrooms and 4.3 baths. The first-floor primary wing has a flexible arrangement of rooms currently utilized as a main bedroom (with fireplace), two spacious dressing rooms, an abundance of closet space (here and throughout the entire home) and a private office. Three additional fireplaces are placed in the 10-foot ceilinged living room, cherry paneled library and family room. All of the main beautifully proportioned rooms have an abundance of southern light through floor to ceiling glass doors, merging the landscape with the interior and providing unobstructed views to the yard and future pool. High quality building standards were utilized throughout much of the home including Ludowici tile roof, concrete construction, Phase 3 electric, and 16 zones HVAC. The outbuildings reflect the same classic hierarchy of form and sophistication as does the main home. There is a charming, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath caretakers' cottage; an additional outbuilding with garages, workroom, kennels, attic storage and 2 rooms of vaulted ceilinged living space with 1/2 bath and kitchenette; and a separate 3 car garage (for a total of 7+ spaces). Included in the 9 acres is a 5-acre conservation area managed by LFOLA, with access to the Derwen Mawr Nature Preserve. Sited in the best of locations within Lake Forest; offering privacy, proximity to town and open lands, and a home that incorporates the natural beauty of its surroundings with interior style and comfort, it offers the next generation an incredible ownership opportunity. (Original blueprints and landscape plans are available for previewing. The rooms and square footage on the listing sheet are for the main home only; exception garage total is for entire property.)

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sheridan Elementary School Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest High School
Price History
10/25/2021 Listed $5,995,000

General Features

Additional Parcels Y/N Yes
Appliances Double Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Wine Refrigerator, Gas Cooktop
Architectural Style Georgian
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full
City Lake Forest
Cooling Central Air
County Lake
Days on Market 42
Directions Green Bay, North of Deerpath, West on Laurel
Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
Elementary School District 67
Exterior Features Patio
Garage Spaces 7
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas
High School Lake Forest High School
High School District 115
Interior Features Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, First Floor Bedroom, In-Law Arrangement, First Floor Laundry, First Floor Full Bath, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Ceiling - 10 Foot, Some Carpeting, Drapes/Blinds, Granite Counters
MLS Area Lake Forest
Middle/Junior High School Deer Path Middle School
Middle/Junior School District 67
New Construction No
Other Structures Guest House, Outbuilding, Second Garage
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Closing
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Roof Tile
Sewer Public Sewer, Sewer-Storm
Standard Status Active
Status Active
Street Name Laurel
Tax Annual Amount 80448
Tax Year 2020
Total Rooms 14
Township Shields
Virtual Tour
Year Built 1970

Interior Features

Basement Unfinished
Bedrooms Possible 6
Fireplace Features Wood Burning
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 3
Living Area 8557
Livingareasource Assessor
Room Type Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Foyer, Library, Suite, Sitting Room, Office, Storage
Street Suffix Avenue
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 4

Exterior Features

Door Features Pocket Door(s), Sliding Glass Door(s)
Exterior Brick
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Attached, Detached
Lot Dimensions 960 X 421 X 961 X 420
Lot Features Fenced Yard
Lot Size Acres 9.29
Other Equipment Security System, Ceiling Fan(s), Sump Pump, Sprinkler-Lawn, Multiple Water Heaters
Water Source Public
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 $1.86M
AVG $24,997
AVG 183
Year Built
AVG 1973