1000 E Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL
$ 2,749,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10904081
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • Zip60045
  • StyleMediter./Spanish
  • Year Built1914
  • Taxes50355
  • Price$ 2,749,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5976
  • Lot Size3.81 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Jameson Sotheby's Int'l Realty
Property Description

Retreat to this Enchanting Villa in prestigious Lake Forest - just 45 minutes beyond the bustling city lies "Vallombrosa" a picturesque mediterranean-inspired estate surrounded by nearly 4 acres of lush greenery and peaceful flowing ravines. Built in 1914, this 6000sqft home (and Coach House) is equal-parts rich in architecture & old-world charm yet incredibly livable & manageable in size. Designed by architect Edwin Clark (Brookfield Zoo) keen attention to detail throughout the homes interior and exterior all tell a story of centuries past. Restored in 2003 & Updated in 2018 the storybook home features a pebble & cobblestone circular drive, front courtyard, an overhanging balcony w/ water fountain, solid stucco facade and terra-cotta clay roof. Pass-through arched entry doors to the majestic dual-staircase entry foyer. Main level includes a fireside formal dining room, both formal and family living areas, a wood-adorned office & library, and custom kitchen & prep room & bright sunroom overlooking the rear yard gardens. Upper level features 4 bedrooms + media room, each w/ attached bathrooms, a romantic main bedroom w/ sitting & dressing room, ornate vintage detailed baths, lighting, custom closets & window treatments. Lower level partially finished w/ 800+ bottle wine cellar, additional storage and prep rooms. Sip on wine, entertain and feast on meals alfresco overlooking a 60ft deep lot perfectly plush with fire-pit. Additional Coach House Studio w/ Full Bath & 2 Car Detached Garage. Nearby Lake Michigan, own a piece of history, dazzle family & friends, and start living your fairytale now.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sheridan Elementary School Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest High School
Price History
10/13/2020 Listed $2,749,000

General Features

Appliances Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood
Architectural Style Mediter./Spanish
Community Features Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
Elementary School District 67
Exterior Features Patio, Brick Paver Patio, Fire Pit
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air, Steam, Radiators, Zoned
High School Lake Forest High School
High School District 115
Interior Features Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, 1st Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
Middle/Junior High School Deer Path Middle School
Middle/Junior School District 67
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Roof Tile
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active

Interior Features

Basement Finished, Crawl, Cellar, Bathroom Rough-In
Basement Partial
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Double Sink, Soaking Tub
Bedroomspossible 6
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Kitchen Eating Area-Table Space, Island, Pantry-Butler, Pantry-Closet
Laundry Features In Unit
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 6

Exterior Features

Exterior Stucco
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 566 X 422 X 417 X 358
Lot Features Landscaped, Stream(s), Wooded
Water Source Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 21X12 2nd Level Carpet
6th Bdrm 20X25 Main Level
Den 13X9 Main Level Carpet
Dining Room 22X17 Main Level Hardwood
Eating Area 12X9 Main Level
Family Room 30X13 Main Level Hardwood
Foyer 16X28 Main Level Other
Living Room 30X22 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 22X20 2nd Level Carpet
Sun/Florida Room Heated 13X12 2nd Level Hardwood
Utility Room-Lower Level 16X10 Basement


  • 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

AVG $1.82M
AVG $26,070
AVG 169
Year Built
AVG 1968
AVG 20
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