Address
400 Washington Road Lake Forest, IL
Price
$ 2,225,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10964936
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • Zip60045
  • StyleGeorgian
  • Year Built1900
  • Taxes37165
  • Price$ 2,225,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms4
  • Sqr Footage8991
  • Lot Size0.97 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty
Property Description

Inherently timeless and elegant by design, this 7 bedroom/5.4 bath Georgian is quintessential Lake Forest. Originally designed by Henry Ives Cobb, the architect also responsible for the design of the Potter Palmer mansion and the Newberry Library, this 8,000-square-foot historical gem flaunts incomparable curb appeal courtesy of a professionally landscaped lot that's nearly an acre, a white oak-dappled circular drive and a facade befitting of a Robert Frost poem. And with ease of access to both Lake Michigan and the luxuries of downtown Lake Forest, recreational pursuits are but moments from your front door. Inside, artisan craftsmanship abounds across all three stories, from the grand first-floor foyer, living room, dining room, family room and library to the en suite bedrooms upstairs (three with original fireplaces), while creature comforts and au currant amenities-SubZero and Miele appliances in the updated kitchen, a 2,000-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar-satisfy the penchants of the modern family. And there's no shortage of specialty spaces: On the main level, a side portico and mudroom with powder room, built-in coat cubbies and a dog washing station deepens the home's overall function. On the third floor, bonus bedrooms (perfect for an au pair or multi-generational living), a WFH office, a media room, a large recreation room and a convenient kitchenette broaden the footprint. Below stairs, a partially finished basement boasts a walk-in wine cellar, home gym and ample space for storage. And for further serenity and family fun, the spacious backyard brings a screened-in porch, a sizable stone terrace and a new seven-foot white cedar stockade fence that defines the property for privacy (and pets). With room to spread out or come together, 400 Washington Road is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for today's discerning buyer-a place to put down roots and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sheridan Elementary School Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest High School
Price History
1/7/2021 Listed $2,225,000

General Features

Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Wine Refrigerator, Cooktop, Built-In Oven, Range Hood
Architectural Style Georgian
Community Features Park, Lake, Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
Elementary School District 67
Exterior Features Balcony, Patio, Porch Screened
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Steam, Radiators
High School Lake Forest High School
High School District 115
Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement, 2nd Floor Laundry, 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 Detached Single
Property Type Residential
Roof Shake
Sewer Sewer-Storm
Standard Status Active

Interior Features

Basement Partially Finished
Basement Full
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Handicap Shower, Steam Shower, Double Sink, Double Shower, Soaking Tub
Bedroomspossible 7
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 4
Kitchen Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Eating Area-Table Space, Island, Pantry-Butler, Pantry-Closet
Laundry Features Multiple Locations, Sink
Total Baths 9
Total Bedrooms 7

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 231 X 208 X 107 X 241
Water Source Lake Michigan

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 11X11 3rd Level Carpet
6th Bdrm 12X11 3rd Level Carpet
7th Bdrm 15X11 3rd Level Ceramic Tile
Dining Room 24X17 Main Level Hardwood
Family Room 25X20 Main Level Hardwood
Foyer 43X10 Main Level Hardwood
Library 24X15 Main Level Hardwood
Living Room 34X23 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 20X19 2nd Level Hardwood
Media Rm 15X14 3rd Level Carpet
Mud 14X8 Main Level
Office 19X12 3rd Level Carpet
Recreation Rm 50X15 3rd Level Carpet
Screened Porch 47X15 Main Level Ceramic Tile

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 $1.88M
$2.23M
Taxes
AVG $26,729
$37,165
Visits
AVG 169
8
Year Built
AVG 1968
1900
Walkscore
AVG 21
37
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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