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    969 Spring Lane

    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    • $6,995,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 111 days
    • MLS #: 10892539
    UPDATED: 47 min ago
    $6,995,000
    • 9
      BEDS
    • 4
      ACRES
    • 9
      BATHS
    • 3
      1/2 BATHS
    • 11,553
      SQFT
    • $605
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1910
    County:
    Area:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    School District:
    67

    Description

    The Potter Palmer Estate is a 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, 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. Estate features: tennis court, playground, fire pit, 4 patios, 2 courtyards for resort style living.

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    969 Spring Lane Lake Forest, IL 60045

    • Price: $6,995,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 47 min ago
    • MLS #: 10892539
    9
    Beds
    9
    Baths
    3
    ½ Baths
    4
    Acres
    11,553
    SQFT
    $605
    $/SQFT
    1910
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Lake Forest
    County:
    Lake
    Area:
    Lake Forest
    Elementary School:
    Sheridan Elementary School
    Middle School:
    Deer Path Middle School
    High School:
    Lake Forest High School
    School District:
    67
    Property Description
    The Potter Palmer Estate is a 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, 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. Estate features: tennis court, playground, fire pit, 4 patios, 2 courtyards for resort style living.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Other Direction Faces North Driveway Asphalt Exterior Building Type Stucco Exterior Features DeckPatioHot TubPool In-GroundStorms/ScreensOutdoor GrillFire PitWorkshop Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter Garage Details Multiple Garages Garage On Site Yes Garage Ownership Owned Garage Type Attached Is Parking Includedin Price Yes Lot Features Corner LotFenced YardIrregular LotLandscapedWoodedMature TreesBacks To Trees/WoodsViewsSidewalksStreetlights Model French-Style Stucco Estate Number Of Cars 24 Parking GarageSpace/S Parking Features DrivewayOtherOversized Parking On Site Yes Parking Ownership Owned Parking Total 20 Type Detached 2 Stories Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    2nd Bedroom Flooring Carpet 2nd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 2nd Bedroom Window Treatments Blinds 3rd Bedroom Flooring Carpet 3rd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 3rd Bedroom Window Treatments Blinds 4th Bedroom Flooring Carpet 4th Bedroom Level 2nd Level 4th Bedroom Window Treatments Blinds Addtl Room1 Flooring Other Addtl Room1 Level Main Level Addtl Room1 Name Exercise Rm Addtl Room2 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room2 Level 2nd Level Addtl Room2 Name 5th Bdrm Addtl Room3 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room3 Name 6th Bdrm Addtl Room4 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room4 Name 7th Bdrm Addtl Room5 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room5 Name 8th Bdrm Addtl Room6 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room6 Name 9th Bdrm Addtl Room7 Name Sun/Florida Room Heated Addtl Room8 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room8 Name Library Addtl Room9 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room9 Name Office Appliances Double OvenMicrowaveDishwasherRefrigeratorRange HoodGas Cooktop Attic FullPull Down StairUnfinished Basement Partial Basement Bathrooms YN No Basement Description Partially FinishedCrawlExterior AccessConcrete (Basement)Rec/Family AreaStorage Space Basement Sq Ft 1599 Bath Amenities WhirlpoolSeparate ShowerDouble Sink Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Below Grade Finished Area 1599 Built Before1978 YN Yes Cooling Central Air Dining Room Separate Dining Room Flooring Hardwood Dining Room Level Main Level Family Room Flooring Hardwood Family Room Level Main Level Fireplace Features Wood BurningMore Than One Fireplace Location Family RoomLiving RoomMaster BedroomDen/Library Fireplaces Total 4 Heating Natural GasForced Air2+ Sep Heating SystemsIndv ControlsZoned Interior Features Sauna/Steam RoomHot TubBar-WetHardwood FloorsWalk-In Closet(S) Kitchen Flooring Porcelain Tile Kitchen Level Main Level Kitchen Type Eating Area-Table SpaceGalleyIslandPantry Laundry Flooring Porcelain Tile Laundry Level Main Level Living Room Flooring Hardwood Living Room Level Main Level Master Bedroom Bath FullDouble SinkTub & Separate Shwr Master Bedroom Flooring Carpet Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level Room Type Exercise RoomBedroom 5Bedroom 6Bedroom 7Bedroom 8Bedroom 9Heated Sun RoomLibraryOfficePlay Room Rooms Total 18 Total Sq Ft 11553

    Property Features

    Additional Parcels YN No Age 100+ Years Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Community Features ParkPoolTennis Court(S)CurbsSidewalksStreet LightsStreet Paved Corporate Limits Lake Forest Disability Access And Or Equipped No Electric 400 Amp Service Or Greater Holds Earnest Money Yes New Construction YN No Offeredfor Saleor Rent No Ownership Type Fee Simple Property Type Detached Single Rebuilt YN No Recent Rehab YN Yes Rehab Year 2016 Rural YN No Sewer Public Sewer Special Assessments No Special Listing Conditions None Special Service Area N Tax Annual Amount 77740.48 Tax Year 2019 Township Shields Water Source Lake Michigan Zero Lot Line No

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