• DESCRIPTION

    Custom designed and built by Perkins, Fellows and Hamilton for Mrs. Cyrus McCormick in 1916, this spectacular estate is set on 3.8 wooded acres in the heart of East Lake Forest. The house most resembles an early European Manor home exemplifying elegance and grace. Entering the grounds through the handsome iron gates, one is struck by the grandeur of the house and the mature landscaping in its unique, wooded setting, hence its name The House in the Woods. You are welcomed into the reception hall with French limestone floor, marble walls, paneled walnut ceiling and delicately carved walnut woodwork. The soft patina of the teak and rosewood floors, the handsome fireplaces, and the carved and cast motifs of animals and plants are reminiscent of a by-gone era and speak to this meticulously maintained and lovingly preserved home perfect for today's lifestyle. A fabulous floor plan including 10 bedrooms, 8 full and 4 half baths, 10 fireplaces, gracious room sizes, 10' ceilings and a heavy slate roof are just a few of the features to be noted. Views of the breath-taking backyard are evident from most of the rooms and the bluestone terrace invites you to the inground pool positioned in the southwest part of the yard. The Primary Suite with sitting room, sunroom, two fireplaces, walk in closet and private bath is luxury at its finest. Additional ensuite bedrooms, a guest wing, an elevator, a wine cellar and a basketball court are just some of the other amenities this one-of-a-kind home offers.

    KEY DETAILS
    • Price:
    • $4,995,000
    • Bedrooms:
    • 7
    • Full Baths:
    • 8
    • Half Baths:
    • 4
    • Square Footage:
    • 11,742
    • Acreage:
    • 3.80
    • Year Built:
    • 1916
    • MLS #:
    • MRD11488070
    • Street Address:
    • 900 E Ringwood Rd N
    • City:
    • Lake Forest
    • State:
    • IL
    • Postal Code:
    • 60045
    • County:
    • Lake
    • Area:
    • Lake Forest
    • Listing Status:
    • For Sale - Active

    Building

    • Age Of Dwelling:
    • 100+ Years
    • Approximate Total Liveable Area:
    • 11742
    • Basement Description:
    • Unfinished
    • Exterior Description:
    • Brick
    • Exterior Features:
    • Patio, In Ground Pool, Breezeway
    • Fireplace:
    • Wood Burning
    • Foundation:
    • Concrete Perimeter
    • Interior Features:
    • Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Elevator, Hardwood Floors, First Floor Bedroom, In-Law Arrangement, First Floor Laundry, First Floor Full Bath, Built-In Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
    • Number Of Fireplaces:
    • 10
    • Type Of Roof:
    • Slate
    • Year Built:
    • 1916

    Land

    • Lot Features:
    • Landscaped, Wooded, Mature Trees
    • Lot Size:
    • 3.0-3.99 Acres

    Listing

    • Days On Market:
    • 57
    • Originating Mls:
    • Mred
    • Previous Listing Price:
    • 5295000

    Money

    • Association Fee Payment Frequency:
    • Not Applicable
    • Hoa Master Fee Frequency:
    • Not Required
    • Ownership:
    • Fee Simple
    • Property Taxes:
    • $74,690
    • Tax Year:
    • 2021

    Rooms

    • Bathroom Description:
    • Whirlpool, Separate Shower, Double Sink
    • Dining Room:
    • Separate
    • Total Rooms:
    • 16

    Structures

    • Driveway:
    • Asphalt
    • Garage Capacity:
    • 4
    • Garage Description:
    • Attached
    • Garage Parking Spaces:
    • 4

    Systems

    • Appliances:
    • Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood
    • Cooling System:
    • Central Air
    • Electricity:
    • Service - 400 Amp Or Greater
    • Existing Water:
    • Lake Michigan
    • Heating:
    • Steam
    • Sewage Type:
    • Public Sewer

    Source

    • Listing Provided By @properties Christie's International Real Estate

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    LAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL
    High School
    Public

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