Address
901 Rosemary Road Lake Forest, IL
Price
$ 10,500,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11007256
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • Zip60045
  • Style
  • Year Built1914
  • Taxes100696
  • Price$ 10,500,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage11613
  • Lot Size5.24 Acres
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Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC
Property Description

Exquisite beyond compare! Offering a lifestyle of warmth, elegance, comfort and luxury, this magnificent estate was meticulously renovated and expanded to exceed expectations throughout all 4 levels. Completed in 2015, this spectacular 11,613 square foot home is perfectly set on over 5.24 acres of breath-taking grounds in the heart of east Lake Forest. (2 properties were purchased and combined totaling 5.24 acres) This luxurious estate is fully controlled anywhere in the world with its Savant Smart Home Automation system. Over $5,000,000 was spent in the interior of the estate. Over $3,000,000 was spent on the exterior of the estate. Features include 6 luxurious en-suite bedrooms and baths with radiant heat, 2 half baths, 10 remarkable fireplaces, a gorgeous living room with intricate plaster ceilings, a sunroom with panoramic views of the beautiful grounds, a library with custom cerused oak paneled walls, an elegant dining room with intricate millwork, a gracious family room that opens to the custom designed gourmet kitchen, a theater room, swimming pool, spa, pergola with fireplace, 6 heated garages, a separate guest suite, new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, a whole house generator, and more. La Vieille Maison is the "ultimate" entertainment destination. It is a retreat that will leave you breathless with peace and tranquility with gorgeous vistas in every room. The discerning home owner will appreciate its competitive price given its sought-after location, superior quality of construction, size, privacy, security, and timeless attributes. Upon viewing the estate, one will sense the extraordinary collaboration between the finest team of architects, interior designers, landscape architects and craftsmen. The heated 4-car attached garage includes thermostats and epoxy flooring. The heated 2-car detached garage includes epoxy flooring and a full house generator over the 2 car garage with reinforced flooring and a ventilation system. Mariani Landscape designed the spectacular grounds! Features include stunning gardens, stone terraces and walks, custom outdoor lighting, a swimming pool, pool vault, pergola, outdoor fireplace, garden walls, pillars, and custom designed entrance and service entry gates. The landscaping includes a 70 zone irrigation system, specimen trees, and a secret garden. A new snowmelt system was added on the front stairs, back stairs and both crushed stone and sealed driveways in the front of the house and both garages. All work was completed by union laborers and tradesmen. Every basement room was built-out and new finishes were installed. Spaces include a large laundry room, storage room, AV equipment room and 2 spacious playrooms. The Savant system controls all televisions, outdoor music, pool, gates, draperies, security, climate throughout, all lighting inside and outside, security cameras, and the fireplaces in the family room and primary bedroom. An attached guest house and custom designed stairwell with full bath, entertainment room and bedroom, and a mudroom and 1/2 bath were added to the estate. The estate was originally designed by Arthur Heun for newlyweds William Mitchell and Ginevra King Mitchell. He was the son of the president of Illinois Merchants Trust which merged into Continental Bank. Ginevra King Mitchell was the daughter of stockbroker Charles King. She was also the former crush of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the inspiration for the character Daisy Buchanan in his novel "The Great Gatsby." Heun designed many mansions and the Casino Club and the Art Club in Chicago. Distinguished by its overall quality of detail, design, craftsmanship, and materials, this estate possesses a high level of integrity rarely found today. Absolute perfection!

High School
Lake Forest High School
Price History
3/1/2021 Listed $10,500,000

General Features

Appliances Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood
Association Fee Includes None
Community Features Gated, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Cooling Central Air, Zoned
Electric 400 Amp Service or Greater
Elementary School District 67
Exterior Features Patio, Brick Paver Patio, Pool In-Ground, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill
Garage Spaces 6
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air
High School Lake Forest High School
High School District 115
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Special Millwork
Middle/Junior School District 67
New Construction No
Other Structures Pergola, Second Garage, Garage(s)
Ownership Fee Simple
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Roof Slate
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Tax Annual Amount 100696.8
Total Rooms 18
Township Shields

Interior Features

Basement Full, Walkout
Basement Partially Finished, Exterior Access, Rec/Family Area, Storage Space
Bathrooom Whirlpool, Separate Shower, Steam Shower, Double Sink, Full Body Spray Shower
Bedroomspossible 6
Fireplace Features Double Sided, Wood Burning, Gas Log, Gas Starter
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 2
Kitchen Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Eating Area-Table Space, Pantry-Closet, Custom Cabinetry, Updated Kitchen
Laundry Features Sink
Room Type Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Foyer, Game Room, Office, Play Room, Recreation Room, Sitting Room, Study, Tandem Room, Theatre Room
Total Baths 8
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 9

Exterior Features

Door Features French Doors
Exterior Stucco, Stone
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Attached, Detached
Lot Dimensions 228416
Lot Features Fenced Yard, Irregular Lot, Landscaped, Mature Trees, Outdoor Lighting, Wood Fence
Lot Size Acres 5.244
Water Source Lake Michigan
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 17X17 2nd Level Hardwood
6th Bdrm 19X14 3rd Level Carpet
Dining Room 29X17 Main Level Hardwood
Family Room 24X19 Main Level Hardwood
Foyer 29X19 Main Level Hardwood
Game Rm 28X18 Basement Other
Living Room 36X20 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 21X21 2nd Level Carpet
Office 18X17 Main Level Hardwood
Playroom 35X16 3rd Level Carpet
Recreation Rm 28X17 2nd Level Hardwood
Sitting 21X18 Main Level Hardwood
Study 15X13 2nd Level Hardwood
Tandem Rm 17X9 2nd Level Hardwood

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 $1.92M
$10.5M
Taxes
AVG $26,290
$100,696
Visits
AVG 151
205
Year Built
AVG 1968
1914
Walkscore
AVG 22
11
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