Posts tagged "Lake Forest"

Rent a Lake Forest coach house on a 5-acre estate

For a mere $2,600 a month you can rent a 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath coach house on a 5-acre estate whose main home was designed by Walter Frazier. Walter who? Walter Frazier, who was not a/k/a Clyde Frazier. You say you’ve never heard of Walter Frazier, the architect who designed Chicago’s Casino Club? And you’ve... Read more »

A North Shore real estate news roundup

If you’re homeward bound to Chicago’s North Shore suburbs, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities and keep you up-to-date on real estate news. Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. A foreclosure’s... Read more »

Santa Fe sensibility in Mettawa

The 5,400 square foot home at 105 Indian Ridge Rd in Mettawa boasts a Lake Forest mailing address – and a Santa Fe style that’s unlike anything you’ll find in the vicinity. The home is on a 5-acre parcel and is priced at $2,395,000. If you want more acreage and a guest house, another 5... Read more »
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A rare rental on Mayflower Road in Lake Forest

The Mayflower Park condo in Lake Forest was formerly the site of a school. It’s on a gorgeous wooded site with ravines that drift down toward Lake Michigan. The condo conversion dates to the early 80s. It isn’t often that a unit in this development becomes available for rent, but one just did. It’s a... Read more »

A Lake Forest estate with a clay tennis court

Le Corbusier allegedly described a home as “a machine for living in.” For many people it’s a place where memories are made. Forest & Bluff magazine offers a look at the memory-making potential of 1200 N Green Bay Rd in Lake Forest, a home that recently came on the market for $6,250,000. The gracious 11,000... Read more »

Two video tours of a David Adler home in Lake Forest

When it comes to touring homes with some architectural interest and history, the man to watch is Dennis Rodkin, Chicago Magazine’s Deal Estate columnist. Rodkin approaches a historic home with a more refined sensibility and a broader base of knowledge than architecture neophytes like me. Compare his tour of a David Adler-designed home in Lake... Read more »
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A North Shore real estate news roundup

If you’re homeward bound to the North Shore, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities and keep you up-to-date on real estate news.. Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. Evanston sued by... Read more »

Tour a restored David Adler gatehouse in Lake Forest

David Adler was one of the most prolific and prominent architects and designers during the era of the “great American house,” and the North Shore suburb of Lake Forest is a showcase for some of his best. Adler’s clients were often willing to spend lavishly on detailing even the outbuildings on their estates to create... Read more »

French Provincial in Lake Forest

It’s not unusual to see a cupola atop a Lake Forest country estate. You won’t often see one, however, on a French Provincial style home. The imposing 9,000 square foot home at 464 Ridge Rd in Lake Forest was built in 2004 and offers the period details and graciously-scaled rooms you’d expect to find in... Read more »
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Lot for sale on site of Lake Forest's fabled Villa Turicum

One way to view Lake Forest’s Villa Turicum is as one of the nation’s most costly debacles in private residential real estate. Completed nearly a century ago at a reported cost of $5 million, Edith Rockefeller McCormick’s storied 44-room Italianate mansion on more than 250 lakefront acres was abandoned, fell into disrepair and sold for... Read more »