1000 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest: $2,795,000 | Listed July 29, 2020 (Fio Creative)
Built in 1914 and named Vallombrosa after a village in Italy, this 5,967-square-foot, Mediterranean-inspired home in Lake Forest sits on 3.8 acres. The home has six bedrooms and 6½ bathrooms and was restored in 2003, with an update following in 2018. From the cobblestone and pebble circular driveway, a front courtyard opens to the home’s solid stucco facade, terra-cotta clay roof and overhanging balcony, complete with a water fountain.
Architect Edwin Clark’s stately design includes arched entry doors and a dual-staircase entry foyer. Formal spaces include a fireside dining room and a wood-paneled office and library. A prep room adjoins the custom kitchen, while the sunroom touts sweeping views of the rear gardens. Upstairs, the primary bedroom is complete with a sitting and dressing room, a vintage-detailed bathroom, custom closets and window treatments. The lower level features an 800-bottle wine cellar, and the couch house with full bathroom and detached two-car garage round out the home.
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