472 E Illinois Road

Lake Forest, IL, United States
USD $1,249,995
For Sale
5 Beds
3 Bath
2 Partial Bath
MLS 10582350
Porch that extends across all four sides
With a bright turret room ideal for reading
West facing for beautiful sunsets
Beautiful kitchen, open to sitting room & breakfast
Open to the kitchen, bursting with light in the mornings
Open to kitchen
Bright master bedroom with evening sunsets. Come & see the turret room.
2nd Bedroom
Enclosed sleeping porch
Currently used as an office
4th Bedroom
Also makes a fantastic family room
Four sided porch offers dining, entertaining, working & relaxing space


This faithfully-restored, 5 bedroom, 3 full, and 2 half bath home with unique sun-filled 4-sided wraparound porch, seeks new custodians. Ideally-situated on the corner of Illinois and Rosemary, the house is a few minutes walk from Market Square, the beach, Deerpath Inn, and trains to downtown Chicago. It was built in 1872 and is one of the founding homes of Lake Forest. It has recently undergone a 2-year inside/out restoration, including a new cedar roof, kiln-dried painted cedar siding, copper gutters, Farrow and Ball interior paint throughout, new fireplace, refinished hardwood floors, upstairs carpet, and more. If you like to cook, you will love the beautiful open-plan kitchen with maple wood countertops. Just imagine the joy of throwing lunch and supper parties for loved ones, perhaps with children playing on the expansive lawns, or simply relaxing in a double hammock with glasses of wine in hand under the canopy of mature oak trees. Move-in ready and awaits your finishing touches.

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