499 W Old Mill Rd

Lake Forest, IL, United States
USD $5,500,000
For Sale
4 Beds
5 Bath
2 Partial Bath
MLS 10851165


Appx 10 acre, completely enclosed, horse-approved dividable property. This enchanting appx ten acre property fully fenced and bordering a public prairie reserve has been restored, to and beyond the historic Jens Jensen design. The grounds, are the design pallete that has created award-winning gardens across the entire North Shore and Wisconsin. Featuring a butterfly garden, an organic potager garden, orchard, vineyard, open lawns, and a stocked fishing and water lily pond. The outdoor entertainment area revolves around a pool and spa, an outdoor fireplace, multiple gathering areas with seating for 30, and a pergola dining terrace accommodating 12 creates a dining experience without compare. Complementing the outdoor space is an all stainless steel kitchen with a commercial Kalamazoo Grill. The 4 bedroom, 5.2 bath home's interior has been masterfully decorated and restored to its century-old elegance. From the original unique ceiling moldings to the walnut paneling and bookcases this home built for the founders of The National Tea grocery family is without compare. The living room with 10-foot ceilings is perfectly scaled for entertaining and gathering with family and special friends. A large dining room with fireplace and elegant leaded glass windows make seasonal dining inside a very special occasion. Across the marble foyer from the dining room is a southern-facing cypress paneled den that takes full advantage of the properties fabulous vistas and natural light. Altounian builders created a present day commercial kitchen with all of the necessary products and brands. Adjoining the kitchen via the pool breezeway is a pool bath and family room with fireplace and a bar that was created from a single tree over 6 feet in diameter. Above the 4-car garage is a vaulted ceiling, 3 room suite with full bath, it is currently being used (as pictured ) as an exercise room, yoga studio and craft space. Beautiful en-suite bedrooms and baths make this a very special home for those looking for privacy and security.

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