51 S Mayflower Rd

Lake Forest, IL, United States
USD $2,395,000
For Sale
5 Beds
5 Bath
1 Partial Bath
MLS 10862944


CENTAURS TUSCAN HILL TOWER HOME has been updated while preserving the architectural integrity of the past! This stately classical Italianate, 5 story tower home, designed by noted architect David Adler, as a coach house for the original estate, has been masterfully renovated & restored to meet the needs of today's buyers. Privacy abounds this Italian estate, only visible through the wrought iron gates to a paved courtyard with stunning views of the tower. As you enter the foyer, a delightful view of a private interior courtyard is seen through the French doors that mirror one another. The open formal living room & dining room are perfect for entertaining, drenched with sunshine from the floor to ceiling windows & spacious design. The library is adjacent to the foyer with built-ins & a door to a 1st floor bedroom en-suite & additional staircase access to the 2nd floor. The kitchen has been updated with European custom cabinetry, black quartz countertops. Sleek design with premium stainless-steel appliances. The only addition to the original Adler footprint was a solarium attached to the kitchen with an electronic shade. The large family room, with fireplace, has room for multiple sectionals, pool table &/or game tables. The wine cellar is below the family room. The 2nd floor of the home has two large Primary suites, one with an attached office or sitting area. Both en-suite Primary baths have been updated with Carrara marble, quartz countertops, instant hot water, heated towel racks, radiant heated floors, separate frameless shower & tub. The laundry room is also on the 2nd floor in the tower with new appliances, cabinetry and porcelain tile floor. The 4th bedroom is on the 3rd floor of the tower with an en-suite bath. The 4th floor of the tower is known as the "Byzantine Room" painted by noted artist Nikolai Remisoff, has been uniquely preserved. It depicts the Greek Gods overseeing the earth, with the words of a mere mortal, "feeling as if he is walking among the stars with the Gods." The 5th floor of the tower is a bedroom en-suite and sitting area. The final staircase up leads you to a 6th story rooftop terrace with stellar vistas over the treetops to Lake Michigan and at night, the glow of Chicago city lights! The Ludowici clay tile roof, brick and stucco have been well cared for and all systems have been upgraded or are new with the addition of a generator. There is a 2 car garage and extensive patio that overlook the distant ravine and forest.

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