745 Woodland Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045: Property For Sale: $3,589,000

745 Woodland Road Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Historic presence and exquisite detail encompass this award winning English country masterpiece. Completed in 2005, this home was custom designed by Melichar Architects, a firm recognized with many design and historic preservation awards. Crafted of superior durable materials, this home embodies exceptional craftsmanship.

Set on 1.24 acres of stunning landscaped grounds and ravine, the Woodland Residence is a timeless piece of architecture. The residence and bridge embrace the ravine and surrounding historic neighborhood.

The cream-colored stucco and half-timbering complement the warm, split-faced Halquist lannon stone. The joints are raked flush, and the mortar matches the stone to create a historic English Country appearance. The window heads are made of wood, with a hand-hewn finish. Areas of the second floor have rough stucco spandrel panels and wood trim to mimic wattle and daub construction. The dormers are composed of wood trim, rough stucco, cedar siding and copper.

A stone and wood deck ravine bridge sweeps from the street and gently curves towards the porte cochere. The bridge abutments are organic in form, and made of the same random coursed stone as the house. The wall caps are hand chiseled striated limestone with curved edges which blend gently with the environment.

Property Description

Highlights and Amenities

• Approximately 7400 sq ft residence, plus finished lower level with total finished space of over 9500 sq ft.

• Extensive moldings, beams, paneling and millwork with very high level of custom finishes throughout residence.

• Large rooms with 9½’ to 11½’ ceilings and 8’ doors throughout first floor; 8½’ to 9’ceilings and 7’ doors throughout second floor and lower level.

• Public rooms include foyer, loggia, library, living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and 2 powder rooms.

• Second floor private living area includes 5 bedroom suites.

• Lower level includes 2 connecting office suites with powder room and an entry meeting area; conference room with recessed cabinets and kitchenette; separate family room with hall powder room; media room with adjoining full bath.

• Nearly 1½ acre wooded site with ravine located a block from Lake Michigan in established historic district.

• Beautifully landscaped grounds with 2 large bluestone patios; underground irrigation system.

• Located less than a mile from Market Square, train station, churches, Sheridan elementary school, Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest College and Forest Park beach/boat launch.

• Salt water heated spa

• All brick driveway

• Awarded the 2007 Historic Preservation Award for New Construction.

Exterior Features

• Ludowici Brittany clay tile roof – custom color

• Copper 6” classic custom gutters with 4” round downspouts and collector boxes; connected to underground 6” PVC collection system which discharges into ravine, nature’s storm water system

• Landscape, bridge and security lighting.

• Oversized garages with substantial storage space.

• Marvin architectural series Casemaster wood clad casement windows and French doors (low eII, double insulated glass) with nylon mesh screens at all operable windows.

• Stone and stucco exterior walls with 6” framing, deep soffits and exposed rafter tails.

• 10’ tall reinforced concrete foundation walls.

Interior Features

• State-of-the-art wiring system - for security (with cameras), communications, entertainment and internet.

• 4 masonry fireplaces with stone surround and gas starters, 1 with remote control.

• Extensive kitchen appliances include separate Subzero 700 Series refrigerator and freezer with door and drawers, Dacor warming drawer, 2 Miele dishwashers, 3 sinks with Insinkerator Pro disposals controlled by surface mounted switch, 48” Wolf range top and 2 wall mounted Wolf convection ovens, wall mounted KitchenAid microwave and 24” Subzero wine cooler.

• Custom designed Dutch Made cabinetry in kitchen, butlers pantry, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

• Radiant heat in all bathrooms, attached garage and throughout lower level.

• National Wheel-O-Vator Destiny residential elevator - 750 lb capacity, 3’ x 4’ cab with automatic accordion gate and hydraulic drive system.

• Rocky Mountain door hardware (oversized to accommodate door height, width and weight) throughout residence.

• French doors, most with transoms, connect interior space with natural environment

in most public rooms.

• Front and rear custom staircases; oak treads with carpet runners; custom profile oversized handrails with custom newel posts and wood balusters.

• Master suite includes 2 separate full baths and 3 walk-in closets.

• Red oak select flooring (3¼” x ¾” random length with flush vents) or limestone throughout first and second floor; stone or carpeting throughout lower level.

• Extensive storage with hall and in-room closets throughout residence; custom closet shelving, hanging and built-ins.

• First and second floor laundry rooms with sinks and extra large load Whirlpool appliances; laundry chute to first floor.

• Sentry safe with electronic and key lock.

Mechanical Systems

• Mechanical rooms with overhead sprinkler system.

• 3 Lennox furnace 8 zone HVAC system with Honeywell electronic air cleaners, Aprilaire humidifiers and Honeywell thermostats.

• 2 connected 75 gallon A. O. Smith hot water heaters; circulating looped hot water system.

• Weil-McLain boiler which supplies radiant hot water heat.

• Double utility washing sink.

• Audio-video electronic component closets.

• Sump pump and sewage ejector system.

• Guardian (Generac Power Systems) natural gas fed generator which powers all furnaces, boiler, sump and ejector pumps, refrigerator and freezer, communications and security system, garage door, lighting and outlets.

• 400 amp electric service with multiple distribution panels.

For Sale


MLS#: 09849159
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