745 Woodland Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045: Property For Sale: $3,150,000

745 Woodland Road Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Located steps from Lake Michigan in highly sought after East Lake Forest! The combination of this home and setting creates a tranquil paradise like no other! Newly built in 2006, this English Country masterpiece was constructed with the highest quality of building materials available today. Ludowici clay tile roof, zinc coated copper gutters, flashings, roofs, and a stone exterior. Historic presence and exquisite detail encompass this home which received the Historic Preservation Award for New Construction. Upon entering the gated entrance and circular drive, one feels a sense of privacy created by the lush gardens, mature trees and beautiful grounds designed by Mariani on over 1.23 acres. Step inside the foyer with timeless elegance, French limestone floors, high ceilings, exceptional millwork, and unparalleled quality. Meticulously cared for with state-of-the-art mechanicals and infrastructure, this home is ready for the buyer who is looking for classic, yet current design. From the finely appointed living room with many windows, incredible moldings, and fireplace to the handsome paneled library with fireplace, you feel a sense of warmth, elegance, and luxury. The Chef's kitchen with stone countertops, top of the line appliances, butlers pantry, and breakfast area, adjoins to the family room with hardwood floors, custom built-in television above the fireplace, and french doors leading out to the bluestone patios, saltwater spa, and stunning landscaping. Access the 2nd floor via the finely crafted custom staircase or wood-paneled elevator. Bright and spacious, the second floor has wide hallways providing access to the master suite and 4 additional ensuite family bedrooms with access to the 2nd-floor laundry and back staircase. This wonderfully designed home offers extraordinary amenities and a beautifully finished lower level with high ceilings, radiant heat floors, an additional ensuite bedroom, rec room, media room, additional family room, and playroom. 3 and 1/2 car heated garage. 1st and 2nd-floor laundry rooms. Enjoy being near Lake Michigan, town, schools, and parks!

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#: 10728153
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