901 Rosemary Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 | 11007256 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

901 Rosemary Road $10,500,000

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    901 Rosemary Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

    • 6 Beds
    • 8 Baths
    • 11,613 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# 11007256
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    Exquisite beyond compare! Offering a lifestyle of warmth, elegance, comfort and luxury, this magnificent estate was meticulously renovated and expanded to exceed expectations throughout all 4 levels. Completed in 2015 by Gregga Jordan Smiezney, this spectacular 11,613 square foot home is perfectly set on over 5.24 acres of breath-taking grounds in the heart of east Lake Forest. (2 properties were purchased and combined totaling 5.24 acres) This luxurious estate is fully controlled anywhere in the world with its Savant Smart Home Automation system. Over $5,000,000 was spent in the interior of the estate. Over $3,000,000 was spent on the exterior of the estate. Features include 6 luxurious en-suite bedrooms and baths with radiant heat, 2 half baths, 10 remarkable fireplaces, a gorgeous living room with intricate plaster ceilings, a sunroom with panoramic views of the beautiful grounds, a library with custom cerused oak paneled walls, an elegant dining room with intricate millwork, a gracious family room that opens to the custom designed gourmet kitchen, a theater room, swimming pool, spa, pergola with fireplace, 6 heated garages, a separate guest suite, new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, a whole house generator, and more. La Vieille Maison is the "ultimate" entertainment destination. It is a retreat that will leave you breathless with peace and tranquility with gorgeous vistas in every room. The discerning home owner will appreciate its competitive price given its sought-after location, superior quality of construction, size, privacy, security, and timeless attributes. Upon viewing the estate, one will sense the extraordinary collaboration between the finest team of architects, interior designers, landscape architects and craftsmen. The heated 4-car attached garage includes thermostats and epoxy flooring. The heated 2-car detached garage includes epoxy flooring and a full house generator over the 2 car garage with reinforced flooring and a ventilation system. The spectacular grounds! Features include stunning gardens, stone terraces and walks, custom outdoor lighting, a swimming pool, pool vault, pergola, outdoor fireplace, garden walls, pillars, and custom designed entrance and service entry gates. The landscaping includes a 70 zone irrigation system, specimen trees, and a secret garden. A new snowmelt system was added on the front stairs, back stairs and both crushed stone and sealed driveways in the front of the house and both garages. All work was completed by union laborers and tradesmen. Every basement room was built-out and new finishes were installed. Spaces include a large laundry room, storage room, AV equipment room and 2 spacious playrooms. The Savant system controls all televisions, outdoor music, pool, gates, draperies, security, climate throughout, all lighting inside and outside, security cameras, and the fireplaces in the family room and primary bedroom. An attached guest house and custom designed stairwell with full bath, entertainment room and bedroom, and a mudroom and 1/2 bath were added to the estate. The estate was originally designed by Arthur Heun for newlyweds William Mitchell and Ginevra King Mitchell. He was the son of the president of Illinois Merchants Trust which merged into Continental Bank. Ginevra King Mitchell was the daughter of stockbroker Charles King. She was also the former crush of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the inspiration for the character Daisy Buchanan in his novel "The Great Gatsby." Heun designed many mansions and the Casino Club and the Art Club in Chicago. Distinguished by its overall quality of detail, design, craftsmanship, and materials, this estate possesses a high level of integrity rarely found today. Absolute perfection!

    • General Features
      • Additional Parcels Y/N No
      • Area Lake Forest
      • Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable
      • Association Fee Includes None
      • Community Features Gated, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
      • County Or Parish Lake
      • New Construction Y/N No
      • Ownership Fee Simple
      • Special Listing Conditions None
      • Tax Annual Amount 105986.5
      • Tax Year 2020
      • Township Shields
      • Year Built 1914
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood
      • Basement Full, Walkout
      • Bath Amenities Whirlpool, Separate Shower, Steam Shower, Double Sink, Full Body Spray Shower
      • Full Bathrooms 6
      • Half Bathrooms 2
      • Bedrooms (Below Grade) 0
      • Cooling Central Air, Zoned
      • Dining Room Separate
      • Direction Faces North
      • Electric 400 Amp Service or Greater
      • Exterior Features Patio, Brick Paver Patio, Pool In-Ground, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill
      • Fireplace Features Double Sided, Wood Burning, Gas Log, Gas Starter
      • Fireplaces Total 9
      • Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
      • Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s), Transmitter(s), Heated, Multiple Garages
      • Garage Spaces 6
      • Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air
      • Interior Features Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Special Millwork
      • Laundry Features Sink
      • Living Area 11613
      • Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
      • Other Equipment TV-Cable, Security System, CO Detectors, Sump Pump, Sprinkler-Lawn, Generator, Multiple Water Heaters
      • Roof Slate
      • Rooms Total 18
      • Sewer Public Sewer
    • Property Features
      • Lot Features Fenced Yard, Irregular Lot, Landscaped, Mature Trees, Outdoor Lighting, Wood Fence
      • Lot Size Acres 5.244
      • Lot Size Dimensions 228416
      • Other Structures Pergola,Second Garage,Garage(s)
      • Parcel Number 12343030260000
      • Water Source Lake Michigan
      • Waterfront Y/N No
    • Schools
      • Elementary School District 67
      • High School Lake Forest High School
      • High School District 115
      • Middle Or Junior School District 67

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    Mona Hellinga

    Mona Hellinga

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    Lake Forest

    Primary: 847-814-1855

    Neighborhood

    60045 (Lake Forest) Demographics

    46 Median Age
    975 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    81% College Educated
    $167,073 Estimated Median Income
    6,245 Estimated Total Home Owners
    937 Estimated Total Renters
    87% / 13% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    4 Estimated Average Household Size
    20,622 Total Population
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.

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    $852,500 Median Sales Price
    50 Homes Sold
    70 New On Market

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        -- Current Price Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $10,500,000
        3/7/2021 12:17:52 AM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Active
        3/1/2021 5:49:00 PM New in Database Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $10,500,000

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