969 Spring Lane, Lake Forest, IL 60045 | 10892539 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

969 Spring Lane $6,995,000

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    969 Spring Lane Lake Forest, IL 60045

    • 9 Beds
    • 12 Baths
    • 11,553 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# 10892539
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    Just 1/2 block from the beach, The Potter Palmer Estate is a rare combination of location, privacy, acreage & a unique 2 acre buildable site, 11,553 sf on 4 acres of table land & 2 ravines one of Lake Forest's most sought after & significant properties. Originally the carriage house for the Phillip Swift Estate, it has been expanded several times to achieve its current size & status. In the early 1920's Farwell Winston, extensively expanded & remodeled the home with architect Stanley Anderson. From 1970 to 1972 the Potter Palmers added 2 major additions, plumbing & electrical upgrades, with architect James Keiser & Bleck Engineering Company. This French styled stucco Estate has been maintained and improved by the current owners from 2016 through 2020. 1st floor-Entry Foyer - Travertine marble floors, rich oak wood, circular staircase, expanded powder room with Italian glass vanity. Impressive living room (former carriage house) with fireplace, hardwood floors, ceiling beams, crystal sconces, French doors. Grand dining room with parquet floors, brass chandelier, silver closet, French doors leading to redwood surround deck on west ravine. Library with fireplace, hardwood floors, 12 ft floor to ceiling window overlooking the ravine. Family Room with arched specialty tiled fireplace, pegged wood floors, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors adjacent to the pool, and tiled kitchenette with oven, burners, dishwasher & microwave. Cabana with full shower & bathroom, 2 large dressing rooms, hot tub, laundry fixtures & counter top in large open area leading to 2nd garage. Utility closet includes a 40 gallon H2O heater for this area. Sun room, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors on 3 sides & wet bar. Solarium with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors & terra cotta flooring. Main kitchen of white cabinetry, JennAire stoves with capacity for ten burners or a mix of burners and grills, Corian counters for maximum durability, built in heating plates and warmers, walk-in pantry, island & large seating area with couch & chairs as well as kitchen table. Arched access door to wrap around redwood deck on the west ravine for comfortable outdoor dining. Recently remodeled laundry room with built in cabinets & hanging racks. 2nd floor- Master suite with marble fireplace, 2 very large walk-in closets with vanity and sink in between, extensive built-in cabinetry, recently renovated Calacatta marble bath, shower, vanities. Kitchenette with sink, microwave, storage. 9 bedrooms (9 in total), most with recently renovated marble counter tops. 8 of the bedrooms have private ensuite baths with added storage cabinetry. Turret office connecting the 2 main wings of the house. Large playroom with 5 large built in shelf sections, floor to ceiling mirrors, specialty floating dance flooring. INTERCOM throughout the house via a telephone system. MUSIC SYSTEM and speakers throughout the 1st floor, by the pool, and the black slate patio. DIVIDED BASEMENT, all with indoor outdoor carpet. Beneath the main kitchen is a large area for crafts & extensive built in shelving. At one end is a Swedish cedar wine cellar. Included is a large boiler and chiller for the gas fired and water based HVAC system, and air handling blower units. There is a 100 gallon H20 tank for a portion of the main house. 5ft high passage under West wing. Beneath family room/kitchenette is large sauna, steam room & exercise area. This also houses an air handler, 50 gal H2O and sump pumps. The current owners have done extensive improvements: a recently renovated cottage with fireplace (originally the groundskeeper cottage) redwood deck wrapping around East & South end of home, "woodland garden" with multiple stone walk ways leading to south ravine, sewer system, added over 400 trees and bushes, recessed lighting and fans, new fence, piping, trees, ravine work, retaining walls, ceiling fans, and freshly painted exterior. Estate features: tennis court, playground, fire pit, 4 patios, 2 courtyards.

    • General Features
      • Additional Parcels Y/N No
      • Area Lake Forest
      • Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable
      • Association Fee Includes None
      • Community Features Park, Pool, Tennis Court(s), Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
      • County Or Parish Lake
      • New Construction Y/N No
      • Ownership Fee Simple
      • Special Listing Conditions None
      • Tax Annual Amount 77740.48
      • Tax Year 2020
      • Township Shields
      • Year Built 1910
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Gas Cooktop
      • Architectural Style Other
      • Basement Partial
      • Basement Sq Ft 1599
      • Bath Amenities Whirlpool, Separate Shower, Double Sink
      • Full Bathrooms 9
      • Half Bathrooms 3
      • Bedrooms (Below Grade) 0
      • Below Grade Finished Area 1599
      • Cooling Central Air
      • Dining Room Separate
      • Direction Faces North
      • Electric 400 Amp Service or Greater
      • Exterior Features Deck, Patio, Hot Tub, Pool In-Ground, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill, Fire Pit, Workshop
      • Fireplace Features Wood Burning, More than one
      • Fireplaces Total 4
      • Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
      • Garage Details Multiple Garages
      • Garage Spaces 4
      • Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air, 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Indv Controls, Zoned
      • Interior Features Sauna/Steam Room, Hot Tub, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Walk-In Closet(s)
      • Living Area 11553
      • Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
      • Rooms Total 18
      • Sewer Public Sewer
    • Property Features
      • Lot Features Corner Lot, Fenced Yard, Irregular Lot, Landscaped, Wooded, Mature Trees, Backs to Trees/Woods, Views, Sidewalks, Streetlights
      • Lot Size Acres 4
      • Lot Size Dimensions 391 X 841 X 390 X 545
      • Other Structures Pergola,Second Garage,Shed(s),Tennis Court(s),Cabana,Garage(s),Storage
      • Parcel Number 12341030510000
      • Parking Features Driveway, Oversized
      • Parking Total 20
      • Water Source Lake Michigan
      • Waterfront Y/N No
    • Schools
      • Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
      • Elementary School District 67
      • High School Lake Forest High School
      • High School District 115
      • Middle Or Junior School Deer Path Middle School
      • 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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