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$8,900,000
22 Days Online

255 N Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
7
Beds
8
Full Baths
3
Partial Baths
15,000
SqFt
$593
/SqFt
1934
Built
County:
Lake
Listing Courtesy of MRED as distributed by MLS Grid of Engel & Voelkers Chicago 773-797-9500

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Suffield House is considered one of renowned architect David Adler's most important country houses. A collaboration with his designer sister, Frances Adler Elkins, this 15, 000 sqft residence completed in 1934 is on 5.4 acres in the heart of Lake Forest. Built for Mrs. J. Ogden "Lolita" Armour, the entrance is neo-Georgian while the rest of the 15, 000 square foot home was designed in a classical French style. The brick is whitewashed, with the warmth of buff pink coming through. This home's interior is loaded with priceless, perfectly preserved architectural features including imported English paneling, antique Chinese oil paintings, exotic marbles, ornate plaster moldings and decoration, original light fixtures, nine fireplaces (each more beautiful than the next), custom millwork, and a handsome Versailles patterned hardwood floor. This home was ahead of its time with features including a 4-stop passenger elevator and central air conditioning. Designed for entertaining on a grand scale, the main level has a series of exquisite formal rooms, supported by a service area that rivals the manor home in Downton Abbey with a butler's pantry, kitchen, breakfast room, silver vault, and a flower arranging room. On the second level, there are five en suite bedrooms including a large primary suite, plus a 1, 000 sqft 2 bedroom, 2 bath staff apartment. The top level offers excellent potential for expansion with another 2-bedroom apartment, a large cedar closet, a gift-wrapping room, an exercise room, and storage. A large, paneled rec room with a fireplace is a surprise feature in the otherwise utilitarian basement which includes a laundry center, vault, wine room, multiple storage rooms, and mechanicals. Recreational features include a beautiful pool, spa, and pool house with a great room, kitchen, dual baths, and laundry, and a bentgrass lawn with a PGA-rated putting green modeled after the 12th hole at Augusta Golf Course. A large portion of the yard is fully fenced, creating a safe place for pets to roam. The home also includes a carriage house that would make a great art studio, home office, or guest suite. Other features include a deep 4-car garage and storage facilities for landscaping equipment. Available for the first time in nearly 50 years, this is a rare opportunity to own a truly exceptional home by one of the most significant residential architects of all time!

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$8,900,000
Days Online 
22 Days
Bedrooms 
7
Inside Area (SqFt) 
15,000 sqft
Total Baths 
11
Full Baths 
8
Partial Baths 
3
Lot Size 
5.4 Acres
Year Built 
1934
MLS Number 
11697932
Status 
Active
Property Tax 
$96,816
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
Estimated
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
2 weeks agoListing updated with changes from the MLS
3 weeks agoListing first seen online
General Features
Style 
French Provincial
Parking Spaces 
6
Sewer 
Public Sewer
Basement 
Full
Acreage 
5.4
Garage Spaces 
4
General Information 
None
Garage 
Detached
Rooms Total 
13
Type Detached 
3 Stories
Lot Size 
5.0-5.99 Acres
Water 
Lake Michigan
Lot Features 
Fenced YardGolf Course LotLandscapedMature TreesGarden
Parking Total 
6
Interior Features
Cooling 
Central AirZoned
Heating 
Forced Air
Appliances 
Double OvenRangeMicrowaveDishwasherRefrigeratorHigh End RefrigeratorFreezerWasherDryerRange Hood
Interior 
Skylight(s)ElevatorHardwood FloorsIn-Law ArrangementHistoric/Period MlwkPanelingPantryWorkshop Area (Interior)
Fireplaces 
9
Fireplace Features 
Wood Burning
Fireplace Locations 
Living RoomMaster BedroomBasementBedroomDen/ LibraryDining Room
Room Types 
FoyerBedroom 5GalleryWalk In ClosetLibrarySun RoomBedroom 6Breakfast RoomBedroom 7
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Exterior Features
Roof 
Other
Waterfront Property 
No
Exterior 
Hot TubBrick Paver PatioIn Ground Pool
Lot 
Fenced YardGolf Course LotLandscapedMature TreesGarden
Other Structures 
OutbuildingPergolaPool House
Community Features
Township 
Shields
Community Features 
PoolGated
MLS Area 
Lake Forest
Association Fee Includes 
None
Schools
School District
67
Elementary School
Sheridan Elementary School
Middle School
Deer Path Middle School
High School
Lake Forest High School
Listing Courtesy of MRED as distributed by MLS Grid of Engel & Voelkers Chicago 773-797-9500



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