1450 W Old Mill Road $2,495,000


    1450 W Old Mill Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

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    • 3 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 4,098 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# 10825742
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    When it comes to property, there are no shortcuts and quality is everything. In short, do it once and do it well. -- A mantra that epitomizes this unique offering that includes a fantastic collection of architecture, design, and landscape set on a large, gated parcel. This mini-estate was originally designed by world renowned architect David Adler as part of the Lasker Estate, and has been meticulously expanded, renovated, and decorated by its current owner of 20 years, noted designer Frank Ponterio. This walled property is truly transportive. A three building limed washed brick compound includes the main house, dining/entertainment pavilion, and coach house (the designer's personal design studio). The main house includes three bedrooms and baths. Complete architectural plans and building approval has been obtained for a master suite expansion, providing a fourth bedroom in the main house. Plans are included with the sale. All millwork is by Christopher Peacock or custom by the designer's own workshop. Wide plank, hand scraped Walnut floors and French limestone flooring are throughout. The family room walls are upholstered in linen hide. Surround sound theatre, custom lighting, and an audio visual package are run by an expandable Savant System. Almost every detail and element in this home is custom designed and curated. The designer has incorporated many of his custom lighting and furniture pieces in the interior and many are included in the purchase price of the home. The back of house consists of new state of the art HVAC systems and a high-efficiency boiler for radiant heat. The private brick walled courtyard boasts fantastic gardens, shade and fruit trees, a subtle water feature, outdoor fireplace, and custom dining table with seating for twelve. The dining pavilion (originally the carriage house), opens onto the courtyard for open air dining and includes wine caves and beverage refrigeration. The coach house, holding a two-car garage and two-story office with powder room, overlooks the entire property. The second floor studio has built-in refrigerators, an ice maker, custom millwork, floating stone standing desk, conference table and 75" TV. The space contains a separate exhaust system for the occasional cigar. The lower level entry has French stone floors and more of the designer's custom lighting, a large fully built out studio for storage. Located just off the courtyard, a conference table on the first floor quickly converts to a pool table creating a flexible space that's great for entertaining. The rear portion of the property has its own sense of place as well; a rustic fire pit, another dining area beneath a Wisteria draped pergola, and a fenced vegetable garden lined with cutting flowers. All gardens have been maintained by Mariani Landscape. This is truly a spectacular, one-of-a-kind, Lake Forest retreat.

    • General Features
      • Area Lake Forest
      • Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable
      • Association Fee Includes None
      • Community Features Street Paved
      • County Or Parish Lake
      • New Construction Y/N No
      • Ownership Fee Simple
      • Special Listing Conditions None
      • Tax Annual Amount 12357.36
      • Tax Year 2019
      • Township West Deerfield
      • Year Built 1924
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood
      • Aprox. Total Finished Sq Ft 0
      • Architectural Style Farmhouse
      • Basement Partial
      • Bath Amenities Separate Shower, Double Sink, Soaking Tub
      • Full Bathrooms 3
      • Half Bathrooms 1
      • Bedrooms (Below Grade) 0
      • Cooling Central Air
      • Dining Room Separate
      • Exterior Features Patio, Storms/Screens
      • Fireplaces Total 1
      • Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s), Transmitter(s)
      • Garage Spaces 2
      • Heating Radiators
      • Interior Features Hardwood Floors, 1st Floor Bedroom, 1st Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Restaurant
      • Living Area 4098
      • Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
      • Roof Shake
      • Rooms Total 10
      • Sewer Public Sewer
    • Property Features
      • Lot Features Dimensions to Center of Road, Fenced Yard, Landscaped
      • Lot Size Acres 1.3407
      • Lot Size Dimensions 175X27X350X117X114X222
      • Other Structures Guest House,Other,See Remarks
      • Parcel Number 16073000040000
      • Water Source Lake Michigan,Public
      • Waterfront Y/N No
    • Schools
      • Elementary School Everett 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



    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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        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- Current Price Source New Value: $2,495,000
        11/19/2020 4:03:27 PM Status Changed Source New Value: Temporarily No Showings
        9/8/2020 4:40:35 PM Status Changed Source New Value: Active
        9/6/2020 12:06:49 AM Status Changed Source New Value: Active
        8/31/2020 5:10:00 PM New in Database Source New Value: $2,495,000

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