Designed by noted architect, Edwin Hill Clark, circa 1929, this home speaks to an era of architectural integrity, superb quality, and inherent warmth and character. Boasting one of Lake Forest's most premier locations, the home is privately situated on 2.1 acres, with a south-facing lawn, gorgeous pool and terraces, and pristine grounds.
Beautifully proportioned rooms, with exquisite detailing and craftsmanship, are awe-inspiring. Everything denotes the quality, from the exemplary 1920's workmanship to the modern influences incorporated to achieve functionality for today's active families.
In 2005, Chicago architect and designer Darcy Bonner was hired to elevate the home another level, starting with a professional-grade kitchen, complete with custom wood cabinetry, top-end appliances, and multiple work stations for prep and baking as well as a family breakfast room and private courtyard patio. In step with the family's long tradition of entertaining, a terrific family great room was added off the kitchen area. This exceptional, two-story room features beamed ceilings, gorgeous windows, handsome built-in cabinetry, and an impressive fireplace. There is room for a large dining table allowing all to gather on a more casual basis.
On the second floor, the master bedroom is a fitting retreat and provides a gas fireplace, built-in cabinetry, a lovely bath, and a large dressing area with ample closet space. Four additional family bedrooms, all have unique personalities and each includes a private bath. There is a fifth bedroom on this level or bonus room/playroom that also provides a private bath and study room. The nicely outfitted third floor includes a full kitchen, bath, living room, and three bedrooms. A perfect, private environment for a live-in or long-term guest. There is a lovely guest bedroom suite on the first floor also.
The lower level is a special amenity, with remarkable space. To begin, a sports court, with high ceiling, padded flooring, and a lot of room to play! There is an impressive wine cellar, an exercise area, a media room, a workshop, industrial laundry, and lots of storage!
Once outdoors, you will enjoy the sun-filled pool and terrace area. Tucci umbrellas provide a bit of shade when needed. There are a large dining and lounging area, a seating area with a gas fire table and fire bowls, a playground area, and a true firepit for a dessert of s' mores.
611 E. Woodland provides a private environment with the atmosphere of an old European country retreat. This is a grand residence that beckons family and friends to gather in comfort and tranquility.
Property Features Include: 7 fireplaces, security system, in-ground pool, attached heated three-car garage, circular driveway, space pac, central air, zoned cooling, gas heating system, Lake Michigan water, full partially finished basement
Interior Features Include: vaulted/cathedral ceilings, wet bar, hardwood floors, 1st floor bedroom, 1st floor laundry, 1st floor full bath, historic period millwork, beamed ceilings, separate dining room
Built in: 1929
Designed by: Edwin Hill Clark
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Exterior: Brick, cedar
Roof: Tile roof.
Architectural Style: Tudor Revival, English
Lot Acres: 2.16