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900 E Ringwood Road N

Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • $4,995,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 47 Days
  • MLS #: 11488070
Price Reduced
UPDATED: 125 min ago
$4,995,000
  • 7
    BEDS
  • 3.8
    ACRES
  • 8
    BATHS
  • 4
    1/2 BATHS
  • 11,742
    SQFT
  • $425
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1916
County:
Area:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
School District:
67

Description

Custom designed and built by Perkins, Fellows and Hamilton for Mrs. Cyrus McCormick in 1916, this spectacular estate is set on 3.8 wooded acres in the heart of East Lake Forest. The house most resembles an early European Manor home exemplifying elegance and grace. Entering the grounds through the handsome iron gates, one is struck by the grandeur of the house and the mature landscaping in its unique, wooded setting, hence its name "The House in the Woods". You are welcomed into the reception hall with French limestone floor, marble walls, paneled walnut ceiling and delicately carved walnut woodwork. The soft patina of the teak and rosewood floors, the handsome fireplaces, and the carved and cast motifs of animals and plants are reminiscent of a by-gone era and speak to this meticulously maintained and lovingly preserved home perfect for today's lifestyle. A fabulous floor plan including 10 bedrooms, 8 full and 4 half baths, 10 fireplaces, gracious room sizes, 10' ceilings and a heavy slate roof are just a few of the features to be noted. Views of the breath-taking backyard are evident from most of the rooms and the bluestone terrace invites you to the inground pool positioned in the southwest part of the yard. The Primary Suite with sitting room, sunroom, two fireplaces, walk in closet and private bath is luxury at its finest. Additional ensuite bedrooms, a guest wing, an elevator, a wine cellar and a basketball court are just some of the other amenities this one-of-a-kind home offers.

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900 E Ringwood Road N Lake Forest, IL 60045

  • Price: $4,995,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 47 Days
  • Updated: 125 min ago
  • MLS #: 11488070
7
Beds
8
Baths
4
½ Baths
3.8
Acres
11,742
SQFT
$425
$/SQFT
1916
Built
Neighborhood:
Lake Forest
County:
Lake
Area:
Lake Forest
Elementary School:
Sheridan Elementary School
Middle School:
Deer Path Middle School
High School:
Lake Forest High School
School District:
67
Property Description
Custom designed and built by Perkins, Fellows and Hamilton for Mrs. Cyrus McCormick in 1916, this spectacular estate is set on 3.8 wooded acres in the heart of East Lake Forest. The house most resembles an early European Manor home exemplifying elegance and grace. Entering the grounds through the handsome iron gates, one is struck by the grandeur of the house and the mature landscaping in its unique, wooded setting, hence its name "The House in the Woods". You are welcomed into the reception hall with French limestone floor, marble walls, paneled walnut ceiling and delicately carved walnut woodwork. The soft patina of the teak and rosewood floors, the handsome fireplaces, and the carved and cast motifs of animals and plants are reminiscent of a by-gone era and speak to this meticulously maintained and lovingly preserved home perfect for today's lifestyle. A fabulous floor plan including 10 bedrooms, 8 full and 4 half baths, 10 fireplaces, gracious room sizes, 10' ceilings and a heavy slate roof are just a few of the features to be noted. Views of the breath-taking backyard are evident from most of the rooms and the bluestone terrace invites you to the inground pool positioned in the southwest part of the yard. The Primary Suite with sitting room, sunroom, two fireplaces, walk in closet and private bath is luxury at its finest. Additional ensuite bedrooms, a guest wing, an elevator, a wine cellar and a basketball court are just some of the other amenities this one-of-a-kind home offers.
Exterior Features

Driveway Asphalt Exterior Building Type Brick Exterior Features PatioIn Ground PoolBreezeway Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter Garage Details Garage Door Opener(S)Transmitter(S) Garage Onsite Yes Garage Ownersite Owned Garage Type Attached Is Parking Included In Price Yes Lot Features LandscapedWoodedMature Trees Lot Size 3.0-3.99 Acres Parking Details Garage Roof Slate Types 3 Stories Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Appliances RangeMicrowaveDishwasherHigh End RefrigeratorWasherDryerDisposalRange Hood Approximate Finished Sq Ft 0 Basement Unfinished Basement Bathrooms YN No Basement Details Full Bathroom WhirlpoolSeparate ShowerDouble Sink Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Bedrooms Total 7 Cooling Central Air Dining Room Separate Fireplace Features Wood Burning Fireplace Location Family RoomLiving RoomMaster BedroomBedroomDen/LibraryDining Room Fireplaces Total 10 Heating Steam Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral CeilingsElevatorHardwood FloorsFirst Floor BedroomIn-Law ArrangementFirst Floor LaundryFirst Floor Full BathBuilt-In FeaturesWalk-In Closet(S) Room Type Bedroom 5Bedroom 6Bedroom 7Heated Sun RoomOther RoomBreakfast RoomOfficeLibraryRecreation Room Rooms Bedroom 5 (Second) Bedroom 6 (Second) Bedroom 7 (Third) Heated Sun Room (Main) Other Room (Second) Breakfast Room (Main) Office (Second) Library (Main) Recreation Room (Third) Bedroom 2 (Second) Bedroom 3 (Second) Bedroom 4 (Second) Dining Room (Main) Family Room (Main) Kitchen (Main) Laundry (Main) Living Room (Main) Master Bedroom (Second) Rooms Total 16 Total Sq Ft 0 Unfinished Sqft 0

Property Features

Additional Parcels YN Yes Age 100+ Years Assessor Square Footage 11742 Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Built Before1978 YN Yes Corporate Limits Lake Forest Disability Access And Or Equipped No Electric Service - 400 Amp Or Greater General Information School Bus ServiceCommuter TrainInterstate Access Master Association Fee Frequency Not Required Mls Actual Status Price Change New Construction YN No Other Equipment Ceiling Fan(S)Sump PumpSprinkler-LawnGeneratorMultiple Water Heaters Ownership Fee Simple Rebuilt YN No Sewer Public Sewer Special Listing Conditions None Tax Annual Amount 74690.9 Tax Year 2021 Township Shields Type Detached Single Water Source Lake Michigan

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