1000 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL
$ 2,795,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10799383
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • Zip60045
  • StyleMediter./Spanish
  • Year Built1914
  • Taxes50355
  • Price$ 2,795,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5976
  • Lot Size3.81 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Jameson Sotheby's Int'l Realty
Property Description

Retreat to this Enchanting Villa in prestigious Lake Forest - just 45 minutes beyond the bustling city lies "Vallombrosa" a picturesque mediterranean-inspired estate surrounded by nearly 4 acres of lush greenery and peaceful flowing ravines. Built in 1914, this 6000sqft home (and Coach House) is equal-parts rich in architecture & old-world charm yet incredibly livable & manageable in size. Designed by architect Edwin Clark (Brookfield Zoo) keen attention to detail throughout the homes interior and exterior all tell a story of centuries past. Restored in 2003 & Updated in 2018 the storybook home features a pebble & cobblestone circular drive, front courtyard, an overhanging balcony w/ water fountain, solid stucco facade and terra-cotta clay roof. Pass-through arched entry doors to the majestic dual-staircase entry foyer. Main level includes a fireside formal dining room, both formal and family living areas, a wood-adorned office & library, and custom kitchen & prep room & bright sunroom overlooking the rear yard gardens. Upper level features 4 bedrooms + media room, each w/ attached bathrooms, a romantic main bedroom w/ sitting & dressing room, ornate vintage detailed baths, lighting, custom closets & window treatments. Lower level partially finished w/ 800+ bottle wine cellar, additional storage and prep rooms. Sip on wine, entertain and feast on meals alfresco overlooking a 60ft deep lot perfectly plush with fire-pit. Additional Coach House Studio w/ Full Bath & 2 Car Detached Garage. Nearby Lake Michigan, own a piece of history, dazzle family & friends, and start living your fairytale now.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sheridan Elementary School Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest High School
Price History
7/29/2020 Listed $2,795,000

General Features

Age 100+ Years
Architectural Style Mediter./Spanish
Assessment Includes None
Basement Partial
Built Before 1978 Yes
Community Features Curbs/Gutters, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
County Lake
Detached Type 2 Stories, Coach House
Directions Sheridan Rd, South of Deerpath to Illinois, East to home.
District Elementary School 67
District High School 115
District Middle/Junior School 67
Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
Exposure E (East), W (West)
Financing Options Conventional
General Information School Bus Service, Commuter Train, Historical District
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
High School Lake Forest High School
Middle/Junior School Deer Path Middle School
New Construction No
North 26
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Garage
Rehab No
Special Assessments No
Status Active
Tax Year 2018
Taxes 50355.90
Waterfront No
Year Built 1914

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Additional Rooms Foyer
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Carpet
Addtl Room 4 Name Sun/Florida Room Heated
Addtl Room 5 Name Utility Room-Lower Level
Addtl Room 6 Name Eating Area
Addtl Room 7 Name 6th Bdrm
Air Conditioning Space Pac
Attic Pull Down Stair
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) Yes
Basement Description Finished, Crawl, Cellar, Bathroom Rough-In
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 18X14
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 16X12
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 14X13
Corporate Limits Lake Forest
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 22X17
Dining Room Level Main Level
Electric Circuit Breakers
Equipment Humidifier, Water-Softener Owned, Security System, Sump Pump, Sprinkler-Lawn, Air Cleaner, Backup Sump Pump;
Family Room Dimensions 30X13
Family Room Flooring Hardwood
Fireplace Features Wood Burning, Gas Starter
Fireplace Locations Family Room, Living Room, Other
Fireplaces 3
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Heater Fuel Type Gas, Forced Air, Hot Water/Steam, Radiators, Zoned
Interior Features Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, 1st Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
Kitchen Appliances Oven-Double, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood
Kitchen Dimensions 27X13
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Table Space, Island, Pantry-Butler, Pantry-Closet
Laundry Dimensions 8X12
Laundry Features In Unit
Laundry Level/Floor Basement
Living Area 5976
Living Room Dimensions 30X22
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 22X20
Master Bedroom Flooring Carpet
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Multiple Pin Numbers (y/n) No
Other Room 1 Dimensions 13X9
Other Room 2 Dimensions 21X12
Other Room 3 Dimensions 16X28
Other Room 4 Dimensions 13X12
Other Room 4 Level 2nd Level
Other Room 5 Dimensions 16X10
Other Room 6 Dimensions 12X9
Other Room 6 Level Main Level
Other Room 7 Dimensions 20X25
Other Room 7 Level Main Level
Rooms List Den, 5th Bedroom, Foyer, Sun/Florida Room Heated, Utility Room-Lower Level, Eating Area, 6th Bedroom
Street Suffix Road
Total Bathrooms 6.1
Total Rooms 13

Exterior Features

City Lake Forest
Acreage 3.81
Attached Garage Yes
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Brick, Gravel, Circular
Exterior Features Patio, Brick Paver Patio, Fire Pit
Foundation Details Concrete
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s), Transmitter(s), 7 Foot or more high garage door
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Spaces 2
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 566 X 422 X 417 X 358
Lot Features Landscaped Professionally, Stream, Wooded
Lot Size Area 3.0-3.99 Acres
Other Structures Guest House, Second Residence, Shed(s)
Roof Tile
Sewer Sewer-Public
Water Source Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 21X12 2nd Level Carpet
6th Bdrm 20X25 Main Level
Den 13X9 Main Level Carpet
Dining Room 22X17 Main Level Hardwood Separate
Eating Area 12X9 Main Level
Family Room 30X13 Main Level Hardwood
Foyer 16X28 Main Level Other
Living Room 30X22 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 22X20 2nd Level Carpet
Sun/Florida Room Heated 13X12 2nd Level Hardwood
Utility Room-Lower Level 16X10 Basement


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60045

AVG $1.68M
AVG $24,920
AVG 63
Year Built
AVG 1971
AVG 21
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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