255 N Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

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$10,100,000 ($673/SQ FT)

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MLS#: 11650195 | Status: Active

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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Suffield House is on the east side of Green Bay Road between Westleigh and Deerpath. It is just nort

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This Lake Forest, Il Detached Single is located at 255 N Green Bay Road in and has 7 bedrooms, 8 full & 3 half bathrooms with approx 15,000 square feet and a Full Partially Finished Basement. It has been listed For Sale on Blue Fence for days and is currently Active on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS#: 11650195) with a list price of $ 10,100,000 or a price per sqft of $ 673.

255 N Green Bay Road is located within the Lake Forest City Limits, 60045 zip code and in Lake County Illinois. The Detached Single property was built in 1934 with a lot size of 5.0-5.99 Acres and has Garage,Space/s with 10 Spaces. School age children living at 255 N Green Bay Road would go to Elementary School at Sheridan Elementary School (District 67), Middle School at Deer Path Middle School (District 67) and High School at Lake Forest High School (District 115).

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