The median home value in Lake Forest, IL is $700,000.
the county median home value of $227,000.
The national median home value is $185,800.
The average price of homes sold in Lake Forest, IL is $700,000.
Approximately 80.58% of Lake Forest homes are owned,
compared to 11.25% rented, while
8.17% are vacant.
Lake Forest real estate listings include condos, townhomes, and single family homes for sale.
Commercial properties are also available.
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Once in a lifetime opportunity to rehab architect Howard Van Doren Shaw's Charles Garfield King House, with literary ties to F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby. The home was extensively remodeled in 1938 in a highly stylized version of the Colonial Revival style. Now set on 1.43 acres and part of Westleigh Farm, a new luxury community by North Shore Builders. Many elegant, classical details are found throughout. The first floor formal rooms are large and well appointed. A gently curving staircase graciously wraps around the two-story oval entry hall. The handsome paneled library is detailed with decorative pilasters, paired French doors, recessed bookcases, and a fireplace with black marble surround and hearth. The grounds include a rear flagstone terrace overlooking a sunken, walled, garden with central oval reflecting pool. Long vistas to a pond and preserved open space beyond. This home deserves the loving restoration required. Sold as-is. Cash only.
This home is exquisitely updated and newly painted with soft elegant colors. Bathrooms are updated. First floor bedroom suite with full bathroom. Two powder rooms on the first floor. Master suite with a huge walking closet. Dressing room with quality built-ins. Three car garage. Newly updated basement. Wooded & private with lots of perennials. Prestigious Ridge Road.
Gorgeous L.F. brick Georgian home. 5 bedroom, 3.1 bath w/gracious center entry foyer. Exquisite details include hardwood on 1st floor, large moldings and all new dramatic light fixtures. Bright white kitchen includes newer stainless appliances, granite counters and a large eating area that has picturesque bay window views. Kitchen opens to family room, and embraces a large wood burning fireplace and French doors that open to paver patio. In addition, sliding pocket doors open to living room featuring abundant light from the floor to ceiling windows. Grand dining room to entertain guests incorporates newer hardwood floors, chair moldings and high-end lighting fixtures. Bedrooms include generous master w/spacious walk-in closet and updated master bath featuring soaking tub, duel vanities w/granite counters and walk-in shower w/top-of-the-line fixtures, custom cabinetry. All other bedrooms are roomy w/large closets. All updated baths. Lot fully fenced. This home is move in ready!
Napa Valley meets East Coast with "New Shingle Style Architecture!" Most desirable East Lake Forest neighborhood AND 2nd to none non-duplicatable positioning on the Ravine! Secured with gabion baskets. Walking distance to Lake Michigan! Private wooded lot on coveted Ringwood Rd. Open floor plan. Walkout lower level. So much work completed since May of 2017! This home is a fantastic blank canvas ready for your finishing touches! This home offers "Treehouse views" of the BEST LOT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! Ravine path to Lake Michigan! NEW Pella windows, doors and Velux skylights. NEW cedar siding!
Out of the pages of a storybook! This charming Tudor style home is to die for! The quintessential floor plan offers tons of flexibility to accommodate any need. Ultra high end kitchen showcases rich Woodmode cabinetry, Calcutta Gold countertops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful center island! You will find the ultimate newer sunroom just off the kitchen with vaulted ceilings, heated stone floors, 3 walls of windows & French doors to the patio. Living room boasts hardwood floors, beautiful windows and wood burning fp. Two full baths, both white and neutral! Master bedroom has walk in closet! 2nd fl bedroom has cute French doors overlooking the sunroom below and is also ideal as a study. Finished LL has 5th BR option & fun lounge area offering the perfect getaway for kids! New 2.5 car garage added in 2010! Backyard oozing w perennials, mature trees and prof landscaped gardens! Historical Preservation Award winner! Move right in and enjoy! Walk to town, lake & park! Delightful!
Striking French Provincial on 1.3 acres. Beautifully appointed with an excellent floor plan and fresh neutral decor, exquisite millwork, 10 ft ceilings and floor to ceiling windows overlooking spectacular grounds. Gorgeous kitchen with breakfast room, butlers pantry, family room w/limestone FP and arched ceiling, library/ music rm, sun room, elegant dining room and living room w/ FP. Stunning master suite w/walk-in his/her closets and luxurious bath, 3 additional 2nd floor bedrooms all w/ different architectural detail, all with en suite baths, plus a bonus room/study room/ play room. Extensively finished LL w/ wet bar, wine room, huge rec rm, game rm, 5th bedroom & bath, ample storage, dual staircases. Gorgeous landscaping, circular driveway, and 4-car garage. Back-up generator & zoned irrigation system. Quality Timberline construction. Fantastic location, close to walking trails, and just minutes to town, shopping, Metra, and award winning schools. Move in ready!
One of a kind 6500 SF contemporary residence w/ exquisite architectural details. Builder's own home unlike anything else! Dramatic interior w/ stone floors, lighted cove moldings, soaring ceilings w/ walls of windows & vista views of private 1.74 acre grounds. Sleek designer kitchen w/ built-in granite table & high end ss appl. incl Subzero frig, 3 Thermador ovens & 6 burner Viking stove. Kitchen opens to media rm, dining rm & exquisite step down 2-story great room w/ FP. Serene Master suite incl. 1st floor library w/ pocket doors & private staircase that leads to Master loft w/ spa bath, open shower & custom walk-in closet. Adjacent rm. could be used as 1st floor Master if desired. 5 bedrms up & 2nd floor laundry. "Warehouse finished" LL includes rec. rm w/ FP & game rm & storage galore. 5 car garage ideal for the car enthusiast. Spacious outdoor patio, fire pit and walking trails provide a beautiful private retreat to relax & enjoy the natural setting. Must see to appreciate.
Absolutely amazing! COMPLETELY REMODELED in 2014 by current owners w/ highest quality materials & finishes. 3,412 SF townhome has 4 BR, 3.1 baths. Stunning new eat-in gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, glass tile backsplash & walk-in pantry. Master on first & second floor. Exquisite luxurious baths w/ oversized spa-like showers. Large family room w/ vaulted ceiling, new gas fireplace w/ marble surround & French doors to outdoor brick paver patio with privacy wall. Electronic awnings cover French doors. New walnut floors throughout including exceptional inlay work & herringbone pattern on 2nd floor. Beautiful custom millwork & plantation shutters. New windows, new light fixtures, new gutters, new outdoor lawn sprinkler system & so much more. Low HOA fee offers affordable maintenance free living. Close to metra train & shopping. Must see to appreciate. So much value! No expense spared. Unlike any other home in the subdivision so do not miss this one!
Surprisingly spacious renovated farmhouse as charming on the inside as it looks on the outside. Fantastic enclosed front porch welcomes you to this fresh, bright home. 4 generous sized Bedrooms and 3 updated full baths; Master bedroom with en-suite bath and 2 more bedrooms on 2nd floor, full bath & one bedroom on 1st floor, currently used as home office. High ceilings, hardwood floors, beautiful built ins, neutral decor. Bright white kitchen with SS appliances. Great finished basement with cork flooring. Thoughtful, efficient use of space, tons of storage!! 3 levels of living with plenty of room to enjoy, work or play. Gorgeous private fenced yard with brick patio, an abundance of perennials and veggies. Sought after East location, close to schools, bike path, train, downtown Lake Bluff and Lake Forest! Walk to everything! Move right in and enjoy!
Sharp new look of this home in an extraordinary setting amidst beautiful ravines surrounded by mature trees & unparalleled vistas, provides compelling opportunity for those who desire to live steps from Lake Michigan & town. The bold, classic exterior draws you in to the fabulous design of the exciting and unique interior with great space and creative architectural details. High ceilings, hardwood flrs, dramatic windows are some of the desirable features of the home as well as cozy space, yet large entertaining areas. The master suite is a wonderfully private retreat boasting 2 walk in closets (one used as an office), handsome fireplace, soaring ceiling & lovely bath. 2 of the family bedrooms are ensuite & 2 share a happy hall bath. 2nd flr laundry & study area. Great recreation rm in the lower level. Two phenomenal rooms above the 4 car garages can be transformed into great office space, art studio, exercise or yoga studio. Large patio area is great for outdoor living in warmer days.
Set on a gorgeous corner lot in Conway Farms and built in 2004, this home is elegant yet comfortable. Featuring high ceilings, beautiful windows and high-end finishes throughout, it offers a great open floor plan for today's buyer. The gourmet kitchen w/large island, granite countertops & high-end appliances leads to the family room complete w/fireplace, wet bar & gorgeous views of the lushly landscaped yard. A butler's pantry includes granite countertops & wine refrigerator. Exquisite living room w/limestone fireplace & dining room w/built-in buffet & lighted tray ceiling plus library w/coffered ceiling complete the first floor. Both library & family room offer access to the enclosed porch for enjoyment year round. A front & back staircase lead to the second floor. The master bedroom w/ spa-like bathroom, large walk-in closet and balcony, plus 4 bedrooms complete the second floor. The basement includes a rec room, 6th BR, full bath, office (or exercise room) & storage. A perfect 10!
Completely renovated brick home with 4 car garage overlooking expansive property and pond. Newer kitchen, baths, lighting, hardwood flooring, a TOTAL transformation. Spacious two-story foyer, living and dining rooms with BRAND NEW hardwood flooring. High end kitchen with all the bells and whistles; Wolf 4 burner cooktop with griddle, double oven, Subzero refrigerator, extra beverage fridge and prep island. Large picturesque windows and sliding glass doors enjoy rear-facing views of commons and conservancy areas. Family room with 10 ft. ceiling height, built-in bookshelves and wood burning fireplace. First floor laundry room, powder room and optional 4th bed/office. Second floor offers 2 sun-filled bedrooms with updated bath and LARGE master bedroom with gorgeous spa-like bathroom. Basement with full bathroom and recreation room. Close to Sunset Foods, Starbucks, Lou Malnati's and Metra!
Privately located in east Lake Forest, this gorgeous home is perfectly set on 1.25 acres of stunning, professionally landscaped grounds close to the Lake. This beautiful 5 bedroom, 5,500 square foot home features 10' ceilings, recently refinished hardwood floors and designer finishes throughout. Other wonderful features include a handsomely paneled family room with fireplace, large sunroom overlooking the spectacular yard, gracious living room with fireplace, a luxurious master suite with a fireplace in the sitting room and a dining room perfect for entertaining. A custom main stair and back staircase, large kitchen with sunlit breakfast area, mudroom with built-in cubbies, lovely moldings and elegant lighting make this home truly special. Complete with a finished basement, 3-car garage, bluestone terraces and so much more!
INCREDIBLE VALUE! Originally listed at $6,775,000. Assessors market value is $5,506,542. Taxes will come down to approximately $71,421,000 at current price. Spectacular estate located in east Lake Forest on coveted Lake Road. Newer Christopher Peacock kitchen, dramatic great hall with two fireplaces and 22' cathedral ceiling and a gallery overlooking the central courtyard with a fabulous centerpiece fountain. This home offers a beautiful updated master bath, paneled library with coffered ceiling and a large first floor guest suite/optional master bedroom. Gorgeous custom details throughout! The professionally landscaped grounds with stunning gardens, a swimming pool, pool house with fireplace, five-car garage and coach house are simply amazing! Main house is approximately 10,000 SF. Coach house and Pool house are an additional 3,957 SF. (Real Estate Taxes have not been appealed. Seller will consider including some of the custom furnishings, determined by sales price)
Classic Cape Cod in the heart of the popular Northmoor neighborhood! Wonderful family home, updated from top to bottom, including newer kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. Inviting living room with fireplace, spacious dining room and bright sun room. Mud room provides the perfect place to leave your snow covered winter coats and boots. Serene master bedroom with a walk in closet and adjoining bath that has a soaking tub perfect for unwinding after a long day. Finished basement with family room, desk space, play area, half bath, laundry and craft room. Beautifully landscaped fenced yard with walk out patio provides the perfect space for barbecues. Large two car garage with stand-up attic space. Family friendly neighborhood with a new park to walk to watch soccer or baseball or to play tennis or play on the playground. Take a family bike ride to town on the bike path or to a picnic at the beach.
This all brick, newer home in Whispering Oaks near Cherokee School is set on an almost half-acre lot. Built in 2003, this home features an open floor plan with a family room with vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace opening to the cherry kitchen. In addition to formal living and dining rooms, flanked by white columns, the main level enjoys a formal office with built-ins, a screened porch, and an awesome mud room. On the second level, the home enjoys four bedrooms, three full baths, and a large laundry room. The master suite has two walk-in closets and a spacious spa bath with separate tub and shower. The huge finished basement was recently remodeled with the latest wood-look floor in a white oak finish and light paint. It has a fifth bedroom, full bath, fireplace, and plenty of play and recreation space! This home features a three car side-loading garage, paver patio and walkways, and a lovely landscaped lot. This home is available immediately and is priced to sell.
Live the low-maintenance life of luxury in this spacious Pine Oaks townhome. With generous room sizes, hardwood throughout, cathedral ceilings, loads of sunlight - this is a don't miss opportunity. 1st floor master suite with walk-in closet and large master bathroom along with a grand 2nd floor offering 2 more sizeable bedrooms and full bath. The oversized kitchen, formal dining room, grand foyer and comfortable living room allows for great entertaining. Lovely patio ties it all together for grand living inside and out! Basement is the whole footprint allowing for loads of storage. Make this gracious townhome yours today!
Style, charm and sophistication define this impeccably finished, beautifully maintained home in East Lake Forest! Dont miss this opportunity to purchase this inviting home with outstanding curb appeal. Many updates since 2005 including new kitchen, updated baths, hardwood floors thru out, addition of portico and front deck. Close to train, town, beach and schools!
Magnificent custom brick Georgian by Timberline on 1.55 acres offers spectacular views of Open Lands from nearly every window. This 7,832 SF home is ideal for entertaining w/ light filled, open floor plan, spacious rooms, 4 FPs, 10 ft. ceilings, 2 staircases, 8 ft. doors, & custom millwork. Special amenities incl stunning marble foyer w/ bridal staircase; elegant formal living & dining rms w/ Butler Pantry & wet bar; impressive mahogany library w/ French doors, built-ins & coffered ceiling; & inviting family rm that opens to gourmet kitchen w/ huge center island, granite counters, Viking appliances & light-filled breakfast room. 1st floor BR plus 4 ensuite BRs on 2nd flr incl amazing master suite w/ sitting rm & luxurious spa bath w/ radiant heated floors. Exceptional LL has Billiards rm w/ wet bar, media rm, exercise rm & wine cellar. Lovely screened porch, outdoor terrace & gardens complete this superbly maintained home offering a private retreat, magnificent views & great location.
Just what you were looking for! Quality, great features and an outstanding value. 1st floor master suite and an almost 3000 sq ft open floor plan, plus over 1,000 sq ft finished on the lower level. Gorgeous darker hardwood flooring combines with a nicely updated kitchen, including double oven, island downdraft cooktop, maple cabinetry and eating area. The main floor features high ceilings, 8' 2-panel doors, spacious laundry and a beautifully designed office with custom built-in cabinetry. Upstairs offers the ideal Jack & Jill bedrooms and bath and the finished lower level offers tons of finished space for your use and includes a full bath and oversized walk in closet. The paver patio includes great entertaining space and a built-in natural gas grill. Well located to make easy access to the swimming pool and tennis courts just around the corner. This home has been lovingly maintained by the original owners and now ready to be yours! New cedar shake roof being installed in spring!
Architectural beauty with over 6400 sq ft of designer living! Sophisticated and comfortable brick/stone English Country residence in east Lake Forest. Meticulously renovated with coffered ceilings, rich hardwood flooring, layered millwork and exceptional craftsmanship. Open floor plan with beautiful design elements at every turn. 10' ceilings on 1st floor. Kitchen boasts Wood-Mode cabinetry, granite, top appliances, sunny breakfast alcove. Spacious family room provides easy access to brick paver patio with stone fireplace--a great "room" for outdoor entertaining. Lovely 1st floor master suite with deluxe marble bath, two walk-in closets, adjacent to library. Three beautifully appointed bedroom suites on 2nd floor. Spectacular lower level with stone arches, 5th bedroom/bath with steam shower, deluxe custom bar, rec/media room with brick fireplace, exercise room and exterior access! Gorgeous landscaping by Earth Developments! Steps from Lake Michigan; a wonderful place to call "home".
Charming and updated with an open floor plan, this exquisitely renovated and expanded Jerome Cerny home is filled with light, offers privacy and is close to town. The backyard is a breath-taking oasis with inground pool, beautiful waterfall, incredible perennial gardens. From the living room with fireplace, to the sunroom/office with walls of glass, to the dining room with wonderful butler's pantry, and library with fireplace, this home is perfectly scaled. An open kitchen and family room with great table space, large island, gourmet appliances and two mudrooms, make this perfect for everyday living. The second floor offers a master suite opening to a balcony with fireplace, walk-in closet with laundry/coffee bar and master bath with walk-in shower -- plus 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Finished basement with rec room, fireplace, exercise room, wine cellar and 5th bedroom and bath. Too many updates to list including new roof, addition, generator, water heaters, lighting and more.
Beautifully updated home in a very desirable neighborhood near school, train and town! Thoughtful addition that is perfect for todays lifestyle with a large kitchen open to a family room and breakfast area with a finished basement below. The elegant living room includes a fireplace surrounded by built-in bookcases and wainscoting with access to the covered porch. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, first floor office and fabulous dining room. Large 1st floor master bedroom suite with generous walk-in closet and bathroom. Hardwood floors, high ceilings and lovely millwork. A must see!
Stunning French Provincial in prime Whispering Oaks quiet location near the train station and Cherokee Elementary School. Shows to perfection, with stand-out features that include an updated gourmet kitchen, main floor office and large laundry room, inviting family room with wet bar and cozy fireplace, huge master suite with 4 closets and room-sized spa bathroom, newer windows on second floor! Finished walk-out lower level with 5th bed and 3rd full bathroom, storage galore! South-facing, park-like yard, deck and patio, an additional exterior parking space for 3rd car! Charming front courtyard with blue stone and garden walls. Sidewalks for strolling, and steps to train, school, beach, hiking, biking, dining! All within easy reach!