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$6,995,000
301 Days Online

969 Spring Lane
Lake Forest, IL 60045

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
9
Beds
9
Full Baths
3
Partial Baths
11,553
SqFt
$605
/SqFt
1910
Built
Subdivision:
null
County:
Lake

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Just 1/2 block from the beach, The Potter Palmer Estate is a rare combination of location, privacy, acreage & a unique 2 acre buildable site, 11,553 sf on 4 acres of table land & 2 ravines one of Lake Forest's most sought after & significant properties. Originally the carriage house for the Phillip Swift Estate, it has been expanded several times to achieve its current size & status. In the early 1920's Farwell Winston, extensively expanded & remodeled the home with architect Stanley Anderson. From 1970 to 1972 the Potter Palmers added 2 major additions, plumbing & electrical upgrades, with architect James Keiser & Bleck Engineering Company. This French styled stucco Estate has been maintained and improved by the current owners from 2016 through 2020. 1st floor-Entry Foyer - Travertine marble floors, rich oak wood, circular staircase, expanded powder room with Italian glass vanity. Impressive living room (former carriage house) with fireplace, hardwood floors, ceiling beams, crystal sconces, French doors. Grand dining room with parquet floors, brass chandelier, silver closet, French doors leading to redwood surround deck on west ravine. Library with fireplace, hardwood floors, 12 ft floor to ceiling window overlooking the ravine. Family Room with arched specialty tiled fireplace, pegged wood floors, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors adjacent to the pool, and tiled kitchenette with oven, burners, dishwasher & microwave. Cabana with full shower & bathroom, 2 large dressing rooms, hot tub, laundry fixtures & counter top in large open area leading to 2nd garage. Utility closet includes a 40 gallon H2O heater for this area. Sun room, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors on 3 sides & wet bar. Solarium with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors & terra cotta flooring. Main kitchen of white cabinetry, JennAire stoves with capacity for ten burners or a mix of burners and grills, Corian counters for maximum durability, built in heating plates and warmers, walk-in pantry, island & large seating area with couch & chairs as well as kitchen table. Arched access door to wrap around redwood deck on the west ravine for comfortable outdoor dining. Recently remodeled laundry room with built in cabinets & hanging racks. 2nd floor- Master suite with marble fireplace, 2 very large walk-in closets with vanity and sink in between, extensive built-in cabinetry, recently renovated Calacatta marble bath, shower, vanities. Kitchenette with sink, microwave, storage. 9 bedrooms (9 in total), most with recently renovated marble counter tops. 8 of the bedrooms have private ensuite baths with added storage cabinetry. Turret office connecting the 2 main wings of the house. Large playroom with 5 large built in shelf sections, floor to ceiling mirrors, specialty floating dance flooring. INTERCOM throughout the house via a telephone system. MUSIC SYSTEM and speakers throughout the 1st floor, by the pool, and the black slate patio. DIVIDED BASEMENT, all with indoor outdoor carpet. Beneath the main kitchen is a large area for crafts & extensive built in shelving. At one end is a Swedish cedar wine cellar. Included is a large boiler and chiller for the gas fired and water based HVAC system, and air handling blower units. There is a 100 gallon H20 tank for a portion of the main house. 5ft high passage under West wing. Beneath family room/kitchenette is large sauna, steam room & exercise area. This also houses an air handler, 50 gal H2O and sump pumps. The current owners have done extensive improvements: a recently renovated cottage with fireplace (originally the groundskeeper cottage) redwood deck wrapping around East & South end of home, "woodland garden" with multiple stone walk ways leading to south ravine, sewer system, added over 400 trees and bushes, recessed lighting and fans, new fence, piping, trees, ravine work, retaining walls, ceiling fans, and freshly painted exterior. Estate features: tennis court, playground, fire pit, 4 patios, 2 courtyards.

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Listing Snapshot
Price
$6,995,000
Days Online
301 Days
Bedrooms
9
Inside Area (SqFt)
11,553 sqft
Total Baths
12
Full Baths
9
Partial Baths
3
Lot Size
4 Acres
Year Built
1910
MLS Number
10892539
Status
Active
Property Tax
$77,740
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees
N/A
Sq Ft Source
Appraiser
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
2 weeks agoListing updated with changes from the MLS
10 months agoListing first seen online
General Features
Basement
Partial
General Information
School Bus ServiceCommuter TrainHistorical District
Lot Features
Corner LotFenced YardIrregular LotLandscapedWoodedMature TreesBacks to Trees/WoodsViewsSidewalksStreetlights
Lot Acres
4
Parking
DrivewayOtherOversized
Parking Total
20
Garage
Attached
Garage Spaces
4
Sewer
Public Sewer
Rooms Total
18
Style
Other
Water
Lake Michigan
Type Detached
2 Stories
Lot Size
4.0-4.99 Acres
Interior Features
Appliances
Double OvenMicrowaveDishwasherRefrigeratorRange HoodGas Cooktop
Bathroom
WhirlpoolSeparate ShowerDouble Sink
Cooling
Central Air
Heating
Natural GasForced Air2+ Sep Heating SystemsIndv ControlsZoned
Interior
Sauna/Steam RoomHot TubBar-WetHardwood FloorsWalk-In Closet(s)
Kitchen
Eating Area-Table SpaceGalleyIslandPantry
Fireplace Features
Wood BurningMore than one
Fireplace Locations
Family RoomLiving RoomMaster BedroomDen/Library
Kitchen Flooring
Porcelain Tile
Living Room Flooring
Hardwood
Master Bedroom Size
24X39
2nd Bedroom Size
14X13
3rd Bedroom Size
14X14
4th Bedroom Size
14X13
Room Types
Exercise RoomBedroom 5Bedroom 6Bedroom 7Bedroom 8Bedroom 9Heated Sun RoomLibraryOfficePlay Room
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Exterior Features
Exterior
DeckPatioHot TubPool In-GroundStorms/ScreensOutdoor GrillFire PitWorkshop
Lot
Corner LotFenced YardIrregular LotLandscapedWoodedMature TreesBacks to Trees/WoodsViewsSidewalksStreetlights
Community Features
Association Fee Includes
None
Schools
School District
Unknown
Elementary School
Sheridan Elementary School
Middle School
Deer Path Middle School
High School
Lake Forest High School
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