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$10,500,000
156 Days Online

901 Rosemary Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
6
Beds
6
Full Baths
2
Partial Baths
11,613
SqFt
$904
/SqFt
1914
Built
Subdivision:
null
County:
Lake

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Exquisite beyond compare! Offering a lifestyle of warmth, elegance, comfort and luxury, this magnificent estate was meticulously renovated and expanded to exceed expectations throughout all 4 levels. Completed in 2015 by Gregga Jordan Smiezney, this spectacular 11,613 square foot home is perfectly set on over 5.24 acres of breath-taking grounds in the heart of east Lake Forest. (2 properties were purchased and combined totaling 5.24 acres) This luxurious estate is fully controlled anywhere in the world with its Savant Smart Home Automation system. Over $5,000,000 was spent in the interior of the estate. Over $3,000,000 was spent on the exterior of the estate. Features include 6 luxurious en-suite bedrooms and baths with radiant heat, 2 half baths, 10 remarkable fireplaces, a gorgeous living room with intricate plaster ceilings, a sunroom with panoramic views of the beautiful grounds, a library with custom cerused oak paneled walls, an elegant dining room with intricate millwork, a gracious family room that opens to the custom designed gourmet kitchen, a theater room, swimming pool, spa, pergola with fireplace, 6 heated garages, a separate guest suite, new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, a whole house generator, and more. La Vieille Maison is the "ultimate" entertainment destination. It is a retreat that will leave you breathless with peace and tranquility with gorgeous vistas in every room. The discerning home owner will appreciate its competitive price given its sought-after location, superior quality of construction, size, privacy, security, and timeless attributes. Upon viewing the estate, one will sense the extraordinary collaboration between the finest team of architects, interior designers, landscape architects and craftsmen. The heated 4-car attached garage includes thermostats and epoxy flooring. The heated 2-car detached garage includes epoxy flooring and a full house generator over the 2 car garage with reinforced flooring and a ventilation system. The spectacular grounds! Features include stunning gardens, stone terraces and walks, custom outdoor lighting, a swimming pool, pool vault, pergola, outdoor fireplace, garden walls, pillars, and custom designed entrance and service entry gates. The landscaping includes a 70 zone irrigation system, specimen trees, and a secret garden. A new snowmelt system was added on the front stairs, back stairs and both crushed stone and sealed driveways in the front of the house and both garages. All work was completed by union laborers and tradesmen. Every basement room was built-out and new finishes were installed. Spaces include a large laundry room, storage room, AV equipment room and 2 spacious playrooms. The Savant system controls all televisions, outdoor music, pool, gates, draperies, security, climate throughout, all lighting inside and outside, security cameras, and the fireplaces in the family room and primary bedroom. An attached guest house and custom designed stairwell with full bath, entertainment room and bedroom, and a mudroom and 1/2 bath were added to the estate. The estate was originally designed by Arthur Heun for newlyweds William Mitchell and Ginevra King Mitchell. He was the son of the president of Illinois Merchants Trust which merged into Continental Bank. Ginevra King Mitchell was the daughter of stockbroker Charles King. She was also the former crush of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the inspiration for the character Daisy Buchanan in his novel "The Great Gatsby." Heun designed many mansions and the Casino Club and the Art Club in Chicago. Distinguished by its overall quality of detail, design, craftsmanship, and materials, this estate possesses a high level of integrity rarely found today. Absolute perfection!

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Listing Snapshot
Price
$10,500,000
Days Online
156 Days
Bedrooms
6
Inside Area (SqFt)
11,613 sqft
Total Baths
8
Full Baths
6
Partial Baths
2
Lot Size
5.244 Acres
Year Built
1914
MLS Number
11007256
Status
Active
Property Tax
$105,986
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees
N/A
Sq Ft Source
Estimated
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
2 months agoListing updated with changes from the MLS
5 months agoListing first seen online
General Features
Basement
FullWalkout
General Information
School Bus ServiceCommuter Train
Lot Features
Fenced YardIrregular LotLandscapedMature TreesOutdoor LightingWood Fence
Lot Acres
5.244
Garage
AttachedDetached
Garage Spaces
6
Sewer
Public Sewer
Rooms Total
18
Water
Lake Michigan
Type Detached
3 Stories
Lot Size
5.0-5.99 Acres
Interior Features
Appliances
Double OvenMicrowaveDishwasherHigh End RefrigeratorBar FridgeWasherDryerDisposalRange Hood
Bathroom
WhirlpoolSeparate ShowerSteam ShowerDouble SinkFull Body Spray Shower
Cooling
Central AirZoned
Heating
Natural GasForced Air
Interior
Hardwood FloorsIn-Law ArrangementBuilt-in FeaturesWalk-In Closet(s)BookcasesSpecial Millwork
Kitchen
Eating Area-Breakfast BarEating Area-Table SpacePantry-ClosetCustom CabinetryUpdated Kitchen
Fireplace Features
Double SidedWood BurningGas LogGas Starter
Fireplace Locations
Family RoomLiving RoomMaster BedroomBedroomDen/LibraryDining RoomExterior
Kitchen Flooring
Stone
Living Room Flooring
Hardwood
Master Bedroom Size
21X21
2nd Bedroom Size
20X17
3rd Bedroom Size
19X17
4th Bedroom Size
19X17
Room Types
Bedroom 5Bedroom 6FoyerGame RoomOfficePlay RoomRecreation RoomSitting RoomStudyTandem RoomTheatre Room
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Exterior Features
Exterior
PatioBrick Paver PatioPool In-GroundStorms/ScreensOutdoor Grill
Roof
Slate
Lot
Fenced YardIrregular LotLandscapedMature TreesOutdoor LightingWood Fence
Community Features
Association Fee Includes
None
Schools
School District
Unknown
Elementary School
Unknown
Middle School
Unknown
High School
Lake Forest High School
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