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    901 Rosemary Road

    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    • $10,500,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 147 days
    • MLS #: 11007256
    UPDATED: 52 min ago
    $10,500,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 5.24
      ACRES
    • 6
      BATHS
    • 2
      1/2 BATHS
    • 11,613
      SQFT
    • $904
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1914
    County:
    Area:

    School Information

    School District:
    67

    Description

    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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    901 Rosemary Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

    • Price: $10,500,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 52 min ago
    • MLS #: 11007256
    6
    Beds
    6
    Baths
    2
    ½ Baths
    5.24
    Acres
    11,613
    SQFT
    $904
    $/SQFT
    1914
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Lake Forest
    County:
    Lake
    Area:
    Lake Forest
    High School:
    Lake Forest High School
    School District:
    67
    Property Description
    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!
    Exterior Features

    Assessor Square Footage 19284 Direction Faces North Driveway BrickGravelCircularSharedSide DriveHeated Exterior Building Type StuccoStone Exterior Features PatioBrick Paver PatioPool In-GroundStorms/ScreensOutdoor Grill Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter Garage Details Garage Door Opener(S)Transmitter(S)HeatedMultiple Garages Garage On Site Yes Garage Ownership Owned Garage Type AttachedDetached Is Parking Includedin Price Yes Lot Features Fenced YardIrregular LotLandscapedMature TreesOutdoor LightingWood Fence Number Of Cars 6 Parking Garage Roof Slate Type Detached 3 Stories Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 2nd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 2nd Bedroom Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes 3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 3rd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 3rd Bedroom Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes 4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 4th Bedroom Level 2nd Level 4th Bedroom Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes Addtl Room1 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room1 Level 2nd Level Addtl Room1 Name 5th Bdrm Addtl Room2 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room2 Level 3rd Level Addtl Room2 Name 6th Bdrm Addtl Room3 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room3 Name Office Addtl Room4 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room4 Name Study Addtl Room5 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room5 Name Recreation Rm Addtl Room6 Flooring Carpet Addtl Room6 Name Playroom Addtl Room7 Flooring Other Addtl Room7 Name Game Rm Addtl Room8 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room8 Name Tandem Rm Addtl Room9 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room9 Name Sitting Appliances Double OvenMicrowaveDishwasherHigh End RefrigeratorBar FridgeWasherDryerDisposalRange Hood Attic Finished Basement FullWalkout Basement Bathrooms YN Yes Basement Description Partially FinishedExterior AccessRec/Family AreaStorage Space Bath Amenities WhirlpoolSeparate ShowerSteam ShowerDouble SinkFull Body Spray Shower Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Built Before1978 YN Yes Cooling Central AirZoned Dining Room Separate Dining Room Flooring Hardwood Dining Room Level Main Level Family Room Flooring Hardwood Family Room Level Main Level Fireplace Features Double SidedWood BurningGas LogGas Starter Fireplace Location Family RoomLiving RoomMaster BedroomBedroomDen/LibraryDining RoomExterior Fireplaces Total 9 Heating Natural GasForced Air Interior Features Hardwood FloorsIn-Law ArrangementBuilt-In FeaturesWalk-In Closet(S)BookcasesSpecial Millwork Kitchen Flooring Stone Kitchen Level Main Level Kitchen Type Eating Area-Breakfast BarEating Area-Table SpacePantry-ClosetCustom CabinetryUpdated Kitchen Laundry Flooring Other Laundry Level Basement Living Room Flooring Hardwood Living Room Level Main Level Master Bedroom Bath FullDouble SinkTub & Separate Shwr Master Bedroom Flooring Carpet Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level Other Equipment Tv-CableSecurity SystemCo DetectorsSump PumpSprinkler-LawnGeneratorMultiple Water Heaters Room Type Bedroom 5Bedroom 6FoyerGame RoomOfficePlay RoomRecreation RoomSitting RoomStudyTandem RoomTheatre Room Rooms Total 18 Total Sq Ft 0

    Property Features

    Additional Parcels YN No Age 100+ Years Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Community Features GatedSidewalksStreet LightsStreet Paved Corporate Limits Lake Forest Disability Access And Or Equipped No Electric 400 Amp Service Or Greater Holds Earnest Money Yes New Construction YN No Offeredfor Saleor Rent No Ownership Type Fee Simple Property Type Detached Single Rebuilt YN No Recent Rehab YN Yes Rehab Year 2015 Rural YN No Sewer Public Sewer Special Assessments No Special Listing Conditions None Special Service Area N Tax Annual Amount 105986.5 Tax Exemptions Homeowner Tax Year 2020 Township Shields Water Source Lake Michigan

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