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901 Rosemary Road

Lake Forest IL, 60045

$7,500,000


$645.83 per sqft

Sold

Closed

6 Beds

8 Baths

11,613 sqft

Residential

Built in 1914

Courtesy of @properties Christie's International Real Estate

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. 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!

11480451

MLS ID

August 1, 2022

Listed

May 9, 2024

Updated

Map

901 Rosemary Road
Lake Forest IL, 60045

Interior Features

Bedrooms

6


Total Bathrooms

8


Full Bathrooms

6


Half Bathrooms

2


Interior Features

Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Special Millwork


Appliances

Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood


Laundry Description

Sink


Fireplace

Yes


Fireplace Description

Double Sided, Wood Burning, Gas Log, Gas Starter


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Central Air, Zoned


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Natural Gas, Forced Air

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

5.24 Acres


Exterior Features

Patio, Brick Paver Patio, In Ground Pool, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill


Lot Features

Fenced Yard, Irregular Lot, Landscaped, Mature Trees, Outdoor Lighting, Wood Fence


Roof

Slate


Sewer

Public Sewer

School Information

School District

67


High School

Lake Forest High School

Other Property Details

Area Name

Lake Forest


Taxes

$105,987


Tax Frequency

Annually


Days on Market

1


Garage

Yes


Garage Spaces

6


Parking Total

6


View

No


County

Lake


Municipality

Shields


Water Source

Lake Michigan


Pool

Yes


Buyer Agency Compensation

2.5% 1ST MIL, 2% 2ND MIL, 1.25% BAL - $395 (ON NET SP)

Courtesy of @properties Christie's International Real Estate, Ann Lyon,
Listing Contact: 847-828-9991 

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