901 E. Rosemary, Lake Forest, IL 60045: Property 1: $10,500,000

901 E. Rosemary Lake Forest, IL 60045
Exclusively Listed By
Ann Lyon & Kim Campbell
847-828-9991
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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.

Property Description

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. 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 European 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.


Over $3,000,000 was spent on the exterior landscaping, hardscape, custom outdoor lighting, swimming pool, pool vault, pergola, outdoor fireplace, garden walls, main entrance walls, pillars, and custom designed gates, service entrance gates, stockade fencing, and driveway. The landscaping includes a 70 zone irrigation system, specimen trees, a secret garden, flowers, and shrubbery. 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. The exterior stone stairs on the front and back of the house were redone and all new balustrades were added to the back of the house.


Over $5,000,000 was spent in the interior of the estate. 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, ski storage room, AV equipment room and 2 spacious playrooms. All stairs leading to the basement were rebuilt and the floors were finished with epoxy. 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. All new lighting features were added to the floors and the ceilings throughout. An attached guest house and custom designed stairwell with full bath, entertainment room and bedroom, and a mudroom and ½ bath were added to the estate.


The estate was originally designed by Arthur Heun, a renowned architect whose individual work is significant to the history and development of Lake Forest. He also designed 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.

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$10,500,000

MLS#: 10990160
Rooms:
21
Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms (Full):
6
Bathrooms (Half):
2
Floor (if applicable):
4
Condition:
Excellent
Square Feet:
11,613
Lot Size:
5.24 acres
Year Built:
1914/2015
School District:
67 & 115
Fireplaces:
10
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