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Inside Luxury Homes of Lake Forest

Lake Forest is known for its historic estates designed by famed American architects, like Howard Van Doren Shaw, Edwin Hill Clark, and David Adler. Located on Chicago’s north side, Lake Forest is a picturesque community — banked by lush green lawns and the shoreline of Lake Michigan. As a premier suburb of Chicago, Lake Forest is home to a strong (and often luxe) real estate market.


View these 3 luxury listings currently in Lake Forest:


111 E. Onwentsia Road – $5,900,000

5 Bed / 6.2 Bath

111 E. Onwentsia

111 E. Onwentsia great room

111 E. Onwentsia family room

111 E. Onwentsia dining

This distinctive French chateau-inspired home was constructed in 2001, featuring 5 bedrooms and 6.2 baths. The home exterior mimics French Normandy revival style, with steeply pitched roofs, high ridge lines and circular dormers. Inside you’ll find an elegant living room with timber beams, seven fireplaces, and a five car garage. (Contact: Jeannie Emmert, 847-735-7635)


965 E. Deerpath Road – $5,900,000

8 Bed / 9 Bath

965 E Deerpath

965 E Deerpath entry

965 E Deerpath pool

965 E Deerpath Lake Forest

One of the finest along the Chicago’s North Shore, this Georgian style home was designed by prominent architects Delano and Aldrich. Completed in 1923, the stately manor is set on over three acres of land with green lawns and gardens. The interior has spacious living and dining rooms,11 fireplaces, a formal library, and a garden room with original murals. And we can’t forget the outdoor pool and two-bedroom coach house, perfect for entertaining guests. (Contact: Mona Hellinga, 855-658-6739)


1051 Meadow Lane – $5,725,000

7 Bed / 6.2 Bath

1051 Meadow Lane

1051 Meadow Lane bedroom

1051 Meadow Lane dining

1051 Meadow Lane lake forest illinois

Designed by accomplished American architect, Harrie T. Lindeberg, this home has been restored to its original splendor and also renovated for modern living. Situated on more than 2 acres in Lake Forest, the home has its own own tennis court, pool and attached coach house. Inside you’ll find 7 bedrooms, formal living spaces, an spacious white kitchen, and a wine cellar, all steps away from Lake Michigan. (Contact: Marina Carney, 847-274-5566)




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You could rent Scottie Pippen’s house and home gym

All it takes is approximately $8000 per month!


Here’s an article by Chicago Tribune’s Bob Goldbourough detailing the former Bulls star home:

Scottie Pippen’s onetime eight-bedroom, 8,228-square-foot mansion in Highland Park, which the Chicago Bulls great had built in 1993 and sold three years later for $1.75 million, was rented out on Wednesday at $7,995 a month.

Two owners removed from Pippen, the mansion has several reminders of his ownership, including an indoor basketball court with his autograph on the door and gigantic red “33” numerals — Pippen’s uniform number — in ct-ex-bulls-stars-homes-for-sale-20160902-025front of the court’s free-throw line.

The mansion’s current owners listed it last year at $2.199 million and later cut their asking price to just below $1.95 million. They also have offered it for rent on and off since 2015.

Now, a tenant has signed on the dotted line for a term that listing agent Alan Meyerowitz of @properties declined to disclose. He also declined to say why his clients, who paid $1.6 million for the mansion in 2011, have decided to rent it out.



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Chicago Luxury Dream Homes – The North Side

2339 N Winnemac, Chicago’s Northside, listed for $799,000

Call the movers because this is the ONE! This exquisite Lincoln Square home has been completely renovated from top to bottom. Enjoy over 3,000 square feet of living space featuring 4 spacious bedrooms and 3.5 luxury baths The first floor is perfect for entertaining with a big open floor plan and hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen is a chefs dream boasting 42″ custom cabinetry, quartz counter tops, tiled back splash, an over sized island, and top of the line stainless steel Bosch appliances. Modern wainscoting, recessed lighting, and trendy fixtures add a touch of elegance to every room in the house. The second level features 2 spacious bedrooms and a master suite with walk-in closet . The master bath has a double sink vanity and a stunning spa like shower. There is plenty more space in the finished basement including a family room, full bath, guest room/office, and bonus room. Plus a Front porch, back deck, 2 car garage and close to Winnemac Park Come see this GEM.



Want to check out more information about this home or other rehabbed properties, here’s how to contact Frank Montro:

708-307-0888 Direct
708-479-3300 Office

OR click on the link below to visit him at his website

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