255 North Green Bay Road

Lake Forest, IL 60045

$5,495,000
Price
7
Beds
8
Baths
3
1/2 Baths
15,000 Sq. Ft.
$366 / Sq. Ft.
15,000
Sq. Ft.
$366
per Sq. Ft.

Description

Suffield House is considered one of renowned architect David Adler's most important country houses. A collaboration with his designer sister, Frances Adler Elkins, this 15,000 sqft residence completed in 1934 is on 5.4 acres in the heart of Lake Forest. Built for Mrs. J. Ogden "Lolita" Armour, the entrance is neo-Georgian while the rest of the 15,000 square foot home was designed in a classical French style. The brick is whitewashed, with the warmth of buff pink coming through. This home's interior...Suffield House is considered one of renowned architect David Adler's most important country houses. A collaboration with his designer sister, Frances Adler Elkins, this 15,000 sqft residence completed in 1934 is on 5.4 acres in the heart of Lake Forest. Built for Mrs. J. Ogden "Lolita" Armour, the entrance is neo-Georgian while the rest of the 15,000 square foot home was designed in a classical French style. The brick is whitewashed, with the warmth of buff pink coming through. This home's interior is loaded with priceless, perfectly preserved architectural features, including imported English paneling, antique Chinese oil paintings, exotic marbles, ornate plaster moldings and decoration, original light fixtures, nine fireplaces (each more beautiful than the next), custom millwork, and a handsome Versailles patterned hardwood floor. This home was ahead of its time with features including a 4-stop passenger elevator and a sophisticated central heat and air conditioning system. Designed for entertaining on a grand scale, the main level has a series of exquisite formal rooms, supported by a service area that rivals the manor home in Downton Abbey with a butler's pantry, kitchen, breakfast room, silver vault, and a flower arranging room. On the second level are five en suite bedrooms, including a large primary suite, plus a 1,000 sqft 2 bedroom, 2 bath staff apartment. The top level offers potential for expansion with another 2-bedroom apartment, a large cedar closet, a gift-wrapping room, an exercise room, and storage. A spacious, paneled rec room with a fireplace is a surprise feature in the otherwise utilitarian basement, including a laundry center, vault, wine room, multiple storage rooms, and mechanicals. Recreational features include a beautiful pool, spa, and pool house with a great room, kitchen, dual baths, laundry, and a huge fenced backyard. The property also includes a carriage house that would make a great art studio, home office, or guest suite. Other features include a deep 4-car garage and storage facilities for landscaping equipment. Available for the first time in nearly 50 years, this is a rare opportunity to own a truly exceptional home by one of the most significant residential architects of all time!
  1. Listed by Jennifer Ames • Engel & Voelkers Chicago

Property Details for 255 North Green Bay Road

Area
Lake Forest
Township
Shields
Ownership
Fee Simple
Num Of Garage Spaces
4.0
Num Of Parking Spaces
10.0
Num of Interior Fireplaces
9
Heat/Fuel
Natural Gas, Forced Air, Hot Water/Steam, Radiator(s), Sep Heating Systems - 2+, Zoned
Architectural Style
French Provincial

Location

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Property Details for 255 North Green Bay Road

StatusActive
MLS #12046235
Days on Market84
Taxes$99,583 / year
HOA Fees-
Condo/Co-op Fees-
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS TypeDetached Single / 3 Stories
Year Built1934
Lot Size5.40 AC / 235,224 SF
CountyLake County

Location

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Building Information for 255 North Green Bay Road

Stories-Year Built1934Building Size-Lot Size5.40 AC / 235,224 SF

Payment Calculator

$38,287 per month

30 year fixed, 7.25% Interest

Principal and Interest

$29,988

Property Taxes

$8,299

HOA Dues

$0

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Property Information for 255 North Green Bay Road

General Information
School Information
  • Elementary School District: 67
  • Elementary School: Sheridan Elementary School
  • Jr High Middle School: Deer Path Middle School
  • High School District: 115
  • High School: Lake Forest High School
  • Middle Or Junior School District: 67
Addtl Parking Information
  • Garage Details: Garage Door Opener(s)
  • Garage On Site: true
  • Garage Ownership: Owned
  • Garage Type: Detached
  • Parking: Garage, Space/s
  • Parking On Site: true
  • Parking Ownership: Owned
  • Open Parking Spaces: 6.0
Location and General Information
  • Front Exposure: North,South,East,West
Taxes and HOA Information
  • Association Fee Frequency: Not Applicable
  • Additional Parcels: No
Property Information
Interior Features
  • Interior Property Features: Skylight(s), Elevator, Hardwood Floors, In-Law Arrangement, Historic/Period Mlwk, Paneling, Pantry, Workshop Area (Interior)
  • Num Of Rooms: 13
  • Bedrooms (Below Grade): 0
  • Community Features: Pool, Gated
  • Fireplace Features: Wood Burning
  • Basement Type: Full
  • Bedrooms Possible: 7
  • Air Conditioning: Central Air, Zoned
  • Electric: Circuit Breakers
  • Basement Description: Partially Finished
  • Dining Room: Separate
  • Basement Bathrooms: Yes
  • Fireplace Location: Living Room,Master Bedroom,Basement,Bedroom,Den/Library,Dining Room
  • Room Type: Foyer, Bedroom 5, Gallery, Walk In Closet, Library, Sun Room, Bedroom 6, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 7
  • Num of Baths: 8.3
Exterior Features
  • Type: 3 Stories
Utilities / Equipment
  • Sewer: Sewer-Public
  • Water: Lake Michigan
  • Appliances: Oven-Double, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Range Hood
  • Other Equipment: Humidifier, Security System, Sprinkler-Lawn, Generator, Multiple Water Heaters, Security Cameras
Property/Lot Information
  • Exterior Property Features: Hot Tub, Brick Paver Patio, Pool In-Ground
  • New Construction YN: No
  • Rebuilt: No
  • Rehabilitated: No
  • Built Before 1978: Yes
  • Age: 81-90 Years
  • Type Detached: 3 Stories
  • Total Sq Ft: 0
  • Aprox Total Finished Sq Ft: 0
  • Total Finished and Unfin Sq Ft: 0
  • Lot Description: Fenced Yard, Golf Course Lot, Landscaped Professionally, Mature Trees, Garden
  • Lot Size: 5.0-5.99 Acres
  • Lot Dimensions: 412 X 625 X 400 X 711
  • Other Structures: Dog Kennel, Outbuilding, Pergola, Pool House
  • Waterfront: No
  • Disability Access and/or Equipped: No
  • Driveway: Gravel,Circular,Side Drive
  • Exterior Building Type: Brick
  • Roof Type: Other
  • General Information: None
  • North Coordinate: 255
  • Living Area Source: Estimated
Property and Assessments
  • Public Document Count: 5
  • Document Date: 2024-05-14T04:30:49
  • Photos Count: 48
  • OpenHouse Count: 1
Virtual Tour/Additional Media
  • Virtual Tour: None
  • Additional Media Type 1: Video
Room Information
Master Bedroom Information
  • Master Bedroom Level: Second
  • Room Type: Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom Bath: Full
  • Master Bedroom Dimensions: 21X22
Bedroom #2 Information
  • 2nd Bedroom Level: Second
  • Room Type: Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom #2 Room Dimensions: 17X14
Bedroom #3 Information
  • 3rd Bedroom Level: Second
  • Room Type: Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom #3 Room Dimensions: 25X18
Bedroom #4 Information
  • 4th Bedroom Level: Second
  • Room Type: Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom #4 Room Dimensions: 15X16
Bedroom #5 Information
  • 5th Bedroom Level: Second
  • Room Type: Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom #5 Room Dimensions: 15X10
Bedroom #6 Information
  • 6th Bedroom Level: Third
  • Room Type: Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom #6 Room Dimensions: 13X12
Bedroom #7 Information
  • 7th Bedroom Level: Third
  • Room Type: Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom #7 Room Dimensions: 13X12
Dining Room Information
  • Dining Room Level: Main
  • RoomType_DR: Dining Room
  • Dining Room Dimensions: 23X19
Family Room Information
  • Family Room Level: Basement
  • RoomType_FR: Family Room
  • Family Room Dimensions: 26X19
Kitchen Information
  • Kitchen Level: Main
  • RoomType_KT: Kitchen
  • Kitchen Dimensions: 12X23
Laundry Information
  • Laundry Level: Basement
  • Room Type: Laundry
  • Laundry Dimensions: 16X29
Living Room Information
  • Living Room Level: Main
  • Room Type: Living Room
  • Living Room Dimensions: 22X40
Walk In Closet 1 Information
  • Room Level: Second
  • Room Type: Walk In Closet
  • Deck Dimensions: 21X14
Foyer Information
  • Room Level: Main
  • Room Type: Foyer
  • Deck Dimensions: 15X18
Breakfast Room Information
  • Room Level: Main
  • Room Type: Breakfast Room
  • Deck Dimensions: 17X17
Gallery Room Information
  • Room Level: Second
  • Room Type: Gallery
  • Deck Dimensions: 11X49
Sun Room Information
  • Room Level: Main
  • Room Type: Sun Room
  • Deck Dimensions: 17X40
Library Room Information
  • Room Level: Main
  • Room Type: Library
  • Deck Dimensions: 24X18

Property History for 255 North Green Bay Road

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
DateEvent & SourcePrice

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Public Records for 255 North Green Bay Road

Taxable ValueLand$575,576Additions$1,049,068Total$1,624,644
Tax Record2019$89,922 ($7,494 / month)
Home Facts
Beds0Baths9Total Finished SqFt16,405 SqFtAbove Grade Finished SqFt15,955 SqFtFinished Basement SqFt450 SqFtUnfinished Basement SqFt5,866 SqFtStories3Lot Size235,224 SqFtStyleSingle Family ResidenceYear Built1935Year Renovated1935CountyLAKEAPN12333000050000Fireplace TypeHas Fireplace

Schools near 255 North Green Bay Road

This home is within Lake Forest School District 67.
Rating
School
Type
Grades
Distance
Public - PK to 4
Public - 5 to 6
Public - 7 to 8
Public - 9 to 12
Rating
School
Distance
Sheridan Elementary School
PublicPK to 4

Deer Path Middle School East
Public5 to 6

Deer Path Middle School West
Public7 to 8

Lake Forest High School
Public9 to 12

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255 North Green Bay Road is a single family home for sale in Lake Forest, IL 60045. This property was listed for sale on May 3, 2024 by Engel & Voelkers Chicago, it's currently listed at $5,495,000. This listing's school districts are Lake Forest School District 67, Lake Forest Chsd 115 School District. Nearby schools include Sheridan Elementary School, Deer Path Middle School East and Deer Path Middle School West. 255 North Green Bay Road is a 7-bed, 9.5-bath, 15,000 sqft single family home built in 1934.

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