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660 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest

660 N. Sheridan Road

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045




Home of Lake Forest's First Mayor

Historic Preservation Award winning home located near the center of east Lake Forest, and the intersection of Deepath Road and Sheridan Road, this magnificent home is proudly sited on approximately 2.5 (including a one acre subdivided parcel) acres of gorgeous grounds. One of the few remaining examples of architecture from the Italianate Victorian era in Chicago, the home was built in 1861 for Harvey Thompson, the first mayor of Lake Forest. Consecutive stewards of this property have each contributed towards the preservation and improvement of the home which is now restored to it's original grandeur. Much of the work was approved by the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Properties.

The impressive residence has ornamental details and a remarkable three-story octagonal tower rising above the roof to windowed cupola and pointed spire. Excellent arrangement of beautifully decorated rooms each with extraordinary details. Dramatic bay windows in the living room allow for year-round enjoyment of the beautiful views.

Clearly one of the most prominent homes in Lake Forest, this prestigious location is located just a short distance from the beach and town. The 2.5 acre site allows for private enjoyment of the pool, lawn and garden areas. Step outside of the fenced and gated estate and you are close to all the best that Lake Forest offers.

This home has a Historic Preservation Easement. Please check with agent for details.

Incredible Offering
This incredible offering not only includes the historic, majestic home but all of the furnishings within the home valued at $700,000 as well as a subdivided lot valued at $1,250,000.

There are two pin numbers for the address 660 N. Sheridan Road. The main parcel contains the home and the second is the subdivided, approximately one acre lot, which runs east to west on the southerly end of the main acreage. Please see the survey under documents.

Architectural Details
Eleven foot ceilings, exquisite plaster moldings, rare African mahogany staircase with grand newel post and balustrade, walnut and ash flooring, antique carved marble fireplace surrounds, antique and vintage light fixtures and the list goes on and on both for interior finishes and preserved exterior details. Original mahogany wainscoting was discovered in the library during a recent renovation under layers of drywall and paint and has been returned to it's original beauty. The current owner and previous stewards have been able to keep and restore the majority of the original moldings, flooring and mantel pieces while adding all the necessary amenities that today's buyer desires.

All of the furnishings, equipment, curtains, fixtures, appliances are included with the sale of the home, which have recently been appraised at $700,000. Only the seller's personal property and the wine in the cellar are excluded.

Wine Cellars and Wine Tasting Room
Current owner created a pleasant wine tasting room with three separate temperature controlled wine storage areas with cedar racking:

4200 bottle double deep wine storage room
2000 bottle storage room
Portable wine cooler that holds 1000 bottles

A new half bath was added in the lower level adjacent to the new wine tasting room.

The three car attached garage is heated and the floor is sealed with a durable, attractive floorgard covering.

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