The Yellow House on Vine
Marvelous property in move-in condition and decorated in impeccable taste, complementing its idyllic surroundings.
269 Vine Ave, Lake Forest
In the heart of the historic district
A stately home filled with light and updates throughout.
The Yellow House on Vine is a gracious home featuring 4 floors of living space plus the coach house. A comfortable home for family living, it has been cared for with love from adding a bluestone patio, gas starter to all fireplaces, and newer light fixtures and chandeliers. Built-ins have been added throughout. The 3rd floor has been finished with an extra bedroom and a play area. Although it's tucked away privately, it's in the heart of the historic district where you can walk or bike for easy living.
While 269 Vine has the beautiful details found in the stately older homes of its generation - oversized baseboards, extensive multi-piece crown molding and picture rails, elegant arched hallways, intricate crystal light fixtures, generously sized rooms that graciously flow one to another with oversized doors offering privacy when required and togetherness when not, substantial walls buffering noise between rooms and floors - it also has up to date amenities such as in-ceiling speakers, heated bathroom floors, heated towel racks, oversized steam shower and jetted tub in the master bath.
The gourmet family kitchen offers a professional series Viking range, wine refrigerator, butler pantry, walk-in pantry and a breakfast area. The lower level has a mahogany bar and two temperature controlled wine cellars accommodating 1000s of bottles of your favorite vintages! It really is the perfect melding of both worlds.
A true hidden treasure can be found in the rear of the property in the two story coach house. It has been used as a rental property, an au pair residence, an in-law suite, a separate (500 foot commute!) Work From Home space, and now a get-away for extended family to shelter in place. 1,255 square feet appointed with high-end finishes including mahogany built-ins, fireplace, laundry, powder room with Waterworks fixtures, wine refrigerator, spa bath upstairs, and newer carpeting.
MORE RECENT IMPROVEMENTS: New sump pump in utility room (2020), new boiler and hot water heater (July 2018), new stackable washer/dryer in the coach house (2016).