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255 N Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, Il 60045 (map)

$5,495,000 ($ 366/SQ FT) $ 34,588/month (view my payment)

7 Bedrooms 21 Days on the Market
8 Full, 3 Half Bathrooms Detached Single, 3 Stories
15,000 Appx. Sq Ft Age: 81-90 Years
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!
Schools for 255 N Green Bay Road, Lake Forest
Elementary: (District 67)
sheridan elementary school
Junior High: (District 67)
deer path middle school
High School: (District 115)
lake forest high school
Rooms for 255 N Green Bay Road, Lake Forest ( 13 - Total Rooms)
Room Size Level Flooring
Kitchen : 12X23 Main Hardwood
Living Room : 22X40 Main Hardwood
Dining Room : 23X19 Main Hardwood
Family Room : 26X19 Basement Carpet
Laundry Room : 16X29 Basement Other
Other Rooms : Foyer, Bedroom 5, Gallery, Walk In Closet, Library, Sun Room, Bedroom 6, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 7
Room Size Level Flooring
Master Bedroom : 21X22 Second Hardwood
2nd Bedroom : 17X14 Second Hardwood
3rd Bedroom : 25X18 Second Hardwood
4th Bedroom : 15X16 Second Hardwood
General Information for 255 N Green Bay Road, Lake Forest
Large Photo Viewer
Status: Active
Price: $ 5,495,000
Price Per Sq Ft: $ 366
7 Above Grade + 0 Below Grade
Bathrooms: 8 Full, 3 Half
Appx. Sq Ft: 15,000 (Source: Estimated)
Appx. Year Built: 1934
Age: 81-90 Years
Recent Rehab: No
Type: Detached Single, 3 Stories
# of Stories:
Unit Floor Level:
Additional Sales Information:
Waterfront: No
New Construction: No
New Construction Options:
Full, Partially Finished
Basement Bathroom: Yes
9 Fireplace(s), Living Room, Master Bedroom, Basement, Bedroom, Den/li, Wood Burning
Double Oven, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Range Hood
Humidifier, Security System, Sprinkler-lawn, Generator, Multiple Water Heaters, Security Cameras
Interior Property Features
Skylight(s), Elevator, Hardwood Floors, In-law Arrangement, Historic/period Mlwk, Paneling, Pantry, Workshop Area (interior)
Kitchen: Pantry-butler, Breakfast Room, Pantry
Dining Room: Separate
Master Bedroom Bathroom: Full
Bath Amenities:
Other Features:
Other Information: None
Disability Access: No
Disability Features:
Green Energey Efficient:
Garage / Parking
Parking: Garage,Space/s, Spaces
Garage: 4 Spaces
Type: Detached
Details: Garage Door Opener(s)
Included with Price: Owned
Garage On-Site: Yes
Exterior Parking: Spaces
Included with Price: Owned
Parking On-Site: Yes
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Lake Michigan
Air Conditioning: Central Air,Zoned
Heating: Natural Gas, Forced Air, Steam, Radiator(s), Sep Heating Systems - 2+, Zoned
Exterior Features
Hot Tub, Brick Paver Patio, In Ground Pool
Acreage: 5.40
Lot Size: 5.0-5.99 Acres
Lot Dimentions: 412 X 625 X 400 X 711
Lot Description: Fenced Yard, Golf Course Lot, Landscaped, Mature Trees, Garden
Exterior: Brick
Style: French Provincial
Area Amenities:
Home Owners Association
Assessment/Assn Dues: $ , Not Applicable
Includes: None
Master Association:
Special Assessments: No
Taxes: $ 99,583 ( 2022)
Tax Exemptions: Homeowner,Senior
PIN: 12333000050000
Special Service Area: No,
Corporate Limits: Lake Forest
Township: Shields
County: Lake
Zip Code: 60045
MLS #: 12046235
Days on the Market: 21
Total: 20
List Date: 05/03/2024
Last MLS Update: 05/13/2024-11:30 pm
Last Update:
05/16/2024 - 12:11 am
Suffield House is on the east side of Green Bay Road between Westleigh and Deerpath. It is just nort
Listing Courtesy of: Engel & Voelkers Chicago
255 N Green Bay Road, Lake Forest - Property History
Date Description Price Change $/sqft Source
May 03, 2024 New Listing $ 5,495,000 - $366 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Nov 16, 2023 Cancelled $ 6,990,000 - $466 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Sep 15, 2023 New Listing $ 6,990,000 - $466 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Sep 15, 2023 Cancelled $ 7,490,000 - $499 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Aug 17, 2023 Cancelled $ 7,990,000 - $533 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Aug 17, 2023 New Listing $ 7,490,000 - $499 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Aug 02, 2023 New Listing $ 7,990,000 - $533 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Aug 02, 2023 Cancelled $ 7,990,000 - $533 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jul 20, 2023 Under Contract - Attorney/Inspection $ 7,990,000 - $533 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jul 07, 2023 Cancelled $ 8,900,000 - $593 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jul 06, 2023 New Listing $ 7,990,000 - $533 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jan 09, 2023 Cancelled $ 10,100,000 - $673 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Jan 09, 2023 New Listing $ 8,900,000 - $593 / SQ FT MRED LLC
Oct 11, 2022 New Listing $ 10,100,000 - $673 / SQ FT MRED LLC
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