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Just Listed: Historic Coach House, Stables; Converted Barn - Lake Forest, IL Patch

Posted on 08 August, 2018 by Joseph M. Jones
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LAKE FOREST, IL — Two multi-million mansions that formerly housed horses hit the market in Lake Forest Monday, including the stables of a historic mansion and barn converted into a luxurious farmhouse estate. The 93-year-old former coach house and stables of the historic Whitehall Manor estate have been updated with an outdoor pool, while the 108-year-old barn was now includes an indoor resistance pool and sauna. Both homes are set on expansive lots larger than 1.5 acres.

Last month, the median listing price in Lake Forest declined from 5,000 to under 0,000 and the median sales price fell to 0,000 from 5,000 in October. There were 14 homes sold and 26 listings added last month, and there are currently 374 houses for sale in Lake Forest with 10 new properties listed in the past week, according to Realtor.com.

Lake Forest's most expensive home sale of the month was the ,837,500 purchase of a French manor-style home built in 2003 by a the CEO of a health care company and her husband former vice president of Tribune Broadcasting and a media consultant.

Take a look below at both of the renovated west Lake Forest estates to be listed for sale Dec. 17 or review the town's latest listings.

606 Tiverton Road, Lake Forest — .5 Million

  • Built: 1910
  • Price: .5 million
  • Square Feet: 7,044
  • Lot: 1.96 acres
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 6 full, 3 half
  • Last Sold: August 2005 for .235 million.
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This two-story cedar former barn was converted to a two-story farmhouse in the early 1970s, according to its listing. The 13-room home was was totally rebuilt in 2007 and further updated six years ago.

It includes an indoor pool and sauna, as well as a a full exercise facility, elevator and two garages.

Listed Monday asking for .5 million, the property was last sold in August 2005 for .235 million to a trust that conceals its owners identity. According to the Lake County Assessor's Office, the property's estimated market value for tax purposes is less than .8 million and its annual property tax bill is about ,200.


780 S. Ridge Road, Lake Forest — .995 Million

  • Built: 1925
  • Square Feet: 8,404
  • Lot: 1.52-acre
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5 full, 2 half
  • Last Sold: .1 million in April 2013

The former coach house and stables of historic Whitehall Manor offers "estate living at its best, featuring the "finest of finishes" and a "sophisticated door," according to its listing.

It includes a library, large rooms filled with sunlight, 18 French doors, a formal dining room and living room, four fireplaces and a chef's kitchen.

The home has master suites on the first and second floors, as well as a brick driveway with a front yard and a separate service drive leading to a four-car garage. Outside, among multiple terraces and walled garden rooms, the home has a heated walkway leading to an in-ground pool, along with an outdoor kitchen and changing room with laundry.

Listed Monday for nearly million, the property was last sold for .1 million in April 2013 to the president of consumer services at a credit reporting agency. According to the Lake County Assessor's Office, its estimated market value is ,283,777 and its annual property tax bill runs nearly ,000.

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