178 E Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL
$ 1,095,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11131560
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • Zip60045
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1915
  • Taxes$ 15993
  • Price$ 1,095,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage2300
  • Lot Size0.525 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
@properties Christie's International Real Estate
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)
Property Description

Located in Lake Forest's historic downtown area, this picturesque home blends the best of the charm and character of an older elegant home with many thoughtful improvements and upgrades over the years. Welcomed by a beautiful walkway gate you will be enchanted by the privacy, the 1/2 acre lot with mature trees and sweeping lawns, the side porch, and the lovely screened porch. Features include beautifully refinished hardwood floors, high ceilings, intricate moldings, and gorgeous windows. An interior rehab in 2010 included all 3 floors plus the finished basement with new flooring, a stunning new kitchen, 3 new baths, new electrical, light fixtures, beams in the primary suite, living room crown molding, new fireplace mantel, 2 furnaces and 2 a/c units. The exterior rehab in 2010 included new roof, gutters, landscaping, new garage door, exterior light fixtures, and shutters. A nicely flowing floor plan includes space for one and all to gather in the gracious formal living room, kitchen with island, pretty dining area, comfortable family room plus the 3rd floor bonus room/den and the spacious finished basement with rec rooms. Exterior was recently painted, new sump pump, new hot water heater. Enjoy the wonderful and convenient in town living near shopping, Metra train station, restaurants, schools, parks, open lands, and Lake Michigan! This is a rare opportunity to purchase a captivating home on a delightfully spacious property in East Lake Forest. Easy to show

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sheridan Elementary School Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest High School
Price History
6/24/2022 Listed $1,185,000
6/30/2022 8% - $1,095,000

General Features

Additional Parcels Y/N Yes
Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full
City Lake Forest
Community Features Park, Tennis Court(s), Sidewalks, Street Lights
Cooling Central Air
County Lake
Days on Market 374
Directions Greenbay Rd North of Deerpath to Illinois Rd, east to #178
Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
Elementary School District 67
Exterior Features Porch
Garage Spaces 2
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air
High School Lake Forest High School
High School District 115
Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Skylight(s), Hardwood Floors, Special Millwork
MLS Area Lake Forest
Middle/Junior High School Deer Path Middle School
Middle/Junior School District 67
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Closing
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Roof Asphalt
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Status Price Change
Street Name Illinois
Tax Annual Amount 15993.56
Tax Year 2020
Total Rooms 9
Township Shields
Year Built 1915

Interior Features

Basement Finished
Bathrooom Separate Shower
Bedrooms Possible 3
Fireplace Features Gas Log
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Living Area 2300
Livingareasource Appraiser
Room Type Bonus Room, Recreation Room, Screened Porch
Street Suffix Road
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 3
Total Fireplaces 1
Window Features Skylight(s)

Exterior Features

Exterior Frame
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 122 X 204 X 93 X 64 X 31 X 136
Lot Features Mature Trees, Partial Fencing
Lot Size Acres 0.525
Other Equipment Ceiling Fan(s), Sump Pump
Water Source Public
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 60045

AVG $1.99M
AVG $22,419
AVG 149
Year Built
AVG 1971