765 W Westleigh Road Lake Forest, IL
$ 3,795,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11052619
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodEverett
  • Zip60045
  • StyleGeorgian
  • Year Built1935
  • Taxes$ 38459
  • Price$ 3,795,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms4
  • Sqr Footage11475
  • Lot Size4.74 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Jameson Sotheby's Int'l Realty
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) - 103 - IL
Property Description

From the moment you approach this best in class residence, you can sense the quiet grandeur & bucolic privacy of this Georgian home. Set on almost 5 acres, the privacy of 765 Westleigh is secured by proximity to the protected Open Lands Nature Preserve. Built in 1935 by noted architect, Stanley Anderson, and restored & added to by the present owner in 2016, the residence perfectly blends history, beauty and functionality.The owner showed a reverence for the architectural integrity of the house while expressing refined taste in each design decision made to add enduring value & visual appeal. The house has great bones and tricked out systems. The thoughtful placement of windows and doors blur the lines from inside/out to remind you that nature surrounds you. The grand gallery hall centers the floor plan; it leads from the north entrance to the south entrance with heated stone floors & beautifully restored mill work. A curved iron staircase hugs the wall leading to second floor landing; elegant, not conspicuous. The kitchen is a well thought out design with fully integrated appliances including a 48" Subzero, La Cornue range, multiple freezer/fridge drawers and gorgeous soapstone & walnut island. Kitchen opens to a casual dining room with WBFP leading to outdoor cooking features. A butler's pantry fitted with polished nickel sink & ice maker completes the prep area. Both DR & LR share the minimalist design aesthetic of crisp white restored mill work & cased window openings that provide a neutral backdrop for artworks & furnishings. The library with WBFP & sun room flooded with light offer a relaxed atmosphere. There are 5 bds with en suite baths on 2nd flr including a stunning en suite bath in primary bedroom fitted with custom polished nickel shower, handsome sinks set in elegantly detailed cabinetry, a deep nickel tub with heated towel rack & WIC. The 3rd flr has been bumped up to 9'6 ceiling hgt. to accommodate a sitting room & 2 bds with en suite baths. Gleaming hardwood floors are throughout the house. The lower level has 2 large storage rooms, utility room, built-in safe, family room, game room, half bath, laundry, AV room, pantry. All accessible from 2 sets of stairs at either end of the house and a staircase leading outside, as well. Features include:Never ending hot water, a VisMon boiler, Crestron fully loaded AV system, whole house generator, heated gutters, zoned HVAC, to name a few. The 4 car garage has 2 large storage rooms, utility room, W/D with half bath. And, the most charming one bedroom coach house perfect for guests, kids, staff! The custom mill work raised garden is just the right complement to this Lake Forest compound. Landscaped grounds w/ arborvitae trees circle the property, bluestone terraces across the back of house and plenty of space to put any type of equipment for outdoor activities. There is nothing like 765 West Westleigh in Lake Forest. Easy access to trains, schools, town, airports, shopping. There are ways to live well and this residence speaks to that aesthetic in every way.

Elementary School High School
Everett Elementary School Lake Forest High School
Price History
4/14/2021 Listed $3,950,000
7/16/2021 4% - $3,795,000

General Features

Appliances Double Oven, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Disposal, Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood
Architectural Style Georgian
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full
Community Features Street Lights, Street Paved
Cooling Central Air, Zoned, Geothermal
Electric Circuit Breakers, 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School Everett Elementary School
Elementary School District 67
Exterior Features Patio, Brick Paver Patio, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill
Garage Spaces 4
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas
High School Lake Forest High School
High School District 115
Interior Features Skylight(s), Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, 10' Ceiling, 9' Ceiling, Center Hall Plan, Historic/Period Mlwk, Beamed Ceilings, Drapes/Blinds, Separate Dining Room
Middle/Junior School District 67
New Construction No
Other Structures Other
Ownership Fee Simple
Property Type Detached Single
Property Type Residential
Roof Tile, Other
Sewer Public Sewer, Sewer-Storm
Standard Status Active
Tax Annual Amount 38459
Total Rooms 16
Township West Deerfield

Interior Features

Basement Finished, Exterior Access, Rec/Family Area, Storage Space
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Double Sink
Bedrooms Possible 7
Fireplace Features Wood Burning, Gas Starter, Masonry
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 4
Kitchen Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Island, Pantry-Butler, Custom Cabinetry
Laundry Features In Unit, In Garage, Sink
Room Type Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Bedroom 7, Library, Game Room, Sitting Room, Enclosed Porch Heated, Family Room, Utility Room-Lower Level, Storage
Total Baths 10
Total Bedrooms 7
Total Fireplaces 5
Window Features Insulated Windows, Skylight(s), Window Treatments

Exterior Features

Door Features French Doors, Storm Door(s)
Exterior Brick
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 405 X 502
Lot Features Nature Preserve Adjacent, Landscaped, Wooded, Mature Trees
Lot Size Acres 4.74
Water Source Lake Michigan
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 11X12 2nd Level Carpet
6th Bdrm 12X17 3rd Level Hardwood
7th Bdrm 13X21 3rd Level Hardwood
Dining Room 16X19 Main Level Hardwood
Enclosed Porch Heated 18X22 Main Level
Family Room 13X16 Main Level Hardwood
Family Room - Down 19X35 Basement Other
Game Rm 16X27 Basement Other
Library 16X25 Main Level Hardwood
Living Room 20X34 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 19X20 2nd Level Hardwood
Sitting 16X26 3rd Level Hardwood
Storage 29X11 Basement Other
Utility Room-Lower Level 16X21 Basement Other


  • 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 $1.82M
AVG $23,907
AVG 120
Year Built
AVG 1971