1421 Lake Road Lake Forest, IL
$ 3,995,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#09492932
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • Zip60045
  • Style
  • Year Built1928
  • Taxes86170
  • Price$ 3,995,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage7691
  • Lot Size2.25 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff
Property Description

David Adler's 1928 South African Dutch Colonial overlooks Lake Michigan with over 200' of private sandy beach. Striking architectural details are enhanced by modern luxury renovations to make this home a real treasure. Captivating bluestone loggia and formal front garden welcome you. Original wood floors and millwork include Adler's signature bent wood staircase. Expansive living room w/fireplace, built-in bookcases, French doors that open to the rear patio. Solarium w/three walls of windows offers idyllic garden and lake views. Pristine white kitchen w/Wolf range, Carrara counters, opens to original butler's pantry. Master suite has two gorgeous bathrooms and a full-room closet. All 7 bedrooms are generously scaled. Newer 3rd floor guest suite with neutral decor. Spacepak air conditioning, generator, advanced security system with cameras. Informal elegance, picturesque bluff, panoramic lake views and luxurious amenities make Adler's "Bentley House" a rare opportunity to own and enjoy!

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sheridan Elementary School Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest High School
Price History
2/2/2017 Listed $5,495,000
11/16/2017 5% - $5,250,000
1/15/2018 6% - $4,950,000
6/11/2018 2% - $4,895,000
9/12/2018 6% - $4,650,000
3/9/2019 2% - $4,580,000
5/14/2019 8% - $4,250,000
7/10/2019 6% - $3,995,000

General Features

Age 91-100 Years
Area Amenities Pond/Lake, Curbs/Gutters, Street Lights, Street Paved
Assessment Includes None
Built Before 1978 Yes
County Lake
Detached Type 3 Stories
Directions Deerpath Rd east to Lake Rd, north to 1421.
District Elementary School 67
District High School 115
District Middle/Junior School 67
Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
Exposure W (West)
Financing Options Conventional
General Information None
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
High School Lake Forest High School
Middle/Junior School Deer Path Middle School
New Construction No
North 27
Special Assessments No
Status Active
Tax Year 2018
Taxes 86170.40
Waterfront Yes
Year Built 1928

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Window Treatments None
4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
4th Bedroom Window Treatments None
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 4 Name 5th Bdrm
Addtl Room 5 Name 6th Bdrm
Addtl Room 5 Window Treatments None
Addtl Room 6 Name 7th Bdrm
Addtl Room 7 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 7 Name Walk in Closet
Addtl Room 8 Flooring Carpet
Addtl Room 8 Name Bonus
Addtl Room 8 Window Treatments None
Addtl Room 9 Flooring Ceramic Tile
Addtl Room 9 Name Pantry
Air Conditioning Central Air
Attic Finished
Basement Full
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) Yes
Basement Description Unfinished
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 18X15
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 17X15
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 16X13
Corporate Limits Lake Forest
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 16X22
Dining Room Level Main Level
Dining Room Window Treatments None
Electric Circuit Breakers, 400 Amp Service or Greater
Equipment Security System, CO Detectors, Ceiling Fan, Sump Pump, Power Generator
Family Room Dimensions 22X18
Family Room Flooring Hardwood
Fireplace Features Wood Burning, Gas Logs
Fireplace Locations Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Other
Fireplaces 6
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Heater Fuel Type Hot Water/Steam, Gas
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, 1st Floor Bedroom, In-Law Arrangement, 1st Floor Full Bath
Kitchen Appliances Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood
Kitchen Dimensions 16X14
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Table Space, Pantry-Butler, Pantry-Walk-in
Laundry Dimensions 20X17
Laundry Level/Floor Walkout Basement
Living Area 7691
Living Room Dimensions 30X20
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Living Room Window Treatments None
Master Bed Dimensions 21X17
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Multiple Pin Numbers (y/n) No
Other Room 1 Dimensions 20X9
Other Room 2 Dimensions 12X10
Other Room 3 Dimensions 26X22
Other Room 4 Dimensions 28X18
Other Room 4 Level 2nd Level
Other Room 5 Dimensions 15X11
Other Room 6 Dimensions 12X11
Other Room 6 Level Main Level
Other Room 7 Dimensions 26X16
Other Room 7 Level 2nd Level
Other Room 8 Dimensions 19X27
Other Room 9 Dimensions 6X12
Rooms List Library, Office, Sun/Florida Room Heated, 5th Bedroom, 6th Bedroom, 7th Bedroom, Walk In Closet, Bonus, Pantry
Street Suffix Road
Total Bathrooms 6.1
Total Rooms 15

Exterior Features

City Lake Forest
Acreage 2.25
Architectural Style Other
Attached Garage Yes
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Asphalt, Circular
Exterior Features Dog Run
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s), Transmitter(s), 7 Foot or more high garage door
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Spaces 4
Garage Type Attached, Detached
Lot Dimensions 200X409X160X125X22X183X34
Lot Features Beach, Lake Front, Water View, Wooded
Lot Size Area 2.0-2.99 Acres
Parking Garage
Roof Wood Shakes/Shingles
Sewer Sewer-Public
Water Source Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 28X18 2nd Level Hardwood
6th Bdrm 15X11 3rd Level Carpet
7th Bdrm 12X11 Main Level Other
Bonus 19X27 3rd Level Carpet
Dining Room 16X22 Main Level Separate
Family Room 22X18 Main Level Hardwood
Library 20X9 2nd Level Hardwood
Living Room 30X20 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 21X17 2nd Level Hardwood
Office 12X10 Main Level Wood Laminate
Pantry 6X12 Main Level Ceramic Tile
Sun/Florida Room Heated 26X22 Main Level Slate
Walk in Closet 26X16 2nd Level Hardwood


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

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60045

AVG $1.58M
AVG $24,900
AVG 48
Year Built
AVG 1970