half baths
square ft

1421 Lake Road

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Closed / MLS #11847724 / Single Family / Lake Forest
Listing information updated 11/15/2023 at 3:43pm
Designed in 1928 by David Adler, the current owners have brought it into the 21st century, lovingly maintaining historical integrity while crafting an elegant home of enduring quality. Adler was renowned for his skill in placing homes in a way that they maximize natural light & provide an optimal living experience, & there is no better example of this than 1421 Lake. Situated beautifully on almost 3 acres, the home & private setting meld w/breathtaking lake views from almost every room. Portico entry w/barreled ceiling & bluestone walkway welcomes visitors with views of south gardens. Foyer features stunning original herringbone tile in glaze color chosen by Adler's sister, designer Frances Elkins, to reflect the color of the lake. Adler's trademark bent wood staircase graces entry. Large living room with 10' ceiling has pegged wooden floors refinished in 2022 & original, floor-to-ceiling built-ins. Relax by the fireplace with stunning mantel & original backplate. Wall of windows overlooks patio, lawn & lake. Exquisite sunroom has windows & 12' doors on 3 sides for all-season enjoyment of garden & lake, and lovely fireplace. Dining room has original Dutch Delft tiles surrounding fireplace & baseboard & beautiful barrel ceiling. Brand-new kitchen, butler's pantry, mudrooms, & family room designed by Morgante-Wilson Architects in 2022. The spectacular result: state-of-the-art chef's kitchen & open living plan seamlessly extending Adler's vision while crafting elegant home for intimate events & large celebrations. Kitchen has rift & quarter-sawn white oak hardwood floors, 2 islands w/Cambria quartz counters, large farm sink & prep sink, custom cabinetry, 2 sets of SubZero refrigerator drawers, Scotsman gourmet ice machine, & side-by-side SubZero refrigerator & freezer. The 60" Wolf stove w/double ovens nestles underneath reclaimed barn wood detail, matching Adler's exposed timber on east side of home. Large windows on 3 sides of kitchen fill room w/natural light for spectacular sunrises & sunsets. Gorgeous hardwood floors continue through family room w/custom shelving, built-in banquette, wet bar w/Brazilian Marinace stone counter, additional SubZero drawers & Scotsman nugget ice machine. West mudroom features herringbone fire-glazed tile, a 45" Kohler farm sink, white oak lockers, & custom stone counter. Going up the bent wood staircase reveals charming library w/wall-to-wall bookshelves & window seat looking over lawn & lake. Step into the primary suite w/gas log fireplace & full-sized dressing room & closet. The suite has 2 full baths, each w/Carrara marble heated flooring. 4 additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor all have built-ins, original sconces & arched doorways. 2nd floor has a wonderful sleeping porch. Updated 3rd floor is marvelous, w/2 bedrooms, 1 currently being enjoyed as a fabulous bunk room. Full bath & cedar closet complete 3rd floor. Outside, a complete & professional restoration of grounds enables four-season enjoyment of property. Newer 3 car garage includes 240V electric for car charging & storage attic. Composite stairs & boardwalk to sandy beach built in 2022, including a platform with bench storage providing panoramic views of lake. An all-property irrigation system was installed, including fully irrigated, raised planters in vegetable & flower gardens. LED landscape lighting highlights home, pathways, & beach steps. Wood-burning fire circle has stunning views of lake & home, & large gas fire feature anchors east patio. Spacious outdoor kitchen with 42" Lynx gas grill, Lynx beverage refrigerator & Marvel freezer has stunning lake views. Unique property enjoys 288' of protected sandy beach w/south & east exposures. Storage for beach equipment added in 2022. Energy-efficient upgrades: cedar shake roof 2023, NTI boilers & water heater, Mitsubishi HVAC, & exterior air conditioning condensers, 2022. Generac generator, advanced Keyth security system w/integrated smoke and alarm system. Wired for perimeter camera.

Full Features

Architecture Style:
Exterior Type:
Beds Above Grade:
Cooling System:
Central Air, Space Pac, Zoned
Heating System:
Natural Gas, Forced Air, Radiator(s), Zoned
Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Bar Fridge, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood, Water Purifier
Main Level Primary Bedroom:
91-100 Years
Roof Type:
Parking Type:
Parking Spaces:
Garage Door Opener(s)
Room Count:
Water Front:
Square Feet:
Lot Size:
2.0-2.99 Acres
Internal Features:
Bar-Dry, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Historic/Period Mlwk, Beamed Ceilings, Pantry
External Features:
Patio, Porch Screened, Storms/Screens, Outdoor Grill, Fire Pit

Room Information

Living Room:
30x21 - Main
Dining Room:
20x22 - Main
29x28 - Main
Family Room:
20x32 - Main
Primary Bedroom:
20x17 - Second Level
2nd Bedroom:
16x15 - Second
3rd Bedroom:
17x14 - Second
4th Bedroom:
13x16 - Second
Bedroom 5:
17x16 - Second Level
Bedroom 6:
23x15 - Third Level
Bedroom 7:
24x17 - Third Level
22x10 - Second Level
Sitting Room:
20x17 - Second Level

Taxes & Assessments

Tax Amount:
Tax Year:


Zip Code:
Lake Forest


School District(s):
67, 115
Elementary School:
Sheridan Elementary School
Middle School:
Deer Path Middle School
High School:
Lake Forest High School

Listing Office: Compass

Listing Office Phone: 847.446.9600

Disclaimer: The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC as distributed by MLS GRID. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than @properties are marked with the Broker Reciprocity thumbnail logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. Properties displayed may be listed or sold by various participants in the MLS. Based on information submitted to the MLS GRID as of 11/15/2023 at 3:43pm. All data is obtained from various sources and may not have been verified by broker or MLS GRID. Supplied Open House Information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.

Not quite what you are looking for?

Similar listings for sale near 1421 Lake Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Like the area?

More homes for sale near 1421 Lake Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

1421 Lake Road is a single family home which sold for $7,750,000. 1421 Lake Road features 7 Beds, 6 Baths, 2 Half Baths. This single family home has been listed on @properties since September 12th, 2023 and was built in 1928. Nearby schools include Sheridan Elementary School, Deer Path Middle School, and Lake Forest High School.