178 E Illinois Road

Lake Forest, IL
$ 1,185,000 Beds 3 Baths 2.5 Sq 2,300 Virtual Tour
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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

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 1,185,000
  • Lot Size
  • 0.525 Acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Sqr Footage
  • 2,300
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 2
  • Year Built
  • 1915
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • City, Zip
  • Lake Forest
  • Taxes
  • $ 15993
  • County
  • LAKE
  • Style
  • Colonial
  • Area
  • Lake Forest
  • MLS#
  • 11131560
  • Zip
  • 60045
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Data Source: Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)

Features

General

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 61
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 Active
Street Name Illinois
Tax Annual Amount 15993.56
Tax Year 2020
Total Rooms 9
Township Shields
Virtual Tour https://tours.vht.com/API/T434176288/nobranding
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

Amenities

  • 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

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$2,869

Per Month

Based on the average sale price from the Chicago, IL office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Schools

Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
Middle School Deer Path Middle School
High School Lake Forest High School

Price History

6/22/2021 Listed $1,249,000
8/11/2021 6% - $1,185,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60045

Price
AVG $1.89M
$1.19M
Taxes
AVG $24,726
$15,993
Visits
AVG 178
62
Year Built
AVG 1975
1915

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178 E Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL is a Single Family Home for sale at $1185000 with 2300 sqft and a lot size of 0.525 Acres Acre(s). 178 E Illinois Road Lake Forest has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and was built in 1915. The property's zip code is 60045 which is in Lake Forest, IL

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