600 East Westminster Road Lake Forest, IL
$ 4,450,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10647323
  • TypeContingent
  • CountyLAKE
  • CityLake Forest
  • AreaLake Forest
  • NeighborhoodSkokie Junction
  • Zip60045
  • StyleColonial,Traditional
  • Year Built1897
  • Taxes77790
  • Price$ 4,450,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms7
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage10863
  • Lot Size2.59 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago
Property Description

Steeped in history, Westover was designed by Charles Sumner Frost in 1897. Its Colonial Revival architectural style offers a stately brick exterior with pillars, columns, pediments and bay windows. In the 1930's, the interior formal rooms were remodeled by David Adler and his sister, Frances Elkins. Adler's signature moldings and detailed millwork are showcased in the foyer, living room, library, dining room and front staircase. In the late 1990's, Chicago preservation architects, John Vinci and Philip Hamp, expanded the home by adding a seamless two-story addition that includes a gracious family room, exercise room, mud room, attached two-car garage and separate three-car garage. The interior of the home has outstanding formal and informal rooms with high ceilings, hardwood floors, architectural moldings and nine distinctive fireplaces. Although the home is large, every room is warm and inviting! The renovated kitchen is a wonderful gathering place; it is complete with top-of-the-line appliances (SubZero, Viking, Miele), custom white cabinetry, stone countertops, an island with seating and Shaw's Original farmhouse sink, warming drawers, beverage drawers, excellent work space and a spacious family dining area. Rooms for family fun include the 2nd floor bonus room, 3rd floor playroom, and superbly finished basement with media/family room, kitchenette, game/rec room and beverage bar. All bathrooms are exquisitely renovated, refined and classic. Many have steam showers and heated floors. The master suite is a dream with beautiful built-ins, a fireplace, customized walk-in closets and a deluxe marble bathroom. Westover is sited on a generous 2.59 acre gated property, set back from the road. The captivating English landscape was designed by esteemed landscape architect, Douglas Hoerr. There are five distinct garden areas including one near the outdoor swimming pool. These established perennial gardens can be enjoyed and admired for years to come. All systems have been modernized including gas forced air furnaces, central air conditioning, 600+ amp electrical service, a Generac generator, Crestron AV and Lutron lighting. Westover is ideally located just east of Sheridan Road, close to Market Square, the Lake Forest train station and Forest Park Beach. Your early morning walks will reveal beautiful sunrises over Lake Michigan. Westover is a treasure, an impeccably maintained home that is certainly one of Lake Forest's finest!

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sheridan Elementary School Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest High School
Price History
2/25/2020 Listed $4,650,000
8/3/2020 5% - $4,450,000

General Features

Age 100+ Years
Architectural Style Colonial, Traditional
Assessment Includes None
Attached Garage Yes
Built Before 1978 Yes
Community Features Pond/Lake, Curbs/Gutters, Gated Entry, Street Lights, Street Paved
Contingency Attorney/Inspection
County Lake
Detached Type 3 Stories
Directions Westminster Road, east of Sheridan Road, on north side.
District Elementary School 67
District High School 115
District Middle/Junior School 67
Electric Circuit Breakers, 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School
Exposure S (South)
Exterior Features Balcony, Patio, Brick Paver Patio, Pool In-Ground, Storms/Screens
Financing Options Conventional
Full Baths 7
Garage Spaces 5
General Information School Bus Service, Commuter Train, Historical District
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Half Baths 3
High School Lake Forest High School
Interior Features Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, 2nd Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
Middle/Junior School Deer Path Middle School
New Construction No
Other Structures Second Garage
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Garage
Rehab Yes
Roof Wood Shakes/Shingles
Sewer Sewer-Public, Sewer-Storm
Special Assessments No
Status Contingent
Tax Year 2019
Taxes 77790.35
Waterfront No
Year Built 1897

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes
4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Additional Rooms 7th Bdrm
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 10 Name Exercise Rm
Addtl Room 4 Name Breakfast Rm
Addtl Room 5 Name Office
Addtl Room 6 Name Library
Addtl Room 7 Flooring Carpet
Addtl Room 7 Name Playroom
Addtl Room 8 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 8 Name Bonus
Addtl Room 9 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 9 Name Sitting
Air Conditioning Central Air, Zoned
Basement Full, Walkout
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) Yes
Basement Description Finished, Exterior Access, Egress Window
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 18X14
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 16X24
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 21X15
Continue To Show? Yes
Corporate Limits Lake Forest
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 21X21
Dining Room Level Main Level
Dining Room Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes
Equipment Humidifier, TV-Cable, Security System, CO Detectors, Sump Pump, Sprinkler-Lawn, Air Cleaner, Backup Sump Pump;, Power Generator
Family Room Dimensions 20X24
Family Room Flooring Hardwood
Fireplace Features Wood Burning, Gas Logs, Gas Starter
Fireplace Locations Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Other
Fireplaces 9
Heater Fuel Type Gas, Forced Air, 2+ Sep Heating Systems, Zoned
Kitchen Appliances Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Wine Cooler/Refrigerator, Cooktop, Oven/Built-in, Range Hood, Other
Kitchen Dimensions 22X15
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Island, Pantry-Butler, Pantry-Closet
Laundry Dimensions 15X12
Laundry Features Gas Dryer Hookup, Multiple Locations, Sink
Laundry Level/Floor 2nd Level
Living Area 10863
Living Room Dimensions 16X26
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Living Room Window Treatments Curtains/Drapes
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 23X25
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Multiple Pin Numbers (y/n) No
Other Room 1 Dimensions 15X14
Other Room 10 Dimensions 28X26
Other Room 2 Dimensions 16X38
Other Room 3 Dimensions 18X19
Other Room 4 Dimensions 23X13
Other Room 4 Level Main Level
Other Room 5 Dimensions 16X30
Other Room 6 Dimensions 16X17
Other Room 6 Level Main Level
Other Room 7 Dimensions 19X25
Other Room 7 Level 3rd Level
Other Room 8 Dimensions 25X28
Other Room 9 Dimensions 16X12
Rooms List Bonus, 5th Bedroom, 6th Bedroom, 7th Bedroom, Breakfast Room, Exercise Room, Library, Office, Play Room, Sitting Room, Sun/Florida Room Heated, Walk In Closet
Street Suffix Road
Total Bathrooms 7.3
Total Rooms 19

Exterior Features

City Lake Forest
Acreage 2.59
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Brick, Gravel, Circular
Foundation Details Concrete
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s), Transmitter(s), Heated, 7 Foot or more high garage door, Multiple Garages
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Attached, Detached
Lot Dimensions 240 X 482.4 X 240 X 480.2
Lot Features Landscaped Professionally, Wooded, Mature Trees
Lot Size Area 2.0-2.99 Acres
Water Source Lake Michigan, Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 15X14 2nd Level Hardwood
6th Bdrm 16X38 3rd Level Hardwood
7th Bdrm 18X19 3rd Level Carpet
Bonus 25X28 2nd Level Hardwood
Breakfast Rm 23X13 Main Level Hardwood
Dining Room 21X21 Main Level Hardwood Separate
Exercise Rm 28X26 2nd Level
Family Room 20X24 Main Level Hardwood
Library 16X17 Main Level Hardwood
Living Room 16X26 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 23X25 2nd Level Hardwood
Office 16X30 3rd Level Carpet
Playroom 19X25 3rd Level Carpet
Sitting 16X12 Main 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 $1.03M
AVG $18,231
AVG 54
Year Built
AVG 1967
AVG 21
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