965 E Deerpath Road Lake Forest, IL 60045
Listing Courtesy of: Midwest Real Estate Data / Lake Forest / Houda Chedid

  965 E Deerpath Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

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Fairlawn , designed by Delano & Aldrich,Privately secluded Estate with a gated entrance. The symmetry of the red brick Georgian design delights on arrival. Designed in 1923 by New York-based architects, Delano and Aldrich, Fairlawn is in a category by itself. . Reflecting gracious elegance, majestic room sizes and a flowing floor plan. This magnificent residence sits on 3.16 acres of spectacular green gardens that was designed as a series of rooms. As one of the finest residences along Chicago's North Shore, Fairlawn was completed in 1925. Symmetrical scale rooms with high ceilings, cozy fireplaces, a paneled library, a sun room with beautiful murals, grand living/ball room and dining room. The third floor hosts a fun domed space. There is a new kitchen with custom cabinets & top of the line appliances, it opens up to the family room & has easy access to the pool. There are 7 car garages attached to the main house by a heated tunnel. The separate coach house includes: bedroom, bathroom, Kitchen & a living room. There is a green house. Recent updates : new boiler system, new kitchen, Bluestone patio around the pool, Ruckus Wi-Fi system throughout & hot water heaters. Fairlawn is a private retreat, located in the heart of East Lake Forest, across from the beach & the park. History :in 1857 Farwell purchased 18 acres. Fairlawn was built in 1870 by Senator Charles Benjamin Farwell who was one of Lake Forest's original settlers. 1891 the first golf game reported in the midwest teed off on a small seven hole course built on the estate front yard. In 1920: the house burned to the ground. It was rebuilt in 1923 by his daughter Grace, founder of the Chicago Arts Club. The estate has been through many changes . In 1950 the property was subdivided into 9 lots. Today Fairlawn sits on 3.16 spectacular acres.

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Lot Size
3.16 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
School District
Lake County
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 8
  • Half Bathrooms: 3
Interior Features
  • Appliance: Range Hood
  • Appliance: Built-In Oven
  • Appliance: Cooktop
  • Appliance: Disposal
  • Appliance: Dryer
  • Appliance: Washer
  • Appliance: High End Refrigerator
  • Appliance: Refrigerator
  • Appliance: Dishwasher
  • Appliance: Microwave
  • Appliance: Range
  • Appliance: Double Oven
  • Sump Pump
  • Security System
  • First Floor Full Bath
  • First Floor Laundry
  • First Floor Bedroom
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Skylight(s)
Lot Information
  • Landscaped
Property Features
  • Greenhouse
  • Second Residence
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning
  • Fireplace: Grand Entry Hall
  • Fireplace: Dining Room
  • Fireplace: Den/Library
  • Fireplace: Bedroom
  • Fireplace: Other
  • Fireplace: Master Bedroom
  • Fireplace: Living Room
  • Fireplace: 9
  • Foundation: Concrete Perimeter
Heating and Cooling
  • Radiator(s)
  • Steam
  • Forced Air
  • Natural Gas
  • Zoned
  • Space Pac
Basement Information
  • Storage Space
  • Exterior Access
  • Cellar
  • Unfinished
  • Full
Exterior Features
  • Brick
  • Roof: Slate
Utility Information
  • Utilities: Water Source: Public, Water Source: Lake Michigan
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
School Information
  • Elementary School: Sheridan Elementary School
  • Middle School: Deer Path Middle School
  • High School: Lake Forest High School
  • Heated
  • Transmitter(s)
  • Garage Door Opener(s)
  • Attached
Living Area
  • 13,602 sqft
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