855 E. Westminster, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045: Property For Sale: $4,825,000

855 E. Westminster Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
New Price | 2015 Infant Welfare Showhouse!
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2015 Infant Welfare Showhouse! This magnificent home of screenwriter, director and producer, John W. Hughes, Jr. is located within one block of Lake Michigan in the historic district of east Lake Forest. This remarkable estate was just beautifully updated throughout by renowned designers, including a new Christopher Peacock kitchen and gorgeous new master bath. It features 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 4 half baths, a stunning Library, an elegant Dining Room and Living Room, a lovely Garden Room, a huge Family Room, fabulous Media Room, a guest suite or retreat with fireplace, 10’-11’ ceilings, exquisite millwork and built-ins, 6 fireplaces, a gorgeous 21’ x 50’ swimming pool, 4 bluestone terraces, beautiful professionally landscaped grounds, a Ludowici clay tile roof and 3 car heated garage.

Historic presence and exquisite detail encompass this Edwin Hill Clark designed home. The exceptional craftsmanship, superior materials and attention to detail are evident throughout the entire estate. Meticulously maintained, renovated and expanded for today's families. Whether a formal event, or a casual gathering with friends and family, this home is a blend of warmth, elegance and comfort.

Property Description

The English Country Manor home originally built for Arthur Farwell Tuttle in 1929, the substantial 1992 two story addition replicated the architectural detail of the original home. The addition includes a large Family Room and Breakfast area that open to the Kitchen. A handsome office suite or guest suite was also built during this phase of construction. The second floor guest suite or retreat includes custom built-in book cases and a wood-burning fireplace that bears the trademark of Hughes Entertainment within the mantle. A seamless transition between the old and new was achieved by duplicating the wood moulding profiles, stair details, door styles, roof materials, cast custom door hardware and wood floors. The Ludowici clay tiled roof, intricate brick patterns, hand carved wood elements, hand-hewn half-timbering and textured stucco panels create a rich architectural vocabulary rarely seen today. Construction costs today would be over $10 Million to build new. A truly one-of-a-kind offering.

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MLS#: 08920989
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2.1 acres
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School District:
District 67 & 115
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