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148 N Ahwahnee Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
148 N Ahwahnee Road

148 N Ahwahnee Road

148 N Ahwahnee Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045


Features and Amenities


  • Total Bedrooms5
  • Total Bathrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • APPLIANCESDouble Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal
  • other interior FeaturesBar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, First Floor Bedroom, First Floor Full Bath

Area & Lot

  • Status For Sale
  • Living Area5,406 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area1.78 Acres
  • MLS® ID11999819
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT1993
  • neighborhoodLake Forest
  • Elementary SchoolCherokee Elementary School
  • Middle SchoolDeer Path Middle School
  • High SchoolLake Forest High School
  • School District115


  • Garage Spaces3.0
  • Water SourceLake Michigan, Public
  • lot featuresFenced Yard, Landscaped, Pond(s), Wooded
  • HEAT TYPENatural Gas, Forced Air
  • sewerSewer-Storm
  • SubstructureConcrete Perimeter
  • other exterior FeaturesPatio, Hot Tub, In Ground Pool


  • Sales Price$2,950,000
  • Real Estate Tax $39,533/yr
148 N Ahwahnee Road
Annie Royster Lenzke

Annie Royster Lenzke

Jean Royster

Jean Royster

148 N Ahwahnee Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

A paragon of timeless elegance, this Lake Forest estate unfolds on 1.73 tranquil acres set along a private lane. Meticulously updated inside and out with a new Brava shake roof, the residence boasts over 5,400 square feet of luxurious living, encompassing six bedrooms, five full and two half baths, an expansive first-floor primary wing with a dedicated library/office, and a finished basement level. A cascading Italian fountain serves as the first introduction to the home as a circular brick driveway and bluestone front walkway guide visitors to the entry. The entire residence is enveloped by mature trees and landscaping, lending to a sense of sanctuary. An oasis awaits in the backyard, featuring a stunning bluestone patio, pool with a waterfall, spa, patio, and gazebo. Inside, a well-designed floor plan sets the stage for sophisticated living and entertaining. The grand 2-story foyer with a curved staircase and crystal chandelier creates a dramatic first impression. Stone floors lead the eye towards captivating sightlines of the private backyard from the living room's dramatic wall of windows. Soaring ceilings and abundant light infuse the formal dining and living rooms with expansiveness. Throughout the interiors, rich architectural details contribute to the home's overarching grandeur: exquisite millwork, tray ceiling details, custom built-ins, and refinished hardwood flooring with some rooms bearing bespoke inlay elements and a herringbone pattern. The family room opens to a large, light-filled chef's kitchen featuring top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a granite island, a walk-in pantry, and a breakfast room overlooking the pool. An adjoining butler's pantry provides a convenient connection to the dining room. Double doors lead to the sumptuous master suite wing with a library, dressing area/sitting room with bay windows, dual walk-in closets and a spa-like bath recently renovated in Carrara marble. Sliding glass doors open to the back patio. Four bedrooms upstairs, two of which offer ensuite baths, ensure comfort for everyone. The finished lower level offers further opportunities for entertainment and leisure. A state-of-the-art home theater, a sixth bedroom, a fifth full bathroom, a dedicated exercise area, a spacious recreation room, a large laundry room, and ample storage complete the picture of this remarkable residence.

Lake Forest

Known for its winding, tree-lined streets and distinctive and stately homes, Lake Forest has some of the highest ranked schools in Illinois.


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