1875 James Court, Lake Forest, IL 2001
Custom Built Country French Home

Custom Built Country French Home

1875 James Court, Lake Forest, IL 2001


Features and Amenities


  • Total Bedrooms3
  • Total Bathrooms4.1

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area4,034 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area0.57 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID08-029859


  • Sales Price$1,375,000
 Custom Built Country French Home
Dawn McKenna

Dawn McKenna

Real Estate Broker & Founder


1875 James Court, Lake Forest, IL 2001

This custom built country French home is beautifully situated on a prime .57 acre lot on a quiet cul-de-sac in Lake Forest.

Seasonally changing views of the 32 acre Everett Farm Nature Preserve of Lake Forest Open Lands can be enjoyed from many of the rooms. The brick and stone home has classic architectural detailing throughout. Features include classical arched doorways, elegant millwork, custom built-ins, tall windows, quarter sawn oak doors, and custom Amish made cherry doors. The spacious floor plan is perfect for both easy entertaining and family living. Rich cherry hardwood flooring flows throughout most of the first floor. The formal living room and dining rooms are graciously sized and accented by thoughtful lighting. The warm mahogany paneled library features a stately fireplace with a marble surround and extensive built-in cabinetry. The expansive family room has a Vermont wood burning stove with slate surround and cove ceiling with indirect lighting.

The chef’s kitchen is complete with a large granite island that has a prep sink and breakfast bar. The exquisite tile backsplash beautifully accents the detailed hood and six burner stove. The kitchen has ample counter space and cabinetry, built-in planning desk, adjacent butler’s pantry with a wine fridge, walk-in pantry, and opens to a sunny breakfast room. The first floor master suite captures a southeast exposure from the luxurious marble spa bathroom with his and her vanities, separate tub and shower, and large walk-in closet. The second floor has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a cedar closet, and extensive unfinished storage spaces. The lower level offers a fourth bedroom, redwood full bathroom, laundry center, wine cellar, storage and access to a large unfinished basement with endless possibilities. Additional property features include a three car attached garage, first floor mud room with a second washer and dryer, built-in Bang and Olafsen speaker system throughout the first floor, security system, and natural gas back-up generator. Lush gardens surround the home and enhance the strong sense of privacy.


We offer the highest level of integrity, expertise, and service. The Dawn McKenna Group is the #1 leading real estate team in the Midwest, Southwest Florida and Park City for Coldwell Banker. With offices in Chicago’s Gold Coast and Lincoln Park, Hinsdale, Lake Forest and Winnetka, Lake Geneva, New Buffalo, and on 5th Avenue in Naples, and Park City, the Dawn McKenna Group agents are ready to serve you everywhere you call home. Whether buying, selling or renting, you can count on our Local Expertise and Global Reach.

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