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51 West Onwentsia Road, Lake Forest, IL – $2,695,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,815 Sqft
  • 2.47 Acres
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,815 Sqft
  • 2.47 Acres

51 West Onwentsia Road

Tucked away on a prestigious road in Lake Forest lies this meticulously reimagined Mid-Century Modern masterpiece. A private, 2.47-acre verdant setting provides an inspiring backdrop for the visionary creation of an designer-owner with a discerning eye for vintage detail and contemporary design. The original 1972 ranch-style residence was completely rebuilt and transformed into a bespoke residence befitting of our modern age. Sweeping lawns, revamped pool, vast entertaining areas, a two-car heated garage with gym, new landscaping and trees enhance the landscape. Unobstructed views of the Onwentsia Club fireworks offer a delightful spectacle in July. Curated from inside out, the transformation included the installation of all-new Pella doors and sliding doors, three custom skylights, a new HVAC system with radiant floor heating, and polished concrete flooring, custom window treatments, new plumbing and electrical wiring, a Lutron lighting system, invisible can lighting, hidden speakers, solid wood doors, noise-canceling insulation, an alarm system, and upgraded smoke/fire/carbon monoxide detectors. Every detail has been handpicked for historic accuracy. The seamless integration of vintage designer lighting, custom walnut millwork, Calcutta marble, custom walnut vanities, thoughtful built-ins, hidden storage, and hand-made artisanal tile throughout imbue each space with a timeless mid-century modern aesthetic. Clean lines, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, and a play on light and space define the interior, creating a sense of openness, serenity, and connection to the outdoors. The chef's kitchen is a statement with Calcutta Viola marble, solid walnut cabinetry and millwork crafted locally in Chicago, plus top-of-the-line appliances and hidden storage. The striking primary suite is a true sanctuary with private access to the garden, a large walk-in closet and spa-like bath retreat with luxurious finishes, a white Bluestone soaking tub and skylight. This exceptional property is a canvas for visionary design, meticulous craftsmanship, and unparalleled privacy in a coveted Lake Forest setting.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #12039671
  • Price$2,695,000
  • Taxes$27,820
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms5.00
  • Full Baths4
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage3,815
  • Acres2.47
  • Year Built1972
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeDetached Single
  • StatusContingent

Community Information

  • Address51 West Onwentsia Road
  • AreaLake Forest
  • CityLake Forest
  • CountyLake
  • StateIL
  • Zip Code60045


  • Parking Spaces2
  • # of Garages2


  • HeatingRadiant, Zoned
  • CoolingSpace Pac
  • Has BasementYes
  • BasementNone
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces1
  • Stories1 Story

Interior Features

Skylight(s), Heated Floors, First Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Open Floorplan, Drapes/Blinds


Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood


  • ExteriorStucco
  • Exterior FeaturesDeck, In Ground Pool, Fire Pit
  • Lot DescriptionLandscaped, Mature Trees

School Information

  • District115
  • ElementaryCherokee Elementary School
  • MiddleDeer Path Middle School
  • HighLake Forest High School

Additional Information

  • Days on Market31

Listing Details

  • OfficeColdwell Banker Realty
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Price Change History for 51 West Onwentsia Road, Lake Forest, IL (MLS® #12039671)

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Coldwell Banker Realty.

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Listing information last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 4:23am CDT.