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497 Douglas Drive
497 Douglas Drive
497 Douglas Drive
497 Douglas Drive

497 Douglas Drive

6 Beds 7 Baths 5,961 Sq.Ft.


This elegant all-brick 6 bedroom, 6.1 bath Georgian home is nestled on a wooded .94 acre lot in Villa Turicum, blocks from Lake Michigan. Delightful, well-maintained property with a private rear yard, an incredible display of mature trees, perennial beds, and an expansive wood deck. A quintessential center-entry home with a two-story foyer and an impressive staircase. This full amenity home has a terrific floor plan with traditional spaces, tall ceilings, gorgeous moldings, and 4 wood-burning fireplaces. Hardwood flooring is in the living room, dining room, library, family room, and 5 bedrooms of the main home. Entertain guests in the large formal living room (to the left of the foyer) with floor-to-ceiling windows and a beautiful marble-detailed fireplace mantle. The handsome library has a wet bar and fireplace, with views of the rear yard. The spacious formal dining room (to the right of the foyer) is an ideal gathering place for your next holiday celebration or dinner party. The spacious family room with a brick-front wood-burning fireplace and parquet wood floor allows for casual living and entertaining. The kitchen looks out to the gorgeous yard. It has a sunny breakfast area, a workstation, and a walk-in pantry. Five bedrooms on the second level include a sizable primary suite with a fireplace, two closets with dressing area, and a bathroom. The second level includes four additional family bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The homeowners underwent an extensive 3-story addition from 1999-2001, designed by Peter Witmer and built by Enquist Construction. It includes a first-floor suite with a bedroom, two full bathrooms (one with a jetted tub and the other with a deluxe shower), a huge walk-in closet, kitchenette, sitting room, full laundry, and 2nd-floor office/lounge/playroom. The bright and cheerful sitting room has vaulted ceilings, skylights, windows, and a glass sliding door that opens to the patio and rear yard. On the 2nd floor of this newer area, a huge storage space connects with bedroom 4 on the original 2nd floor. The lower level was expanded during this renovation to include an English basement (north and east windows above grade), a large recreation room/guest suite with a walk-in closet, and a full bathroom with jetted tub. Above grade, the home has approximately 5,600 square feet, with another 3,500 square feet in the lower level. All double-hung windows were replaced with Renewal by Anderson windows, installed on August 9, 2018. The front sidewalk was replaced in June 2019 by F&M Masonry, with bluestone installed on a secure concrete base. Bring your decorating ideas to this well-maintained gem!

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497 Douglas Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045


Flor Hasselbring

Flor Hasselbring


Broker | North Shore Luxury Sales Specialist

Property Amenities

Laundry room Gas Dryer Hookup, Laundry Chute, Laundry Closet, Sink
Fireplace Wood Burning, Gas Starter
Appliances Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal
Total Bedrooms: 6
Half Bathrooms: 1
Full Bathrooms: 6
Other Interior Features Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Skylight(s), Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, First Floor Bedroom, In-Law Arrangement, First Floor Laundry, First Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Ceiling - 10 Foot, Some Carpeting, Some Window Treatmnt, Some Wood Floors, Drapes/Blinds, Separate Dining Room, Pantry, Replacement Windows, Workshop Area (Interior)
Area & Lot
Lot Area 0.94 Acres
Living area 5,961 Sq.Ft.
MLS® ID 11756407
Year Built 1969
School District 115
High School Lake Forest High School
Middle School Deer Path Middle School
Elementary School Cherokee Elementary School
Architecture Styles Georgian, Traditional
Type Residential
Status Sold
Air conditioning Central Air
Heat type Natural Gas, Forced Air
Water Source Lake Michigan, Public
Garage Space 3.0
Sewer Public Sewer, Sewer-Storm
Other Exterior Features Deck, Patio
Lot Features Landscaped, Wooded
Roof Asphalt
Sales Price $1,200,000
Real Estate Tax $24,702 yearly

Lake Forest

42.2586° N, 87.8406° W

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At Hasselbring Partners, we value relationships, both with clients and within the community. Flor's reputation and longstanding presence in the North Shore area attest to our dedication to building trust and delivering exceptional results. Complimented by Tracy's family's history in the community and his extensive career working on notable architectural projects across Chicago, we bring unique insight to the home buying and sales process. We believe in a no-pressure yet timely and effective sales approach, ensuring a positive experience for all involved. Please Join Us!