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Lake Forest Wow House Has Six Bedrooms, Pool

The Green Bay home is full of elegant features.

This week's Lake Forest Wow House features six bedrooms and 6.2 bathrooms. The $6,625,000 home sits on over three acres, and has a new kitchen, butler's pantry and loft to create a welcoming environment for all.

The beautiful Wow House is listed with Nancy Adelman from . For more information on this home or others in the area, call (847) 234-0485.

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The full description, from the home's listing on premierlistingsshowcase.com:

Entering the three-plus acre property down the stone drive and into its central forecourt and seeing the striking facade, 80 N. Green Bay Road seemingly transports one to another time and place. Indeed, the quiet grandeur and grace of the home reflects the lovely European dwelling that inspired its creation--the Ferme le Grand Moulin (Big Mill Farm), near Isques, Pas de Calais, in northerweatern France near the English Channel.

This informal, country manor style is as appealing to modern aesthetics as it was to the Beaux-Arts architects and their well-traveled elite clients in the 1920's who first enjoyed the home which was designed by architect Edwin Hill Clark for the Swift family. It was this conception which decided the rather unusual arrangement of the original Swift family proper house, flanked on one side of the central forecourt by a smaller structure containing the guest accommodations, including a living room, guest room and bath, and on the other side by the five car garage with living quarters above.

The simplicity of the exterior is thoroughly recalled upon entering the sand finished plaster hall which welcomes one to explore the relaxed elegance of the home as well as its numerous informal outside entertaining spaces. French doors in the foyer, dining room, sun room and family room open onto the terrace at the west. A large living room featuring a bay window and fireplace looks onto a walled scree garden and a pool to the south. The porch behind the living room has massive stone arches and offers stunning views of a small pond and the Onwentsia Club golf course for sunset views and the enjoyment of fireworks in the summer.

A masterful arrangement of the new kitchen, butler's pantry, hearth room, family room, loggia and loft creates an outstanding, inviting environment for family and friends.

The family room, with 17th century fireplace from France and reclaimed beams, has striking views to the north and south. Adjacent to the family room is a remarkable multi-season screened porch with fireplace and heated floors with exquisite views of the gardens.

A cozy second floor loft overlooks the family room and connects living spaces with two bluestone decks.

Blue stone patios grace the pool area and multiple informal gathering spaces around the property. 

Bree Olson December 04, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Paula your slacking here. How about writing some juicy stories instead of about some house with a new kitchen and a pond in it's back yard.
Paula Skaggs (Editor) December 05, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Hi Bree, We at Patch try to provide an array of stories for our readers - and many, many people enjoy reading about 'Wow Houses'. Plus, unfortunately, it's not every day that a juicy story comes out for us to report on! Haha. Best, Paula
Bree Olson December 05, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Hahahahahaha. If you had reporters go undercover, and wiretap phones I bet you could get some real news! Haha Best, Bree
Stevie Janowski December 05, 2012 at 08:34 PM
$6.6? sounds like the avg. patch reader can afford this. Hope they didnt spend too much marketing it here.

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