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James DeMarco


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255 East Foster Place, Lake Forest, IL – $3,300,000

  • 7 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 10,029 Sqft
  • Acres
  • 7 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 10,029 Sqft
  • Acres

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255 East Foster Place

This spectacular estate was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw for Louis F. Swift. The prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, stayed here during his visit in 1924. Intricately detailed plaster ceilings in the solarium, entresol, living rm & dining rm are something to behold. The formal rms open to an expansive bluestone terrace w/ formal gardens that surround a stunning fountain. The 3.5 acre estate includes 2 PIN nmbrs, 1 parcel is 1.8 acres of vacant buildable land w/ utilities & can be sold separately in future. Int features incl 6 large bedrm suites, new master bath, handsome Library, Butler's Pantry, Kitchen & Breakfast area open to a large family rm, 2 wet bars, high clngs, fabulous mldgs, hardwd & stone flrs, 3 car garage & more! Enjoy entertaining family & friends in this amazing home w/ breathtaking, secluded grounds w/ lush gardens, manicured hedges, sprawling lawn, stone terraces in a prime location near LF Country Day School, downtown LF, Onwentsia Club & GreenBay

Essential Information

  • MLS® #10429287
  • Price$3,300,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Bathrooms6.00
  • Full Baths5
  • Half Baths2
  • Square Footage10,029
  • Acres3.50
  • Year Built1918
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeDetached Single
  • StyleTraditional
  • StatusActive

Community Information

  • Address255 East Foster Place
  • AreaLake Forest
  • CityLake Forest
  • CountyLake
  • StateIL
  • Zip Code60045


  • Parking Spaces3
  • Parking TypeGarage
  • # of Garages3
  • GaragesGarage Door Opener(s), Heated


Curbs/Gutters, Sidewalks, Street Paved


  • HeatingGas, Hot Water/Steam, Radiant
  • CoolingCentral Air
  • Has BasementYes
  • BasementUnfinished
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces7
  • FireplacesWood Burning, Gas Starter
  • Stories2 Stories

Interior Features

Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bar-Wet


Oven-Double, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Cooktop, Range Hood


  • ExteriorBrick, Stone
  • Exterior FeaturesBalcony, Patio, Storms/Screens
  • RoofSlate
  • FoundationConcrete

Lot Description

Landscaped Professionally, Mature Trees

Additional Information

  • Days on Website244
  • Taxes$45,961
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Price Change History for 255 East Foster Place, Lake Forest, IL (MLS® #10429287)

Date Details Price Change
Price Change
Price Reduced (from $3,995,000) $3,300,000 $695,000 (17.40%)
Active (from New)

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Listing information last updated on February 24th, 2020 at 10:50pm CST.