This gorgeous French Country inspired mansion is located at 111 E. Onwentsia Road in Lake Forest, IL and is situated on 4 acres of well-manicured acres. It was designed by architect Phil Liederbach and built in 2001. It boasts approximately 10,500 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 7 fireplaces, separate apartment, screened porch, 5-car garage and much more. The grounds boast an apple orchard and children’s playground. It is listed at $6,200,000.

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  • Limedaiquar

    WHOOOOOO! This nice! Some of the rooms is bland. But the nicest house we’ve seen in a while.




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  • Andrew

    exposed ceiling beams are for people who are too poor to afford to cover them up




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    • Dwight

      Mmm ok




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    • Barney

      Baloney. Sorry Andrew but you don’t know what you’re talking about. Exposed beam ceilings are a classic, historic feature of authentic chateau’s in France fron hundreds and hundreds of years ago.




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    • NOVA Ben

      Yeeeaah….fuck off.




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  • Daniel

    Exterior is interesting but the interior has too much wood. That bird-cage looking thing on the side of the home would need to be revamped though.




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  • Grrrowler

    I think it’s quite nice. I like all the wood inside, and with a proper interior it could be very nice. I think the bedrooms need more/better detailing, but a good decorator could handle that. The exterior is interesting too, and in a good way.




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  • Joejoe509

    Interior is maybe a little on the boring side, but still nice. Exterior needs to tone down the yellow a smidge. Considering this was built in 2001, I don’t see much need for updating. I didn’t see a single fireplace that I liked. All of them are too small or too boring. They did go a little crazy with the ceiling beams and I would like to see some variety, but it’s very tasteful and I probably wouldn’t change it. For those who haven’t, I highly recommend watching the video. It gives you a much better idea of what it looks like.

    Overall, I really like it! The rooms are proportionate, comfortable, and usable. This house isn’t terribly memorable as-is, but the potential here is HUGE. With a price relatively low, you’d probably make your money back with some smart decorating inside and out. The grounds are simple and elegant. The driveway gives a very impressive introduction. VERY nice home! 🙂




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  • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

    Let’s see – here’s my prediction: if it sells, it will be at at least $ 2 million below the present asking price. You need to remember that it is in one of the Chicago suburbs. This isn’t really a land of milk and honey right now. Just check what the prices of homes that have actually sold in the Northern suburbs of the Windy City sold at. And, then, check out the listings of homes in the Greater Chicagoland area on this website and see how many have really sold, and for how much. 😉




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    • lambskin

      True. Even if the place is sold for half of the asking price the taxes are nearly $58K. The high property taxes negate any deep recession/fire sale/foreclosure discounts on the Northshore. This place will never sell anywhere near this price.




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      • NOVA Ben

        It’s funny to think about how much money this would command if you plopped it down in several other places in the country. It makes 6 mil start to look cheap. I guess that’s good news if you’re moving to the Chicago area…more for your money.




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        • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

          That’s precisely the point – no one ever earned enough money to buy a $ 6 million home by being an idiot. At this point in time, only a complete idiot would move to the Chicago area. Companies are steadily moving out of this place, it has an unemployment rate that is around 2 points above the national average, and you get little for your money. Go across the border to Indiana or Wisconsin on a weekend and check out some of the big grocery stores or discount malls, and the likelihood is that 8 out of 10 vehicles will bear Illinois plates. Can’t see the state economy getting better at any time in the future either.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Drop dead gorgeous outside. I’m consistently in love with the last few Chicago-area exteriors we’ve seen. Interior needs some love in the form of decorating, but once that’s handled, this is going to be a fantastic property all around. I love it.




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