Crain's is reporting the sale of a David Adler-designed coach house in Lake Forest. Built as a garage on the estate of advertising mogul Albert Lasker in 1931, the 6,282-square-foot abode was reconceived as a four-bedroom mini-mansion some time ago. A subsequent remodeling in the mid-90s has the place is great condition but lacking in original architecture elements. The external cupola and tile roof are the most prominent preserved details. Adler built other structures like this in Forest Park— the most sensational of them a coach on Mayflower Lane with a 5-story live-in tower. Yet another is this one, profiled by Dennis Rodkin in February. Both are gutsier and more flamboyant, but we can't fault this specimen simply for being a well-executed traditional French colonial. We like those too. Selling for $1.612M, it found a buyer in four months' time.
·Adler-designed coach house sells in Lake Forest [Crain's]
·Listing: 1221 Estate Lane, Lake Forest [Baird & Warner]