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Enormous Lake Forest Neo-Chateau Lists for $5.9M

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While Lake Forest is perhaps best known for its historic estates designed by the likes of Howard Van Doren Shaw, Edwin Hill Clark, and David Adler, that's not to say that the suburb's more recently constructed mansions are none the less grandiose. Case in point would be this massive French-inspired five-bedroom, eight-bath home constructed in 2001. The exterior features steeply pitched roofs, high ridge lines, and circular dormers typical of the French Normandy revival style. Inside, prospective buyers will find a high-ceilinged living room with timber beams, seven fireplaces, and a five car garage. Situated on a 3.8 acre lot, the 10,500-square-foot villa can provide any well-heeled buyer with ample space to spread out.

According to a report by Bob Goldsborough in the Chicago Tribune, the mansion's current owner Thomas Demetiro is looking to move back downtown to be closer to his work. No stranger to Chicago living, the personal injury attorney has owned a number of city homes including a Gold Coast mansion that was acquired by top JPMorgan Chase exec Jamie Dimon for $4,680,000 in 2000. Records show that the Lake Forest property last sold in May of 2011 for $5.5 million -- $400,000 below its current asking price of $5.9 million. Demetiro previously listed the property for $6.2 million in 2012 and 2013.


·111 E Onwentsia Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 [Zillow]
·Attorney Thomas Demetrio lists Lake Forest mansion for $5.9 million [Tribune]
·Lake Forest archives [Curbed Chicago]