This newly-listed English revival style home manages to retain many of its older architectural details while also offering potential buyers the conveniences of a new construction. The Bannockburn, Illinois, mansion dates back to 1935 and was designed by local architect Stanley D. Anderson. Responsible for a number of notable early 20th century North Shore homes as well as Lake Forest’s high school building, Anderson served as chief draftsman for Howard Van Doren Shaw before starting his own firm in 1925.
The nearly 6,000-square-foot home sports rich hardwood floors, original millwork, and no less than eight fire places. For all its old-school appeal, there’s certainly nothing 1930s about the home’s new high-end kitchen and freshly remodeled white marble bathrooms. The property’s seven-acre landscaped grounds include a swimming pool, tennis court, stand alone barn, and an attractive detached cottage with greenhouse.
While the renovations to the home are undoubtedly substantial, it remains to be seen if the estate will be able to fetch its current asking price of $3,250,000. According to public records, the property last changed hands in June, selling for $1,600,000.
- 1900 Wilmot Road, Bannockburn, IL [Estately]