545 Circle Lane

545 Circle Lane

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,645 Sq.Ft.


Welcome to a nature lover's paradise. Truly a masterpiece of timeless design, typical of architect Balfour Lanza, dramatic spaces that live like pieces of art, seamlessly integrating natural beauty, bringing all that is outside in! A complete kitchen renovation in 2004 by Jeff Lynch incorporates natural materials that complement the enduring design, framing prairie gardens while offering seasonal glimpses of a sunrise over Lake Michigan. Top of the line Thermador ovens and gas range, 2 Miele dishwashers, 2 stainless sinks and garbage disposals, beverage center, and a Subzero will please the most discerning gourmet. The breakfast room is adjacent to the dining room making it ideal for large family gatherings, or use as a sitting room should one choose to do so. A mud room and large craft room compliment each other for laundry and mudroom overflow. The 1st floor entry offers a distinctive and versatile living space that is perfect for a baby grand piano and is inspiring in all seasons, encompassed by floor-to-ceiling windows. A cozy LIVING room is the place to LIVE in this home with an adjacent library/card room and large gas-start fireplace. Two bedrooms and a bath complete this floor, one with a Murphy bed allowing for a flexible conversion to a yoga studio with a large exterior yoga patio. The second-floor primary bedroom has a recently renovated Orren Pickell bath, 3 walk-in closets, and a balcony that is perfect for star-gazing or morning coffee while listening to the waves crashing on nearby Lake Michigan. Adjacent to the primary bedroom is a well appointed office, with privacy, built-ins and beautiful views to the southwest. A private 4th bedroom has an ensuite 3rd bath completes this floor. Enjoy the finished lower level with 2 ample storage rooms and a mechanical room with 3-zone HVAC. The outdoor space is as inviting as the indoor, with a spacious deck and boardwalk encircling the property and providing access to a free-standing, heated and cooled "gazebo" that is perfect as a home office, artist's studio, or enchanting all-season retreat. The pathway continues to the deeded access to Lake Michigan and a private beach shared by contiguous neighbors. New cedar shake roof in 2015 with cedar preservation treatment in 2022. The 2.5 car garage enjoys a heated, locked workshop with skylight. This home has been meticulously maintained and includes an outdoor sprinkler system, security system, and plenty of outdoor lighting. This combination of a premier neighborhood location, privacy, and home design are uncompromising. Welcome home!

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545 Circle Lane, Lake Forest, IL 60045



Property Amenities

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Fireplace Wood Burning
Appliances Double Oven, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Wine Refrigerator, Gas Cooktop
Total Bedrooms: 4
Half Bathrooms: 1
Full Bathrooms: 3
Area & Lot
Lot Area 1.08 Acres
Living area 3,645 Sq.Ft.
MLS® ID 11619610
Year Built 1980
School District 67
High School Lake Forest High School
Middle School Deer Path Middle School
Elementary School Cherokee Elementary School
Architecture Styles Contemporary
Status Sold
Air conditioning Central Air, Zoned
Heat type Natural Gas, Forced Air
Water Source Lake Michigan, Public
Garage Space 2
Sewer Public Sewer, Sewer-Storm
Roof Shake
Sales Price $1,575,000
Real Estate Tax $19,374 yearly

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