John Hughes’ Former Estate – $5,890,000

John Hughes’ Former Estate

Spectacular home of screenwriter, director and producer, John W. Hughes, Jr.  Located within one block of Lake Michigan on 2.1 acres, this Edwin Hill Clark designed home embodies exceptional craftsmanship. Meticulously maintained, renovated and expanded for today’s families, this 11,233 square foot home includes 21 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 4 half baths, 10’ to 11’ high ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, amazing original millwork, 6 fireplaces, a handsome office suite, 3 car heated garage, 21’ x 50’ swimming pool, 4 bluestone terraces and beautifully landscaped grounds.  Whether a formal event or a casual gathering with friends and family, this home exudes warmth and comfort.


Originally built for Arthur Farwell Tuttle in 1929, careful attention to detail can be found throughout the entire estate.  A large 2 story addition constructed in 1992 replicated the architectural detail of the original home, even matching the custom door hardware.  The Ludowici clay tiled roof, intricate brick patterns, hand carved wood elements, hewn half-timbering and stucco spandrel panels create a rich architectural vocabulary rarely seen today.  A truly one-of-a-kind offering.

Price: $5,890,000
Size: 11,233 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6 Full, 4 Half
Specialty Items: Built in 1929, 2.1 Acres, Originally Built for Arthur Farwell Tuttle, 6 Fireplaces, 3 Car Heated Garage, Swimming Pool, 4 Bluestone Terraces.
Address: 855 E. Westminster, Lake Forest, Illinois, United States, 60045

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