Lake Forest’s 1910 Two Gables Tudor Revival lists for $5.5M
$5,500,000 | Built c.1910 | 14,377 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 10.5+ Baths | 7.5 Acres
395 N Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, Illinois, United States, 60045
Whether driving up the winding tree-lined driveway or entering the grand foyer, when you arrive at the Two Gables Estate, you immediately feel at home. Rich in history, this prestigious property has been fully renovated and offers everything one desires for modern day luxury living. The 14,377 square foot residence was designed by East Coast architect Harrie T. Lindeberg and built in 1910 for Orville Babcock, an investment banker in Chicago. Babcock lived on the property for 3 years before selling to Laurance Armour of the prominent Chicago meat-packing family. Under the ownership of Armour, renowned architect David Adler was commissioned to redesign and renovate the home following a fire in 1928. Curbed revealed in 2017 that famed landscape designer Jens Jensen shaped the 7.5 acre property. Two Gables remained in the Armour family for several decades before selling to television personality Mr. T in 1986 for $1.7 million. Mr. T made headlines for cutting down more than 100 mature trees on the property.
Meticulous craftsmanship and unsurpassed elegance went into the estate when it was built and once again when it was recently renovated. The home seamlessly blends its historic warmth and architecture with its updated infrastructure and a perfectly thought out floor-plan. This North Shore masterpiece sits on 7.5 fully gated acres with a stunning oversized pool, spa and cabana overlooking its serene European countryside landscape. With a superior in-town Lake Forest location that allows for a short stroll into Market Square or quick bike ride down to the shores of Lake Michigan. Two Gables stands unparalleled. Enjoy this private full amenity luxury home while taking advantage of everything Lake Forest has to offer. You will truly love where you live! Two Gables is on the market for $5.5 million with John Oertel ofCompass. Photography by The Oertel Group. Contact number: 312-375-5537.