Beautiful Edward Dart Hillside Ranch in Lake Forest
334 Circle Lane, Lake Forest
Original midcentury glass box, overlooking a dramatic 1.65-acre ravine landscape in Lake Forest, just one block from the lake in desirable Villa Turicum. This 1959 classic is a rare and celebrated showcase of midcentury architecture on the North Shore designed by Edward Dart, the mastermind behind Chicago’s Water Tower Place. Mr. Dart was known for designing structures that meld with the landscape, and for incorporating natural materials and free-flowing spaces into his buildings. The 3,498 square-foot residence on Circle Lane is no exception. A seamless fusion of brick and walnut casts an atmosphere of warmth. Two wood-burning fireplaces, and original hardwood and brick floors elevate the midcentury character of the interiors. Walls of glass encourage the dweller to interact with nature from virtually every room. A functional floorplan comprises a spacious great room, office, dining room, sunroom and unique lower level family room. Four bedrooms, including a desirable main floor primary bedroom, provide the future owner enduring flexibility as lifestyle needs evolve. A lower level walkout expands the living space by an additional 2,500 square feet; while an in-ground swimming pool creates more opportunities to connect to the outdoors. A two-car garage completes the visionary home. In addition to offering a private and tranquil wooded setting, this one-of-a-kind property also offers Riparian rights with a stunning walking path through nature that leads straight to the beach.
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Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty