A stately home belonging to the family of retired astronaut Jim Lovell is set to hit the market asking $2.99 million.
Located in Lake Forest, a tony Chicago suburb on the shores of Lake Michigan, the brick, English manor-style home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two half baths, per marketing materials from Lisa Dooley Trace of @ properties Lake Forest: Christie’s International Real Estate, who has the listing.
“Lake Forest has a beautiful beach, and this house is [short] walk down to the water,” Ms. Trace told Mansion Global. “The second floor has beautiful views of the lake.”
“Everybody wants to be on Lake Road,” added Mr. Lovell’s daughter, Susan Lovell. “It’s very quiet, and it’s half a block from the beach. We’ve spent so many holidays in this home, and come in the summer and have the children run around down on the beach.”
“The home itself is so warm and inviting and family-oriented, there’s space for everybody,” Ms. Lovell added. “There are five bedrooms and each one has its own bathroom.”
Floor-to-ceiling windows are featured throughout much of the main level, according to listing photos, and a spacious living room with a fireplace is framed by large bay windows. The main level also features a wood-paneled library with bay windows, as well as a family room, a sun room, and a spacious eat-in kitchen with its own fireplace.
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