1501 North Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Thorndale Manor, located at 1501 North Green Bay Road, was designed in 1916 by renowned architect Howard Van Doren Shaw (who also designed many iconic Lake Forest buildings, including the town square). This magnificent estate is a perfect example of American grandeur. Built during World War I, it exemplifies the elegant taste and financial significance of the times. Splendid details are found at every turn, from the gorgeous millwork to the stone flooring to the dreamlike sunrooms. The generously-sized manor sits on just over six acres of lush grounds. The home includes five fireplaces, six bedrooms, seven baths, an elegant kitchen, several sunrooms, and large windows with breathtaking views. Recent updates and rehabs insure that the house is move-in ready for today’s standards. The grounds include sweeping lawns, a pond, majestic oak trees, and gardens designed by landscape designer Jens Jensen.