Located in Lake Forest's historic downtown area, this picturesque home blends the best of the charm and character of an older elegant home with many thoughtful improvements and upgrades over the years.Welcomed by a beautiful walkway gate you will be enchanted by the privacy, the 1/2 acre lot with mature trees and sweeping lawns, the side porch, and the lovely screened porch. Features include beautifully refinished hardwood floors, high ceilings, intricate moldings, and gorgeous windows. An interior rehab in 2010 included all three floors plus the finished basement with new flooring, a stunning new kitchen, three new baths, new electrical, light fixtures, beams in the primary suite, living room crown molding, new fireplace mantel, two furnaces and two air conditioning units. The exterior rehab in 2010 included new roof, gutters, landscaping, new garage door, exterior light fixtures, and shutters.A nicely flowing floor plan includes space for one and all to gather in the gracious formal living room, kitchen with island, pretty dining area, comfortable family room plus the third floor bonus room/den and the spacious finished basement with recreation rooms. Exterior was recently painted, new sump pump, new hot water heater.Enjoy the wonderful and convenient in-town living near shopping, Metra train station, restaurants, schools, parks, open lands, and Lake Michigan! This is a rare opportunity to purchase a captivating home on a delightfully spacious property in East Lake Forest.