July’s top home sales in Lake County

Prices ranged from $2.2 million to $4 million

630 Spruce Ave, Lake Forest and 1535 Forest Ave, Highland Park (Zillow)
630 Spruce Ave, Lake Forest and 1535 Forest Ave, Highland Park (Zillow)

The priciest home sales in July for Lake County didn’t match up to June’s.

The five most expensive residential sales last month ranged from $2.2 million to just under $4 million. In June, the range was between $3.5 million to $4.2 million. Highland Park saw both the highest and lowest sales of the set — a $2.2 million home on Forest Avenue and a $3.99 million home on Cary Avenue.

The data was collated by Zillow from a report from Midwest Real Estate Data. This ranking doesn’t include every off-market deal.

Here’s a breakdown of the top five.

1535 Forest Ave, Highland Park, $2.2 million

This 4,500-square-foot home has six bedrooms and six bathrooms. It kicked off the month’s rankings by closing on July 1 in what appears to be an off-market deal. The home was built in 2014 and includes a three-car garage.

Jacqueline Lotzof and Stephanie Malk with Compass represented the sellers and Malk also represented the buyers,

630 Spruce Ave, Lake Forest $2.4 million

Built in 1966, this 6,200-square-foot property has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The deal closed on July 25. The home is on just over an acre and has only had one owner, who did renovations in 2005 and 2012, according to the listing. Amenities include a library, an elevator, three-car heated garage, greenhouse and a separate in-law suite with its own kitchen, laundry, bedroom, living room and entrance.

Susan Amory Weninger of @properties Christie’s International Real Estate represented the sellers and Alissa McNicholas with Compass represented the buyers.

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140 Devon Ln, North Barrington $2.75 million

This 7,000-square-foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms and closed on July 11. Built in 2020, the house is on nearly six acres of land in North Barrington. The property has a ​​​​library, sunroom and two laundry rooms, among other amenities. Located in Old Barrington Estates, the property has access to an equestrian center with a 40-stall barn, riding ring, indoor arena and local trails.

John Morrison with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate represented the sellers and the buyers.

34 Oak Knoll Rd, Barrington $3 million

This 11,400-square-foot home in Barrington closed on July 20. Built in 1937 on nearly eight acres, the home has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The grounds of the estate include an inground pool, coach house, pond and gazebo, as well as a four-car garage.

It was renovated, according to the listing, and includes modern amenities.

John Morrison with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate represented the sellers and Heidi Seagren with Compass represented the buyers.

171 Cary Ave, Highland Park $4 million

This 7,000-square-foot home in Highland Park closed on July 29. Built in 1998 on nearly 1.5 acres, the property includes four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The back of the home has nearly floor to ceiling windows overlooking a ravine. It was designed by Tony Grunsfeld, a modernist architect who designed many homes on the North Shore. In addition to other amenities, the home includes an art studio, a three-car heated garage and a recreation room.

Jodi Taub and Jamie Stronberg with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate represented the sellers and Jacqueline Lotzof with Compass represented the buyers.

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