Renovated Lake Forest Jerome Cerny Design Sells For $3.2 Million

LAKE FOREST, IL — An east Lake Forest home designed by a prominent local architect and renovated by its interior designer owner sold last week for more than twice its purchase price from less than four years earlier.



a large brick building with grass in front of a house: Records show a Crab Tree Lane home purchased in March 2017 for $1.5 million sold Friday for more than $3.15 million.


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Records show a Crab Tree Lane home purchased in March 2017 for $1.5 million sold Friday for more than $3.15 million.

Located on a 1.85-acre parcel east of Sheridan Road, the five-bedroom brick and cedar home was designed by Jerome Cerny and built in 1962, according to its listing.

The Crab Tree Lane property was purchased for $1.5 million in March 2017 by Patrick and Megan Winters, an interior designer whose work has been featured in more than a half-dozen publications.

Winters subsequently oversaw a renovation on the home, which saw the interior stripped down to its studs, leaving only a door, window and a staircase, according to a 2019 Luxe magazine feature about the house.

READ MORE: ‘Modern Day Masterpiece’ Listed By Lake Forest Interior Designer



a room filled with furniture and a table: Click on any image for more photosof 545 Crab Tree Lane in Lake Forest, which was sold for $3.155 million Friday. (Realtor.com)


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Click on any image for more photosof 545 Crab Tree Lane in Lake Forest, which was sold for $3.155 million Friday. (Realtor.com)

The interior now features “cashmere

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Theory Design creating interior for custom design at Esplanade Lake Club

Theory Design announced that interior designer Cynde Thompson  is creating the interior for a custom end-user client at Esplanade Lake Club, a gated 778-acre resort lifestyle community being developed by Taylor Morrison.  The residence will feature Seagate Development Group’s 3,299 square feet under air Monaco floor plan.  The open-concept plan features a spacious great room with beamed ceiling details and a wet bar.  The great room opens to a covered lanai and an outdoor living area with an outdoor kitchen, pool bath, and a custom pool and spa.  The lanai and outdoor living area overlook Esplanade Lake Club’s lake views.  The master suite features a bedroom with a sitting area that opens to the outdoors, walk-in closets, and a morning bar.  The master bath includes dual vanities, a free-standing tub, and a walk-in shower.  Two VIP guest suites feature private baths.  The Monaco plan also features an owner’s study, a dining room that opens to the outdoors, an island kitchen with counter-height seating and a walk-in pantry, an audio/visual control center, and a three-car garage.

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a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Theory Design’s Ruta Menaghlazi, Adriene Ged, and Cynde Thompson created a coastal beach style design with a casually elegant feeling for Seagate Development Group’s completed Monaco model at Esplanade Lake Club.


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Theory Design’s Ruta Menaghlazi, Adriene Ged, and Cynde Thompson created a coastal beach style design with a casually elegant feeling

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Engineering firm inks lease in Clear Lake

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors leased 18,900 square feet at 12000 Aerospace Ave. in the Clear Lake area. Matthew Asvestas of Stream Realty Partners represented the landlord, Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate. Charlie Neuhaus of NAI Partners represented the tenant. With the full-floor deal, the 80,000-square-foot building is 100 percent leased.



a sign in front of a tree: Hargrove Engineers + Constructors leased 18,900 square feet at 12000 Aerospace Ave. The building is owned by Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate.


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Hargrove Engineers + Constructors leased 18,900 square feet at 12000 Aerospace Ave. The building is owned by Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate.


NF Conroe Investments purchased a 100 percent leased industrial portfolio in Conroe. Nick Spearman of Belvoir Real Estate Group represented the seller, the estate of Henry T. Brooks. The purchase consisted of a 51,044-square-foot multi-tenant building on 6.94 acres at 2323 N. Frazier St. and a 26,659-square-foot building leased by Quanta Services at 979 Drennen Road. Tom Costello with Newman Kelly represented the buyer.

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Dallas-based Alto Real Estate Funds, in a joint venture with Houston-based Investment & Development Ventures, acquired 11.7 acres in Katy for the development of a 165,900-square-foot, front-load logistics facility. The site, at 7737 Cherokee Drive near Cane Island Parkway and Interstate 10, is in the 473-acre West Ten Business Park, which is

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