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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Finnish Co-op Opposite Sunset Park With Wood Floors, Renovated Kitchen Asks $595K

This nicely proportioned one-bedroom across the street from Sunset Park has some prewar touches and a renovated kitchen and bath. Its location at 574 44th Street puts it in the Sunset Park North Historic District, one of the four historic districts in the neighborhood designated in 2019.

The apartment is on the third floor of the walk-up building, which boasts an intricately patterned brick facade and was constructed in 1914 to designs by architectural firm Eisenla and Carlson. The partners also designed three neighboring buildings, all of tapestry brick. While the building was not originally constructed as a Finnish co-op, it was converted to one after being purchased in 1922 by the Pleasant View Association.

This unit doesn’t appear to have a park view, but what it does have is a nice stretch of windows across the living and dining rooms. The rooms, which have a generously sized opening in between them, also boast wood floors with inlaid borders, crown molding and painted window trim.

Doors separate both rooms from the hallway that runs through the unit; they are glass-paned French doors in the living room. If a formal dining room is not needed, the smaller of the two rooms

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