Historic 'Wyldwoode' – Currently Chicago's Most Expensive Listing – See Photo's

Barry Carroll and his wife, Barbara, are listing their Lake Forest mansion for $15 million, making it currently the highest priced listing in the Chicagoland area.  The estate, known as ‘Wyldwoode’, was originally owned by Clyde Carr, the president of Ryerson Steel, and his wife, Lillian, according to Crain’s, Chicago.

The estate was built in 1916 for Carr, by architect Harrie T. Lindeberg, who designed several homes in the Lake Forest area and whose work defined the American Country House era. Influenced by European movements and periods such as Arts and Crafts, Beaux-Arts, Norman, and Tudor, Lindeberg planned homes in tune with the surrounding landscape—there was no one style. It was about individual spirit and 55 N Mayflower Road is the exemplar of this.

Wyldwoode has played host to celebrities, politicians, and even an astronaut.

If it sells near its asking price, the Carrolls’ eight-bedroom estate will be the fifth home in Lake Forest ever to sell for more than $10 million, and only the second since 2008, according to Crain’s. The other is a $12 million sale from February.

From the Listing on Zillow: (Photos Courtesy of Zillow)

Opportunity of a lifetime to own the architectural masterpiece “Wyldwoode” by Harrie T. Lindeberg on 8.94 lakefront acres, including 2 subdivided lots. Built for steel tycoon, Clyde Carr, the “Y” shape design allows for spectacular lake views and full privacy. Guests are welcomed through the bronze metal front door with zodiac and other symbols designed by Oscar B. Bach. Elegant, gracious living is reflected through the wonderful blend of classic detail and comfortable floor plan. The dining room features a barrel plaster ceiling, while the living room has an exquisite marble ox blood mantel fireplace. The “Oval Office” on the 2nd floor has views of the lake. The master suite w/ his and hers baths and sitting room. The 3rd floor where you find the “high frontier bar”. Home has 12 fireplaces. This compound is comprised of a grand and important home, 5 garages, pool, pool house and guest building attached by a breezeway. Lindeberg homes extend from South Hamptons to Lake Forest.

The home is now listed with Coldwell Banker at $15,000,000.00

Interior Features
Beds:
8
Bathrooms
6 full, 2 half
Heating and Cooling
Heating:
Gas
Cooling:
Central
Basement
Partial basement
Appliances included:
Dishwasher
Floor size:
13,353 sqft
Flooring:
Hardwood, Laminate
Other Interior Features
Fireplace

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