Back in the early 90s, the Dominican Priory, affiliated with what was Rosary College at the time, and now Dominican University, sold off large pieces of a four square block parcel of mature undeveloped land they owned in the heart of River Forest. Along the perimeter of the land, surrounding the stately Priory building, several custom homes were built on large lots amidst mature trees, backing up to a beautiful park with walking trails, practice fields and at the far end, a baseball facility for local Fenwick High School.
Among the homes along Priory Park is this 5-bedroom French Provincial estate by architect Stan Leonard, new to the market this week. The brick and limestone exterior gives way to equally opulent stone and wood interior finishes. The lush landscaping on all sides and, of course, the park beyond the back yard make entertaining an inside and out proposition. Indulgent surprises include the elevator, a wine-tasting cellar, a movie theater, and a golf simulator.
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