Historic Louis Swift House In Lake Forest Sells For $2.25 Million

LAKE FOREST, IL — The Louis F. Swift House in Lake Forest sold for $2.25 million earlier this month — less than half of the historic estate’s previous inflation-adjusted sales price.

The seven-bedroom mansion was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw for the heir to the Swift meatpacking fortune in 1916. The 10,000-square-foot brick and stone structure was originally built as an expansion that doubled the size of Swift’s existing 1898 mansion.

After Swift’s death in 1937, his 35-room estate remained empty for years. During World War II, it was used by the Navy to house 15 families of officers stationed at Great Lakes Naval Station. The original, wooden half of the mansion was demolished in the late 1940s.

More than six decades ago, the property was purchased by Halbert Gillette, the second-generation CEO of Scranton Gillette Communications and a former Lake Forest alderman. The standalone Shaw-designed wing was converted

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Landless Thais get homes in mangrove forest in conservation push

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thai authorities have reached an agreement with a landless community that will allow villagers to live in a mangrove forest if they help protect the area, a unique collaboration that could work across the country, land rights groups said.

Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the government, human rights groups and about 45 families in the coastal town of Ranong, the community will not get ownership rights but will receive assistance in building homes and access to utilities.

The agreement, which was struck earlier this month and includes indigenous people such as the sea gypsies, is now being replicated in the coastal cities of Phuket and Krabi.

“The communities have been fighting for land for a long time, and we had been trying to find a solution through numerous negotiations,” said Maitree Jongkraijug, a manager at Chumchonthai Foundation, a nonprofit that is a part

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Marshall Field V’s Lake Forest estate for sale

The grounds include a rear terrace framed in boxwood hedges and a large pond traversed by a foot bridge. There’s also a swimming pool, a greenhouse and a vegetable garden. The original design of the grounds was by Jens Jensen, a pioneer of nature-inspired landscape design in the Midwest. 

The Field family sold its stake in the Marshall Field & Co. retail firm in 1965, and under later ownership the stores were renamed Macy’s. Also in 1965, 24-year-old Marshall Field V took over Field Enterprises in the wake of his father’s death and was elected publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News. In 1984, Field and his half-brother, movie producer Ted Field, liquidated Field Enterprises, a move that included selling the Sun-Times to Australian press baron Rupert Murdoch. 

In recent years, only two Lake Forest properties have sold for more than $6 million: an Onwentsia Road mansion

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From a $2 million condo townhouse in Forest Hill to a $600,000 bungalow in Port Hope, these properties for sale are having online Open Houses

See what’s on the market in the GTA with a selection of virtual Open Houses.

DOWNSVIEW

51 Leila Jackson Terr.

Location: 51 Leila Jackson Terr.,

Torbarrie Rd. and Sergio Marchi St.

Type: Detached two-storey; 3+2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

51 Leila Jackson Terr.

Asking price: $995,000

See it here: http://v3.torontomls.net/Live/Pages/Public/Link.aspx?Key=847816dc2785429a8af15a532a31c516&App=TREB

Listing agents: Mary Ann Semen, Sutton Group Realty Systems Inc., 416-896-3333.

51 Leila Jackson Terr.

Features: Hardwood floors; upgraded kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite breakfast bar; family room with gas fireplace; finished basement with modern kitchen and rec room; fully fenced yard

Location highlights: Close to Downsview Dells Park, Hwy. 400, Sheppard Ave. shopping.

FOREST HILL

288 St Clair Ave. W., #4

Location: 288 St Clair Ave. W., #4,

St. Clair Ave. W. and Spadina Rd.

Type: Condominium townhouse; 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Asking price: $1,989,000

See it here: https://www.leeanneweld.com/property-listing/288-st-clair-avenue-west-4/

288 St Clair Ave. W., #4

Listing agents: Leeanne Weld, Royal Lepage/J&D Division, 416-566-8603.

Features: Georgian-style townhome; gourmet kitchen with granite countertops;

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Ryan Phelan lists $2.16 million Frenchs Forest property for sale



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TV star Ryan Phelan was cleared of assaulting ex-fiancee Chelsea Franklin in September – three months after domestic assault charges were put against him.

Now the former Channel Seven personality and his estranged fiancee have listed their $2.16 million Frenchs Forest property for sale.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the former couple’s real estate agents are estimating a low profit margin for the separated pair. 



a person standing in front of Ryan Phelan et al. posing for the camera: Channel Seven star Ryan Phelan (right) has listed the $2.16 million Frenchs Forest property he owned with estranged fiancée Chelsea Franklin (left) for sale after he was CLEARED in September of assaulting the ballet teacher


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Channel Seven star Ryan Phelan (right) has listed the $2.16 million Frenchs Forest property he owned with estranged fiancée Chelsea Franklin (left) for sale after he was CLEARED in September of assaulting the ballet teacher



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Pictured: The 2012-built home on Sydney’s northern beach has three separate living areas and is described as a ‘family oasis of pure elegance’

Phelan and Franklin snapped up the 2012-built home in late

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Channel Seven star Ryan Phelan lists $2.16 million Frenchs Forest property for sale

Channel Seven star Ryan Phelan lists $2.16 million Frenchs Forest property with estranged fiancée Chelsea Franklin for sale after he was CLEARED of assaulting the ballet teacher

  • Channel Seven star Ryan Phelan, 45, has been cleared of assaulting his fiancee 
  • The Daily Edition host was charged with assaulting Chelsea Franklin, 44, in June 
  • Phelan always ’emphatically’ denied assaulting Ms Franklin and plead not guilty 

TV star Ryan Phelan was cleared of assaulting ex-fiancee Chelsea Franklin in September – three months after domestic assault charges were put against him.

Now the former Channel Seven personality and his estranged fiancee have listed their $2.16 million Frenchs Forest property for sale.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the former couple’s real estate agents are estimating a low profit margin for the separated pair. 

Channel

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Tennessee Gas and contractor to pay $800,000 in penalties, repairs over controversial natural gas project in Otis State Forest

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company and its contractor which installed a controversial natural gas line through Otis State Forest will pay a total of $800,000 in fines and to make repairs after damaging an ecologically-important vernal pool, failing to protect wetlands and damaging the roadway during the construction.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company and its contractor Henkels & McCoy, Inc. will make about $300,000 in penalties and payments to the Massachusetts Natural Resource Damages Trust and will spend about $500,000 to repave part of Cold Spring Road, in Sandisfield, according to the agreement between the company and its contractor Henkels & McCoy Inc. and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

The damage was done in 2017 while the company was installing a four-mile line through Otis State Forest as part of a 14-mile pipe extension that cut through New York and Connecticut. The work drew multiple protests and led to more than

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Lake Forest Chicago suburb real estate market revived

A safe place to live is now “a big house on big property where you can safely social distance,” Fischer says. “We have those.”

Widespread lifestyle changes prompted by the pandemic—working, schooling and getting recreation all at home—have lifted many real estate markets this year as people trade up to larger spaces, commuting worries behind them since working full time in an office again is an open question. Few markets in the Chicago area have felt the shift as sharply as Lake Forest, which turned almost overnight from a moribund housing market into one of the suburbs’ most dynamic.

More homes sold in the six months just ended than in each of the four 12-month periods before that. Midwest Real Estate data reports 367 homes sold in the six-month period ended Oct. 25. Yearly average sales volume has averaged 320.

Lake Forest was among the suburbs where Crain’s reported sales

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Forest Whitaker Bags Historic Upper East Side Duplex

Not quite a year on from selling his Hollywood compound for $3.85 million, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker has headed back East — specifically, to the Big Apple — where he’s ponied up almost $1.6 million for a garden duplex on Manhattan’s ritzy Upper East Side.

Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in the tony Lenox Hill neighborhood, a block away from Central Park and Museum Mile, Whitaker’s new three-bedroom and three-bath residence is located in an eight-unit, four-story building that dates to 1920. Though modernized, the home, likely a pied-à-terre for the perennially busy actor, has throwback reminders of its former incarnation as a grand townhouse. On the two-story co-op’s upper level, an entrance foyer leads to a spacious living/dining area with pre-war features such as original wood columns and a gas fireplace. Thickly stacked crown moldings are matched with light hardwood floors and mirrored walls, while French doors

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Former Friendly’s in Forest Park sells for $600K; same investors buy 3 other closed Friendly’s

SPRINGFIELD — A Norwood real estate company purchased the closed Friendly’s property near Forest Park at the end of September for $600,000 and the boarded-up restaurant is now advertised for lease.

The sale is detailed in papers filed Sept. 30 at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds and appears to be a part of a portfolio of old Friendly’s locations sold by the chain’s corporate parent. The location is at 65 Sumner Ave.

The Friendly’s – a 4,700-square-foot space – closed in 2018 as part of Friendly’s continued downsizing. It was built in 1979.

The new owner is Charles River Realty Group, according to records.

12/3/2018 -Springfield- Friendly’s at 65 Sumner Ave. in Springfield soon after it closed in December 2018. (Don Treeger / The Republican)

An employee answering the phone there Thursday said there are no immediate plans for the Springfield location and declined to answer further questions.

The

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