Westleigh Farm - Lake Forest, IL

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Price Range
Low $1Ms - High $1Ms
Home Types
Number of Homes
New / Resale
New Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
2018 - Present
North Shore Builders
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Westleigh Farm Overview

Westleigh Farm is an up-and-coming active lifestyle community in Lake Forest, Illinois. As one of the area’s most exclusive communities, the 47-acre private retreat will include just 34 luxury single-family homes upon completion. Although residents here will enjoy close proximity to daily conveniences and the Lake Michigan waterfront, the community will feel like a natural sanctuary due to its scenic landscaping. Its uniquely preserved farmhouse features will include an original David Adler-designed building repurposed as the clubhouse.

Homebuyers looking for spacious new homes for sale in Lake Forest, Illinois will find privacy and thoughtfully designed homes at Westleigh Farm.

Westleigh Farm Amenities

Residents of Westleigh Farm will enjoy the privilege of knowing that their community has a rich history, as the development is located on the site of the original King Country Estate, which inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s world-renowned novel The Great Gatsby. With the intention to preserve the land’s history and natural setting, many of the community’s amenities seek to enhance and repurpose the site’s existing features.

A David Adler-designed building on the property will be renovated into the community’s clubhouse, which will feature multipurpose rooms, gathering spaces, outdoor dining areas, and a well-tended lawn that overlooks a large pond. The property’s original stable, designed by Howard Van Doren, will be restored as an entry feature and maintenance facility.

The well-maintained grounds will include lush gardens, woodlands, meadows, and scenic ponds, as well as an orchard. Nearly a mile of walking paths will create a peaceful trail through the natural scenery.

Westleigh Farm Homes & Real Estate

North Shore Builders began construction of Westleigh Farm in 2018 with plans to construct just 34 single-family homes total. The builder will reserve eight lots for homebuyers who prefer to design their own home, while the remaining 26 homes will come in three luxury home models built for those who desire first-floor living.

The spacious homes will range from 2,786 to over 4,497 square feet with three to five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two- or three-car garages. Luxury features will come standard, including hardwood flooring, custom Amish-made cabinetry, Viking appliances, and open concept floor plans designed for first-floor living.

Features in some homes will include private master suites with dual walk-in closets, formal dining rooms, breakfast nooks, and recreation rooms with walk-out patios. Additional customization options will include fully finished lower levels, additional bedrooms, side-load garages, covered decks, full sunrooms, and more.

Universal design elements preferred by many active adult homebuyers will feature wide hallways and doorways, zero-step showers with seats, and sensor lighting in pantries and closets. Optional elevators and lowered foundations will provide easy mobility and no-step entrances.

Exterior home styles will follow classic American-inspired designs. Homebuyers can choose from Colonial Revival, Farmhouse Revival, Shingle Cottage, and French Eclectic exteriors. Elegant design elements will include high-quality cedar, stucco, and board and batten exteriors with elements of brick, stone, and wood trim. Many of the quarter-acre lots will offer pond or Central Lawn views.

Westleigh Farm Lifestyle

Residents of Westleigh Farm can enjoy their free time pursuing hobbies and interests on their own. They can start a club or organize an activity with a neighbor. The options for leisure activities can be endless as the community continues to grow.

Residents will enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to a homeowners’ association that takes care of high-quality landscaping and snow removal services. This lock-and-leave lifestyle will appeal to those who want to downsize or travel for extended periods of time. It also provides residents with more free time to pursue their hobbies and visit family.

Surrounding Area

Westleigh Farm will be located in Lake Forest, Illinois, approximately 30 miles north of downtown Chicago, putting residents in easy reach of daily needs and fun opportunities. Within five minutes, residents will be able to reach two Metra stations to transport them throughout the Chicagoland area.

Residents will be surrounded by any daily conveniences they need, including Jewel-Osco, Heinen’s Grocery Store, Sunset Food Mart, and Mariano’s, as well as CVS and Walgreens. Additional retail opportunities will include Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Target.

When dining out, restaurants such as Ferentino’s Pizzeria, Koya Japan, Market House on the Square, and Lucky Fish Highwood will be found nearby. When residents are looking for entertainment options, they’ll find them at Citadel Theatre, Renaissance Place Cinema, Lake Bluff History Museum, and Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

Active adults who want to get outside will find plenty of options near the community. Golfers will find multiple courses to play, including Deerpath Golf Course, Onwentsia Club Golf Course, Conway Farms Golf Club, and Old Elm Club.

There are also multiple green spaces and parks to choose from, including Deerpath Community Park, Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve, and Norcroft Park. Just a few minutes away, the Lake Michigan waterfront will provide scenic walking and biking paths at parks such as Forest Park and Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve.

Wesleigh Farm residents will also be close to multiple health care providers, including Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, North Shore Medical Group Lake Forest, Peerpoint Medical, and Highland Park Hospital.

Residents who want to visit nearby metropolitan areas are in luck, as they can drive less than 90 minutes to downtown Chicago and just 45 minutes to Kenosha, Wisconsin, providing easy access to everything the cities have to offer. For longer trips, O’Hare International Airport is less than 40 minutes away.

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    Westleigh Farm Amenities

    Amenities at Westleigh Farms will include:

    • Clubhouse
    • Multipurpose Rooms
    • Garden Space
    • Scenic Ponds
    • Walking Paths

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