Retreat to this Enchanting Villa in prestigious Lake Forest - just 45 minutes beyond the bustling city lies "Vallombrosa" a picturesque mediterranean-inspired estate surrounded by nearly 4 acres of lush greenery and peaceful flowing ravines. Built in 1914, this 6000sqft home (and Coach House) is equal-parts rich in architecture & old-world charm yet incredibly livable & manageable in size. Designed by architect Edwin Clark (Brookfield Zoo) keen attention to detail throughout the homes interior and exterior all tell a story of centuries past. Restored in 2003 & Updated in 2018 the storybook home features a pebble & cobblestone circular drive, front courtyard, an overhanging balcony w/ water fountain, solid stucco facade and terra-cotta clay roof. Pass-through arched entry doors to the majestic dual-staircase entry foyer. Main level includes a fireside formal dining room, both formal and family living areas, a wood-adorned office & library, and custom kitchen & prep room & bright sunroom overlooking the rear yard gardens. Upper level features 4 bedrooms + media room, each w/ attached bathrooms, a romantic main bedroom w/ sitting & dressing room, ornate vintage detailed baths, lighting, custom closets & window treatments. Lower level partially finished w/ 800+ bottle wine cellar, additional storage and prep rooms. Sip on wine, entertain and feast on meals alfresco overlooking a 60ft deep lot perfectly plush with fire-pit. Additional Coach House Studio w/ Full Bath & 2 Car Detached Garage. Nearby Lake Michigan, own a piece of history, dazzle family & friends, and start living your fairytale now.