2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens

April 25 through May 17, 2015


2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens


Former home of Nancy and John W. Hughes, Jr.


The spectacular home of screenwriter, director and producer, John W. Hughes, Jr. has been chosen as the 2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens.  It is located within in the historic district of east Lake Forest and features the exquisite detail of architect Edwin Hill Clark. Mr. Clark designed the Lake Forest Library, Ferry Hall, Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoos and prominent Lake Forest homes.


The exceptional craftsmanship, superior materials and attention to detail are evident throughout the entire estate. This estate includes 7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, a handsome library, elegant dining room and living room, garden room, huge family room, media room, an interchangeable office suite and 3 car garage.  Additional features include original millwork, 6 fireplaces, a swimming pool, bluestone terraces and beautiful professionally landscaped grounds.


John Hughes directed or scripted some of the most successful films of the 1980s and 1990s, including National Lampoon's Vacation; Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Some Kind of Wonderful; Sixteen Candles; Pretty in Pink; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Uncle Buck; Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens Will be open to the public from April 25 through May 17, 2015

PRESENTATION BY ALESSANDRA BRANCA, 2015 HONORARY CHAIR

John Eckert, exterior photography