New Homes Coming to Old Hoover Estate in Glencoe IL

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New Homes Coming to Old Hoover Estate in Glencoe IL


The Village of Glencoe has approved the subdivision of the Hoover estate’s

12.2 acre site on Green Bay Road south of Lake Cook Road. The property was listed Hoover Estate Glencoe ILin August 2018 for $15,9000 and sold 43 days later for $10,000,000. It was the largest piece of privately-held property in Cook County.


H. Earl Hoover, nephew of the founder of Hoover and a developer of many patents, bought the property in 1921 and hired noted local architect William Furst to build his home. (Furst designed New Trier High School and Glencoe Village Hall.) His widow died in March 2018 and the property was listed shortly thereafter.


Hoover Estate Glencoe ILThe estate includes a 10,000 square foot Tudor home, a coach house, stable house, gazebo, and greenhouse. Unfortunately, the house sits in the middle of the property and will need to be demolished (the photo at left is not of the main house.)


While the Glencoe Historic Preservation Commission attempted to get landmark status conveyed on the house, their request was rejected. It had been listed by Landmarks Illinois as one of the “most endangered” properties in Illinois that was at risk for demolition. They will, however, leave in place the two brick columns and iron gate at the entry.


The subdivision plan was given final approval by the Glencoe Village council October 15, 2020. In addition to building demolitions, the developer will also be removing approximately 88 trees that will be later replaced by 189 smaller trees.


The subdivision will be named Forest Edge - I assume because it backs up to Turnbull woods, part of the Cook County Forest Preserves.


Stay tuned for more information on the Hoover estate when it becomes available.


While you’re here, please see: ALL GLENCOE HOMES FOR SALE



Hoover Estate Glencoe IL (photo courtesty of the Glencoe Historical Society)




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Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate broker since 1998 working in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.

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Comments (2)

Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Hoover estate is sure to be a lovely project and we will be tuned-in to see what is next. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos I especially love the gate entrance in the one photo.

Oct 29, 2020 01:26 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Congratulations on your recent sale.  Nice property and nice job with your presentation.

Oct 29, 2020 02:23 AM