Willow Lake, Lake Forest, IL — a Red Seal Homes Development



For decades, Lake Forest has been distinguished by those who have chosen to call it home. With its gorgeous Lake Michigan bluffs and picturesque ravines, it’s no surprise that it has historically been a calming retreat for some of Chicago’s finest families – a place to go to get away from it all and make the most out of life. Today, it has inspired the refined maintenance-free lifestyle at Willow Lake – a community of new homes made for the generations to come.

Willow Lake is being developed by one of Chicago’s pre-eminent homebuilders since 1934, Red Seal Homes. At Red Seal Development Corp. our commitment to quality is renewed with each home we build. Year after year, from one community to the next, Red Seal remains dedicated to building the finest homes, in the best locations, for customers who deserve only excellence.

Over the years Red Seal has earned a stellar reputation, winning prestigious awards on an annual basis. Most recently, Red Seal was recognized as an honorable mention recipient at the 9th Annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. This award recognizes the importance of good business ethics, and a company’s willingness to ensure fair and honorable practices for all people. Red Seal was also the proud recipient of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago’s Crystal Key Awards in 2004 and 2009 for innovation and design of a multi-family community for Deer Park Estates and Shermer Place in Northbrook. These recent awards provide further evidence of our commitment to excellence in our 8th decade serving Chicagoland’s most discerning customers.



SET FOR SPECTACULAR – Once a grand estate, the land on which Willow Lake rests has a proud heritage of hosting the finer side of life.

wllogoAs private and serene as it is sprawling, it’s an acreage that affords sizable home sites with ample green space and fresh air to spare.

Towering trees provide a shady canopy that welcomes you onto the property, and the on-site lakes and pond are favorite destinations of your evening stroll. It is a paradise set apart from the mundane, while still maintaining a strong connection to the rest of Lake Forest and Chicago. The community is within minutes of the toll way and neighbors the prestigious Lake Forest Academy. The maintenance-free lifestyle at Willow Lake leaves you with more free time to explore it all – to your heart’s sheer content.


DESTINED FOR BRILLIANCE – Willow Lake is being transformed into a limited number of luxury villa homes each set on large, beautifully landscaped private lots.

Realizing this property was destined to be the setting for something purely elegant and refined; the community was carefully designed to have little impact on the natural splendor of the estate, but rather to harmonize with it. The effects of the meticulous planning are felt as soon as you pass through the entry. You are entering an utterly exclusive atmosphere created solely to enhance the way you live and provide a new perspective from which to view the world.







YOUR OWN PIECE OF PARADISE – You expect the best out of life, and your brand-new home at Willow Lake will be no exception.

Designed with a classic aesthetic and built with all the modern comforts, these inspired homes are being constructed with only the finest materials.  Exterior finishes of brick and natural stone are complemented by a timeless cedar shake roof and maintenance free clad windows.  Superior insulation throughout will provide lower energy costs.  Inside you’ll discover top-of-the-line appliances, gorgeous wood cabinets, thick granite countertops and coordinating plumbing fixtures.  These fixtures come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can customize your home to be exactly as you want it.  With dramatic crown molding and baseboards in all of the main floor living spaces, every corner of the house is finished with the attention to detail.




BSB has been a pioneer on the national scene of modern residential architecture and community design since 1966. Since the early 1990’s, the Palatine-based BSB Design office, and nationally recognized designer – Doug Buster, have proudly been pioneers in Chicagoland, designing homes where tens of thousands of people are “living better.”

BSB Design’s mission statement – “Designing the places where people want to live…better” – says it all. BSB Design is a national firm on the cutting edge of design trends across the country with local design teams who bring new concepts to each project in a way that reflects the way people truly live, as well as the architectural character of each community.

European Country Style:

The European Country Style is inspired by the traditional architecture of the French and English countrysides. Drawing from the rustic manors of Normandy and Brittany as well as traditional English Tudor estates, this architecture is relaxed yet sophisticated. Incorporating a variety of authentic materials such as stone and natural wood, featured design elements include archways, complex roof forms and traditionally styled doors and windows. First brought to America as soldiers returned home from northwest Europe after World War I, this style radiates a timeless charm and comfortable ambiance.

Classic Revival Style:

Taking its design cues from the Beaux-Arts style and the monumental architecture of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Classical Revival Style became widely popular in the early 1900’s. This timeless architecture embraces formal design elements such as classical symmetry, elegantly simple detailing and bold geometric compositions. Featuring prominent entrances with traditional columns and porticos, this style exudes a welcoming character that makes your home a warm and inviting destination for guests and family alike.

The Homes

View Willow Lake exterior details and floorplans



The following are illustrations of some of the 28 architectural combinations and styles available at Willow Lake.


Location/Contact Us

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Red Seal Homes
425 Huehl Road
Building 18
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

phone: 847.272.5600
fax: 847.272.3802