To The Top Home Elevators installs elevator at a new home in Lake Forest, Illinois

Two weeks ago, To The Top Home Elevators / EHLS finished the installation of a residential elevator at a beautiful new home in Lake Forest, Illinois. The new home that the elevator was installed in, is located on the property where the historic Villa Turicum was built back in 1912. The Villa Turicum was Edith Rockefeller McCormick’s country estate. (See Below for more information about the Villa Turicum)

Description of the Elevator Installed

The elevator that was installed at this Lake Forest residence was a Savaria Infinity. This elevator has four stops, a 1000 lb. weight capacity, and stainless steel automatic sliding slim doors, which makes entering and exiting the elevator more convenient. This home is not yet fully finished (as you can see in the pictures below), so the elevator is not being used just yet. However, when it is finished, the elevator will provide a convenient way to navigate between the levels of this beautiful home!


Elevator Interior & Other Features:


  • Birch veneer elevator cab walls and ceiling
  • Car control panel finished in brushed stainless steel


  • 84″ High Car Ceiling
  • Roped Hydraulic Drive System
  • Emergency Stop Switch & Alarm & Gate Safety Switch
  • Battery Back-Up Emergency Lowering

If you are interested in adding an elevator to your home, please give us a call at 847-215-9490!

*Photos of the finished interior of the residential elevator will be posted at a later date!

Brief Overview of the Villa Turicum:

As many of you may already know, the Villa Turicum was the Country Estate of Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick. Mrs. Rockefeller McCormick was the fourth daughter of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of the standard oil company. Her estate was built on a high bluff in Lake Forest, Illinois, that overlooked Lake Michigan. The Villa Turicum was often known for its beautiful Italian-style garden that featured fountains, ponds, and decorative stairs. Although the Villa Turicum was eventually demolished in 1965, its stone remanents can still be seen today.

Learn more about this famous mansion and garden.