About 16n009 Healy Road, Barrington Hills, Illinois
Understated elegance, private sanctuary and refined luxury all define this exquisite retreat in the rich countryside of Barrington Hills. Unrivaled in its pristine setting, this 46-acre estate showcases a 7-acre private stocked lake, primary French Country home, guest villa, custom barn, private groomed trails, orchard, meadow, pasture, and is totally surrounded by nature preserves. A private gate opens to a paver driveway which leads to the custom main home, perched among the towering Hickory, Oak, Cherry, Sycamore and Pine trees. The grand foyer overlooks the 7-acre lake, stunning tiered bluestone patios, koi pond, waterfall and lush grounds. The European-inspired home welcomes all with a two-story great room with floor to ceiling windows, limestone fireplace and breathtaking views. There's a formal two-story dining room, gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances, sunny breakfast room, atrium, and a two-story library with bookshelves and fireplace. The main floor master suite has a tray ceiling, private balcony overlooking the lake, spacious dressing room, and a hotel-chic bath with spa/steam shower, jetted tub and radiant heat. Richly appointed throughout, with Venetian plaster walls, Italian travertine floors, Alder hardwood, crown molding, decorative leaded glass, 10-foot ceilings, 8-foot doors, and integrated sound system. There's another bedroom and full bath on the main floor and three bedrooms upstairs, one ensuite and two with a shared full bathroom. The sunlit walk out lower level has radiant heat and offers additional flexibility: a comfortable family room with fireplace, game room, generous bar, office, gym and spa area opening to a bluestone patio and the inspiring yard. There's an attached three-car heated garage. The luxurious guest home boasts a large great room, kitchen, bedroom and full bath, private deck and its own heated 2-car garage. The lake is stocked with bass and catfish, and has an island where the pine trees are illuminated at night. There's a pier for the paddle boards, kayaks and swimming. The three-stall barn has another two-car heated garage with ten-foot doors and is architecturally designed to match the main residence. This stately sanctuary is ideal for families, corporate retreats and a harbor from mainstream life. The grounds offer two miles of hiking/riding trails which can be linked to the 150 miles of Barrington Hills horseback riding trails. There's room for pastures, bee keeping, animals, and a helicopter pad. This private haven offers a place to retreat and also to lavishly entertain, just 45 miles from downtown Chicago and less than 30 minutes to O'Hare International Airport.