About 3 Mcglashen Drive, South Barrington, Illinois
Recalibrate, retreat, work from home or entertain in this spectacular, immaculate custom estate. This luxurious masterpiece is located in the highly prestigious, gated neighborhood, The Glen, which provides privacy, a lake, beach, security, and easy access to Barrington's top-rated schools, dining, and shopping. Combining Olde World refined architectural details, like Walnut flooring, Alder doors and trim, real stone, triple crown molding, 10 foot ceilings and artisan workmanship with modern features, this property offers a flexible floor plan for both extended families and guests. An elegant stamped concrete circular driveway, artistic water fountain and stunning entrance provide an unsurpassed first impression. The stunning reception area overlooks the showcase two-story living room with gorgeous fireplace and glass doors opening to the private terrace and expansive grounds. The gracious turreted formal dining room, perfect for large gatherings or elegant stay at home meals. At the heart of this home is the fabulous intimate gourmet kitchen with spacious breakfast room and sunlit great room with built in custom furniture and gorgeous fireplace. The richly appointed library also has a stunning fireplace and shares a private peaceful screened porch with the lavish master suite. The main floor master boasts its own custom fireplace, two separate dressing rooms, and a palatial bath with radiant heat, spa shower and oversized soaking tub. A custom walnut staircase leads to three more ensuite bedrooms, two with private balconies and a turreted spacious one, ideal as a second master suite. The adjacent 1,000-square foot finished space has a separate entrance, and is ideal for a second floor family room, or can be finished as additional in-law or au pair quarters. The walk out lower level offers the same elegant finishes, with radiant heat, a large family room with fireplace, elaborate theatre/media room, bedroom and full bath, full spacious kitchen and game room. There's also a richly appointed tasting and wine room which could be used as a hobby room or additional home private office. The lower level opens to a patio and the pristine park-like grounds. The oversized four car garage has radiant heat and a convenient entrance to all three levels, where an elevator could be added if desired. The large laundry room has two sets of washer/dyers and plenty of storage. The 1.3-acre lot is ideal for a beautiful private pool, baseball, soccer, gardening or just lounging. The idyllic neighborhood is perfect for long walks, riding bikes or just enjoying picnics and fishing at the lake. A true retreat, worlds apart, yet close to it all.