Fantasy Farm Friday: Architectural Masterpiece

This 151-acre equestrian estate is only one hour outside of Chicago and is available for a cool $6.3M.

This exquisite Prairie-style country estate is an absolute architectural masterpiece. Designed by Chicago architect Rick Zinni, this 151-acre estate is any equestrian’s dream — with plenty of room and entertainment for your friends (even if they’re of the non-horsey variety)! There is over 7,500 square feet of living space, plus guest and pool houses. There is even a game room, movie theater, and wine tasting room.

The living accommodations include a main home, a guest house, and a pool house. The main house has six bedrooms and six bathrooms in over 7,5000 square feet of living space. It also has dual stone baths, large dressing rooms, windowed galleries, a two-story fireplace, flagstone hallways, two offices, several wet bars, and plenty of place for additional entertainment.

And don’t forget the modern spacious kitchen, a catering kitchen, a pantry and a keeping room. (Okay, because I had to look this up, I figure other people might need an explanation as well. A keeping room was from 18th Century Colonia America and was a common space where anyone not cooking sat or even slept to stay out of the way but still take advantage of the heat. Now it’s a col place to hang out while people are prepping and cooking).

The property also includes a separate gated entrance to the graciously appointed two bed/two bath guest Home with screened in porch and entertaining areas. There is also a separate pool pavilion with full bath, kitchen, pebble tech pool and jacuzzi outdoors.

As you can guess based on the living quarters, the equestrian accommodations are nothing to sneeze at either. There is a 60×120 indoor arena, an outdoor arena, six 166×14 fully matted and ventilated stalls, was racks, a heated barn, a heated tack room, and plenty of pastures and run-ins. Heck, there’s even a hay barn equipment storage. What more could you possibly want? (Okay, okay… I’ll always take a bigger indoor, but now I am just being picky).

Getting to this amazing property is no problem. You can get to the estate via car, train, or — you know — helicopter, since the property features its own private heli-pad (naturally).

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