23455 Kelsey Rd., Barrington, IL
The ultimate sanctuary, this retreat offers a place to work, play, and relax all within minutes to the quaint village of Barrington. Time to get out to the country, and to stay! Meander the 2.5 acres of beautiful grounds, with a private pond, 200 year old Oak trees, professional landscaping, wooden footbridges and pastoral lush land. The main home has been modernized, updated and impeccably maintained and was once the barn for this this historic farming homestead. And the charming original farmhouse is perfect for guests, caretaker or rental income. Main home is approximately 4400 square feet with great space for working at home, E-learning, gourmet cooking, socially distancing, and/or entertaining. The primary home was remodeled in 2009, offering vaulted ceilings, lots of light, and a creative and welcoming floorplan with plenty of flexibilty and space. The gracious kitchen was created with views in mind, overlooking the pond and yard, opening to a warm great room, private dining room and beautiful deck. There’s a 24x 19 master suite with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, five piece bath and his and her closets. There’s a total of four bedrooms, including a 575 square foot second master on the main floor, presently used as a second family room and office. The walk-out lower level boasts a recreation room, theatre room and a fourth full bath. There are seven outdoor seating areas, including decks and terraced patios – tranquil spots for dining, bird-watching or leisurely enjoying the views. A custom wooden walking bridge leads to a three-season screened gazebo overlooking the pond, which is great for fishing, paddleboards, and ice-skating in the winter. The cozy 1860’s farm home has two bedrooms, two baths, living room, kitchen, sun porch and laundry hookups. There’s plenty of room for the toys and cars with two oversized detached garages, large workshop, storage room, and two sheds. This home blends historic homesteading with modern amenities and space for all. It’s a versatile retreat – ideal for both extended friends and families. This property offers a sustainable lifestyle with space to build large flower and vegetable gardens, outdoor kitchen and even a pool, with two plus acres of natural beauty.