If you’ve always dreamed of escaping to your own private enclave without having to travel far, welcome to The Hidden Ponds at 7 Fox Hunt Road nestled in the heart of Barrington Hills. This 70-acre serene parcel is a horse lover’s dream-come-true with private ponds dotting the property and breathtaking views from within the magnificent European manor estate. Built for entertaining and living life to the absolute fullest, a front entry beckons guests through the magnificent foyer— with a fire roaring in the oversized hearth—into the two-story great room overlooking the large pond outside. Party possibilities can run the gamut from casual gatherings to elegant affairs. Guests can enjoy the full-size English pub for cocktail hour, a family celebration, or a Super Bowl party. After an elegant dinner—with wine selected from the wine cellar—both men and women will happily retire to the Gentleman’s Library for a brandy, a game of backgammon, or conversation and classical music. During summer months, guests and children can sun bathe and splash about at an outdoor pool party, or practice their putting on the three golf greens. After all of this imbibing, a work out in the commercial-grade workout facility or a game of hoops in the regulation-size gymnasium might be in order. Afterwards, escape to the Italian solarium/sunroom, the relaxing spa, or the private massage room. The 30,000-square-foot manor home offers ample room for a large family, and regular houseguests, with 8 bedrooms, nine full baths, and five partial baths. There’s something for everyone at Hidden Ponds, including room for a private helipad and a multi-car collector garage for the car aficionado in the family. This property is available at Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information, contact Connie Antoniou at 847-508-7775 or visit sothebysrealty.com.
Katherine Stern Smith is the mother of 8-year-old Alexa and 5-year-old Annabelle….