Designed by local architect Karen Hollander and completed in 2001, 69 Brinker Road—a five-bedroom, sprawling estate—takes advantage of the movement and light of its natural surroundings, seamlessly coexisting with nature.
A central 8-foot wide entry hall welcomes you into the home and is designed as a gallery space. Sturdied by a steel I-beam, the home develops its personality from large panes of glass, pickled oak, industrial steel, and museum-quality lighting.
Central to the life of the home is the expansive kitchen and family room, each boasting of custom African wenge wood cabinetry. This grand space features a slate fireplace plus easy access to the patio and zen-like infinity pool.
The kitchen is designed for any working chef with professional grade appliances, including two Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezers, two undercounter refrigerators, a Thermador stove/oven, a warming drawer, and two dishwashers. Hidden behind a wall of cabinets is a large walk-in pantry with prep sink and plenty of storage for any gourmet. Three large-scale islands are topped with Carrera marble—the European standard for cooks and bakers.
Off of the kitchen is a casual eating space illuminated by a Zettle’z five-paper mobile chandelier designed by Ingo Maurer. A built-in floating buffet offers an extra storage and serving option.
The formal dining room also features a floating cabinet that can serve as a buffet-style landing space when entertaining. Floor-to-ceiling window slivers offer a glimpse of the outdoors while maintaining an intimate environment.
A private office has expansive views of the grassy knolls and woods. It can be repurposed into a media room, first floor master suite, or playroom. Remote-controlled shades descend and retract to limit sunlight. The home offers a second smaller office space as well.
Awash in light, the master bedroom has sweeping views of the back property, a wooded creek that is visible in the winter months. The rooms include a private getaway space with a gas fireplace set into elegant veined marble.
The master bath features an impressive shower behind a sheet of glass. A narrow skylight against the far wall bathes the shower in the morning sunlight. Equally awe-inspiring is the Kohler tub with overflow edges.
A breezy screen porch overlooks the back of the property. The slate floor is warmed continually with radiant heat. It’s the perfect location to enjoy coffee in the morning and appreciate the home’s stunning views.
69 Brinker Road is available for $2,250,000 from Mimi Noyes Burke for Remax of Barrington, 847-421-2836, [email protected]
Indulge your senses in the essence of design, luxury, and extraordinary details. This 20,000-square-foot masterpiece, built by Vintage Elegant Family Estates behind the exclusive gates of Hidden Lakes in South Barrington, overlooks expanded vistas in one of the most picturesque parts of the community. Boasting of nine fireplaces, seven bedrooms, and a six-car garage, you can be the first one to call this estate home.
8 Kaleigh Court in South Barrington is offered at $11,200,000 by the Baines Sever Group of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 847-382-3600.
European Country Estate
Built in 2004, this slate-roofed manor exudes luxury and class with every arch and angle. 7 Fox Hunt Road in Barrington Hills is a magnificent European country estate with several hidden ponds (hence the name) and a peaceful lake, expanding across more than 70 acres in the heart of Barrington Hills.
The stories that this property holds are filled with music and laughter, with the aromas of feasts past, and good times in the full size English pub with wine cellar, in the walk-out lower level.
As you pass through the large arched, front doorway, you enter a Brazilian hardwood foyer with an oversized hearth that sweeps you into a two-story great room with an unparalleled view of the well-stocked lake at the rear of the house. The gentleman’s library is well suited for deep conversation over brandy and even has a hidden panel to the master suite. Through the robust kitchen is an imported Italian solarium/sun room that is filled with oxygen-rich plants that provide a warm and cozy escape.
This estates has all of the amenities that suit a first class lifestyle, including a multi-car collector garage, elevator, ample room for a helipad, and three over-grown golf greens and tee boxes that can easily be restored.
This home is your very own luxury resort with a peaceful waterfall, relaxing spa, and a pool for laps or play; a regulation-sized gymsium, a commercial-grade workout facility, a private massage room, and even a custom dog bath in the rear entry/mud-room.
7 Fox Hunt Road in Barrington Hills is offered at $19,980,000 from Connie Antoniou at Sotheby’s Realty, 847-508-7775, [email protected]