Peace and Polished Charm - just 20 miles from Chicago. All-inclusive living is the new standard. Add in total privacy, tranquility and superior design, and you're talking about the gold standard of luxury real estate. Introducing Blue Moon Farms, a 7,000-square-foot equestrian estate, custom-designed, retreat-style farmhouse flaunting steadfast materiality and a modern take on rustic elegance. Set on close to four resplendent acres in Northfield, Illinois, this 5 bed/4.2 bath home was designed and built by distinguished North Shore architect Timm T. Martin to blend effortlessly into its Midwest surroundings. The pastoral-chic tone of the home is set upon approach courtesy of a custom motorized gate, a long pebble drive, gas lanterns that flank the front portico, and an oversize glass front door that provides sightlines straight through to the barn. Once inside, the great room commands attention with reclaimed barn wood floors and a 28-foot-high vaulted ceiling-that is, before your eyes find the monumental stone fireplace. Overhead, in spectacular fashion, a trio of custom steel cage and driftwood chandeliers add drama to the great room while defining a dining area of epic proportions. But it's this home's professional chef's kitchen that's perhaps its greatest work of art. Open to the great room and dining room for moveable feasts and familial connectivity, the kitchen flaunts a 16-foot-long island topped with white granite, custom black cabinetry with burnished brass hardware, a Chicago brick backsplash, a custom hood, a MIWE Condo Deck oven, an enormous stainless steel sink, and a top-drawer Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances suite. Outside, a heated slate patio with fire pit sits at the center of the home's horseshoe shape, providing an expansive footprint for indoor/outdoor living that also includes a bi-level deck and a dining pavilion. As for that acreage, an organic garden, two gated pastures, a turnkey three-stall horse barn and your own private woodlands along the Chicago River complete your personal playground. A fully gated property with state-of-the-art home automation, all within Northfield's award-winning school district, Blue Moon Farms is for discerning homeowners who truly want it all.
Courtesy of Jameson Sotheby's International Realty
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