Illinois Castle Home!

Illinois Castle Home!
Illinois Castle Home!

Whether the fantasy comes from touring the castles of Europe or from the Grimm’s Fairy Tales read to you as a childhood bedtime story, we’ve all, at one time or another, wondered what it would be like to live in a castle - maybe one that at least had a bathroom with running water and a more convenient way to fix dinner than to roast a pig on a spit in the fireplace. By the time your imagination has formed the perfect castle renovation for your lifestyle of today, the dream can become a reality right here in the USA in a Chicago suburb. Though built in 1990, not 1590, a castle it definitely is.

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In the Chicago bedroom community of Marengo, the property lies just outside of the housing developments in a more open area of country homes and farmland. Almost centered between I-90 and State Highway 47, it’s a convenient straight shot into the city for shopping, dining or exploring. Very privately situated on 39 acres of land, the castle is being sold with 10 acres with an option to buy the whole parcel.

At 8,500 square feet, the home has four bedrooms and six baths, with a three-story great room and stone fireplace with the chimney rising to the sky. Literally. The third floor railing isn’t a railing, but the sculpted lookouts from whence arrows were shot at 16th century marauders. Each bedroom is ensuite with three having jetted tubs. The master suite has the surprising feature of a spiral staircase that leads to the top of a turret terrace where the owners can gaze around their feudal kingdom, or at least make sure the problem horse doesn’t have his hoof stuck in the water trough again. The bright cheerful kitchen is quite large with natural light, many windows for enjoying the view, a plethora of cabinets and counter space and a dining area. Outside, the pool and patio are a great place to entertain or to take a cool dip while tanning. The equine set will be happy to know that there is a 10,000-square-foot heated barn with eight horse stalls. A greenhouse, vegetable, flower and fruit garden complete this grown up fantasy.  For more information.

Asking $1,099,000 for Illinois castle home with 10 acres, or negotiable with the full 39 acres.

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