Fox Hunt Road, Barrington Hills, Illinois
8 bedrooms 9 bathrooms (8 partial baths)
Much of the property is designed with the latest technology, keeping wellness, energy efficiency and sustainability in mind. Exposure to toxic elements in building materials was reduced, walls were sound-proofed, and adaptive circadian lighting was installed throughout. The house offers high-end HVAC and air & water purification systems, automated blackout shades, and heated reflexology floors made of hardwood. UV lighting helps sterilize spaces from germs, and much of the design offers large windows with lots of natural light. An effort was made to invite nature inside by including lots of oxygen-rich plants and collapsible window walls, and special outdoor lighting is used at night to combat the effects of light pollution. The organic gardens have a composting area and utilize rainwater collection and irrigation. All of this is in addition to having their own farm, gymnasium, workout room, swimming amenities, yoga/meditation room and plethora of recreation opportunities.
There are five balconies, multiple fireplaces and walk-in closets, a central vacuum cleaner, quartz countertops, steam and rain showers, and freestanding bathtubs. The house also has a state of the art security system, with surveillance cameras around the property and ability to control the perimeter gate remotely. The entire property is on a smart home system, including capabilities like a wireless bluetooth sound system throughout the house, smart nursery functions, and smart appliances. It has the ability to do things like regulate temperature, humidity, air quality and other features. There is easy access to the system from multiple touch panels throughout the property. An intercom system has also been installed with the phones throughout the house, but there is also a neverending group text chain among residents, if you're too lazy to speak into a phone or hunt someone down. There is, of course, wifi and satellite television.
The 30,000 square foot house, which features an elevator, offers all the amenities you could ever want. A multi-car collector garage opens up into a porte-cochère to protect you from the elements. Here are kept a couple of electric golf carts that can be used for moving about the property. Most of the walking paths around the property are paved, some are not. There is room for future construction of buildings and guest houses. There is a salaried household manager who is responsible for keeping the property stocked with necessities and running smoothly. Twice weekly there is maid service. There are two farmhands who come weekly to help with the livestock and the harvest. Everything else is the responsibility of the group. Much of what they grow on site is consumed by them, making up part of their monthly food budget. The rest is provided for in twice monthly deliveries of groceries and other necessities, while specialty items and other things require a trip into town. You can either request the household manager to pick it up for you, or go into town yourself or have it delivered. Service providers like manicurists or masseuses can be hired to come directly to the compound. Everyone switches off in terms of responsibilities and house chores.
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The village of Barrington Hills (population 4,251) is located 40 miles northwest of Chicago. 42% of the village landscape is forest preserve. It is an affluent community nestled among winding roads, trees, and rolling hills. There is a rich history of farming and raising horses in the area. There is a vibrant equestrian community, with bridle paths throughout the area. Commercial, entertainment and shopping areas are all mostly within a 15 minute radius, though homes are spread apart due to large amounts of acreage. Crime is low. A hospital with a level II trauma center is nearby. A more specialized level I hospital can be found 30 minutes away in Park Ridge. The closest international airport is Chicago O'Hare, 30 minutes away.
The local schools are highly ranked. There is one early learning center (pre-K and kindergarten) in addition to a couple of private preschools, eight elementary schools (K-5), two middle schools (6-8) and one high school (9-12). Countryside Elementary and Barrington Middle School, Station Campus, offers intensive Mandarin Chinese language immersion programs. Barrington High School offers an excellent STEAM program, a series of applied arts courses, and a variety of language and fine arts courses. Harper College is a two-year program in nearby Palatine, Northwestern University is a four-year program in Evanston with both undergraduate and graduate degree offerings.
The commute to Chicago by car is roughly 55 minutes, plus 15-30 minutes or so during rush times. There is also Metra railway available, with frequent trains to Chicago in a roughly 60-70 minute commute. The option is also available to charter a helicopter to wherever you need to go. Of course, there is also always Diana's invisible jet and the JLA teleport pad, or Shuri's tech. Just don't let the neighbors see.
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