Country Estate with Barn, Paddocks for 5 horses - by Forest Preserve Trails!
Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois
Impressive Country Estate on beautiful acreage in Mettawa, a bucolic Village nestled between the Towns of Libertyville and Lake Forest, Illinois. This exceptional property in the Libertyville High School District includes a large and inviting Tudor-styled custom home set on gorgeous grounds, with a deluxe barn for five horses, drylot-ring and grass paddocks. Located across from conservancy for optimal privacy, this superb equestrian property is just a few hundred yards away from access to many, many miles of groomed trails, all part of the vast Lake County Forest Preserve. Ride for hours!
With outstanding nature views all around, the approximately 4500sf home boasts 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths, plus a walk-up, windowed attic ready to finish and a huge unfinished basement. First time available in 34 years, maintained superbly inside and out. The home offers large and comfortable rooms amidst the beauties of nature, patio and gardens - and the approximately 5 acre grounds provide a heavenly retreat for the horses, too!
On the first floor there is a big country kitchen with walk-in pantry, a huge family room with stone fireplace and access to the screened porch and patio with pergola; a large living room and gracious dining room; handsome library, and a first floor bedroom and bath suite, plus powder room. Upstairs the living is easy with an expansive master bedroom that has a sitting room with fireplace, grand closet space and large bath ensuite. There are two more bedrooms and a hall bath here, as well as a generously-sized laundry room.
The property carries Village rights for 5 horses. Also please note the Village of Mettawa offers notably reasonable taxes, plus its property owners often enjoy a tax rebate due to savvy financial management...the most recent year's property tax rebate was over $4000 for this property!
Its a sweeter-than-sweet, under-million opportunity to own a beautiful home and horse property, so close to Forest Preserve Trails, and only minutes to Libertyville shopping, restaurants, and transportation. Just a few miles in the other direction is Lake Forest, Illinois and the Lake Michigan shoreline!
This special property offers horse-lovers and nature-lovers such rare enjoyments in the special country oasis that is Mettawa, nestled amidst Chicago's northern suburbs - so close, but yet so far! In person or virtual tours available to qualified buyers.
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