45 Lakeview Ln, Barrington Hills • IL

Previously listed at $9,500,000

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Tish Rielly

Director of Luxury Real Estate



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Saturday, July 15, 11 AM
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  • Year built: 2008
  • Approximate total sq ft: 20,000
  • Lot size: 8.32 acres
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Baths: 11 total (9 full | 2 half)
  • Waterfront property | breathtaking views of Keane & Heather Lakes | floating boat dock
  • Beautifully manicured lawns, mature trees

  • Walking path surrounding the entire home
  • Large multi-purpose outbuilding
  • 4-car garage & porte-cochere
  • Fire pit 
  • Grand foyer with marble floors and sweeping staircase
  • Formal dining room with coffered ceiling and French doors leading out to patio
  • Formal living room with fireplace and French doors opening onto patio
  • Gourmet kitchen with adjoining breakfast room

  • Elevator serving all 3 levels

  • Mudroom
  • Walnut paneled library with coffered ceiling and fireplace (1 of 5 total fireplaces)
  • In-law arrangement
  • Recreation room with modern-styled bar
  • Newer home theater
  • 6th bedroom/game room
  • Safe room
  • Catering kitchen
  • Large living area outside with stone patio, large heated pool & spa
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Barreled & coffered ceilings
  • Custom detailed millwork
  • Glass-sided turret

Auction Without Reserve

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Offered for auction without reserve is this extraordinary, elegant estate, priced below the two replacement cost evaluations of $15,907,688 and $12,397,000 that were produced on 9/6/2022!

Architectural Digest once named it the most beautiful home for sale in Illinois.

The secluded property is located in prestigious Barrington Hills, and sits privately on 8.32 acres of beautifully manicured lawns,  with mature trees and two gorgeous lakes (Keane Lake & Heather Lake).

The home and grounds have been the backdrop for Fox TV’s hit series Empire for the past six seasons, known as the “Lyons Den,” the private residence of the main protagonist and antihero in the television drama, Lucious Lyan, played by actor Terrence Howard, and is featured prominently throughout episode one of season four.

The French Country-style mansion was built in 2008, and features approximately 17,597 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms and 11 total bathrooms.

45 Lakeview Lane stands as a testament to opulence and refinement. This magnificent mansion and its sprawling property embody the epitome of luxury living. With its breathtaking architecture, picturesque surroundings, and an array of extraordinary features, this residence offers an unparalleled experience of grandeur and tranquility.

Read on to embark on a captivating journey through the remarkable mansion and its grounds, exploring the allure that has made 45 Lakeview Lane a coveted destination for those seeking an extraordinary lifestyle.

Exterior and Grounds: From the moment they approach 45 Lakeview Lane, visitors are greeted by an enchanting entrance that sets the stage for the grandeur that lies beyond.

Beautifully-crafted wrought-iron gates swing open to reveal a long, tree-lined driveway, leading to the mansion’s majestic façade. The exterior showcases a harmonious blend of stone, brick, and stucco, exuding timeless elegance that seamlessly integrates with the natural beauty of the landscape.

Spread over 8+ forested acres, the grounds of 45 Lakeview Lane provide a stunning setting that captivates the senses. Immaculately manicured gardens, vibrant flower beds, and lush lawns create an oasis of serenity. Towering old-growth trees dot the landscape, offering shade and privacy. A meandering pathway leads to a tranquil lake, where residents can enjoy boating or simply bask in the beauty of nature.

Interior Spaces: Stepping into the mansion, guests are immediately immersed in a world of luxury and sophistication.

The grand foyer greets visitors with its soaring ceilings and a magnificent crystal chandelier that casts a mesmerizing glow upon the marble floors below. Every inch of the interior space at 45 Lakeview Lane showcases impeccable craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.

The mansion offers multiple living areas, each exuding its unique charm and style. The formal living room boasts voluminous ceilings, intricate moldings, and floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light. A grand fireplace serves as the centerpiece, infusing warmth and character into the room. Adjacent to the living room, the formal dining room provides an exquisite setting for hosting elegant soirées, featuring ornate lighting fixtures and ample seating for guests.

For more intimate gatherings, the cozy family room serves as a comfortable retreat. With its rich wood paneling, sumptuous furnishings, and a fireplace, it emanates an inviting ambiance. The mansion also houses a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, and a spacious island, making it a haven for culinary enthusiasts.

The master suite is a sanctuary of indulgence. Featuring a private sitting area, an opulent en-suite bathroom with a spa-like soaking tub, and a generous walk-in closet, it offers a tranquil escape from the outside world. Additional bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms, provide ample space and comfort for family members and guests.

Features and Amenities: The mansion at 45 Lakeview Lane spares no expense when it comes to luxurious amenities.

A dedicated home theater allows residents to immerse themselves in the ultimate cinematic experience. A well-appointed library offers a haven for book lovers, complete with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and cozy reading nooks. The property also boasts a fully equipped fitness center, a climate-controlled wine cellar, and a spa area featuring a sauna and a steam room, providing every opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the array of recreational facilities available. A sparkling heated swimming pool and a poolside cabana offer respite during the summer months, while a meticulously maintained tennis court and a basketball court provide opportunities for friendly competition. And a charming gazebo and a spacious patio, complete with an outdoor kitchen and ample seating, create the perfect setting for alfresco dining and entertaining.

With its breathtaking architecture, picturesque surroundings, and an array of exceptional features and amenities, this mansion and its sprawling property offer an unrivaled experience of grandeur and tranquility.

From the meticulously manicured grounds to the exquisitely designed interior spaces, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to create a haven of opulence. Whether relaxing by the pool, hosting a gathering in the formal dining room, or enjoying the serenity of the lakeside, 45 Lakeview Lane is an exceptional residence that captures the essence of luxurious living.

Stunning 45 Lakeview Ln, in beautiful Barrington Hills, IL, is going to the highest bidder on auction day, regardless of price.

Register to bid today and be there on auction day…and it could all be yours!

45 Lakeview Ln, Barrington Hills, IL 60010

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