Chicago Agent Magazine: 45 Lakeview Ln., Barrington Hills, IL

45 Lakeview Ln., Barrington Hills, IL 60010
by Chicago Agent June 20, 2023

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those prepared to act quickly!

Offered for auction without reserve is this extraordinary “empire”-sized estate!

The secluded property is located in prestigious Barrington Hills, and sits privately on 8.32 acres of meticulously-manicured lawns, with mature trees and two gorgeous lakes.

The home and grounds have been the backdrop for Fox TV’s hit series “Empire” for the past six seasons, and Architectural Digest once named it the most beautiful home for sale in Illinois.

The French Country-style mansion was built in 2008, and offers approximately 17,597 sq ft of living space with 6 bedrooms and 11 total bathrooms. Features like the floor-to-ceiling windows, barreled and coffered ceilings, custom detailed millwork, glass-sided turret, and grand porte-cochère are just part of this lavish home’s Old World charm.

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, it provides an unparalleled experience of grandeur and elegance.

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 garden, 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 enchanting grounds to the exquisitely-designed interior spaces, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to create a haven of opulence. Whether relaxing by the pool, enjoying a lively gathering in the formal dining room, or the peace and tranquility of the lakeside, family, friends, and honored guests will marvel at this exceptional residence that captures the essence of luxury living.

Stunning 45 Lakeview Lane, and the luxurious lifestyle that goes with it, are going to the highest bidder, regardless of price.

Preview weekends, by private appointment, 1-4 PM, register to bid today, and be ready to bid by auction day…and it could all be yours!

Location: Barrington Hills, IL

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 11 total (9 Full, 2 Half)

Square footage: 17,597

Price: AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE, previously listed at: $9.5M

Presented by: Elite Auctions in cooperation with Michael LaFido, EXP Realty/Luxe Group | (630) 674-3488)

Visit for more information, terms, photos, film and more. Brokers 2% co-op, remote bidding available. More info at or 844-94-ELITE.

Read the article on Chicago Agent Magazine’s website here. 

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