This “unique” estate was built in 2008 and is located at 23 Rolling Hills Drive in Barrington Hills, IL. It is situated on 5 acres and boasts 13,000 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, huge great room with 27 foot high ceiling and stone fireplace, his-and-hers offices, gourmet kitchen, 4500 square foot lower level, wet bar, sauna, home theater and more. It is listed at $1,500,000. I’m sorry, but the exterior looks like a community center or library with all those steps and railing.

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  • Kieran

    On the assumption that this was a $5m house I thought it was very strange.
    But for $1.5m I think I would really appreciate my house looking like a community center! lol
    I am impressed with the value, but then I dnt know the state too well




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  • Chris

    I’m not really liking it. The front of it feels like the front of a government building or something. Just an odd design.




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  • Bryan in CLT

    What is the deal with the kitchen hardware? I am hoping just protective red plastic over the metal pulls on the cabinets.

    Nice hardwoods and nice fireplaces. $1.5MM seems like a great price for 13,000sqft where built in 2008 I bet it is the builder selling it still trying to get out just for what it cost them to build it.




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  • Mak

    What the…??? The exterior reminds me of those 1860 farmhouses that have been converted to office buildings by slapping a brick facade on the front of them to enlarge them. This one looks like two houses that were treated to this, and then adding some kind of strange architectural feature between them to tie them together. Oh dear god…




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  • Nick

    “I’m sorry, but the exterior looks like a community center or library with all those steps and railing”.

    Kenny you’re 100% right.The exterior is a mess and very complicated in order to be livable or pleasant.The interior doesn’t help at all: the rooms are too spacious to offered for comfortable living…So, the whole mess makes me wonder what was the real purpose behind this mansion: They planned to build a library and afterwards they converted it into a freak mansion?????




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  • Daniel

    Surprisingly, I don’t HATE it (I don’t love it either). As mentioned, the front facade screams public building. From the hand railing to the spherical lanterns – Inside I was expecting fluorescent lights and cubicles. Also, are those 4 exterior spotlights? If they are, they probably flood the driveway with a nice street-lightesque amber glow. I think the biggest problem inside is the HUGE room sizes. It is hard to make them look homey. I do like the openness of the living room, but with its current design features it looks cheap and tacky. Kitchen needs to go in its entirety, starting with those unnecessary toothpick columns on the island. Dare I say, I don’t mind the brothel-red faux-finished bathroom.

    My solution to this home would be something I would never say, but I do think this house has potential. I’d remodel it to look like a big white contemporary home. It seems the price is low enough to make it feasible. Paint everything white on the outside and get rid of the brick. Inside, the same would apply. Change out the wood and replace it with black or white marble. I think the openness of a home like this is expected in a contemporary home; traditional homes should (IMO) be cozier with smaller room sizes.




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  • LE

    What a terrible design. How they could think this would look nice when they looked at the drawings of this house is beyond me. Maybe they didn’t use drawings and just made it up as they went along.
    The houses around it look fairly nice so I would imagine they were pissed when they saw they butt ugly building go up. It doesn’t help that there are high powered electric lnes running thru the backyard. You’d need some pretty big trees to block that view.




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  • Venom

    Interesting architecture.
    To be honest for the price I can live with it.
    It is different but not hideous different.
    And it looks like it has a gorgeous window wall at the rear with a walk-out basement.
    For a million or so with that size in Barrington, that is not bad.
    It has a ton of land also and some nice commensurate houses around it.
    Not bad at all.




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  • Grrrowler

    I dislike it so much, I can’t come up with anything witty to say about it.




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  • adam

    this looks like something my sister would have made on the Sims: FIRST EDITION




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  • Tay

    whats with the lampost in the middle of the driveway?




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  • Pat

    I especially like the black plastic drains coming off the sides of the front patio– it’s details like that which really make these million dollar homes special.




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