This 2007 built mansion is located at 120 Kaitlin’s Way in North Barrington, IL. It’s affordable, but does need some TLC. It boasts 7,600 square feet of living space on the 1st and 2nd floors plus additional square footage in the unfinished walkout lower level. There are 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 2-story grand foyer with y-shaped staircase and 2nd floor wraparound balcony, formal living and dining room, gourmet kitchen, family room, office, 8-car 2 level garage and more. It is listed at a fairly reasonable $1,200,000. There is just one thing…..the blue trim, molding and wall color HAVE to go. It’s an ugly color and there is just way too much of it. The rear facade and backyard are quite awful as well.

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  • Daniel

    Ya know, for $1.2 million that facade ain’t that bad. The garages are terrible and there is no landscaping whatsoever, but its mildly appealing. Interior is a different story.




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  • Brian

    Kenny is dead-on about the blue paint, but not a bad deal for raw square footage. Rear facade on most of these McMansions are usually this bad, just more expensive. The Palladian third floor dormer is terrible. But for $1M even and “enough” landscaping, it could be at least viable….




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  • rob

    This reminds me of a small 17th century Eastern European palace. Maybe the country home of a minor nobleman in Hungary or somewhere like that. I really like it. Even the blue color seems to go with the Eastern European theme. And I don’t mean the present day Russian tacky. I bet this design is taken directly from somewhere else. Would like to ask the designer. Kenny,you know who designed this?




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    • Stewie

      I see where you’re coming from.
      For the price, wow!




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  • Hugh

    Great price. It would actually be really nice inside if it wasn’t for the blue paint!

    And they literally spent $0 on landscaping!




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  • NOVA Ben

    I agree that the facade is alright, if this style is your thing. The interior screams “cheaply made” in a way the facade does not (at least not entirely), so that’s a let-down. The owner’s fetish for blue trim is a bit bizarre, but the low low price means you could still do a fair amount of redecorating and still come out ahead in terms of price. The place does need some landscaping too. Despite the low price, this is a definite pass for me.




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  • Grrrowler

    The front had potential, but then the owner/builder decided to finish the rest of the house and ruined it. Yes, there’s too much of that weird blue/grey color. There are no spaced inside that appeal to me. The entrance hall is not bad, but it’s also not great. I can’t help but think of the Von Trapp children singing “So Long, Farewell” on the stairs. The scale of the other rooms doesn’t feel right. The kitchen is awful at best. For the same price, I’d much rather have a smaller but nicer house.




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  • Charlie

    I’m from Australia – you couldn’t possibly build that for $1.2M even if you got the land for free.




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  • Nick

    All the warmth of an oil refinery.




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  • Sam

    I agree with everyone, I dont understand what it is with Barrington but the mansions down there look cold and ugly, you get alot for your money with this house but there’s talking point or special features… the choice of colors, the walls… it all just looks so uninviting and ghastly




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  • Janice

    Just saw that this mansion is listed at 900,000 and under contract. Does anyone know of any other good deals in the Barrington, Inverness, Long Grove, ,Kildeer, Palatine areas?




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  • Frank

    The builder ran out of money and the house was only 85% done. I was told it is under contract and that the builder had over $3,000,000 into the house and land. Hopefully the new buyer puts some money into with landscaping and PAINT.




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