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Spacious Barrington home is near downtown

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  • This brick home close to downtown Barrington has been enlarged in recent years.

      This brick home close to downtown Barrington has been enlarged in recent years.

  • A large bonus room upstairs is a great family gathering space.

      A large bonus room upstairs is a great family gathering space.

  • A wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the family room.

      A wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the family room.

 
By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

This stunningly beautiful brick and cedar traditional home is located on a secluded acre lot close to downtown Barrington. Its open floor plan is highlighted by gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout and beautiful architectural details and finishes.

The main floor is expansive, including a formal dining room, family room with wood-burning fireplace, living room that also has a wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen and eating area with granite and high-end appliances, office, sunroom, mudroom and foyer.

Upstairs there are five bedrooms including a master suite with sitting room, an awesome bonus room and a laundry room.

Vaulted and cathedral ceilings, as well as skylights, abound in this lovely home with its front and rear patios and three-car garage.

Listing agent Mark Munro and the homeowners offer further details about this house, which was originally built in 1950 but has undergone extensive additions and renovations over the past dozen years.

What is this home's hidden gem?

"Its semirural estate feel with the bonus of being adjacent to an elementary school and close to downtown Barrington."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"An active family that wants a beautiful home in a peaceful setting, but doesn't want to live in their car, driving their children around."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"It's a toss up! The coolest thing is either summer nights on our porch, feeling like we are in Wisconsin, or our leisurely walk up to school with the kids in the morning, which is priceless."

Which movie can you picture taking place in this home?

"We recently saw 'Father of the Bride' with Diane Keaton and Steve Martin. We have a beautiful yard for an outdoor wedding and access to the school parking lot for extra cars."

What is one adjective that you would use to describe this home?

"One-of-a-kind."

Name three trees, shrubs or plants featured in the yard.

"Maple and Austrian pine trees, Japanese maple."

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