7 Illinois Idyllic Estates on the Market

This list contains 6 Illinois estates and one Minnesota property – each of them featuring magical outdoor areas, locations to die for and homes to brag about. Check it out!

3102 Ahne Rd | $1,250,000

3102 Ahne Rd, Waterloo, IL
Listing agent: Carolyn Koester

HORSE FARM on 71.88 acres complete with 18 stall stable with sliding doors, 40’ x 150’ attached lean-to 12’, 2 double wide heated foaling stalls, horse shower with hot & cold water, medical room, feed storage, full bath and office.


Size: 71+ acres


Price: $1,250,000


Listing details: The gently rolling property with newer bridge over creek, 3 acre lake, 3 horse shelters of pole construction, multiple paddocks (4000 lineal feet of vinyl and cable-reinforced fencing; some of it electrified), large old barn @2248 sf, tool shed @684 sf, smoke house and a caretaker’s house.


Contact: Carolyn Koester, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, +1 618.791.6712

197 Schneider Rd | $7,400,000

197 Schneider Rd, Elburn, IL
Listing agent: Pk Johnson, Wesley Ingold & Sharon Lear

Welcome to the gated entrance of this exquisite Prairie-style country estate designed by Chicago’s Mark Zinni who built this unique property to be one with nature and endless room to roam away from the hustle and bustle. Accessible by a one-hour drive from downtown Chicago, or the last stop on the Union Pacific West Metra Train Line, or by helicopter landing on the private helipad.


Size: 6,500 sf


Price: $7,400,000


Listing details: Several private airports are also within easy driving distance. The main house built with fond-du-lac stone is set on an expansive 151 acres and has over 7500 square feet of living space. Impeccably maintained, this estate has everything needed for entertaining, working, relaxing, horseback riding and corporate events.


Contact: Pk Johnson, Wesley Ingold & Sharon LearCompass, +1 312.919.4343, 847.942.4704, 312.560.3791

6399 Pelican Ln | $4,600,000

6399 Pelican Ln, Carbondale, IL
Listing agent: Monica McGinley

Greek Revival style mansion with all the modern amenities, hosted by 230 acres of grasslands, timber, stocked lakes and ponds adjoining Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge with panoramic views of the countryside. 6 bedrooms and 8 baths and over 7,000 square feet on 3 floors, and 1900 square feet of covered porch on 2 levels you can just imagine what this home holds.


Size: 6,397 sf


Price: $4,600,000


Listing details: A 2 story foyer with a brilliant Swarovski crystal chandelier highlighting the sweeping “Gone With the Wind” style staircase made with American Black Walnut harvested from the farm itself, surrounded by Alabama White Marble flooring (the same as used in the construction of the Supreme Court.


Contact: Monica McGinley, House 2 Home Realty, +1 618-889-2584

713 N 1800 East Rd | $1,999,999

713 N 1800 East Rd, Milford, IL
Listing agent: Jerry Grodesky

68 Acre, private, gated Country Estate with a 13,750 sf Main Home, 6 car attached garages, 3 acre lake, lazy river, 3000 oak trees, fields & a Guest House! If you like entertaining inside, the main home features a great layout- stunning Great Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Formal Dining Room, upscale wet Bar, Wine Room, Exercise Room, Theater Room, Family Room with fireplace, Steam Room & Billiard/ Shuffleboard areas.


Size: 13,750 sf


Price: $1,999,999


Listing details: The arched custom windows really bring nature in view as well! The spacious Master Bedroom Suite features a 20 x 16 WI closet with ultra-crafted arched doorway, fireplace, large balcony & a master bath with Jacuzzi tub & unique spiral WI shower. Guests or extended family will be impressed with either the main home Guest Suite or the attractive Guest House with dual master suites!


Contact: Jerry Grodesky, Farm and Lake Houses Real Estate, +1 630.533.7600

10206 W Cottontail Trl | $1,100,000

10206 W Cottontail Trl, Edwards, IL
Listing agent: Mark Ferrill

Remarkable and rare home in a private, wooded, park-like setting! Located minutes from downtown Peoria & major medical centers this one of a kind CEO family compound will impress the most discriminating buyer. With over 6200 finished sq.ft and situated on a 1.54 ac. wood lot w/access to an 80 ac.conservation area w/trails, stream, & wildlife!


Size: 6,207 sf


Price: $1,100,000


Listing details: This home has undergone a total renovation & transformation since purchase & includes an incredible main floor primary bedroom & luxury bath, custom kitchen, & outdoor entertaining second to none with kitchen, 3 screened porches, pool, hot tub, fire pit, & sport court! The work from home options are endless with a beautiful library or hangout in the “Barn” w/2 levels that include office/studio & gym!


Contact: Mark Ferrill, RE/MAX, +1 309-657-3685

2706 Cuhlman Rd | $950,000

2706 Cuhlman Rd, McHenry, IL
Listing agent: Kathryn Festen

Rustic Living At It’s Best ! This magnificent waterfront log-sided home is truly one of a kind with 5431 square feet of Artisan craftsmanship! This home offers a backyard oasis situated on over 1 acre, nestled on a private pond, including in ground pool, gazebo, shed, fire pit, professionally landscaped and a dock! 4 Bedrooms and 4.1 baths this place is a 10+ and has everything!


Size: 5,431 sf


Price: $950,000


Listing details: Open floor plan with stunning 2 story lakefront windows! This home sits on the highest point in the neighborhood and has stunning views in the front & backyard! Enjoy the mornings sitting on your front porch and the evenings enjoying the backyard with incredible sunset views! The home also boosts 3 en suite bedrooms!


Contact: Kathryn FestenBaird & Warner, +1 815.210.6102

7188 Blue Star Hwy | $5,125,000

7188 Blue Star Hwy, Coloma, MI
Listing agent: Connie Peet & Joseph Flood

IMAGINE a long private drive through the woods leading up to a striking mid-century modern home that offers two levels of spacious living, multiple outdoor decks and dramatic views of Lake Michigan and it’s brilliant sunsets. This legacy property has newly built stairs that lead to a world class pristine, sandy beach, perfect for sunbathing, beach walking, and swimming.


Size: 4,384 sf


Price: $5,125,000


Listing details: This unique home is personalized with neutral colors, has a clean design and is move in ready, but has a blank canvas for you to personalize, making it your own home. It’s the perfect family retreat, easily accommodating small and large family gatherings, as well as an excellent venue for indoor/outdoor entertaining, with close proximity to Chicago.


Contact: Connie Peet & Joseph Flood, @ Properties, +1 616.510.9313, 616.446.8700

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