If farm living conjures images of red-sided barns and cows galore, it's time to lay eyes on one newly-listed suburban Chicago farm that's definitely more "posh" than "plantation."
The massive 6,000 square-foot stunner in Highland Park hit the market last week with an equally robust price tag of $17.5 million, according to Realtor.com.
(See photos of the home below.)
The farm has been owned for more than three decades by tent-rental king Harry D. Oppenheimer II, according to the Tribune, and features a 20-stall stable, swimming pool and tennis court among the many luxe offerings.
Listing agent Julie Deutsch of Coldwell Banker, a longtime friend of Oppenheimer's, told the Tribune the estate "the last great farm" of its size in Highland Park.
The Georgian Revival-style house seems groomed for a horse lover, with a riding ring and pastures to accompany the equine stalls, though Deutsch said chickens and llamas are among the current tenants (the brick chicken coop is nicer than many people's single-family homes).
With fireplaces, loads of light, a private pond and a guesthouse to round out the idyllic estate, the only thing a future tenant may lack is a riding lawnmower to keep all that pasture groomed.
The listing price makes the five-bedroom seven-bath home (and working farm) among the priciest in the entire Chicagoland area. Only a few other properties, including a Trump Tower penthouse in downtown Chicago and Michael Jordan's former home in Highland Park, are more expensive.