If you have ever dreamed of living the country life, your chance is here. Situated on 5 bucolic acres in North Barrington this property offers a truly peaceful setting. Once a dairy farm, the updated farmhouse dating from 1860 with its tree lined driveway and big welcoming front porch says, this is heaven! Step into the foyer and you will instantly be captured by the charm of this historic beauty. The woodwork throughout the home has been painstakingly restored to turn of the century perfection. All of the personally collected antique light fixtures with their rare cranberry glass and etched globes are amazing. The newel posts, the stained glass and built in bookcases will enchant you! The Living Room has hardwood floors under the carpeting and a wood-burning fireplace. You will notice in the arched built in bookcases, original to the home, and their artistic relief work. The cove molding has been restored to its original beauty. From here step out through lovely French doors to the screened in porch where you will spend hours enjoying the sounds and sites of nature at its finest. The porch has been fitted with rollup weather resistant coverings. The kitchen was updated in 1979 to include a brick alcove with a double oven, appliance garage and several clever storage compartments and all new windows. The breakfast nook is another place to while away the hours gazing at the tranquil pastoral views. The powder room has the original water closet that was found in the basement of this home and restored to perfect working condition. The dining room is large enough to host the most memorable holiday gatherings. Once again, the finely restored cove moldings, true hardwood floors and a spectacular antique oil light fixture grace this room. The big bright windows look out at the patio that has an electric awning. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and two full baths. The master is open to the updated bath with a soaking tub, pedestal sink and skylight with stained glass. The other 3 large bedrooms have hardwood floors under the carpet and abundant storage space unusual for the age of this home. A secret staircase leads to a walk-in attic with easily accessed storage complete with a whole house fan. The original carriage house that housed horse and buggies has been converted to a spacious 3 car garage with a full walk up loft. You can still see the unique carvings where the carrier pigeons once called home. The red barn was built by the current owners and has four stalls with plenty of room for more. The chicken coop is ready and waiting for its new brood. The white fencing, the pastures, the silo and the beautiful perennial flower gardens command your senses and bring you back to a simpler time of life. Having the right land is crucial when you are dreaming of owning a farm and we have it here for you. The builder of this home and the history of all the owners has been extensively documented and ready for your perusal. The story is fascinating. All of this peaceful oasis is conveniently located within a ten-minute drive to the Metra, restaurants, shopping, farmers markets and top rated Barrington Schools. The farm is honored by the Barrington Historical Society. Now is the time to have that self-sustaining garden, sculpt, paint, compose, record, raise chickens and horses, or keep bees. Bring your dreams of a better life and move right in!