Imagine yourself living in a quintessential farmhouse situated on 2.3 acres surrounded by mature black walnut trees with your own pond, an elegant walk-in chicken coop, organic vegetable garden, native plant butterfly garden, and a separate coach house. Look no further! You can have all of this right in a sought after community in Barrington. Fully-renovated and nestled against the adjacent 17-acre Tower Lakes Nature Preserve, you'll enjoy privacy at home with all of the benefits of walking trails nearby. This historic charmer built by one of Barrington's early families is believed to be the oldest homestead in Cuba township. The current owners have beautifully updated the home with all of today's colors, finishes and conveniences that would please fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines. This historic farmhouse features an open concept great room and kitchen, a stunning first-floor office with radiant heated floors, and walls of windows. The great room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace surround is the ideal place to sit with a glass of wine as big snowflakes drift down on winter evenings. In the summer, parties flow easily from the kitchen/great room out to the brick-paved patio with custom pergola perfect for an outdoor living area. Speakers run throughout the main floor and the patio so you can enjoy your weekends entertaining family and friends! You'll love cooking in this dream kitchen, whether whipping up a family breakfast or preparing for a holiday feast with the 6-burner Viking gas range with griddle & double ovens, Miele dishwasher, Kitchen-Aid refrigerator, 15-foot island, and shiplap ceiling breakfast nook! Watch movies in the comfortable and quiet den or sneak away to the living room with limestone surround fireplace to get lost in a good book. The first-floor powder room with shiplap walls, custom walnut waterfall vanity, and vessel sink oozes farmhouse charm. The owner's retreat has a romantic fireplace, ensuite bath with marble counter, travertine floor, and huge walk-in shower with rainfall shower head. This custom space features a built-in dresser, along with a walk-in closet with organizers. This gracious home features newer Anderson windows & doors throughout. Newer roof (2010) and septic system (2003). Storage galore...there is even a walk-in closet (for all those Costco paper towels :)) A detached coach house adds flexibility no matter how you'd like to use it! The coach house features a 3-car garage, 2 horse stalls, and a separate space that can function as a one-level in-law suite with a living area with full bath and kitchen, a workshop for a contractor, or an office with private entrance separate from the main house.Enjoy life without restrictive subdivision covenants! Award-winning Barrington schools including North Barrington Elementary (just minutes away), Station Middle, and Barrington High. Easy access to either Barrington or Fox River Grove Metra stations.Enjoy all of the optional neighborhood amenities and social gatherings including tennis, lake, volleyball, chili cook-off, 4th of July parade and so much more for only $600 with the annual Family Pass!