Your peaceful sanctuary is closer than you think! This stunning Antioch estate on 5 rolling acres is only 1 hour away from Chicago, but feels a million miles away. Custom built and designed by owner/architect in 2008, this 8,000+sqft estate can be enjoyed year-round or as a weekend getaway for horseback riding (stables at the end of the block), hiking, gardening and enjoying the fresh air and laid-back lifestyle. As you approach the property, you will notice a front porch where you can feel your worries fade away. Enter the front door and you are welcomed by an architecturally stunning one-of-a-kind Great Room. The soaring ceilings are accented by reclaimed wooden beams and a 2-story fireplace literally takes center stage. The Great Room opens to a huge gourmet Kitchen with island and generous Dining Room. But the real star of the show is the breathtaking view of the natural surroundings. Grill and chill on the big back deck while overlooking the private backyard adjacent to miles of protected forest preserves and riding/hiking trails. The 3,000sqft main level also includes a Primary Suite with steam shower, Family Room, office with wet bar, and Mudroom/Laundry with access to the 3.5-car attached garage. The 2nd floor includes 4 more bedrooms and full bathroom with double sink, separate shower and tub. Three of the bedrooms have a unique feature in which each room has stairs to a connected 3rd floor Playroom for hours of fun. Check out the HUGE sunny lower level with 10ft ceilings. Take in the views of the gorgeous surrounding prairie with an additional 3,000sqft of space. Enjoy ping pong, video games, pinball, circuit training, craft beers or running races. The Rec Rm is currently an open area but could be finished with walls for greater privacy. The lower level includes a 6th bedroom with full bath. Throughout the home you'll be impressed with high quality materials, exquisite craftsmanship, thoughtful design, architectural details and state-of-the-art mechanicals. Explore miles of hiking/jogging/bridle paths just steps away through the Dutch Gap Forest Preserve. And, only minutes from Chain O'Lakes State Park & Downtown Antioch where you will find a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. Cross the border into Wisconsin for winter sports at nearby ski resorts. This property is zoned for horses with plenty of room for a barn, pool or pickleball courts. If you really want to get away from it all, but still need quick access to downtown Chicago, THIS IS IT!