Want to live like an Empire-esque hip-hop mogul? You may want to escape the city (about an hour north of downtown Chicago) and check out 45 Lake View Lane in Barrington Hills.
Empire, the Emmy-nominated TV series, follows hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), his family and the rise and fall of their record label. Though the show and is mostly based in New York, but filmed in Chicago, the Lyons’ palatial escape happens to be situated in Barrington Hills. In Season 4, the home is heavily featured documenting the homestead’s massive pool, garden landscape and castle-like grounds.
This eight-acre plot of land just hit the market for $9.95 million in a prestigious neighborhood 37 miles northwest of Chicago. The lakefront property offers views of Keene Lake and promises a quieter space than the hustle of downtown, with five bedrooms, nine full baths, barrel-vault ceilings, French doors, marble flooring and grand staircases winding to all three wings of the home.
A large great room boasts a marble fireplace with custom-built furnishings, such as the bar, frosted-glass doors that can be changed depending on your mood, refrigerated doors, granite countertops and more. Other features include an artist’s studio, craft room, gym and second kitchen.
Listed by Christie’s International Real Estate, this home has so much more to offer and is truly fit for the rich and famous.