I always wonder why some abandoned places have all the furniture left behind like someone left in a rush.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

In Barrington, Illinois there was a mansion with a 400-acre farm that stood untouched for several years after the owners - husband and wife, William and Jane McGinley, both passed away. William passed in 2001 and Jane passed in 2003.

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Their Horizon Farm held three of the state's top stallions.  The family had a high interest in racehorses, which you'll understand a little more when we take a look at the horse farm!

With everything still inside after the owners had died, the land eventually sold for $20 million in 2006 to a couple who thought they could keep up on the payments.  The property finally went into foreclosure.

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Over the next 16 years, this mansion stood untouched and everything the Mcginley's owned still sat inside the home.

Before we make our way inside, let's take a look at the property outside!  The front porch had rocking chairs and an area for guests to hangout on a sunny day.

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There was even a Guest House for visitors who needed a little extra privacy.  If I ever had a mansion, I'd 100% build a guest house just because I could haha.

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And out back, you'd find a horse track for all the horseraces the family dearly loved!

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This track was extremely large and in really good shape when the explorer found it.

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The entire horse farm shut down after the Mcginley owners passed away.  The immediate family never reopened the farm because majority lived out of state, sadly.

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After years of legal battles, a judge ruled to have the property demolished with everything inside.  In 2022, it was finally torn down.

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Ready for the inside of this $20 million mansion? Let's check it out BELOW!  To find the inside tour of the Guest House, checkout the video.

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