Inside The Haunting Legacy Of Horizon Farm: A Forgotten Treasure

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.

Via Decaying Midwest - YouTube
Via Decaying Midwest – YouTube

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.

Via Decaying Midwest - YouTube
Via Decaying Midwest – YouTube

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.

Via Decaying Midwest - YouTube
Via Decaying Midwest – YouTube

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.

Via Decaying Midwest - YouTube
Via Decaying Midwest – YouTube

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

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

Via Decaying Midwest - YouTube
Via Decaying Midwest – YouTube

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.

Via Decaying Midwest - YouTube
Via Decaying Midwest – YouTube

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

Decaying Midwest - Youtube
Decaying Midwest – Youtube

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.

AERIAL VIEW
AERIAL VIEW
POOL HOUSE
POOL HOUSE
POOL
POOL
POOL KITCHEN
POOL KITCHEN
KITCHEN
KITCHEN
LIVING ROOM
LIVING ROOM
SMALL LIVING ROOM
SMALL LIVING ROOM
HALLWAY
HALLWAY
DINING ROOM
DINING ROOM
OFFICE
OFFICE
MASTER BEDROOM
MASTER BEDROOM
MASTER BEDROOM
MASTER BEDROOM
MASTER BEDROOM
MASTER BEDROOM
GUEST BEDROOM
GUEST BEDROOM
WALK IN CLOSET
WALK IN CLOSET
SAFE IN CLOSET
SAFE IN CLOSET
HORSE FARM
HORSE FARM
HORSE FARM STALLS
HORSE FARM STALLS
HORSE MAGAZINES
HORSE MAGAZINES
HORSE TRACK
HORSE TRACK
DEMOLISHED MANSION
DEMOLISHED MANSION

28 Photos of a Former NBA Star’s Abandoned Illinois Mansion

Look inside the sad and weird remains of a mansion, completed in 1988.

Gallery Credit: JB Love

Entryway
Entryway
Outside View
Outside View
Outside View
Outside View
Exterior
Exterior
Winding Staircase
Winding Staircase
Upper View
Upper View
“TOXIC”
Odd Hallway
Odd Hallway
Note from 2011
Note from 2011
Upstairs
Upstairs
It's Getting Weird
It’s Getting Weird
Room of Evil?
Room of Evil?
Room of Evil (Pt. 2)
Room of Evil (Pt. 2)
Room of Evil (Pt. 3)
Room of Evil (Pt. 3)
A Person?
A Person?
“Jump”
“OSBG”
OSBG (Pt. 2)
OSBG (Pt. 2)
Another Apocalyptic Photo
Another Apocalyptic Photo
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Basement?
Basement?
Hallway (?)
Hallway (?)
Outside at Dusk
Outside at Dusk
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attachment-screen-shot-2021-09-17-at-8-16-43-am-1
Indoor Entertainment Area
Indoor Entertainment Area
Basketball Court Emblem
Basketball Court Emblem
Outside View
Outside View
Outside View
Outside View

Can You Guess The Abandoned Rockford Business?

Can You Guess The Abandoned Rockford Business?

Gallery Credit: Mall Aholic Retail YouTube Channel

Art Van Furniture (Perryville)
Art Van Furniture (Perryville)
BMO Harris Bank (Alpine)
BMO Harris Bank (Alpine)
CVS (N 2nd)
CVS (N 2nd)
Family Video & Marco's Pizza (N 2nd)
Family Video & Marco’s Pizza (N 2nd)
Gustafson's & Bergner's (Riverside)
Gustafson’s & Bergner’s (Riverside)
Hardee's (Riverside)
Hardee’s (Riverside)
Gordman's (Perryville)
Gordman’s (Perryville)
HH Gregg (Perryville)
HH Gregg (Perryville)
Hilander (Alpine)
Hilander (Alpine)
Hilander (Rural)
Hilander (Rural)
JC Penny (N 2nd)
JC Penny (N 2nd)
K-Mart (Sandy Hollow)
K-Mart (Sandy Hollow)
Long John Silver (E State)
Long John Silver (E State)
Office Depot (E State)
Office Depot (E State)
Old Time Pottery (E State)
Old Time Pottery (E State)
Payless Shoes (Rockton Ave)
Payless Shoes (Rockton Ave)
Perkins (E State)
Perkins (E State)
Phillips 66 (Harrison)
Phillips 66 (Harrison)
Pier One Imports (173)
Pier One Imports (173)
Pizza Hut (Alpine)
Pizza Hut (Alpine)
Ponderosa & More (Sandy Hollow)
Ponderosa & More (Sandy Hollow)
Schnuck's (Rockton Ave)
Schnuck’s (Rockton Ave)
Taco Bell (N 2nd)
Taco Bell (N 2nd)
TGI Friday's (Perryville)
TGI Friday’s (Perryville)
Tumbleweed's (E State)
Tumbleweed’s (E State)

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