If you’ve ever dreamed of living in one of those classic French mansions from Keira Knightley period piece movies, then our latest ‘Home of the Week’ is sure to peak your interest. This French estate expertly designed by world-renowned architect Richard Landry offers potential homeowners with the finest in French living – - in America.

That’s right, this $21.9 million French Estate is located in Winnetka, Illinois; a short half hour drive away from the Windy City itself. The trophy home listed by Maureen Mohling with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has nearly 17,000 square feet of living space along with 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 5 half bathrooms. With interior design by the famed Howard Design Group, you can be sure that no detail or expense has been spared. From the ornate crown molding, to the nine fireplaces on over to the imported chandeliers; everything about this home screams luxury.

This estate is named “The Big Dream” for a reason, because it really does leave no stone left unturned; there isn’t much more one could want from a home. Personally, I’d spend most of my free time watching movies or Mets games in the theater with leather chairs and stadium level seating. After a long day spent in the home theater I might take a walk over to the gym or head outside for a quick swim before warming up by one of my many fireplaces.

What do you think of this Chicago area treasure? If you’d like to see more of this fabulous home, visit coldwellbanker.com.