John Deere CEO Selling Spectacular $3.9 Million Barn Mansion – Taste of Country

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John Deere CEO John C. May is selling his stunning “barndominium” estate in Illinois, and pictures show a one-of-a-kind property that you have to see to believe.

May’s 2-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2,864-square-foot home sits on 80 rolling acres in Port Byron, Ill.

Built in 2014, the main residence is fashioned like a red barn on the outside, while the inside is tricked out with luxurious amenities that include radiant heat floors, a full kitchen, a living room with an inviting fireplace and a primary bedroom suite with attached bathroom and closet.

The rustic-luxe home also features an upper-level bunk room with a loft area, four queen-size bunk beds and a bunk room-style bathroom that features two toilets, two showers and three sinks.

May’s house also boasts an office, a laundry room and a built-in home bar.

The stunning property is a working horse farm, and it also includes:

  • An attached horse barn with 12 stalls offering automatic waterers in each stall, a wash stall, tack room, laundry room and feed area.
  • An 80×160 heated indoor riding arena.
  • Six fenced horse pastures with heated automatic waterers, 16-foot-wide gates and more.

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The spectacular property’s other features include geothermal heating and cooling, a camera system in the stall barn, a well with a water treatment system, two septic systems, back-up generators, underground propane tanks, a gated driveway, an RV electrical outlet, and fiber optic lines for high-speed cable and internet services.

The asking price of $3,925,000 breaks down to $1,370 per square foot and a monthly payment of $25,207.

Kurt Johnson from Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors holds the listing on the stunning property. Scroll through the pictures below to see inside the John Deere CEO’s barn mansion, and keep scrolling to see inside country stars’ most rustic homes.

Sterling Whitaker is a Senior Writer and Senior Editor for Taste of Country. He focuses on celebrity real estate, as well as coverage of Yellowstone and related shows like 1883 and 1923. He’s interviewed cast members including Cole Hauser, Kelly Reilly, Sam Elliott and Harrison Ford, and Whitaker is also known for his in-depth interviews with country legends including Don Henley, Rodney Crowell, Trace Adkins, Ronnie Milsap, Ricky Skaggs and more.


PICTURES: See Inside John Deere CEO’s $3.9 Million Barn Mansion

John Deere CEO John C. May is selling his stunning “barndominium” estate in Illinois, and pictures show a one-of-a-kind property that you have to see to believe.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

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