See inside this partially underground $1.1M Illinois home with pool, gym

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This custom contemporary ranch located at 5054 Buchta Drive in Bethalto, Illinois features modern construction on 5.5 acres. There's a recreation room that features an indoor pool, hot tub and gym. The asking price is $1.1 million.

Located in the Edwardsville school district, there's more than 5,000 square feet of living space. The property has grass lands for horses or farming. There's an open entry floor plan that joins the living room and kitchen with views of the pool from most rooms.

The eat-in kitchen features upscale cabinets as well as appliances with a fountain soda machine. It has an island and there are also dining areas in pool room. You'll find utility rooms in each wing of the house, with three separate HVAC systems.

This home features three bedrooms, with a possible fourth. A full media room features sound equipment. The loft area above the pool features a gaming and TV area.

Located minutes from Interstate-255 and St. Louis Regional Airport, there is plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby. This is a home for family fun or entertaining.

Additional features include a security system, solar panels and a solar equipment building.