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Live like Lucious Lyon in this Old World $12.9M estate

You don’t have to be a cutthroat hip hop mogul to snag this sprawling lakefront mansion, but you do need $12.9 million.

That’s the price tag on the 17,597-square-foot home that serves as the abode for the fictional Lucious Lyon on Fox’s hit TV show "Empire," according to Curbed.

The Barrington Hills, Ill., home has five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and is the real life home of Sam Cecola, owner of the Admiral Theatre strip club in Chicago.

Have a look around:

 The mansion sits on more than eight manicured acres and is practically surrounded by two lakes. 

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Floor-to-ceiling windows and coffered ceilings make for an elegant living room.

The study features custom millwork, built-in bookcases and a cast stone fireplace.

"Empire" returned to Fox on Wednesday for the second half of season two.

Click here to see more of the mansion.

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