Sitting on the back porch, overlooking the pond, while watching the sunrise over the tree line sound good? Let’s add in a couple deer feeding in the yard while the turkeys are gobbling in the creek bottom. Take a walk down to the garden and pick some fresh vegetables to eat with the evening meal. End the day with a stroll around the property listening to the frogs croak and the owls hoot. These types of days are a reality on this 100-acre tract with a beautiful home located in McDonough County, IL.
The 1,500 sq. ft. home has an open floor plan with high ceilings. There are numerous windows that allow for great views of the property and pond. All current living space is located on the main floor, if stairs are of a concern. The basement is walk-out and ready to be finished, if desired. There is an attached two car garage with entrance into a mud/utility room. There is also a 48 x 36 machine shed that allows for plenty of storage space and has a section finished for living quarters, great for visitors or rental opportunities.
The timbered acres on this property have an impressive mix of species ranging from mature white, red, and black oaks on the ridges to large cottonwood and silver maples in the creek bottoms. Timber was valued at $9,000 in 2012 and is to increase with age. The many well maintained trails throughout the timber allow for easy, quiet access for hunting or provide for great ATV or horseback riding. There are currently two well placed food plots, one planted in soybeans and the other in clover with many other areas available to plant. There is a creek that runs through the middle of the property, as well as a spring, that provide a year- round water source for the wildlife. There is also a small pond on the property. The east side of the timber is a large sanctuary that does not get disturbed, unless tracking. The northern portion of the property is enrolled in the CREP program. This program expires in 2026 and produces a yearly income of $6,832 ($68,320 over next 10 years). This income would easily cover the property taxes with money left over.
The current owner has been practicing trophy management and as harvested some impressive bucks as well as several turkeys. Whether you are a serious trophy hunter or just a nature lover who enjoys hiking, horseback, or ATV riding this property will not disappoint!
1510 sq ft main floor
Unfinished walk-out basement
Large Living room
Kitchen – appliances stay
Granite Counter Tops
Custom Rustic Cherry cabinets in kitchen
Custom Rustic Hickory cabinets in both bathrooms
Double size Jacuzzi & custom shower with seat and hand shower with bathroom
Cork flooring throughout
Maintenance free exterior
Covered back porch
Spray foam insulation entire home
Large machine shed, concrete floor, with 1/4 finished living space.