The nature lover’s perfect get-away, second residence, or hunting retreat, this unique Whiteside County 50 acres has “something for everyone.” Quality hunting opportunities in mature timber, boasting well-maintained access trails for walking, a stocked 10-acre pond for fishing, ever-present waterfowl, and very strong proven revenue streams set this property apart. Two ideally situated homes on this property have been recently and completely remodeled, assuring years of maintenance-free ownership. New owners may enjoy the benefits of simply spending time in the country, participating in seasonal activities, and taking in the views as the seasons change.
The first home is a traditional A-Frame with thoughtful upgrades of all-weather synthetic siding, a long-lasting new roof, quality flooring throughout, complete interior repaint, installation of user-friendly kitchen spaces, and floor-to-ceiling quarry stone fireplaces on multiple levels. Sweeping views of the pond and woodlands fill the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. Large master bedroom and bath upstairs. Great room, two bedrooms, kitchen and living room on main level. Additional bedrooms, bathroom, office, contemporary bar area, and living room on the lower level. Modern kitchen areas on the main level and lower level are complimented by stainless steel appliances and benefit from recent remodeling touches. Comfortable living spaces and a well-designed spiral staircase maximize the usefulness of this stylish house. Outside, the same attention to enjoyment of the outdoors and living comfortably are found in the upper and lower decks, the attached BBQ space, and complete playground in the back yard. Adjacent to the main house, a converted garage serves as gameroom and additional living/sleeping quarters upstairs easily accommodate eight additional guests. This building matches the main house in style, tidiness, recent remodeling, and shares matching maintenance-free siding and new roofing. An additional full, two-car garage, with concrete floor and living quarters in the back (including even more sleeping spaces, kitchen, and bathroom) provides excellent security for your vehicles, ATV’s, tools, and gives another location for additional guests. The manicured yard hosts a sandy beach, wooden dock, several pavilion locations, ample play or recreational spaces, sturdy playground equipment, and an extra-tall two-stall boathouse located next to the pond. This portion of the property has a very strong history of earning revenue, used as a “country bed and breakfast” location through Air B&B.
Well-maintained access, hunting, and walking trails connect this section of the property with the other side of the pond and the second house. Each house has independent driveway access and can be maintained as separate, individual residence, if preferred.
The second home is a comfortable ranch style wonderfully situated atop a small knoll and in the shadows of towering pines. The home is easily accessible, completely remodeled, and has the feel of being “up north.” The lengthy driveway leads directly to a modern two-car garage. The entire home benefits from maintenance-free vinyl siding, fresh roofing, and fresh paint. The great room is professionally designed and decorated, adding to the feelings of being in a northern lodge or mountain get-away. Earth tones, bright lighting, and panoramic windows contribute to the sense of being in the country and part of the outdoors. The newly remodeled kitchen is complimented by new, stainless steel appliances, broad work areas, and a perfect locations to enjoy meals and converse at counters or in the attached dining room. The floor plan flows well into lounging areas and entertainment areas of the house. The great room and living areas blend the best of convenience and functionality. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, additional bedrooms and sleeping accommodations for at least eight sleeping guests in the basement, basement bathroom, cedar wood sauna, and full basement areas for storage add to the usefulness of this house as either a get-away, rental property, or perfect base camp. Additional storage in vintage and restored woodshed / barn can be utilized or returned to service as a chicken coop or home for animals.
These homes are simply “turn-key” in every regard and have been maintained to the highest standards of neatness and functionality. Each has its own unique character. Although each shares exemplary views of the pond and the picturesque country surroundings, these properties can be resided in as individual tracts or kept together.
Offered together, this property offers the best of all things…outstanding location, varied opportunity for recreational activities, ample room for use a multiple/large family retreat location, or a chance to own a country property while enjoying the financial benefits of proven earnings capacity from one or both homes. This hunting, fishing, and outdoorsy location is the perfect get-away nestled in the tranquility of the gently rolling hills of Northwestern Illinois.
Located conveniently to all Chicagoland locations by way of Interstate 88, this property benefits from multiple outdoor public accesses points (numerous state and federal properties are nearby), is handy to the amenities of small-town benefits, and enjoys all rural charms of the Mississippi River Valley Region.