Please fill in the form below to email about information on this listing.
1 Story, Ranch - Verona, IL
This place feels like you would be living in the middle of a WILDLIFE REFUGE! Over the past 20 years this owner's conservation efforts have established acres of wildlife habitat by planting hundreds of trees in a large variety of native and beneficial species as well as creating 4 ponds in addition to the creek that already runs the border of the property. Tucked away at the end of a long driveway, the stone and cedar ranch home is completely hidden from the road on just under 50 acres including income producing, tillable acreage. You'll be able to watch the parade of animals and birds from every window in this house or from the great covered overhang on the 45 x 36 outbuilding (insulated but not heated, 220 for large tools, sectioned off area for an office or chicken coop) that is in addition to the 45 x 26 fully insulated and heated Attached Garage with 9 foot doors. This home boasts an impressive 38 x 27 vaulted Great Room with a very cool firewall backdrop on the wood burning stove that is made from block Italian Granite that came out of an old cable car building. It flows nicely into the party sized Kitchen with the largest walk-in pantry I've seen first hand, huge island with seating for 6, chop sink, Corian counter tops, tiled backsplash, and a wood grain tile floor that was ahead of its time. Built to be handi-cap accessible, all the doors and hallways are wider in addition to the already generous room sizes. For example, check out the massive Master Bedroom that is 25 x 17 with a 15 x 10 closet! The large Bedroom #2 could easily act as a second Master Suite, would work great in a shared housing situation or makes a perfect Guest Suite since it has a full, private Bathroom with not only a big walk-in closet but an over-sized reach in closet as well. The 3rd Bedroom was traditionally used as a Den with French Doors and an entire wall of closet space. Currently the office space is located in the colossal Breezeway that ties the main part of the house to the Laundry Room/Second Kitchen/Processing Workspace that is conveniently attached to a full bathroom, ideal for catching you coming in from whatever outdoor adventures you've been having. Speaking of adventures, please note that the largest pond was originally 16 feet deep, covers approximately 3 acres of land, and is stoked with bass, bluegill, and catfish- perfect for fishing, paddle boating, swimming, etc. Feel free to enjoy the fenced portion of the yard from the new paver patio or watch for the Purple Martins patio off the second patio by the front entrances. Custom 2 x 6 construction, beautiful wide wood trim with fully cased doors and windows, crown molding in the majority of the house, quality upgrades throughout, this private oasis is looking for a new owner!