This beautiful home is nestled in Southern Illinois. While being known for its wine trails, the Shawnee National Forest, and trophy Whitetail deer, it also offers a very private location, yet close to events such as Minor League baseball, two major universities, shopping, and cultural programs.
Imagine sitting in your covered hot tub drinking your morning coffee and listening to the wild turkeys gobbling while watching deer graze across your private 5 acre stocked pond. You can fish from a dock, sun on the beach, or relax on the wraparound deck overlooking the property.
The woods have been managed through Tree Stand Improvement programs and are home to beautiful oaks, hickory, maple, and assorted other trees and fauna. There is a field that has been maintained for wildlife habitat with food plots and is home to whitetail, turkey, dove, quail, and rabbit. This timber tract is part of a larger tract that has consistently produced big bucks year after year! It has a very hunter friendly topography and a main travel corridor for deer and turkey in the area. This special piece of property could also be turned into a equestrian paradise or any livestock with ample pasture ground and water sources.
The large main home has three bedrooms and an easily convertible den/office which can be a fourth bedroom. Enter from the back into a laundry/mud room and step into the gourmet kitchen with gas cooktop, built in wall oven and microwave, granite counter tops, subway tile backsplash, beautiful cabinets with soft close features, pull out shelving, unique spice cabinets, modern stainless-steel appliances and a double stainless-steel sink overlooking the garden window. An island with a separate prep/coffee sink sits next to the granite topped seating area that opens into the dining room. The oak hardwood floors extend from the kitchen into the dining room and hallway which leads to the main floor bedrooms and bath.
There are two main floor bedrooms which have walk in closets, and there is a third room that can be easily converted into a bedroom or used as an office. The large remodeled bathroom has a walk- in shower, two granite topped separate vanities, and a soaking tub with beautiful surrounding tile work to provide for a spa like atmosphere.
From the dining room, a step down flows into the great room with ceramic tile flooring and plenty of room for entertaining. A set of stairs leads you to the master bedroom’s glass doors which share the views of the great room. The master contains another jetted soaking tub, two sinks, shower, toilet, and walk in closet. The living room contains a built-in bar for social or family time, seating and reading areas. There is also a half bath which can be accessed through the mud room and family room. The living room offers stunning views of the surrounding woods and pond through a wall of “E” energy efficient glass panes and French doors that open to a two-level wrap around wooden deck.
Outside on the deck you will find a covered hot tub with views of the pond and a separate recreation room. The deck has different levels with a target shooting area just below the hot tub. The rec room is approx. 500 sq. foot with bar and sink, pool table, exercise equipment, and another half bath. Take the wrap around deck to the back of the house and you will find a ramp that leads to the 24’ x 60’ pole barn. This space can house three vehicles, plus has a workbench and tool center. There are also two concrete dog kennels which extend out from the garage, with indoor dog boxes and fenced runs.
The second home is a short walk from the main house which can be used as a rental, guest house, or in-law home. The recently updated three-bedroom, two bath modular home has an open concept kitchen, living and dining room with beamed vaulted ceilings. The master bed has walk in closet, master bath with double vanity sinks, and windows facing the pond. The second and third bedroom are on the opposite side of the house and share a newly remolded bath. The laundry room leads to a back- entry door that flows to a deck with views of the woods and pond.
This house can be appreciated by wildlife enthusiasts, outdoorsman, hunters, and could be a true paradise for the next owner. There is also the possibility of rental income from the second property. Please call for an appointment to view the home and property!