You don't come across a property like this very often, if ever, in Southern Illinois. 126+/- acres of some of the best Whitetail hunting Illinois has to offer. What's even better, is practically every room in the 7,500 square foot custom home has a view! The home, built in 1992, has so many upgraded and custom amenities, I may not have space in this listing for all of it. A partial wrap around porch with two hanging swings and a view of the front pond covers the front entrance and the southwest corner of the home. Custom hickory hardwood floors throughout lead you to a recently remodeled kitchen with custom Amish-crafted hickory cabinets, real copper apron sink and faucet, and the most amazing granite countertops from Madagascar that cover the cabinets and the huge island. There is a large eat-in nook that's big enough to fit a table for six to eight people and has another great view. Just off the kitchen is a formal dining room with another amazing view. The main floor has a large living room that's open to a glass-door office or study on one side, and a wall of windows to the back deck on the other. The Master suite is huge, with a newly remodeled bathroom that has a window jacuzzi tub with a view, a giant walk-in custom shower, dual vanities with custom cabinetry surrounding them, a separate toilet room, and a large walk in closet. Take the curved, grand staircase upstairs to a nice family room or sitting area which separates the 3 large bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms. The other curved staircase leads down to the fully finished walk out basement with full bar, huge family room, dining area, and gym. This basement area is perfect to entertain while you open the doors to the back patio that houses a kitchen area, a sitting area with a fire pit, hot tub, and a custom in-ground salt water pool that measure 40x20. Other features and highlights of the home include: brand new siding, 50 year all metal roof, 2 wells that feed the house and barns, 600 amp service, 3 geothermal units, 2x6 construction, newer double hung windows, backup generator, 2 fireplaces, 1-80 gallon water heater, 2-50 gallon water heaters, second laundry room in basement, water softener system. Landscaping is currently being redone.
There are 126+/- acres of outdoor paradise, with roughly 80 acres of tillable, 30 acres of timber, 13 acres of fenced pasture, and 3 ponds that total roughly 3.5 acres. The tillable fields consisting of mostly Menfro Silt Loam, have an average PI of 111, making them high Class C soils. All the tillable is planted in corn this year, and the current agreement with the farmer is seller pays 1/3 and receives 1/3. The timber is mature and consists of Walnut, Hickory, Oak, pecan, and chestnuts. There are trails and runs everywhere, but the seller did their homework and strategically placed 8 box blinds around the property to ambush the monster bucks that roam this property as they come to the fields to feed and chase does. The southeast corner of the property has a small field that could be planted in a green food source, making it the perfect staging area before the bucks head to the corn fields. The ponds have been a great source of not just water for the deer, but for good waterfowl hunting as well. The front pond has been stocked with bass, with the large pond holding a variety of bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie. There are also roughly 50 - 60 fruit trees on the property, including Asian Pear, Bartlet Pear, Apple, Plum, Plout, Peach, and Nectarine.
On the west side of the property, there is a barn and two large outbuildings, both with concrete floors that can be used to store all the tools and toys a person would need. The east building, measuring 30x54, with 9 foot deep covered porch that measures the entire length could also be turned into a bunkhouse or cabin for hunters. This building has power lift garage doors on both ends, making access with any toys a breeze. You can drive in one end, drop the trailer, and drive right out the other end- no backing up necessary. The western-most building measures 30x50, and has new power door openers. The metal roofed barn with 3 stalls has roughly 13 acres of fully fenced pasture separated into 3 areas. Current owners have 4 cows occupying the pasture.
This property truly has it all - A Beautiful home with views that are out of this world, land to hunt and fish on, outbuildings to accomplish any type of farming you want, the list goes on and on! If you ever decide you must leave this place, there are so many things to do in Southern Illinois, including the nearby Wine Trail, endless possibilities in Shawnee National Forest, or fishing at Kinkaid Lake, just an hour away and home to some of the biggest Crappie and Musky you can find.
This beautiful property is located 40 minutes south of Carbondale, Il, 40 minutes northeast of Cape Girardeau, Mo, 6.5 hours from Chicago, IL, and 3.5 hours northwest of Nashville, TN. To schedule your private tour, call or text Illinois Land Specialist/Broker Eric Brower @ 618-567-1286. BUYER PRE-APPROVAL REQUIRED TO TOUR LISTING.
- Small game
- Boundary Fence
- Fenced / Gated