OFF-MARKET UNTIL SPRING 2017 One-of-a-kind 27+ acre HOBBY FARM with a warm and inviting, RESTORED historic 4 bedroom/2 bath Craftsman-style brick farmhouse. A Nature-lovers retreat with natural tranquil creek, plentiful wildlife and mature trees surrounding the park-like setting of this traditional farmstead. AND it offers plenty for horses, alpacas and goats, fruit trees or gardens.
Beginning in late 2005, high-quality and energy-efficient improvements have resulted in a lovely home with all the character & charm you expect in a vintage farmhouse, along with the modern conveniences that you desire. Craftsman quality and details have been preserved, like double-sided oak hutch, French doors to the living room, original built-ins for storage & beautiful oak floors and amber woodwork throughout.
The CUSTOM chefs kitchen now features: all NEW STAINLESS steel appliances (6/16) incl new DOUBLE-OVEN range; center peninsula with breakfast bar; plenty of all-maple, extra-height Bertch cabinets; prep sink with Insinkerator; & warm, comfortable cork flooring.
Two CUSTOM bathrooms now feature porcelain mosaic floors, period lighting and finishes, main-floor extra-wide Kohler tub and subway tiles, and second-floor extra-large all-tile walk-in shower.
Other special features incl: refurbished heated/cooled sunroom; south-facing windows for panoramic views & plenty of light; smaller upstairs bonus room for office or crafts; full open, insulated walk-up attic; period lighting and finishes throughout.
ALL THE UPDATES have been done for you! Too many improvements to list here, incl: all new Pella windows & doors (06-12); high-efficiency furnace/AC(06); all plumbing (06); interior insulation of all bedrooms & baths (06-12); electric service, panel, wiring, outlets, switches, lighting throughout (05-12); new roof (06); spray foam insulation of sill & attic (07); tuck pointing & brick replacement (09); new septic system (06) & more! And this home offers a HOME WARRANTY! Outside, a beautiful spacious paver patio (09) & pergola await you, for entertaining or just relaxing.
This mini-farm includes a flowing creek, 9+ acres for grazing & crops (incl 6A now in hay), & 10+ acres of cash-generating CRP. When this was a family farm operation, the homestead included another 1+ acres of fenced grazing areas, including a paddock area beside the barn. These areas are currently mowed to create a park-like setting.
Outbuildings offer plenty of space for a variety of hobbies and uses. Four buildings have been rebuilt, incl the 18X51 structure now repurposed into a garden shed & a workshop, with walls of windows & newly-installed elec & lighting. A 1943 barn (07 roof) with big lean-to has lots of possibilities, as do 3 pole barns (largest 40X60).
Low country taxes & energy-efficiency improvements mean years of affordable living!
Great location, just 15 min to Cresco, 30 mins to either Decorah/Oneota Community Food Co-op/Luther College (east) or to New Hampton (south).
With all the UPDATES, this BEAUTIFUL hobby farm is a RARE FIND! If you want QUIET COUNTRY LIVING, or an active mini-farm, this very special property is waiting to WELCOME YOU HOME!
Please, only pre-qualified buyers.