This unique Richland County property is known by its owner and loyal customers as ĎFarm on the Hillí. The sustainable farming practices brought clients from several states to purchase chickens, eggs, turkeys and produce but a change in life plans gives you an opportunity to take advantage of the sellerís hard work.
This property is 40+/- acres and has a great mix for a modest farm. 12+/- acres of tillable ground were recently planted with approximately 500 trees with the goal of creating an oak savanna for grazing purposes. These trees are small enough that if unwanted, the new owner could bring this ground back into tillable production. Another 18+/- acres of pasture land and 9+/- acres of woods complete the acreage. The open ground is fenced with woven wire fencing and is divided into several paddocks for convenient rotational grazing. An apple orchard, asparagus bed as well as berries and morel mushrooms are a bonus on this parcel.
The home on the property is far from ordinary. The current and previous owners have lovingly restored this original farm house so it is now a beautiful, comfortable home while retaining its classic farm house feel. The large country kitchen is designed to take full advantage of the long range views through ample windows and the island bar is a great spot for conversations with the chef. Wood beams in the kitchen and large dining room as well as barn boards throughout the home were reclaimed from an original barn on the property. The comfortable living room is accented by an open wood stairway as well as a free standing wood burning stove that is perfect for taking the chill out of the air when the outdoor furnace isnít being used. Completing the main floor is a convenient laundry/ mud room, a full bath and another room that currently is being used for an office. If more bedrooms were needed or a main floor master suite was desired, this could easily be converted into a bedroom. The upper level of the home offers 3 generous bedrooms and a second full bath. The basement is not what you would expect in a classic farmhouse. When the home was added to, one side of the basement was exposed so there are large windows and a walkout door to the yard. A deck with a hot tub is the perfect spot to enjoy Driftless area sunsets.
Farm outbuildings include a 34 x 100 foot metal sided and roofed barn. Itís currently set up for mixed use with poultry facilities as well as an area for larger livestock such as horses, goats, sheep or cattle. The upper floor is an open hay mow. A 36 x 40 foot pole building also offers many options. Part of it is open for equipment storage but one corner is in the process of being finished to be used as a small retail area or possibly a commercial kitchen. An older two story shed was originally a garage but is handy for wood storage for the outdoor wood furnace. Lastly, a greenhouse near the home is perfect for starting and growing herbs and vegetables.
The sellers would love to see the new owner continue the farm operation and are willing to provide the business name and client list as part of a sale as well as pass along tips to make continued farm operation as seamless as possible. Set up your showing today.
The following updates are as per seller (Buyer should verify if important for purchasing decision): Well less than 10 years old, septic less than 15 years old, furnace and central air new in 2013, walls and attic insulation within last 15 years, windows within last 15 years, new electrical panel and updates 2014.
Features Single Family
|Garage: 3 car, Detached, Extra Storage Area||Estimated Age: 1920|
|Finished SqFt: 2,000||Finished Above Grade SqFt: 2,000|
|Style: National Folk/Farm house||Elementary School: Call School District|
|Middle School: Richland||High School: Richland Center|
|School District: Richland||Taxes: $2,029|
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