HISTORIC UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN 239+/- ACRE FARM FOR SALE! Located just west of the Village of Ewen, on Old Highway M-28, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan - 38+/- Acres are in Matchwood Township and 200+/- Acres are in adjoining McMillan Township, both in Ontonagon County. Anthony and Mary Malnar, the original owners of 160 acres of this property, immigrated from Yugoslavia in 1898. After working in various Copper Country mines, in 1905 Mr. Malnar purchased the cut-over land. He worked hard at clearing the land by removing hundreds of solid pine stumps with deep roots, and removing thick growths of underbrush. Tony moved his wife and seven children to the property in 1910. In the winters Tony worked for a nearby Lumber Company, and was able to saw into boards, the culled trees left by the loggers, to build their farm buildings. These settlers had a modest dairy herd, grew wheat to make into bran and flour, and produced hay for their own use, and to be sold to nearby lumber camps for horse feed, and for shipment to farms out of the state. After both passing away in the early 1950s, one of their children moved onto the property for several years. The Current Owners having been lovingly caring for the original property, and an additional joining property included in the sale. In the last years, several plots have been tilled for hay production. Other areas (between cultivated areas) have been left undisturbed and small trees, shrubs and native grasses mingle with wildflowers and play an important role in providing habitat for game, birds, bees, and butterflies. Lots of woodlands on the property also provide great cover for wildlife. These undisturbed areas provide critical habitat for wildlife as they provide food and cover for ground-nesting birds, grouse, geese, and ducks. Deer regularly visit this farmstead, and there are trails created throughout the acreage, and Hunting Blinds are strategically located here and there. The home features a large Kitchen, off of which is a Utility Room with half Bath, Laundry area, and lots of Pantry storage. The Kitchen leads to a room currently used as an Exercise Room which has large sliding glass doors to a Covered Porch. Off this room is a Bathroom with a shower. A large Living Room (currently used as a bedroom), leads to another room which can be used for relaxing or sleeping. Upstairs are three Bedrooms. The Basement has ample storage, and contains the propane forced air/wood furnace, and water system. Outside you will find a 34 x 94 Original Barn with attached work shop, a 26 x 30 Two+ Car Garage, and small sheds. This property will offer anyone who loves the Outdoors, all kinds of recreational activities to enjoy! Call for your appointment today!
|Style: 1 1/2 Story||Year Built: 1920|
|Waterfront: Y||Garage: Detached, Two Car|
|Body of Water: Seasonal Creeks||Finished Sq Ft: 2,030|
|Above Grade SqFt: 2030||Below Grade SqFt: 0|
|Est Water Front Ft: 0.0||Municipality: Ontonagon T|
|Acreage: 239.35||Area: Ontonagon T|
|Floor Level||Lower||Main||Upper||Room Dimen's|