Home For Sale

A country setting you must see to appreciate with this 5 bedroom and 3 bath custom home boasting over 4,500 sq ft of living space situated on 44.25 +/- acres in beautiful Northern Jo Daviess County. Formerly one of the Galena area's most popular Christmas tree farms, this property has since been transformed into one of the Galena area's premier private retreats complete with an additional private guest cottage and a 2+ acre stocked pond. From the moment you pull into the property, you will fall in love with the charm of this sprawling ranch and its bright white wrap around decking on both the main floor and the lower level walk out. The main floor living space is highlighted by tall vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, warm wood paneling and a brand new high end kitchen and dining area. This incredible kitchen was just finished in April of 2022, and features custom cabinetry, granite countertops, black stainless appliances and a custom undermount sink. The custom cabinets were all installed by Bader Custom Cabinetry right out of Scales Mound, and includes all soft close drawers, built in spice racks and sponge doors, and two pantry spaces. The kitchen flows right into the dining area and coffee bar with more custom cabinetry and granite countertops. Just off the kitchen is a massive great room with a wide open floor plan and cozy lodge-like feel with more exposed beams, wood paneling and centrally located fireplace. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms can be found on the main floor, as well as the master which has its own large closet and bath. Head up the loft to a cozy reading nook or office space as well as another large and private bedroom with ample closet space. The lower level features an additional family room, the final 2 bedrooms and the 3rd bathroom. Interior French doors open up off the lower level family room to a bonus room that could serve as an exercise room, additional sleeping space or another option for an office. A large unfinished room can be found on the lower level as well with laundry, a wash sink and more than enough shelving for storage. Decks can be found off both the front and back sides of the house, each offering a comfortable location to sit back and take in the sights and sounds of nature. In addition to the main house, is an 864 sq ft guest cottage that carries on the theme of open floor plan and vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and a floor to ceiling fireplace. Additional structures include an oversized, detached 3 car heated garage and a 32 X 16 pole barn. Pond days can be enjoyed in style with a shoreside covered gazebo that is centrally located between the sand beach, a fire pit and the dock extending into the pond. The entire perimeter of the pond has been lined with rock and is mowed so that the pond can be accessed in 360 degrees. Mowed paths meander throughout the acreage including all through the remnants of the former Christmas tree farm which consists of a variety of pine and spruce trees. The majority of the acreage is made up of nearly 25 highly productive, income producing tillable acreage that is currently being farmed by the owners. More paths follow the perimeter of the ag fields and make for a perfect place to take the UTV over to the stream cutting through the north side of the property. Located just south of Charles Mound which is the highest point in all of Illinois, the backdrop of the property features beautiful views of rolling farm fields and timber that Jo Daviess Cty has become so widely known for. If you are in the market for a one of a kind property that has a little bit of everything to offer, then look no further! Property is located 20 minutes from Galena, 30 minutes to Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort, 2.5 hours to Chicago, and 1 hour 45 minutes to Madison, WI. *Seller would rent back tillable acreage or would consider keeping the tillable acreage and selling the house on 10acres. Selling the house on 10 acres would be subject to county zoning approval.*

Property Details

  • Beds: 5
  • Baths: 3.0
  • Sq Feet: 4494
  • Year Built: 0
  • Lake: (private lake, pond, creek)
  • Acres: 44.250
  • Has Pond? Yes
  • County: Jo Daviess County
  • Heat/AC: Fireplace,Forced Air
  • Garage: Garage
  • Siding: Cedar Siding
  • Roof: Composition Shingle
  • Fireplaces: Has Fireplace
  • Property Taxes: $9,058
  • MLS #: 202205887


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Lake Home For Sale in Scales Mound, Illinois
Ad Number : 3110480
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Added: Sep 02, 2022
Updated on: Sep 08, 2022
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Listing Agent: BRANDON BEYER, Jim Sullivan Realty, 815-275-3612 Listing Site
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