This property checks all the boxes. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Galena, IL (20 minutes from Dubuque, IA) this property is a rare offering and one of the most picturesque settings in its locale. The private and convenient retreat is boarded by Hunting land and Timber on all sides. It has incredible views and sounds of the Sinsinawa River that runs through it. The valley topography in this acreage consists of a combination of flat cropland, hills and pastures perfect for a farmer's needs or a sportsman's dream. This property is truly anyone's retreat! The acreage is loaded with wildlife, including whitetail deer, wild turkey, ducks and geese. Great fishing includes a variety of fish with an abundance of small mouth bass. An enormous eagle nest is situated within direct view of the home's living area. A mated pair inhabits the nest and provides year around viewing. As you enter the property you will find both seclusion and beautiful views of an expansive valley surrounded by wooded hills. The entrance of the property has a 30x36 outbuilding for machinery and an enclosed chicken coop with run. The custom-built home that was architecturally designed to optimize the river and landscape views rests at the top of the lane. This 4000+ sq ft ranch home provides 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 3/4 inch hardwood floors. Entering the home, one's eyes are immediately drawn to the large open floor plan and the captivating views of the Sinsinawa River valley. The open flow living room features a spectacular ledgestone wall, a Heatilator wood burning fireplace and a half bathroom. The adjoining kitchen has stainless steel appliances with a massive granite island perfect for entertaining. A kitchen nook with a view, formal dining room and an oversized pantry completes this area. An oversized screened in three season porch and a maintenance free deck and railing provide additional living and entertaining space to the main level. A laundry and mudroom with built in lockers provide easy access to the attached three car in-floor heated garage. The main floor master bedroom has tray ceilings and a large master bathroom. The Master bath has separated his and her sinks with granite countertops, a large tiled shower and a deep soaker tub that allows one to relax and take in with views of the property. Two separate large walk-in closets and a linen closet provides ample storage. Above the three-car garage and accessible from the main floor is an office and separate gym area. This space includes a full bathroom and kitchenette and is beautifully finished with hardwood floors, built ins and granite countertops. The area could also make a great mother-in-law suite. The lower level is a walkout with heated floors. A wet bar with built-ins and a large granite island opens into another stunning living area with an adjoining game room. Three oversized bedrooms are on this level - two of which have walk-in closets and on-suite bathrooms with tiled showers. Another full bathroom and a laundry room completes the lower level. The property has infrastructure for your livestock operation. It's equipped with a 31x36 Lean and a 24x32 field barn. There are fenced pastures, cattle guards and 37+ acres of tillable ground. Currently there are 20 acres in alfalfa and 17+ acres in corn. Approximately 100 acres of Timberland an established trail system provide ATV and hiking enjoyment.
Exterior Type: Vinyl Siding
Beds Above Grade: 4
Cooling System: Central Air
Heating System: Electric, Steam, Zoned, Wood
Appliances: Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Cooktop, Built-In Oven, Water Softener Owned, Other
Galena is located in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. It is the largest city of its county, with a population of about 3,500. Galena was the previous home of Ulysses S. Grant. The community is listed on the National Register of Historic Places....