$2,430,000
460 Acres Illinois Knox County

Property Brief

Spoon River Farm offers so much from natural beauty, high annual income, amazing home with spectacular views to year-round recreation! Incredible views of the Spoon River Valley with amazing sunsets.

Practically everything you see from the large picture windows in the home you own! Watch the fog roll in on those cool mornings with amazing sunsets from your screened-in porch

The attention to detail in this home must be seen to be appreciated! The materials are top shelf from the windows to the heavy interior doors along with the custom hand made front door that feels like your entering into something special! The kitchen is a work of art offering only the best appliances with commercial grade Thermador stove and fridge/freezer-2 units wrapped in Knotty Alder, double oven and a Bosch dishwasher!

The views from the kitchen are amazing with a screened in porch offering the perfect place for morning coffee as the fog hangs in the Spoon River Bottoms. The evening promises a grand view of the sunset and a perfect spot to enjoy a bottle wine. The granite counters are breathtaking along with handmade tin backsplash above the cook top.

The master has its own walkout with a massive master bath area and the laundry room is part of the master bath making laundry private and convenient. Professional landscaping with an amazing driveway leading thru mature White Oaks and an Elk statue greeting you on your arrival. The 460 acres is comprised of mature hardwood timber with marketable walnut, 56,000 planted trees with the majority in white oak producing acorns. The network of trails thru the woods offers a relaxing walk with a spring fed pond used as a swimming hole. The acreage below the home is loaded with wildlife and especially trophy deer! 2 miles of Spoon River frontage which offers great fishing and pass shooting for waterfowl. There are miles of groomed trails for hiking or easy stand access! There are areas available for wildlife food plots and up to 10% of the CREP acres can be planted in food plots with largest field not to exceed 5 acres with NRCS approval. Its an amazing feeling looking out your back windows knowing practically everything you see you own! You can watch loads of deer pour into the crop field below. The barn is large and dry, perfect for storing equipment or boats as your only 2 miles from Oak Run/Spoon Lake. Additional acreage is available!

The owners have taken great measures to create and maintain the acreage from the ponds, trails and a beautiful cabin built on a bluff overlooking the Spoon River.

The farm has a history of holding trophy caliber deer and abundant turkey along with a fully stock pond. The recreation potential here is boundless…the deer are incredible with multi fish species to catch especially trophy small mouth bass! Kayaking and canoeing is perfect on the spoon with good swimming holes.

The cabin is placed on a bluff overlooking the spoon river with year round breathtaking views and a deck taking it all in! Autumn at the cabin is a must see with the timber being a mix of Maple and Oak a blaze in color mid October! The dining table is handcrafted of solid walnut that can be hardly be lifted by 2 grown men! The loft has log bed with open views below and out to the River.

The pond is stocked with a camping area offering a large dock and fire pit. Food plot locations and the front food-plot would be a perfect Dove field close to the road with power lines and next to the pond

This acreage has everything an outdoorsmen and family would want in a property from the strong income to the year round recreation and is absolutely beautiful!

Proeprty Overview

-Top end construction with amazing attention to detail built in 2012
-Imported Turkish stone flooring Douglas Fir Beams, Knotty Alder cabinetry, Custom handmade front door, Marvin Windows and doors
-Thermador commercial grade appliances & RO water system
-Screened-in porch with amazing views
-Built in furnishings to remain
-Hot Tub
-Attached 2.5 car garage with an additional 2 car garage with matching exterior
-56,000 trees planted with majority being white oak and an assortment of different species
-2 miles frontage on the Spoon River with excellent Small mouth!
-Tremendous Whitetail hunting with potential for world class trophy deer
-72 tillable acres with a 125 PI
-$27,192 in annual income!
-Large barn for storage with electric
-137 Acres in CREP
-CRP creates excellent bedding for deer plus having a feathering effect along the timber edge
-4 access points allow for easy stand access without driving thru farm
-high speed fiber optic cable for internet and TV

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