This gorgeous 160 acre Yorkville property stands out for its unique features. One feels on top of the world, with the big, open skies and the rolling hills. Most unique is Fruit Lake, glistening under the sun. The lake is home to bass, perch and catfish, turtles, deer, osprey and blue herons. Relax at the edge with your favorite beverage, take a swim or explore the lake from your own row boat (included). The lake is a stunning place on this property.
Water, water, water. Besides the lake, the property boasts both a well and springs. The current owner is a former landscape contractor and an avid gardener. Two beautiful gardens are keenly sited on the property; a smaller lower garden with south-facing views has annual vegetables planted in individual beds, all serviced by state of the art drip irrigation. The larger, irrigated, upper garden is home to many, many fruit and nut trees and bushes. There are mature apples, pears, figs, peaches, plums, walnuts, chestnuts and more; there is a bird-netted berry patch that includes amazing blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. There are grape vines, roses and lilac bushes too.
The lovely home has a wonderful kitchen with plenty of cabinets, a six-burner gas range and lots of light. The perfect place to cook meals fresh from the garden! The large living area has a hand-painted mural with scenes from the property, continuing the views out every window. Fruit Lake is prominent from the windows of the home, allowing year-round enjoyment of this lovely feature. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, each with its own bath. Downstairs there is a half bath, a laundry room, lots of storage and an office area.
Located just a short drive from the home is the very private guest cottage. A single room plus bathroom, it includes a small kitchenette and its own deck.
The workshop is a dream. A large office/storeroom for crafts, then two large bays for tools and equipment. There is a wood burning stove to keep you warm as you work in the winter. The workshop also has an overhang ¾ of the way around for storing more equipment – mowers, tractors, etc. There is a small greenhouse and an area for a plant nursery. Two roll-up doors finish it off.
The property is off-grid and has excellent solar plus a large diesel generator. The solar includes a sun tracker system. The water system is very sophisticated, with literally miles of plumbing laid out. There are fire hydrants with fire hoses for peace of mind. There is 20,000 gallons of storage fed from the spring and the well; the system is designed so that water can be directed in many ways.
Whether you want to enjoy the lake, garden to your heart’s content, create your own projects in the workshop or just sit under a mature oak tree, this property has it all. And it could be yours!