Gress Hollow Plantation

Hardin IL 62047  |  Calhoun County, IL
  • $1,999,000
  • 240 acres

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Listing Status: Active
Listing Type: Sale
Property Type(s):
MLS ID: 4656456
Irrigated: No
Residence: Yes
Property ID: 8844588
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Property Description

One of a kind is the only way to describe this property. This farm has been manicured and restored with an incredible amount of detail. Albeit a unique layout, the improvements create numerous opportunities for the next owner.

The first home on the property is a nearly 3,000sqft two story barn completely restored and updated with all of the modern amenities. The home is a spacious 4-bedroom, 3 bath layout. All of the rooms have fantastic woodwork throughout. The kitchen, dining room, and living room flow together with a spacious open concept layout. The beautiful stone fireplace is the focal point of living area. Large windows allow an incredible view of the property as well. The open staircase leading to the second floor is an eye catcher. The vaulted ceilings and open space on the second floor just ask to be shown off. The area has enough room for family time as well as entertaining a large group. The wood floors, ceilings, and walls are all finished with great detail. Again, this needs to be seen to be appreciated. This could easily become a high end hunting lodge, retreat facility, or even a bed and breakfast.

The second home on the property is also very unique. It is a completely updated log home built from two other log homes that were dismantled and reconstructed on site by a master craftsman. This two story log home has 4 bedrooms and two baths and over 2500 sqft of living space within. Incredible wood floors and finishes throughout the home give you the warm feeling of cabin life, surrounded by modern day amenities. There was no expense spared in the construction of this home. The master bath boasts a claw foot tub to round off the classic antique look. The large eat in kitchen is warm and inviting with its own stone fireplace as the focal point of the room. There is also a guest house log cabin as well adjacent to the main log cabin.

The third home on the property is a charming 600 sqft one bed, one bath cottage. It has an open floor plan that flows from the living room to the kitchen. This home offers a wrap around porch that completely covered, with a large portion of it screened in. Perfect for entertaining and spending time outside.

The entire property is all electric with updated breaker panels, updated plumbing, water heaters, and furnaces. The first and second homes are also heated with newer wood boiler units. There are several outbuildings throughout the property as well. There is a six stall shed, a two stall garage with concrete, a restored barn that is a great accent to the property with an iron bridge to access. The improvements on this property offer endless opportunities for a commercial operation or starting your own family farm.

The farm itself is a fantastic show piece. Whether you are looking for hunting tract, cattle farm, or starting your own hobby farm, this property covers ever angle. To start with, as you enter the gated property you get a great look at the peach tree orchard and well manicured yard as you follow the private road through the hollow. This property has the look of a state park winding through the middle of Calhoun County. As you enter the hollow all three homes lie just off the private, dead end road creating a sense of privacy and remoteness nestled right in the middle of the property. The ridge tops are in row crops to provide ample forage for the dense deer herd located on the farm. There is a tremendous amount of bedding area throughout the farm to hold the deer, and a good mix of hidden coves for food plots or to leave standing row crops for the late season. The mature timber will provide a good bit of return for the next buyer if they were to do a select timber harvest.

If you are not a hunting enthusiast, the property provides plenty of hiking and opportunities to view nature. The property could be used in a resort type setting providing access for future clients. The view of the valley is priceless as the spring fed creek follows the road through the valley. This would also be ideal for a summer camp with plenty of activities for kids and adults alike. If a person wanted to create their own hobby farm, you could combine the farming, orchard, and livestock all on this farm to provide a great annual return. The orchard itself nets over $6,000 annually, the cash rent for the farming will provide over $8,000 annually, and a potential hunting lease could earn you over $9,000 annually.

If you have an open mind and some vision, this farm could provide numerous opportunities from a bed and breakfast to a summer camp or resort. For someone this may be the perfect opportunity to have a multi family living arrangement and starting your own family farm. For others, this could be the perfect place to retire and live out the rest of your days in one of the most beautiful settings the Midwest has to offer. Regardless, the property has to be seen in person to appreciate all of the fine finishes and detail invested into the homes and property. The road is private and can only be seen by appointment. Please contact Harrison for your own private showing.

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