Find peace and quiet in your own natural sanctuary. This beautiful property offers gently rolling topography which climbs to breathtaking 360 views of fields and forests. Raccoon Creek flows around three sides of the property creating a natural border for privacy and containment of livestock, and offering immediate access to fishing and canoeing. A steep cliff-line with caves and rock formations follows the east side of the creek and opens onto large flats on the west side boundary. Wetlands and natural forests with carefully maintained hiking trails are perfect habitats for birds, deer, beaver and other wildlife.
Each of the two homes on this one-of-a-kind property is uniquely different. The large 100 year old farmhouse is 2,096 sq. ft. It has been restored and updated with an eye to retaining character and improving function. Original woodwork has been retained throughout. The two original fireplaces have been renovated with Vermont Country Stove inserts offering warmth and charm to both the living room and the dining room. The home features a large open kitchen with butcher block counters. Three bedrooms include a large master with ensuite downstairs and two full bedrooms upstairs. The second floor also features a living room, half bath, and spacious cedar walk in closet. Mechanicals, plumbing and electrical have been updated including public water and septic system.
The lane to the east winds up to the second home, a newly constructed 2160 sq. ft. (commercial materials) Morton pole building. The homes open floor plan combines the kitchen, dining room and living room into a sprawling living area under a peaked tongue and groove wooden ceiling. With plenty of maple cabinets and a large peninsula, the kitchen is a chefs dream and the perfect space to host family and friends. The living room boasts a massive wood burning fire place and triple windows with views of hay fields and barns in the distance. Bedrooms include the nicely appointed master suite and a guest bedroom, which offers stunning views of the rolling landscape. A second full bath with zero-transition entry is spacious and well designed. Concrete floors throughout make accessibility and maintenance simple and safe. The home has public water and a newer septic system. The mechanicals are conveniently located in the attached 2 car garage. The area around the home has been developed into an organic gardeners dream with an elevated potting shed, grape covered pergola, and rows of raised beds for growing fruits and vegetables.
In addition to the two homes, this property includes a number of well-maintained outbuildings. On the lane near the farmhouse is a newer 30 X 30 Morton garage/man cave with a covered patio which overlooks two ponds. Complete with heating and air conditioning and a finished interior, this building offers a dream workshop for all projects/crafts.
On a hill at the end of the lane is the original dirt floor equipment barn with new Morton roof as well as the newer 36 x 55 ft. Morton barn with gravel floor, perfect for parking large equipment. The front of the building has two insulated, finished rooms. The upstairs is perfect for entertaining or housing guests; the downstairs is perfect for a shop or office. A huge concrete patio wraps around the front and one side of the building.
Since the 1990s the land has been meticulously cared for. Enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has enhanced conservation efforts in both the fields and forests. Large areas have been sequestered as sanctuary providing undisturbed habitat for flora and fauna alike thus creating a dream for birders, naturalists, conservationists and hunters. Perfect as a primary residence, a retreat, a bed and breakfast, a farm or business, this property is the perfect setting for your dream come true. This is a must-see property; schedule a private tour today.
This property is 1 miles off US Highway 32 and only 20 minutes from Athens, the Ohio University, Obleness Hospital and Holzer Clinic. It is a short distance from Wayne National Forest, Lake Hope, Zaleski State Park, Hocking Hills and Vinton Furnace State Experimental Farm.
Listing ID: 34048-43041