2003 Custom Lindal Cedar Home. Outstanding location on 15.61 secluded acres and only 1.5 miles from Backbone State Park & Golf Course. A Horse lovers dream property with a 60x40 outbuilding complete with guest house and pasture for fencing. Plus 80 acres of Public Riding trails through Backbone Park and a beautiful 9 hole golf course w/ clubhouse right down the street. Perfectly Situated where Field meets Forest, the house overlooks the Maquoketa River 70 feet below. More than 800 feet of the river, a stocked trout stream flows through the property. Location is ideal for viewing abundant and varied wildlife drawn to individual habitats. Main field is a tallgrass prairie planted with Indian grass, switchgrass and big and little bluestem that provides food and shelter for numerous birds. 95 species identified on the property including Bald eagle (daily Oct-March), Great Blue Heron, Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker and Turkey. Open floorplan with 2 story floor to ceiling windows, this home is bright even on a cloudy day. South facing atrium is flooded with light year round. Spectacular sunsets off west facing prow. Fantastic views continue upstairs. Open staircase to the second level where you will find the master suite, master bathroom and a custom library with built-in shelving (made from red oak harvested from nearby woods), an authentic antique rolling library ladder and lofted sleeping area. Private balcony from the library is a great place to enjoy the sunrise. Laundry chute from the second level bathroom to the main level laundry room. Spacious walk-out lower level with large guest bedroom, bathroom and family room. Family room walks out to covered patio that allows immediate access to woods and a trail down to the river. Screened porch opens onto a wrap-around deck with view of the trout stream below. Watch and listed to nature in this favorite gathering space. Explore the property and discover secret locations of mushrooms, ginseng, blackberries, raspberries, mulberries, gooseberries, wild cherries, elderberries, walnuts, rhubarb and winter onion patches. The terraced rock garden is home to numerous varieties of colorful perennials, hostas, moss and flowering ground cover. Guest/ caretaker residence is a wonderful bonus: cozy and comfortable space with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and an open kitchen/ dining and living area plus its own laundry. You could live off the grid with this private paradise!! Hunting, fishing, golf, horse riding, birdwatching, hiking and much more!!
3 or More Stalls, Attached Garage, Detached Garage, Garage Door Opener
Hardwood Floors, Ceiling-Beamed, Ceiling-Cathedral, Ceiling-Specialty, Ceiling-Vaulted, Ceiling Fan(s), Ceiling Fan/Light, Central Vacuum, Paneled Doors, Pantry
Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Refrigerator, Vent Fan, Washer, Water Softener (Owned), Microwave Built In, Water Heater-Electric, Built-In Oven, Built-In Range, Cook Top Range
In Floor Heat, Steam/Hot Water, Wood, Zoned/Dual
Balcony/Loft, Barn, Deck, Deck-Multi-Level, Deck-Wrap Around, Fishing, Fruit Trees, Garden Area, Golf Course, Horse Facility, Horses Okay, Hunting on or Near, Landscaping, Outbuildings, Patio, Patio-Covered, Porch-4 Season, Porch-Enclosed, Porch-Screened, RV Parking, Storage Shed
Bluff, Creek, Hillside Property, Horse Property, Level, Rolling Property, Secluded, Sloping, Stream on Property, Timber, Valley View, View, View-Water, Wooded Area, Wooded Lot
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Listing information last updated on October 22nd, 2019 at 5:38am CDT.