18311 Garden Valley Road, Marengo, IL 60152 | MLS 11706721 | Listing Information | J.W. Reedy Realty

18311 Garden Valley Road
Marengo, IL 60152

Single Family
1 Half
Sq. Ft.
Acre Lot
Courtesy: Keller Williams North Shore West
J.W. Reedy Realty> Illinois> Marengo> 60152
Cherry Lane Farm, an exceedingly private one-of-a-kind storybook property, boasts 73.33 acres, 56 tillable (100% organic), wetlands along the Kishwaukee River's north branch, woods, 2 HOMES w/10 OUTBUILDINGS. Dozens of mature fruit trees & bushes, raised-bed vegetable garden, root cellar, cutting flower garden, 2 GREENHOUSES (one w/attached garage), plus mature winterberry bushes & 20+ varieties of ornamental branches used by local florists. Additionally, 20 fenced-in acres offfarmland/pasture is ready for animals, crops, or more trees. All gardens were designed by the owner, a renowned horticulturist & garden designer. SUNSET MANOR (property's main home) is located at end of winding 1000' drive and aptly named for its west facing prow of floor-to-ceiling glass looking out to mature trees & plantings. A massive real stone, woodburning fireplace w/gas lighter is the focal point of the open concept G/R combining kitchen, LR & dining area. Kitchen has stainless appliances, pot filler, pendant lights w/hand-blown shades & lg walk-in pantry. Quartz counter tops & custom cherry cabinets throughout. TWO MASTER SUITES! Main floor & upstairs, each w/walk-in closet & en suite bath containing jacuzzi soaker tub & large separate double shower-head steam shower. Home's spectacular main floor includes Sun Room/Office w/private deck, convenient half bath, & laundry. Main floor Master has private covered deck; upstairs Master has a stone, woodburning fireplace. English-style basement (w/private entrance) abounds w/luxurious surprises! Perfect for guests w/bd (custom cherry queen murphy bed) & full bath, full-height ceilings, casement windows, wool-carpeted theater doubling as a safe room, extra deep indoor Endless Pool, library, and family room w/yet another stone fireplace. Lg attached heated garage w/15'+ ceiling - tall enough for a lift. NO DETAIL WAS OVERLOOKED IN THIS ELEGANT CUSTOM HOME! Whole-house generator, zoned A/C & heat, solar (PV) panels assist electricity,solar thermal assists home & pool heat/domestic hot water. Wind-turbine ready for yet more green power. Outdoor shower. Radiant floor heat in baths & basement, 34" thick oak floors, Casablanca ceiling fans, skylights, built-in bookcases, whole-house stereo, step-lit stairs. Spacious 2-bd/2ba two-story SECOND HOME w/wood floors, eat-in kitchen, woodburning fireplace in G/R & beautiful millwork throughout;located close to road. OUTBUILDINGS include petite GUEST HOUSE w/heat, A/C & sweet covered porch. ANTIQUE BARN, ideal for hosting weddings and lg events, is finished w/cobblestone floor & open-beam, airy upper level. 4-SEASON GAZEBO w/woodstove, 8' stone bonfire pit & nearby bluestone Council Ring - perfect for intimate gatherings. PROFESSIONAL ART STUDIO w/gallery, teaching space, dark room, work room, half bath, loft storage, library ladder for high shelves, double sink & lg deck overlooking an Asian Pear Grove. Remote-controlled skylights throughout for abundant natural light and mature peach trees within arms' reach. CONFERENCE CENTER, a fabulously renovated (heated) antique tractor barn designed for classes, seminars, meetings, & corporate events. Corn crib is now an XL TOOL SHED. For equipment storage & more garage space, the 40x90' METAL POLE BARN w/full length 20' lean-to is divided into 3 areas, two of which are climate-controlled, ea w/own overhead door. Not to be overlooked are 2 CHICKEN HOUSES w/attached covered runs. IF DESIRED, THERE ARE MYRIAD WAYS TO GENERATE INCOME! CHERRY LANE FARM IS IN TURN-KEY SHAPE FOR HOSTING CLASSES, SEMINARS, PRIVATE PARTIES, WEDDINGS, & CORPORATE EVENTS. OTHER KNOWN INCOME SOURCES INCLUDE TRADITIONAL FARMING, VACATION & STORAGE SPACE RENTAL, CLEAN ENERGY PRODUCTION, HOME BUSINESS, FREE-RANGE GRASS-FED BEEF, SELLING BRANCHES TO THE FLORAL INDUSTRY, FARMERS' MARKETS. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!The only limit is your imagination. This farm is a powerful example of clean, sustainable living. This is A Must See Home!
Residential - Single Family, Contemporary, 2 Story
3 Full/1 Half
Mc Henry
73.33 Acres
Private Well
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