5305 Ireland Grove Road, Bloomington, IL 61705 | MLS 11627709 | Listing Information | J.W. Reedy Realty

5305 Ireland Grove Road
Bloomington, IL 61705

Single Family
Sq. Ft.
Acre Lot
Courtesy: Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group
J.W. Reedy Realty> Illinois> Bloomington> 61705
Rare Opportunity | 36 acres of heavily timbered land, including a 1/2 acre spring fed pond and a small rivulet of Kickapoo Creek, all on the eastern edge of Bloomington, is now being offered for sale. Vibrant with wildlife and native Illinois vegetation, the gently rolling pastures, dense woodlands and multiple water sources provide a secluded, private haven for the unparalleled enjoyment of nature. And at the heart of this peaceful environment, expansive landscaped grounds have been established where a sprawling country estate manor home built in 1948 by locally renowned builder Charles E. Hall, rests on a deeply wooded home site. The home was originally designed and built as his personal residence, where he lived for many years, and was well known and beloved by important local leaders of the day. A long, winding, tree-canopied lane begins at an iron entrance gate and gently leads to the breathtaking manor. With nearly 6,000 sq ft, the estate home is filled with spacious public rooms, 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths (including en suite and jack & jill), 3 marble fireplaces and so much more. The sizable kitchen has the most delightful adjoining breakfast room that features a semi-circular, windowed nook overlooking the pastoral grounds. For serving guests in the formal dining room, a splendid butler's pantry outfitted with full cabinets, counter tops and a double sink is indispensable. In the massive 2 story center hallway, a grand winding staircase has an intricately designed iron railing and is crowned by a hand made Czech crystal chandelier, one of the many treasured original light fixtures in the home. Fantastic architectural details, arched doors, original hardware, elaborate millwork and built-ins abound, as do multiple outdoor spaces and a huge screened porch. Original iron railings adorn the multiple balconies of the 2nd floor. A handsome library with 2 sets of French doors plus 2 walls of bookcases, a cozy office with built in desk and shelving, and a spacious mud room with laundry provide private spaces for specific purposes. The main house has retained its historical interiors and is showing the signs of an aging beauty; however, this solid historical home captures the imagination of a creative mind with endless possibilities for a magnificent restoration. The rambling estate includes a total of 4 garage stalls, and many outdoor gathering areas to immerse the senses in its countryside serenity. A second 3 bedroom, 2 story home is also included in the estate, located near the main entrance. Currently leased to a caretaker, the 2nd home was built in 1995 and includes its own 2-car garage. Please see attached data sheet with full info on the 2nd home. Also attached is information about Charles E. Hall and the historical significance of this incredible property. This is a PRIVATE GATED property. Showings by appointment only, with 24 hour notice accompanied by an Agent.
Single Family, Traditional, 2 Story
5 Full
Mc Lean
36.35 Acres
Private Well
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