18311 Garden Valley Road Marengo IL 60152

18311 Garden Valley Road Marengo IL 60152



Acreage: 73.33

Sq. Ft.: 3258

Beds: 2

Baths: 3

Price: $3,499,999

County: Mc Henry

Status: Active


WELCOME to ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES! LOOK NO FURTHER FOR A TURN-KEY FARM. Cherry Lane Farm boasts 73.33 ACRES, 56 of which are Tillable (100% Organic Farming), 2 HOMES, and 8 OUTBUILDINGS. There are over 100 fruit Trees, a Large Vegetable Garden, Flowers that Bloom throughout the year, and over 20 variations of Greens and Berries that are used at many Nurseries for the Holidays. There are 20 ACRES of Open FARMLAND and a PASTURE with a RIVER running through it. WE ARE COMLETELY SELF-SUSTAINABLE.MULTIPLE WAYS TO CREATE YOUR BUSINESS DREAM,"HOST WEDDINGS, PRIVATE PARTIES, CORPORATE EVENTS, TRADITIONAL FARMING, AIR-BNB, ENERGY PRODUCTION (WIND TURBINE READY ALSO), RENTAL/STORAGE INCOME, HOLD YOUR OWN CLASSES/SEMINAR, YOUR OWN BUSINESS, SKIES THE LIMIT! IF ITS POSSIBLE WE MAY ALREADY HAVE IT ON THE FARM. Our Main Home Sunset House:located on 10 acres that could potentially be sub-divided, the home is secluded at the end of a 1000 ft. winding driveway, the main house is aptly named for its breathtaking views from every room, especially the Western Facing 3-story Windows in the Living Room. The LR/Kitchen is an Open Concept with a large Stone Fireplace in the LR and a wrap-around deck with its own Fireplace on the Deck. The Kitchen includes QUARTZ Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, a Pot Filler, and a Pantry with Custom CHERRY Cabinetry.On the first floor, you will also find a Sunny Office with its own Private Deck, a half bath, Laundry Room, and a Bedroom with Full Bath. Both Baths have a Full-Body Spray and Walk-In Steam Showers, Walk-In Closet, a door to another deck that also provides access to the laundry room. Many Luxurious Surprises are housed on the Basement Level: Lap Pool, Theater Room, Game Room, Bedroom, Full Bath, and a Family Room with a Fireplace. A large 2 CAR Heated Garage is attached with access to two levels. No detail was overlooked in the Custom Construction of this Home with 2 A/C units, and 2 Furnaces. Solar Energy provides electricity for in-floor radiant heat. Enjoy Zoned Heat and A/C, skylights, ceiling fans, gorgeous woodwork, built-in bookcases, in-home stereo and security systems, landlines in bathrooms,and even all the stairs are individually illuminated,last there is an amazing 50yr Roof. Located on the main road is a spacious 2-bd/2-ba two-story second home with a cottage feel. There is a stone fireplace and beautiful woodwork throughout. Situated between the two houses are 8 outbuildings. The MILK HOUSE has been converted into a Petite Guest House with heating and A/C and a cute porch on the front. The Barn is finished on its lower level and has an open-beam, airy upper level. This is the perfect space for Weddings and other Events. Between the Milk House and the Barn, you will find a unique All-Season Gazebo that will hold at least 25 people. Near the gazebo is an outdoor firepit/bluestone-enclosed gathering spot. Next to the Barn is the Art Studio. It contains 3 separate enormous art rooms, a half bath, concrete crawlspace, double sink, dark room, a sliding ladder to reach art projects, remote-controlled skylights, and a deck that overlooks the Asian Pear grove. SALVAGE HALL is a large open, light-filled room with a wood-burning stove. The Salvage Hall is named for the fact that it was built completely from salvaged materials. It has been used for classes, seminars, and similar events. There is also a corn crib and 2 greenhouses, one with an attached garage. The largest outbuilding is a pole barn style garage with tons of storage space. Cherry Lane Farm is a one-of-a-kind storybook type of property. Each garden was personally designed by the owner. Each garden path leads to unsurpassed beauty. It is a powerful example of clean, sustainable living. Not only is this unique place a MUST SEE, but it is a place to EXPERIENCE!

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