Historic Home & Private Lake Near Carthage
This property presents itself as an opportunity for either a gorgeous primary residence, recreational lodge, bed and breakfast, vacation home or even a cattle or horse ranch. The historic, Victorian-style home sits back off the road down a driveway lined with maple trees, boasting 22 rooms in over 8,000 square feet and amazing craftsmanship throughout. There are additional, smaller homes and multiple outbuildings for a variety of uses. Just beyond the house is a 22 +/- acre private lake stocked with bass, crappie and catfish which also provides great waterfowl hunting plus an overall feeling of happiness as you look across the water. In total, the land consists of 240 +/- acres of fenced and cross-fenced pasture, including the lake and other areas of timber and brush that provide other hunting opportunities for deer, turkeys and quail. The owners are willing to sell the house with less acreage, so please call with any interest and we'll happily discuss your ideas.
240 +/- acres (22 +/- acre lake, 2 other small ponds & balance in pasture, brush and timber)
- Single Family
- 8,115 +/- sqft
- Built in 1904
The 22 room home was placed on the list of National Register Historic Places on August 29, 1983. This 3 story home has charm and character throughout 8,115 square feet, including 7 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, ballroom, sunroom, and basement with additional half bath.
Additional features include a wrap-around porch, five fireplaces, two separate stairways, clothes chute, large trunk closet and cedar closet, built-in book cases, gun closet, dinette/butler’s pantry with sink, stained glass and beveled and curved glass windows, many original light fixtures and several pocket doors throughout.
The woodwork in the home is phenomenal, including doors, trim, fireplaces and over 200 hand turned spindles in the main staircase leading up to the second and third floors.
The historic home was built by the same architect and is a close replica of the Phelps House in Carthage, which is used for weddings, tours and other events.
The house and 4-car carriage house are both made of spectacular Carthage Stone.
Additional outbuildings include a large grain bin, a large, metal storage building that has a sloped floor for grain storage and drying, as well as a large shop area, and a milking parlor with elevated sanctions, a 120 year old well house, hay barn and chicken house. Several of these unique buildings could be converted to a different use for the new owner.
There are other smaller homes on the property currently being used as rentals for income, but could be used for additional family members, farm hands, etc.
22 +/- acre lake, providing excellent fishing for bass, crappie and catfish. Also a gorgeous place to camp or just hang out away from the hustle.
Great waterfowl hunting for both ducks and geese on the lake.
Two small ponds near the lake, which were previously used for raising and stocking fish.
This home was previously operated as a Bed & Breakfast. With the recreational value of the land it may also make an excellent lodge or corporate retreat.
Only a few miles from Carthage on blacktop. Acreage in the area is hard enough to find, let alone with a list of features like this.
The owners are willing to hear offers for the home with less acreage. So if you're wanting a remarkable home but don't want that much land, please make sure to call the broker to discuss in more detail.
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