Tucked at the end of Mitchell Road, a gated entrance opens to reveal a long secluded drive leading to a stately country estate perched upon 77+/- acres of verdant forest, high elevation and rolling hills featuring a private pond, breathtaking vistas for miles and amazing panoramas highlighting the stunning beauty of the surrounding Jo Daviess County countryside. The front double doors open to reveal the main level housing an entry foyer with spectacular marble flooring, dramatic two story great room with two sided gas log fireplace, Brazilian cherry floors, coffered ceiling with beamed accents, and windows everywhere to frame the incredible views, remarkable kitchen with granite counters, double oven, ornate cabinetry, huge island with cook-top and prep sink, slate flooring and eat-at breakfast bar, large dining area with plenty of room to entertain, walk-in pantry, built-in desk workspace, and spacious master suite with walk-in closet and spa-like master bath housing heated marble flooring, granite topped double vanity, alcove soaking tub, and remarkable two person shower with tile surround, marble accents, rainfall shower head and multiple body sprays. Ascend to the upper level to find an open and airy loft overlooking the living area and offering elevated views and more cherry flooring, four comfortable guest bedrooms each with their own distinct vantage points, and two luxurious full baths, one with granite topped vanity, marble floors, and tile surround shower with marble accents and Grohe shower system and body sprays, and the other with more marble flooring, granite topped vanity, and another tile surround shower with tub basin. Partially finished walk-out lower level is just waiting for finishing touches, and houses an expansive family room great for recreation and entertainment that has wood fireplace with gas starter and has wall space plumbed for wet bar to complete the space, nicely appointed powder room, bonus/sport room that provides excellent storage, laundry room/kitchenette with lots of cabinetry and counter space, room to customize, utility room access, and cedar lined closet, and access to large two car under garage. Outdoor spaces include an enormous covered rear deck that spans the length of the house and provides the ultimate space to take in nature and the views in all directions, equally impressive covered front porch, lower patio, and separate fire pit area with limestone accents. Attention to detail is evident with custom touches like many granite and stone window sills, electric in conduit, 7 zone heating system with gas hot water baseboard, backed up by gas fireplace and additionally backed up by forced air furnace, two 200 amp panels, mostly copper plumbing with each room plumbed directly to utility room, and energy efficient 2×6 construction with insulation, 3/4 inch plywood, Tyvek, and 3/4 inch foam with aluminum wrap beneath the siding. Large pole barn is a great workspace and has lots of room to store equipment and toys, and even has its own bathroom and shower. The property is built for recreation and sport, whether it be fishing at the idyllic pond or enjoying the grounds as a hunter’s paradise, and the land itself is an perfect mixture of open spaces, tillable and lush timber that has the added benefit of the public 260 acre Tapley Woods State Natural Area just a couple of minutes up the road and an ideal location not far from Galena, Elizabeth, and The Galena Territory. Whether it be for hobby farming, hunting lodge, or recreation, 3201 W. Mitchell is the perfect retreat to call home or your home away from home.
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