Stunning 5 bedroom home on an family farm with hunting property and a spring fed pond. Live a self-sustaining lifestyle by growing and foraging for your food while enjoying the luxuries of a fully renovated turn of the century farmhouse updated with geothermal, solar, and wood-burning heating/cooling system. Good internet, cable and phone service available.
Turn-key farm operation - organically grown vegetables and livestock/poultry production. Income has been generated by hosting events, selling timber, selling hunting rights, selling vegetables and seedlings at farmer's markets and with a CSA operation.
The kitchen was completely renovated in 2017 with a gourmet chef's kitchen including expansive counter space, deep farmhouse sink with high end faucet, pot filler over the Aga 5 gas burner stove top and electric/convection oven. New tile floors, ash wood counter tops (from trees off of the farm) and completely rewired.
The original maple hardwood floors in the downstairs living areas have been restored and the upstairs has all new carpet (2020).
One of the upstairs bedrooms was recently remodeled to raise the ceiling to the original 9' height and to add a walk-in cedar closet.
The upstairs bathroom was remodeled in 2013 with new tile floors, claw foot tub and corner shower. The downstairs bathroom was remodeled in 2017 with a walk-in shower and tile floors.
All of the interior trim of doors, windows, floor boards have been replaced with naturally stained ash wood harvested from the farm.
The home is energy efficient with a 2.5 megawatt solar array (15 panels at 250 watts per panel) with up to 5 megawatt capacity which was installed in 2012.
Geothermal heating/cooling system was installed in 2009. Four ton closed loop system. All duct work in the home was replaced also in 2009.
New metal roof was put on the house in 2016 and on the garage in 2012.
New double pane windows throughout the house in 2017.
Outdoor gasification wood burning stove sized to heat both the house and part of the barn was installed in 2011.
Attached 2 car garage with workshop (750 Sq ft) that can be heated in winter.
The awesome L shaped gambrel roof barn was built in 2011 incorporating much of the 100 year old cedar beams and newer ash wood from the farm. This wooden barn has 3,075 sq ft on the lower level and 2,050 sf on the second level with multiple skylights for ambient light and ventilation. Underground line from the outdoor wood burner is completed so you could put in-floor heat in part of the barn.
In addition, there is a 20 x 30 Steel barn, a 12 x 12 Green house, a 32 x 90 Hoop House, and a chicken coop.
All of the electrical lines on the property have been buried in conduit in 2012.
There is a second well for farming operations on the farm (4" and 150 + ft deep). There is a Rainbird 16 zone irrigation controller (5 zones are installed) and a frost free line to the Hoop house. There is electric fence around 20 acres (needs repair).
In addition to vegetables, the property includes many perennial plants including raspberries, asparagus, horse radish, lemon sorrel, rhubarb, elderberries and apple and pear trees.
Overall there is about 55 acres of wooded land (with maintained roads) and 25 acres of open tillable land (2-3 in vegetable production and rest in pasture).
After a fulfilling day of working farm, hiking the woods or swimming in the pond, you can sit and enjoy the sunset on the fabulous deck that is shaded by a massive horse chestnut tree.
The farm has Maeap (Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program) certification and all records necessary for organic certification. Mineral rights can be negotiated with the sale as well as existing farming tractor and equipment.