Welcome to the Jewel of the Midwest! This property is a prepper's dream, in the center of northern Indiana where you are surrounded by a slower pace of life and easy access to any and all handmade, natural, and homegrown businesses.
The property features an earth-sheltered home, built in 1977, 3 bed/1.5 bath, 1,470 sf with natural stone interior walls and a large sliding glass door. Freshly painted in neutral grays and white trim. The main living area features a Quadrafire fireplace insert with custom mantle as well as a Jotul F600 woodstove with masonry chimney & Chimtek, lavastone liner. The home uses propane heat as a backup to the wood-fired. Property is on a private well & septic system. A 2017 kitchen & laundry renovation includes quartz counters, Fulgor Milano duel fuel 36" range and hood, spacious island with a farmhouse sink & solid hickory custom cabinetry. The front features a stamped 6” concrete patio & parking area, asphalt driveway (2017), double stall garage, 1 kW solar array w/Magnum charge controller/inverter and 8 battery storage. A root cellar & rear access completes this unique home.
The property is 4.05 acres and has a spring-fed pond with a small island stocked with bass & bluegill. A greenhouse and wood-fired sauna are bonus features. Extensive established perennials include asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, horseradish, grapes, rhubarb, arctic kiwis, gooseberries, peach/pear/apple/cherry trees & raised garden beds. There are 3 leased propane tanks (negotiable to take over) at 500 gal (house), 250 gal (wkshp) & 120 gal (cabin), and approx. 8 cords of split firewood included.
Additional buildings on the property include:
A 20’x28’ pole barn (2012) with 6” concrete floor & apron, metal roof and covered storage on south & rear sides. A pergola w/stamped concrete patio on north side overlooks the blueberry field. Also includes extensive upper level/loft storage, commercial grade Horman electric garage door, wired for lights & receps, with a built-in workbench.
A "tiny home" cabin (2016) that is 24’x14’ with lower level kitchenette with propane range, living area & bathroom. The bathroom has a large shower, custom sink stand, and sawdust toilet. The cabin has a dedicated well with electric pump & hand pump conversion and an electric hot water heater. A Jotul F200 woodstove w/propane heat backup and connections for propane light fixtures are in place. A custom hand-hewn staircase leads to a carpeted upstairs with full bed & 2 twin beds (included). A garden shed is on a concrete pad directly behind the cabin.
A 40’x12’ workshop with 6” reinforced concrete driveway is fully insulated with a Jotul 602 woodstove & propane heat backup. The workshop is wired for 120/240V service and additional propane light fixtures. A Horman overhead door access in addition to shop door provides entry, and there is also a detached 20’x12’ pole building: ½ with an open front used as firewood shelter & ½ with sliding door for storage.
Property appraised for $272,000 in summer 2018.