Extraordinary opportunity to own a masterpiece estate! Just miles from University of Notre Dame. Keenan Hollow Estate is a 200+ acre estate comprised of farmland, woodlands, buildings and grounds. Ideally situated on the St. Joseph River, it offers over a mile of frontage. Retreat from the big city but stay close enough to catch all the games at Notre Dame. It is only 11 miles from South Bend and just 85 minutes to downtown Chicago. The Shingle style main home, which was painstakingly built in 30 months, has 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths with 2 offices. There are ten buildings on the property inclusive of the Main House, Treehouse, Boathouse/Gamehouse, Pergola, Caretaker's House, and 5 Barns. Solid hand cut Wisconsin field stone and authentic cedar shake shingles are prominent features of the building's exterior aesthetic, as well as, HardieBoard siding. Additionally, nine fireplaces are showcased with extensive hand cut stonework and masonry Isokern. Each building's associated private drives are protected by three sets of electric motorized gates with keypads. The soaring 35-foot ceiling in the great room boasts beams of Douglas fir, as do the master bedroom, kitchen, offices and family room. With an emphasis placed on stone, the master bedroom wall, kitchen vent hood and fireplaces all have extensive solid hand cut stonework. The exceptional kitchen features top of the line Viking and Kitchen-Aid appliances, exotic granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Hardwood, travertine, slate flooring and high-end carpeting are placed throughout the home. Screened outdoor dining area, offers amazing panoramic views of the river, and slate floors. Adjacent outdoor kitchen and patio is showcased by flagstone flooring, stone counter tops, cedar columns, and a 48-inch DCS outdoor grill. Whole house security system includes remote-internet controllable camera system. Over 100 Windsor, argon insulated windows are installed. There is copper plumbing throughout. Automatic irrigation system, generator and geothermal heating are additional features. Tree house is designed after Colorado open air ranger stations and is designed and sited for panoramic views of the river and property. Hand cut stone, cedar shake shingles and solid cypress beams are highlights. Boathouse by the river features a game room, large permanent dock and deck overlooking the river and a full basement. Caretakers house has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was completely renovated in 2008 to include central heating and air conditioning. 5 barns dot the property, one with hand hewn beams dates to 1840 and was re-sided and roofed in 2009. The other 4 barns are more modern and provide a surplus of storage space. All are equipped with electrical service. Recreational opportunities abound including a three-hole golf course with 3 tee boxes, 2 greens and irrigation water obtained from the river. Pergola is charmingly nestled in the vineyard and similarly features cedar post and beam construction. Hikers will appreciate the thousands of feet of driveways, footpaths and trails. Countless century old trees have roots on this property (some 150+ years old) including oak, maple, cherry, spruce, persimmon, hickory, walnut and over 450 transplanted Colorado blue spruces and Norway spruces. Significant potential annual income from 100% turnkey farm operations. Entire property is zoned 100% agricultural. All maintenance including grounds, landscaping, and interior housekeeping is looked after. Total privacy and tranquility. Just come and enjoy this exquisite lifestyle!
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