An absolutely gorgeous property is for sale in the Midwestern state of Illinois. The convenient location is within just 37 miles highway miles from Chicago and O’Hare Field, making access easy whether the property is a residence or vacation destination. The French Country chalet near McHenry Illinois has been most recently used as residence and a unique retreat available for well-to-do vacationers, or a venue for special occasions such as weddings and family reunions as well as various other celebrations.
The original home was a log cabin constructed in 1930 by an architect from Chicago, and the wooded hills were used for private hunting by the owner. Stables were erected to house horses when the property was purchased by Len Dressler of Jolly Green Giant fame. In 1998 the original cabin was replaced with the 5,400 square foot French country chalet that is the current residence of the owners.
The 14+ acre estate would also be an awesome home for families who enjoy entertaining on a grand scale. The property offers a wide choice of outdoor recreational activities including swimming, rafting and hiking. The golf enthusiast will find easy access to a golf course just across the street, and stables are already in place if the new owner has an interest in equestrian sports. While the 3.6 million dollar price tag will definitely limit the number of private buyers, the location and quality of the property makes it will worth the price.
The Lazy Willow is currently being used as both a private residence and a Christian day retreat, and the business has an excellent reputation that has been built up through the years. It is a favorite venue for youth groups, men’s and women’s groups and marriage retreats. Musical bands also find the property perfect for summer concerts offered to a limited number of music lovers. While the property has not been used as a bed and breakfast facility, that potential is certainly a possibility for additional income consideration.
Whoever is fortunate enough to become the new owner of the incredible property can be sure the buildings are of the best quality and the grounds uniquely beautiful. The possibilities are multiple and limited only by the new owner’s imagination.