22 acres Home Winery & Event Center

Retail-Commercial for Sale
Catylist Listing ID: 30578377
Property Subtypes: Free-Standing Building, Mixed Use, Restaurant, Other
Building Size (RSF): 4,800 SF
Gross Building Area: 2,400 SF
Gross Land Area: 22 Acres
Sale Price: $750,000
Unit Price: $156.25 PSF
Property Use Type: Vacant/Owner-User, Business
Building Name: Famous Fossil
Usable Size (USF): 2,400 SF
Sale Terms: Cash to Seller
Cap Rate: Undisclosed
Last Updated: 7/5/2020

Overview / Comments

This 22 acre property includes a home, a winery building with tasting room, dining room, two decks, an outdoor event center, several outbuildings, two bridges crossing a creek that runs through the property and 250 vines of Frontenac. The west bridge is a covered bridge built with 1840's repurposed barn wood and metal roof. Located on a paved road 1/2 mile E of IL Hwy 26, 4 miles N of IL Hwy 20 and 4 miles W of IL Hwy 75. Opportunity ideas include B&B, cafe, retreat and destination venue. The 2 story home could be a B&B and the owner could convert the 2400 sqft ranch plus full LL of 2400 sqft into their home or home and business, more options than we can list here. There are currently no other outdoor wedding facilities in Stephenson County. The 60’x40’ winery building was built in 2008 all ADA compliant and includes 2 floors. The main floor includes a vestibule, a 20x40 tasting room and retail shop w Hickory and Cherry custom bar, Hickory solid hardwood floor, a commercial licensed kitchen, 2 handicapped accessible restrooms and an events room with Hickory and Red Elm solid hardwood floor and seating for up to 40. Plus a mop closet and 2 storage closets. The walk out lower level houses a 20x60 open area, a 10x10 office w sink, mechanical room and 2-20x20 temperature controlled enclosed rooms and a half bath. 20x20 attic area also serves as storage. The winery building had new steel siding added in December 2017. Attached to the winery building is a 36x40 composite deck with a shade covering and seating for 55. Near the deck is a 14x30 cedar pergola. On the west side of the building is a wood arbor with seating for 28. The grounds include an upper unpaved parking area for 18 cars and a lower area for up to 100 cars. The business has its own separate septic system and well. Winery building is 2 phase electric with propane. In 2017, an existing farm building, known as The Crib, was remodeled for bar service, seating and includes a stage for performances and ceremonies. A 2,088 sqft shelter was added for seating at tables for up to 100. Ceremony theatre style seating is for up to 150. Private events have been held here including rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, birthday and anniversary parties, weddings, memorial services, reunions and corporate meetings. Public events include festivals, cookouts, painting classes, yoga, holiday opens and participation in regional tours. An average of 51 events each year. Famous Fossil customers consistently ask for (taken from comments in guest book, surveys, staff conversations) 1.More food options and 2.More events. Snacks are available and a Sweet & Savory Plate, consisting of local cheeses, meats, crackers, fruits and homemade fudge, is available every day. Lunches and dinners are available by reservation for private events, tour groups or rental groups. Brick 2 story house is 30x40 each floor w new roof 2007, tuckpointing in 2011 plus attic and walk out basement. Home offers deck and covered area to relax and enjoy, mud room porch entry into kitchen with eating area and pantry, formal dining room, large living room is 1/3 of the MF w woodstove, office/bdr w full bath and laundry. Upstairs 4 spacious bedrooms and a 2nd full bath. Both floors have 10' ceilings, unique arched double door, open staircase, original woodwork and floor to ceiling windows throughout. Additional buildings include; Metal Storage/Garage 40x30 w concrete floor, electricity, new roof 2015. Crib 24x34 w wood floor on concrete base, electricity. Shelter attached to Crib 57x35 w concrete floor, metal roof, electricity. Garden Shed 12x12 w concrete floor. Machine Shed 70x36 w dirt floor, electricity. Lower Shed 52x26 is insulated, has concrete floor, electricity. West Shed 40x48 w concrete floor, electricity. https://youtu.be/TRQZj8bbJlU

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Additional Details

Nearest MSA: Freeport
County: Stephenson
Taxing Authority: Stephenson County
Tax ID/APN: 14-06-200-002
Retail Clientele: General, Family, Business, Traveler, Tourist, Recreation, Convention
Property Located Between: Freeport and Monroe
Property Visibility: Excellent
Largest Nearby Street: IL Hwy 26
Feet of Frontage: 1,650
Traffic/Vehicle Count: 1,450
Highway Access: IL Hwy 26
Airports: Freeport and Monroe
Site Description: Rolling hills and beautiful property
Area Description: Only outdoor event space in Stephenson County
Total Number of Buildings: 7
Number of Stories: 1
Typical SF / Floor: 2,400 SF
Property Condition: Excellent
Year Built: 2007
Year Renovated: 2007
Roof Type: Gable
Construction/Siding: Aluminum Siding, Brick
Exterior Description: What could be two houses; ranch with 2400 sqft main floor and walk out 2400 sqft, two story brick with 2400 sqft.
Total Parking Spaces: 118
Parking Type: Surface
Parking Description: 18 next to one story and additional 100 in the lower area
Heat Type: Electricity, Propane, Geothermal, Hot Water
Heat Source: Central, Ceiling Units, Radiant, Heat Pump
Air Conditioning: Engineered System
Zoning Description: Well and Septic separate for both buildings
Lot Frontage: 1650
Lot Depth: 581
Water Service: Well
Sewer Type: Septic
Land Ownership: Fee Simple

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Demographic Statistics

Proximity: 3 miles 5 miles
Total Population: 2,821 10,676
Median Age: 48.07 43.35
Households: 1,166 4,557


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