17615 Vinegar Hill Road

Mt Carroll IL, 61053


$540.10 per sqft


3 Beds

3 Baths

3,703 sqft


Built in 1990

Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate

Gorgeous country estate that has something for everyone! This 3700 sq ft home features a main floor primary bedroom suite with two sitting rooms, a fireplace, double vanity bathroom and a walk-in closet. The combined living and dining rooms, that enjoy the beauty of 1 of the 3 wood-burning fireplaces in the home, overlook the 161 acres of property including the 4 acre spring fed stocked pond. The commercial style kitchen with granite counter tops opens to the great room offering the perfect spot for entertaining friends and family. Or spend quiet afternoons and evenings enjoying the breeze on the spacious screened in porch while taking in the amazing view. Upstairs offers 2 nice sized bedrooms, a large bathroom and 2 lofts for even more relaxation space. There is a radio surround system and a house security system as well. The full unfinished walk out basement houses the washer and dryer and a huge cedar closet and is loaded with potential for additional living space, a workshop or home gym. The 4 car heated detached garage is a great place for your dogs with an indoor/outdoor kennel. After purchasing the property, the current owners installed 2 new air conditioners ('21), a Maytag dishwasher ('20), pressure tank/faucets ('18), lightning rods ('14), steel roof on the house and garage ('14), a new water heater ('12) and seal-coated the 1/3 mile black top driveway ('19). In addition to the pond, the property itself is a combination of tillable land (47.5 acres), wooded land with mature trees, a running stream and 4 wheeler trails. There is so much potential to generate income with this property or save money on taxes- hunting contracts, tillable land rental, crops, CRP, Illinois Forestry Program or even an Airbnb (subject to county approval). Enjoy the best of both worlds living a quiet life in Historic Mount Carroll while still enjoying the surplus of amenities nearby- Timberlake Playhouse for the theater lovers, downtown Galena for the art enthusiasts, 2.5 hours from Chicago for fun in the city and recreation fans will love the zip lining and skiing opportunities offered in neighboring towns. Do not miss out on the opportunities this breathtaking estate provides. This property is a must see! **Attention Hunters- This could be your Outdoor Paradise! It is a trophy hunter's dream. The expansive property offers some of the best deer and turkey hunting in the country and has a great trail system to allow you to access your stand no matter the wind direction. Numerous food plot locations surround the property offering a multitude of stand locations. Cover, Food and Water are the three keys for any trophy property and this one has all three in addition to oak ridges and multiple areas of thick bedding allowing you to keep those trophies on your property. Pictures of mature bucks were taken this year. This property also has had minimal hunting pressure- everything you are looking for. Note the colored picture map - Green represents food plots, blue represents the pond and the deer icons represent a few of the bedding areas. **



June 9, 2023


November 28, 2023



17615 Vinegar Hill Road
Mt Carroll IL, 61053

Interior Features


3 Beds


3 Baths

Interior Features

Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, First Floor Bedroom, First Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Open Floorplan, Dining Combo, Granite Counters


Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Cooktop, Range Hood, Water Purifier Owned, Water Softener Owned, Gas Cooktop, Range Hood



Fireplace Description

Double Sided, Wood Burning



Cooling Description

Central Air



Heating Description


Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

161.67 acres

Exterior Features

Patio, Porch Screened, Stamped Concrete Patio, Dog Kennel, Shed(s), Garage(s)

Lot Features

Pond(s), Wooded, Mature Trees





Other Property Details



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Days on Market


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Water Source

Private Well





Buyer Agency Compensation

2.5%-$495 (NET SALE PRICE)

Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate, Lynn Kocanda,
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