Expansive, solid-built, custom home nestled within 38 wooded acres with creek and beautiful views of the property and countryside beyond. The winding driveway curves through the property offering stunning views and privacy. Woods are home to abundant wildlife. Low maintenance full-brick exterior, 6" exterior walls, high ceilings (first floor 9 ft.), sunken family room, large casement windows, cherry cabinetry, solid oak doors and trim throughout, French doors to dining and living rooms, and over-sized closets are some of the features that attest to the high-quality craftsmanship of this Colonial-style home. Additionally, many mechanical and cosmetic updates both inside and out make this home move-in ready. Updates within the last 3 years include primary bathroom remodel, 30-yr architectural shingle roof, lower-level furnace, refrigerator, double wall oven, sump pump, and main foyer front door and sidelights. Tons of large windows and 7 skylights offer maximum natural light throughout the home. Large, bright, bonus space above the garage with new vinyl flooring is ready for your ideas. Opportunity for a guest/in-law suite or rental arrangement. Den/office with separate exterior entrance to covered porch. The property includes 24 acres of tillable farmland that can be leased or potentially re-zoned. Easy access to the I-90 tollway via Route 23 for commuters to downtown Chicago. Close to Marengo Ridge, Brookdale and Rush Creek conservation areas. Desirable Marengo School District. Only a 20 minute, scenic drive to beautiful Geneva Lake. The opportunities to customize your peaceful retreat with a pool, hobby farm, gardens, horses, stables are endless to create the lifestyle of your dreams!