Down a beautiful country lane just north of Ottawa Township, sits a picturesque property along the bluffs of the Minnesota River. Called Bur Oaks by the family who has owned the property for over 40 years, the land for sale consists of two parcels totaling almost 80 acres.
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the stone house and barn were built circa 1875-1877 from limestone quarried onsite by a master stone mason Charles Schwartz. The walls for both buildings are an amazing 18 inches thick. In 2009, the stone barn was completely restored, including new floor and roof system, new tuck pointing of stone inside and out to below grade footings, as well as new doors, windows, and cupolas. As for the original stone house, it too has been restored and updated over the years, including a historically sensitive addition that was added in 1988. The new wing consists of a spacious family room with vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplace created from stone quarried onsite, loft/office, rec room, and mechanical rooms.
In the original portion of the home, the upper floor consists of three bedrooms and a full bathroom. On the main level, the original formal parlor has become a library/sitting room, and can easily be used as a main floor bedroom with closet. A newly remodeled full bathroom is just steps away, as is the formal dining room, kitchen with informal dining room, and laundry room. A large three season porch is located off the kitchen, giving access to vegetable gardens and the backyard.
The house and barn sit on 13.9 acres of grassland, bur oak groves, and pasture. The larger parcel of 64.77 acres features a amazing private cabin, bur oak groves, prairies, and is protected under a conservation and scenic easement.