Why Buy This Property? The Minimum Bid of $850,000 demonstraits that this property will be sold at the auction subject to a bid for the entirety or combination of the tracts offered of $850,000 or more.
Magnificent Home - Millions of dollars were spent to assemble and acquire the land and then to design and build this magnificent home, log cabin, motorcar pavillion and walking bridge over a ravine adjacent to the Sangamon River resulting in one of the most important homes in Central Illinois.
Desirable Riverfront Property - Hidden River is a wilderness property with ___ feet of frontage along the Sangamon River in Champaign County, Illinois. The auction represents a unique opportunity to purchase a beautifully wooded riverfront assemblage of land with a magnificent home.
Convenient Location – The property is located just 15 miles northwest of Champaign, and only two hours from Chicago and 1½ hours from Indianapolis.
Recreation Land Opportunities – Hidden River offers a multitude of recreational opportunities, from hiking, to gentleman’s farm, equestrian facility, hunting and fishing, its all right here.
Future Opportunities – Hidden River is one of the few large pieces of wooded land with river frontage on both shores of the river on the market anywhere in Central Illinois. There are a multitude of potential uses for this property.
Proximity to Champaign and the University of Illinois – If you are seeking the perfect location nearby Champaign and the University of Illinois, this is it. Only fifteen miles away but once you are there, you feel like you are in another world which will inspire you and provide years of enjoyment.
Excellent School District – This property resides in the Mahomet/Seymour school district, one of the finest in Central Illinois.
Property Features: Hidden River consists of an English Arts and Crafts style mansion, rustic log cabin, motorcar pavillion and two hunderd wooded acres with frontage along the Sangamon River. The property is offered for sale at auction in its entirety or in three seperate tracts.
THE LAND: Hidden River consists of 140 glorious wooded acres and 60 acres of restored prairie for a total of 200 acres with an estimated 3,590 feet of frontage along the eastern shore and 3,590 feet of frontage on the western shore of the Sangamon River.
Tract A - Consists of the main residence, log cabin, motorcar pavillion all on 116 acres with significant frontage along the Sangamon River (two tax parcels).
Tract B - 50 acres of undeveloped wooded land with signfiicant frontage on the Sangamon River (two tax parcels) with access via an easement agreement.
Tract C - 25 acres of undeveloped wooded land with fontage on County Road 2600N. With access from County Road 2500N and County Highway 31.
THE RESIDENCE: The residence at Hidden River is a two story home with third level widow’s walk and partially finished lower level constructed in 2001. The main residence contains 15,000 square feet of living space plus 4,000 square feet of storage and mechanical space on the lower level. There are two garages for a total of five cars with a drive-through porte-cochere. The home’s design provides wonderful and versatile formal and informal living spaces including a two-story great room, library, glass enclosed conservatory, beautiful bedroom suites, spectacular kitchen, and formal and informal dining areas and much more which appeal to those with discriminating tastes.
THE LOG CABIN: A 1,291 SF log cabin constructed by Durfeld Constructors of Whistler, British Columbia from trees of Canada and Washington State. The home is true log-rounds construction. It is sset in a pine forest planted in the 1940s offering solitude and a quick getaway without leaving the property.
THE MOTORCAR PAVILION: The pavilion is a 4,170 SF air conditioned and heated structure designed as a 12 motorcar showroom, shop area for renovation and repairs, wash/detail room, two offices and a full kitchen.
Auction Type: MINIMUM BID AUCTION - To Be SOLD Subject to a Minimum Bid of $850,000 for the entirety or the sum of the tracts.Auction
Date & Time: July 22nd - 3:00 PM
Auction Location: Sealed Bid Auction - Bids to be delivered to the offices of Fine & Company LLC, 747 Lake Cook Road, Suite 100W, Deerfield, IL 60015