Off-Grid Home with Land for Sale in SW Wisconsin

County: Richland
12380 W Ridge Rd, Blue River WI 53518
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Have you ever dreamt of owning a recreational retreat setup with a cozy log home in Southwestern Wisconsin? This secluded ridgetop wonderland in Richland County consists of 39.21-acres encompassing a diverse mix of woodlands and row crop graced with a self-sufficient home that embarks sustainable living off-grid. Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence, hunting getaway, vacation rental opportunity or simple back to nature escape – look no further than this one-of-a-kind rural estate.

You’ll find this pristine utopia in Blue River, Wisconsin located in the clouds of a blufftop at a lofty elevation of 1,040ft! A meandering 3/10th mile gravel driveway leads to a compound shrouded in utter ecstasy. A 2,800sq ft home built in 2010 proudly serves in an independent manner without reliance of electricity for a lifestyle of an autonomist. The home consists of 3-bedrooms and 3-bathrooms uniquely designed with two separate wings. The build is nothing short of a fortress in more ways than one. A strong foundation of 6’ high and 2”x2’ reinforced concrete piers on 4’x6’x12” RC pads serves as a brawny base. Stainless steel threaded connectors tie the foundation to treated 16”x16”x24” risers on which massive 16”x16” Douglas fir timbers are attached!

The exterior west wing walls are comprised of the Douglas fir timbers, while the east wing walls are framed with 2”x4” double walls to a 12” thickness and sheathed with 6”x16” Douglas fir timbers. This equates to 28” thick and 12” of fiberglass insulation installed into the double wall framing. All floor joists are 6”x16” with 1-1/8” floor plywood and finished with ¾” x 5” oak planking. The cavities between floor joists are filled with a foot-and-half of cellulose insulation. The home is capped with standing seam steel roof for maintenance-free living. The roof is totally guttered and gutters feed into (2) 4,000 concrete cisterns buried under the breezeway floor. Each wing has an independent shallow well pump with pressure tank.

Heating this energy-efficient home is provided by (2) independent wood stoves imported from England. A boiler system is run by a hydronic heat system via baseboard heaters throughout. There’s also a wood burning enameled cast iron (Cadbury) with glass window door in the living room. All living area windows are double paned by Pella. The house is completely powered by a photovoltaic system.  Roof solar panels are REC 370-watt panels with a 11,100-watt total array (30) panels. They were installed in July 2022. The inverter is a Sol-Ark 12 installed in August 2022.  The battery bank consists of three Fortress Evault Max 18.5 kWh lithium batteries installed May 2023. The home also features a front (16’x22) and back (8’x84) deck. All furniture, appliances and mowers convey with the sale. You’ll also be pleased to note that the home has high-speed fiber optic internet!

While many will fall in love with the intricate “cabin in the woods” style build – the land itself is truly a masterpiece. The property consists of 11+/- acres of pristine ag land striped with soybeans and alfalfa. The row crop rents for 1,250/annually. The remaining 28+/- acres is rooted in strong stands of timber decorated in rolling topography. You’ll find (2) distinct ridges complimented by (2) deep valleys checkerboarded in some of the most worn deer trails you’ll ever see in your life. For those that deer hunt, please note that this property has not been hunted in over 12-years! This is truly unheard of in the state of Wisconsin, let alone the United States. Consider this virgin hunting grounds surrounded by massive privately-owned tracts. While there’s no trail camera pictures of deer, rest assured that this is some of the best whitetail ground in the region. Boone & Crockett whitetail are guaranteed to roam these very hills. The property is not enrolled in any government programs. Taxes are $2,375/annually.

Schedule your private showing today with Joe Nawrot and Brandon Wikman. Buyer must provide Proof of Funds Letter from bank or lender prior to showing. For more info contact Wisconsin Land Specialist, Brandon Wikman at 608.403.6003 or Joe Nawrot at 608.381.1627 //

Joe Nawrot and Brandon Wikman are Wisconsin’s #1 Ranked Listing and Selling Agents of United Country Real Estate working for the Midwest’s #1 Ranked United Country Real Estate Office.

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