Illinois ReducedMason County

48 Acres $829,000
Includes Home_N/A/Acre


  • Gorgeous 2,584 sq ft home overlooking an awesome 4-acre pond
  • 4,800 sq ft finished machine shed with heated floors, bathroom, and an office
  • 3 professionally constructed ponds that are "Well-fed" and already stocked with Blue Gill, Crappie, Bass, and Catfish
  • Boat ramp and boat docks installed on 4-acre pond behind the house
  • Beautiful landscaping around the house and machine shed
  • Recreational opportunities include fishing and hunting for deer, turkey, rabbits, doves, squirrels, pheasants, and quail
  • 15 tillable acres
  • Property has a great mixture of timber, water, prairie grasses, and tillable acreage
  • Composite deck overlooking the pond is maintenance-free
  • There are too many great features to list; this really is a one-of-a-kind home!

Acreage Income

  Total Tillable Timber
Acres +/- 481527
Income +/- $10,000


Illinois Land Broker

Matt Cox

  • Cell: 309-221-1764
  • Office: 217-899-1240
  • Fax: 309-213-1642

Property Description

PRICE REDUCED – This is, by far, one of the most unique properties in all of Mason County. There are so many amazing features with this gorgeous house on 48 acres; I don’t even know where to start!

The property sits on one of the highest points of elevation in all of Mason County and it comprises of a 2,854 square foot home, a 2-car attached garage with stamped and colored concrete, a 4800 square foot machine shed that boasts concrete floors throughout, the property has 15 tillable acres, 3 beautiful (Well-fed) stocked ponds, food plots, a wet-land for waterfowl, prairie grasses, beautiful landscaping and the list never stops. This one truly is a must-see to actually appreciate everything it has to offer.

The House:

The 2-story house was constructed in 2002 and is approximately 2,854 square feet, not including the bedroom, bathroom, and sauna room in the finished basement. The roof was replaced in 2017 and new siding and stone work were added to the exterior of the house in 2018.

On the upper floor, you will find all 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms. While on the main floor, a well-designed open concept works excellently as you can travel freely from the kitchen to the dining room which overlooks the sunken family room below. There is also a sun room on the main level that is currently used as a home gym, and it is attached to an 18×12 all season patio. You can virtually look out across the beautiful 4-acre pond behind the house from just about any room on the main level. When you walk out of the family room onto the 20 x 26 foot deck, you are practically standing over a 4 acre pond. There is also a beautifully landscaped retaining wall with a 16 x 18 foot patio complete with seating and a fire-pit.

The kitchen was updated in 2017 with new quartz countertops and custom handmade hardwood cabinets. All the interior doors were upgraded to custom handmade hardwood doors in 2017 as well. All the main appliances stay with the house.

The Shed:

The machine shed on this property is approximately 4800 square feet and has concrete throughout. The “Shop Area” which is 2,592 square feet has floor heat in the concrete which is great for working on equipment and also works to heat the entire shop area in the winter months, there is also a bathroom on this side of the shed. It also has a 576 square foot insulated and heated office area making this a perfect location to get out of the house to get some office work done. There is a lean-to style shed behind the machine shed which could be used for additional equipment storage or a great location for livestock and other farming needs.

The Ponds:

It’s impossible to not spend a little time discussing the ponds on this property. Ponds in Mason County are rare to say the least because of the abundance of sand. These ponds were professionally constructed by lining the entire bottom of the ponds with excavated clay soil and were then lined with a tremendous amount of bentonite clay. All 3 ponds can be filled with a well and pump system. The well is over 120 feet deep and is complete with a 15-horse power pump that connects to 3-phase power and is capable of pumping approximately 400 gallons per minute. This pump will raise the 4-acre pond approximately 4 inches per day if water needs to be added to the ponds. The largest pond behind the house is already stocked with Crappie, Blue-gill, bass, and catfish. The medium sized pond was recently drained for some repairs and is going to be stocked the same or can be stocked however a future buyer would like. The smallest pond in front of the house is currently stocked with fathead minnows that are used periodically to keep a constant flow of bait fish for the two larger ponds.

The rest of the property:

This property has approximately 15 tillable acres. There is a great mixture of brushy timber, food plots, tillable, great water sources and prairie grasses throughout the property making it a great place to harvest deer, quail, rabbits, doves, and waterfowl. There have been some great deer harvested off of this property in the past, and when sunflowers are planted this property can produce a tremendous number of doves. The possibilities on these 48 acres are as endless as the list of great features.