A home for you and your cattle

One of the things I hate most about owning a home is my yard. I hate the front and the back equally. The reason? I hate doing yardwork. Mowing, pulling weeds, trimming? You can have it all. And my yards are like little green postage stamps.

Some people, though, love to have land. It’s why they buy homes in the first place. For the land lovers, then, there’s 7140 State Route 173 in Harvard, Ill. This home, listed by RE/MAX Center broker/owner Richard Capoccioni, features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 12,000 square feet of living space for its $3.6 million price tag. But it also sits on 102 acres. You’re right if you think that’s big enough for some livestock. The home’s MLS listing refers to the home as an executive estate and cattle ranch.

I’d hate to take care of all that land, but I can’t argue that it’s a
nice-looking house. It has some nifty features, too: a two-story stone
fireplace, media room, billiards room, spa room and an attractive
brick/stone/stucco exterior complete with a three-story entryway.

Cappocioni says that the cattle ranch was originally built for buffalo. Today, the property is attracting interest from non-profit organizations who are eying the estate and land as a site for retreats.

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