16381 Camp Mary Lane, Richland Center, Wisconsin, 53581
You’re looking at one of the most decorated Gentlemen Estates to hit the market in the Midwestern United States. This private 580+/- acre masterpiece lies in the heart of Richland County set amidst an unspoiled landscape teeming with cascading bluffs, deep sweeping valleys and billion-dollar views. Meticulously appointed and maintained, the retreat affords a lifestyle without compromise, a place where grand entertaining, ultimate privacy and convenience are paramount. In an area well-recognized for Boone & Crockett class whitetail and pristine trout stream waters, one only has to step outside to enjoy the bounties of this miraculous kingdom.
Enter the domain from a securely gated half-mile gravel base driveway that bisects two sky-high ridges. This tucked-away valley setting capstones seclusion and accentuates tranquility. Recognizing this ideal location, no expense was spared to create the setting for the massive nearly 6,000+/- sq ft lodge built in 2016, which is truly an architectural wonder. Rustic elegance is on full display within the estate, which affords 6-bedrooms, 6-baths, theatre room, 4-stall attached garage, east wing guest quarters and so much more. Perfect as a family or corporate retreat, the property can easily and comfortably accommodate 16 or more overnight guests, who will be treated to world-class amenities.
The one-story residence features divine majesty rooted in rustic ambience built to an exacting standard. Fanciful landscaping provides a gracious and welcoming entry while perfectly framing the home and timeless views. The prestigious Lodge overlooks a magnificent 4ac spring fed pond teeming with a variety of fish species. A wraparound composite deck spans across the backside of the home with panoramic rolling bluff views ideal for festive entertaining. The gourmet kitchen is nothing less than a dream decked with granite countertops. All of the appliances within the kitchen are of the highest quality. A custom 6-person island includes a built-in Kohler sink and Jenn-Air dishwasher. The open concept kitchen flows into a palatial dining area where you can gaze into nearby wildlife food plots to spot countless whitetail and turkey in their natural habitat from the comforts of your dining table. A dominant floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace accentuates the grand room’s allure. Here, you’ll find double-height architectural windows providing a sensational setting for social gatherings kissed with natural lighting. A master suite features a walk-out patio, expansive walk-in closet and a his-and-her master bathroom featuring a makeup studio. The entire home was specifically built and rendered to provide breathtaking views from every room encapsulating the bliss of being in the middle of your own fairytale
The lower level centerpiece is a dramatic theatre room boasting an 8ftx6ft screen. A premium Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB projector displays color-rich performance that offers the ultimate entertainment experience. You’ll find an additional 3-bedrooms in the lower level that each sport their very own full bath, walk-in closet and sliding glass patio door to the pond. A mudroom that connects to the garage is perfectly suited for storage or a hunting locker. There’s even a built-in dog washing station for a good rinse after swimming in the pond or trekking your pets down trails.
An attached garage provides (4) overhead entry doors as well as (2) rear side exit doors fully heated with a Sterling GG Series low-profile gas-fired heating unit that’s highly efficient and offers ‘inshot’ burner technology. The garage is fully drywalled, surfaced with concrete, in-floor drains and a utility sink.
The guest/caretaker suite is located on the east wing of the home for ultimate privacy. The 2-bedroom, 1-bath suite is fully equipped and furnished to the brim with its very own independent furnace, water softener, LP gas regulator, etc. It’s virtually a self-reliant home within a home. The Boars Nest features it’s very own attached 2-car garage and private entryway. The space affords ample room for guests, caretakers or privileged clients without sparing any expense for luxurious accommodations. This cozy pad is for play.
The land itself is truly a spectacle to be seen. There’s over 12-miles worth of groomed trails for endless hiking, horseback riding or ATVing. There’s not a single portion of acreage spread that can’t be reached. Most impressively, there’s coveted top and bottom access from every direction! Most tracts of this size are often limited to ingress/egress points, however, after multiple land acquisitions over the years by the current owner, there’s access from every country road that wraps the estate. Big whitetail is the name of the game in this neighborhood. The area has consistently produced world-class whitetail that continue to shatter the record books. The property has been at the epicenter for monster bucks after a decade worth of Quality Deer Management including professional land and habitat management. You’ll find 22-food plots throughout the estate, broke into a mixture of spring and fall groceries. There’s (5) Redneck Blinds Buck Palace Platinum 360 6x6ft box stands on the estate in proven hotspots. In addition, a Shadow Hunter Box Blind in the valley behind the house and over 25-ladderstands plastered all over the countryside. Some of these setups are overlooking food plots, while others are dedicated to rut hunting setups. Each spot has been meticulously scrutinized to put the odds in your favor! From a pure hunting standpoint – this is without question one of the best farms in the United States.
A natural spring near the southerly end of the property continuously feeds the centrally located pond. There’re 12-distinct main ridge systems that warp the landscape into a heavenly formation of ecstasy. In size, the land extends nearly 2-miles from east to west and over a mile north to south encompassing an array of hardwood timber, thousands of apples trees, stunning rock outcroppings and open meadows.
HISTORY & FEATURES
Once upon a time, the estate served as a Boy Scouts Camp. You’ll find the reminisce of old trail signs, outlook posts and villas throughout the grounds. Numerous outbuildings still proudly stand that were once used as educational school houses. The Army Core of Engineers laid the foundation for underground electric that’s trenched over a mile long from the main county road serving 5-meter pods located in different areas. You will find no overhead cables on this property whatsoever. A one-of-a-kind treehouse patio sits atop the forest canopy overlooking the valley making a stellar outdoor party atmosphere. There’s a scenic villa with a campfire pit as well as amphitheater style seating area along the pond that would make for joyous special ceremonies. A total of three 6” drilled wells serve the estate, however, only the Lodge is currently in-use. There’s three, 31x23ft-cottage learning centers on the property as well as a 40x65ft pole shed, 24x26ft detached garage and a large 30x40’ party deck. Several campfire pits & learning camp sites. The property has numerous areas for expansion or home development thanks to several gravel-base roads crisscrossing the bottoms and numerous gated entryways.
Although it is privately secluded and secure, getting to the retreat couldn’t be easier with year-round access from a county-maintained road. The property sits just a short distance from Dane County Regional Airport, which will accommodate nearly any size jet. Otherwise, Richland Center, WI has its very own publicly owned airport.
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, Joe Nawrot at 608.381.1627 // JoeN@UChuntingproperties.com or Brandon Wikman at 608.403.6003 // BrandonW@UChuntingproperties.com
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