Open House - Saturday - September 3, 2011 - 4:00-6:00PM
We know from our own experience how difficult it can be to find a great house on a great piece of land. You can usually find a great house on not-so-great land, or great land with a not-so-great house. We believe that Dutch Hill Farm has the best of both.
Dating from the early 1800s and nestled in the hilly southeast corner of Richland County, gateway to the Mohican Valley and one of Ohios most desirable scenic areas, Dutch Hill Farm offers complete privacy and seclusion on 126 acres, featuring a custom designed and completely renovated home, adjacent studio / workshop, 1840s bank barn, loafing shed with attached fenced pasture, and cabin on the edge of a 90 acre forest.
The woods itself has been carefully maintained by a professional forester, and has numerous wide trails available for hiking, riding, and bird-watching. An historic township cemetery at the edge of the property contains the burial places of Dutch Hill Farms founders, the Bemiller family, Dutch immigrants among whose members was a decorated officer in Napoleons army.
The grounds feature a large spring-fed pond with great fishing, four additional spring-fed ponds, streams, numerous mature trees and natural landscaping, and expansive grassy areas for play and relaxation. Accessed by a private lane 1/8 mile off Ohio State Route 97, the farm is an always scenic ten minute drive from Malabar Farm State Park and The Malabar Inn, Mohican State Park, Pleasant Hill Lake, Snow Trails Ski Resort, Ohio Dreams Sports Park, the B & O Bike Trail, access to I-71, and the villages of Butler, Bellville, and Loudonville.
Within twenty minutes are Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Mifflin Lake, The Johnny Appleseed Outdoor Drama, Clear Fork Lake, and the city of Mansfield. Also nearby are the college towns of Mt. Vernon, Kenyon, and Wooster, which have an abundance of cultural and dining opportunities, and forty-five minutes to the east is Amish country, chock full of the most unique sightseeing, shopping, and back-in-time lifestyle experiences.
Beautifully sited in a natural fold and embraced by spring-fed ponds, this 2,900 square foot custom designed and built home is enveloped by panoramic views of nature and wildlife. Large expanses of glass and over 2,000 square feet of decking, accessible from every point of the lower level, bring the outdoors in and take full advantage of the surrounding water, trees, and hillsides.
The house was designed with a flowing open floor plan and dramatic architecture that affords resort-style casual living. A chefs kitchen at the center of the lower level, adjacent family room, dining and sitting areas, and easily accessible decks function perfectly for entertaining, as the house has been host to numerous large gatherings of up to fifty people. A lower-level master suite, laundry, mud room and attached three-car garage add functional convenience.
Upstairs are two larger bedrooms each having French doors with private walk-out balconies, affording yet more views of and access to the out-of-doors. This level also contains a third bedroom and a full bath with a jetted tub, custom glass shower, and a large window with long views. A stone foundation basement with hand-hewn beams that allows for ample storage and has a convenient walk-out.
The house has been appointed with a level of fit and finish that is both timeless and appropriate. Details including custom designed woodwork and metalwork, wood windows and doors, cedar planked and beamed cathedral ceilings, standing seam metal roofing, cedar siding, fieldstone fireplace, wide plank heart pine floors, built-in cabinetry, and custom ceramic tile lend rustic elegance and livability to this very special dwelling.
Summary of Property Features
House Lower Level
2,200 square feet living area
Chefs kitchen with commercial-grade range/oven, custom-made stainless hood, roof-mounted exhaust, high-end appliances, solid birch cabinets, French doors to deck, and cedar-planked cathedral ceiling
Family room with 4 sets of French doors to deck, fieldstone wood-burning fireplace with heat exchange firebox, wet bar with refrigerator, custom quartersawn white oak entertainment center, and cedar-planked cathedral ceiling
Generous entry foyer and hall with access to main living area and mud room / garage.
Sitting and dining areas connected by two-sided gas log fireplace
Master suite with custom quartersawn white oak double-bowl vanity exposed hotel-style to bedroom and separate toilet / shower room
Laundry with adjacent full bath
2,000 square feet of attached decking with outdoor masonry fireplace
Screened porch with access to sitting area, master suite, and deck
3-car attached garage with 800 square feet unfinished living space above and roughed water / drainage
Mud room with floor drain
House Upper Level
700 square feet living area
Planked cedar ceiling with exposed rough-sawn joists throughout
3 bedrooms, two with French doors and walk-out balconies
Full bath with custom quartersawn white oak double-bowl vanity, jetted tub, and glass shower enclosure
125,000 BTU high-efficiency forced-air propane furnace
200 AMP electrical service
55 gallon high-efficiency propane water heater
180 foot drilled well with newer holding tank
Whole-house water filter
Septic system with two 750 gallon in-line tanks
Studio / Workshop
1,150 square feet with approximately 700 square feet finished
80,000 BTU high-efficiency forced-air propane furnace
150 AMP electrical service
Water line run to building
500 square feet unfinished living space with loft
Standing seam metal roofing
Wood doors and windows
1840s timber-frame construction
Approximately 40 x 80
Four large oak-post and beam box stalls
100 AMP electrical service
Water with frost-free hydrant
Board-fenced paddock walk-out from box stalls
Approximately 24 x 40
Six walk-in stalls
100 AMP electrical service
Water with frost-free hydrant
Attached to approximately 3 acres of board-fenced pasture
100 acres mostly wooded, professional forester managed with nice walking / riding trails, desirable timber, hilly terrain with wonderful views, open meadow at highest elevation, adjoins Auction #1.
NOTE: Auction #1 & #2 will sell separate & together and go the way they bring the most.
We invite you to experience Dutch Hill Farm and see for yourself why its such a special place.