|Address: 5394 S. Massbach Rd, Stockton, IL 61085, United States|
Living Area: 5,937 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 9 Acres
Home Type: Single Family Home
Property For: Sale
Property ID #: 21388
Residential Features: Gas Range, On The Water, Patio, Washer and Dryer, Ceiling Fans, Microwave Oven
High Schools: Stockton, Illinois
Middle Schools: Stockton, Illinois
Schools: Stockton, Illinois
USSI: A property for many uses. $179,900.00
USSI means "shell" in Finnish. It is the nickname given by the long-time artist residents Carl Tolpo and Lily Tolpo.
Built in 1969-71, USSI is a contemporary structure that was used as an artist studio/residence.
It has an open floor plan. There is one structure connected to another structure. Two boxes with a footprint of 40x50 feet each are built on a hillside facing west. The downhill structure is two stories with 10 and 12 foot ceilings. The structure immediately to the east and connected with a garage is a large studio with a 22 foot ceiling. Livable space is mostly in the western two-storey structure. The eastern structure has a small guest apartment with the large studio space. The garage and carport is fixed to the adjoining structures.
Sited in the middle of a pie-shaped 8.8 acre plat of woods is a 500 foot long and 18 feet deep fish stocked spring fed pond at the bottom of the hill. USSI has a flat rubber membrane roof and corrugated aluminum siding covers the outside. There is a deck on the west end accessed from the lower level through sliding glass door-walls. There are 20 mile sunset views to the west. Found within a rural country setting, it sits downhill from a ridge top blacktop county plowed county road with a very short driveway into the property.
There is rural mail delivery. Utilities available are: high speed internet access, electricity, Frontier phone service, Verizon cell signal, LP Gas. The wall furnace is gas forced air in the lower level. In the lower level there is a great room with an outdoor deck, kitchen and dining room, full bathroom, pantry/utility room and a craft room. There is abundant light and views. The floors are cement. Washer and dryer, water softener, gas hot water heater and water pressure tank are in the pantry/utility room. The second storey is reached by a circular staircase or through the garage entrance. Upstairs there are four large rooms, a full bath, and a ½ bath. There are unique loft-like storage spaces. Two of the rooms have large skylights. Both levels have exterior entrances. USSI is fed by a 400 foot well water system. There is a well maintained septic tank and field. Appliances are new gas stove, side by side refrigerator. From the dining room enjoy an outdoor patio
This property is perfect for working artists, or a presenting organization such as a school or church, or a rural restaurant, or a dinner playhouse, or an event center, or light industry. It is 160 miles to the Chicago loop, 130 miles to O’hare airport. It is in Northwest Illinois and near groceries and services. Galena is 15 miles away.
Your contact will be Rausch Realty Inc., Melody Heidenriech, 119 S. Main, Stockton, IL 61085,