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The perfect country getaway!
This 53 acre scenic, gated estate features breathtaking views, space to have horses and other livestock, and is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Those who enjoy hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities will delight in this property. As you approach the front veranda, where columns frame the 8’ door with beautiful leaded glass transom and sidelights, you can see the care and craftsmanship used to build this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home. The soothing, neutral color palette is a perfect backdrop for all the special architectural features; including, wainscoting with chair rail, 15” crown molding, columns and archways, tray ceilings with dramatic recessed lighting, and an abundance of large windows that fill the home with light and perfectly frame the views of the gorgeous, rolling “European-Esque” landscape.
There are so many delightful rooms in this home; such as, the octagonal living/music room with a tray ceiling, recessed lighting, and exterior French doors that are the perfect spot for a grand piano. Also, the library boasts leaded glass sidelights and transom, beautiful cherry built-in bookshelves and wainscoting, and a gorgeous stained glass light fixture hanging from the coffered ceiling. Finally, the large dining room strikes the right balance of formal yet inviting and is perfect for hosting a lively dinner party.
The spacious master bedroom suite is highlighted by the cozy electric fireplace, built-in a/v cabinet, and also has a cedar-lined blanket chest. The master bathroom contains a Corian double sink vanity with a make-up table, a water closet with a commode and bidet, a double shower with skylight, and a large, walk-in closet with a washer & dryer and built-in ironing board. After a great work-out in the home gym, you can relax in the in-ground spa in the adjoining, heated Garden Room, which also adjoins the master suite.
The kitchen is the heart of this home!
This inviting, open-concept space also contains the family room, informal dining area, and workspace with a built-in desk. Featuring beautiful cabinetry, granite countertops, and a dramatic barrel vault ceiling with recessed lighting, the kitchen is equipped with a new Sub Zero refrigerator, Thermador 6 burner gas cooktop with pot filler, double oven, Asko dishwasher, double sink, trash compactor, and island with prep sink. A two-tier bar separates the kitchen from the bright, airy family room boasting a beamed ceiling, built-ins, and a gas fireplace with a handsome surround. French doors lead to a gorgeous outdoor living space and are perfect for hosting family and friends for large or small gatherings.
Fun awaits down a slate pathway that leads to the incredible outdoor recreation area with a large fire pit, a Gunite swimming pool with a waterfall, and a large functional pool house. The pool house is equipped with a full bathroom and overhead garage doors that make serving from the kitchenette a breeze.
The finished basement is also a great place to gather and play a game of pool or foosball while enjoying a fire in the gas fireplace. The basement also contains a full bathroom and an unfinished portion housing the mechanicals and lots of storage space.
A short trek across the property leads to a large pond perfect for fishing or paddle boating. Beyond the pond is an 80x40 outbuilding that has electricity and is insulated and heated. This is the perfect place to store your ATVs, tractors, or work on your cars.
This estate has it all with much more to see!
Home designed by H.G. McCullough – Evansville, IN
Builder: Jerry Elpers - Evansville, IN
Year built: 2001
Square Feet: 5,759 sf, with partially finished basement not included in total
Garage: 1,479 sf, 4 car attached garage with 4 garage doors
Real estate taxes: $14,996.98
Additional features: Ceramic tile flooring with radiant heat, Central vacuum system, skylights, security system
Acreage: 52 of the 53 acres are fenced
More on Jerry Sloan:
Legendary NBA Hall of Fame coach, Jerry Sloan, who passed away in May, grew up in McLeansboro, Illinois. His custom ranch home and 53-acre farm in McLeansboro is being sold by his family and brokered by Evansville's Curran Miller Auction Realty.
McLeansboro is the county seat in southern Illinois’ Hamilton County, with a population of 3,000. It’s approximately 300 miles south of Chicago and about 108 miles east of St. Louis. It’s 65 miles west of Evansville, Indiana.
Sloan’s scenic estate features breathtaking views, space to have horses and other livestock and is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Those that enjoy hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities will delight in this property. The spacious one-level custom home, built by Evansville’s Elpers Brothers Construction, features four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, a finished basement, a relaxing inground spa, and many other amenities. The outdoor living space is perfect for hosting family and friends for large or small gatherings. The rolling landscape views from the back patio are “European-Esque”.
Sloan was a former player of the Chicago Bulls from 1966-76 and his jersey hangs in the rafters of the United Center. "Jerry Sloan was ‘The Original Bull' whose tenacious defense and nightly hustle on the court represented the franchise and epitomized the city of Chicago," Chicago Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement after Sloan's passing. "Jerry was the face of the Bulls organization from its inception through the mid-1970s, and very appropriately, his uniform No. 4 was the first jersey retired by the team”
Sloan spent 23 seasons coaching the Jazz. The team -- with John Stockton and Karl Malone leading the way in many of those seasons -- finished below .500 in only one of those years. Sloan won 1,221 games in his career, the fourth-highest total in NBA history. He entered the NBA Hall of Fame in 2009.