83.1 acres with custom built log cabin and trout stream in the Town of Ira
A ¼ mile wooded drive along a winding private road, paved with crushed limestone, culminates at a clearing where you find an impressive log structure. This 20 year old, custom built, scribed log cabin is the premier attraction on this 83.1 acre hunter’s Utopia. The residence is 1 story, has 1 bedroom, 1 full bath and is 1,280 sf in size. Construction specifications included the use of massive, native, eastern white pine logs, meticulously pieced together and supported by a ‘Superior Pre-Cast Foundation’, all topped with an asphalt shingle roof (new in 2016). The full basement beneath is accessed from 2 ground level entry doors. Ample space exists there to renovate and add additional bedrooms and stairwell access from the first floor entrance way. The unique architecture of the structure is emphasized by the cathedral ceiling and open floor concept, most noticeable in the kitchen, living and dining room area.
Other features that make this private, secluded cabin comfortable and self sufficient are; front and rear covered porches, energy efficient windows and doors, a 30′ deep, dug well with submersible pump, 1000 gallon concrete septic and leach field and buried electric. A fuel oil forced air furnace efficiently heats the cabin most of the year but the Vermont Castings ‘Vigilant’ wood/coal combo stove takes over as the temp dips during the cooler months of the year. Fuel oil is also used to heat hot water. Beautiful black granite was used for kitchen and bathroom counters as well as the wood stove hearth. Flooring is tongue and groove Southern pine throughout. The entire cabin was re-stained in 2016. Additional features and accessories include: The Invisible Fence Pet Containment System, a dog training bench, Davis Weather Station (monitor mounted on flag pole), a driveway alert system, and a garden shed with rider mower and wood splitter included. All kitchen and laundry appliances stay with the cabin.
Hunting and wildlife enthusiasts will love this property for it’s habitat diversity which includes abandoned farm fields, spruce and pine plantations and hardwood stands ranging in size from pole to mature sawtimber. A selective thinning was conducted in the sawtimber stand about 10 years ago. The predominant hard and soft mast tree species are comprised of; hickory, yellow birch, aspen, hard and soft maple, cherry, ash, beech, basswood, cucumber, walnut and butternut, which provide the nutritional resources to support healthy grouse, turkey, deer and woodcock populations. Evidence of the deer that occupy the area is found in the mounts hanging from the walls of the cabin which are included with the sale if desired.
Avid shooters need not leave the property for entertainment as the property boasts its own 100 yard rifle and sporting clay range consisting of 2 MEC automated, voice activated clay target throwers housed in wooden sheds, customized by the owner to simulate grouse hunts. Range amenities include surveyed distance markers, 2 padded seats and shooting bench, station mats and shell stands.
Two tributaries to Nile Mile Creek flow north across the property and eventually end their journey at the shore of Lake Ontario. Narrow and shallow at this point they may harbor only small brook trout. The tributary that passes under the driveway was designed with a spillway in order to raise the water level of the stream near the road to form a pond. Well groomed trails cross the Creek at culvert locations making hunting, walking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or riding through these woods easy and enjoyable.
Located in the central region of New York State, and within a 30 minute drive of the City of Syracuse and I-90 to the south and the Port of Oswego on Lake Ontario to the north, there is not much you can’t see, do or find close to this ‘private’ property. Overall, a great place for an outdoor and gun sport enthusiast to call home!
- Lot Size: 83.10 acres
- Rooms: 4
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
Year Primary Structure Built : 1997-1998
Basement: full, unfinished
Local Directions: From CR 8 take Lyboldt Road west ~1 mile to Guernsy Rd. then straight thru intersection and west on White Cemetery Road. Travel ~1.9 miles west then south on White Cemetery Road to 12865 driveway on your right.
Deed Book & Page: 734/201
Local School District: Cato-Meridian
Tax Parcel ID: 29-1-41.1
Road Frontage: 921 feet
Oil & Gas Rights: yes
Water Feature: Nine Mile Creek
Adjoins State Land: no