AMAZING OPPORTUNITY ! 148+/- SECLUDED & PEACEFUL ACRES with PERENNIAL STREAM, GORDON CREEK, FLOWING approximately 1/2 mile through the ELLENWOOD HOMESTEAD!! WATER RIGHTS to the CREEK!! Surrounded by the Tonto National Forest at an elevation of 5300 feet, more or less, it's just a few miles west of Haigler Creek and hiking distance to the Hell's Gate Wilderness area! Terrain varies from meadows adjoining riparian area to gently rolling hillsides with panoramic views from the knolls. Private water well is operated by either a solar or electric submersible pump and has both a pressure tank & 7500 gal storage tank. Historic ranch was homesteaded for cattle ranching in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The circa 1889 log and adobe home has been lovingly taken care of for over 130 years! Log / adobe home can still be lived in year round and has a functional kitchen with modern oak cabinets, antique Monarch firewood cook stove, Kenmore propane gas range/oven, and Kenmore stainless refrigerator/freezer. Log / adobe cabin is heated with propane wall mounted units and cooled with a window A/C. Largest of the 3 separate living quarters is the 2-story frame home originally constructed in 1965 yet updated over the years; in very good condition and features a Lennox central AC system with humidity control which is "smart" Internet connected - installed in 2015 by a licensed HVAC contractor. Living area has open concept with large windows and centrally located, huge Homesteader firewood burning stove. Spacious 23'X13'4" kitchen has plenty of room to add an island. Main floor bedroom also has wood burning stove and adjoins the library and half bath with laundry facility. Upstairs bedroom has large reading alcove and nearby exit to the wraparound deck which features a cedar hot tub with a wood-fired heater. Smallest bedroom is 10.5'X9.5' and has separate exit to the deck. Basement is actually a poured concrete cellar under the frame home. Bedroom and bath counts on listing are totals for all 3 structures. Detached bunkhouse lacks plumbing; used as sleeping quarters only. In 2016 a brand new solar power system was installed by a solar contractor with energy storage system capacity of 75.6 kWhrs, and was designed to be expanded. Pastures on either side of the creek have been historically irrigated for livestock; remnants of a concrete aqueduct still in place for westerly pasture. APPRAISED in June 2020. SURVEYED & FLAGGED in September 2020. Uses for this property are almost limitless! Corporate retreat; farming & orcharding; church camp . . .
Listing courtesy of Young Realty Partners.
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