What $499,500 Buys You In Wisconsin: Greenhill Farm - Modern Farmer

What $499,500 Buys You In Wisconsin: Greenhill Farm

This circa-1920 farmhouse comes on 40 acres, and was renovated in 1999.

The current owners renovated the circa-1920 home 19 years ago.
Photography All photos courtesy of caseysoldit.com

The Property: Shaded by towering pines, the circa-1920, gambrel-roof farmhouse spans 2,106 square feet that include three bedrooms and two sunrooms. A 1999 renovation added several skylights, a garage at basement level, and oak floors chosen to match the home’s original woodwork and doors. Among the outbuildings: a 50-by-40-foot machine shed, a steel-sided 50-by-24-foot barn, a granary, and a cement-stave silo.

The Provenance: Greenhill Farm still bears the mark of its presumed original owner, Enoch Smithrude, a stonemason purported to have laid the rock work surrounding the raised flower garden and flanking portions of the circular driveway. The current residents, now in their 80s, have decided to downsize, but during the 20 years they owned the place, the couple bought a great deal of neighboring land. (The entire 340-acre parcel, much of it leased to area farmers, has an asking price of $1.2 million.)

Caveat Emptor: Although the barn once contained cattle, its waste gutters have since been filled in to level the floor and would need to be modified before animals inhabit the structure, which offers electricity but no plumbing. Buyers might also find the farmhouse kitchen, last updated in 1999, a bit old-fashioned and on the small side. (caseysoldit.com)

Native pines and hardwoods lend the farmhouse a sense of privacy.

The former owners added cables to reinforce the barn after it was damaged in a 1998 storm.


Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Farm Favorites
Read the latest reviews on our favorite products.
Immigrants Feed America

Immigrants Feed America t-shirts are back – find them at the Modern Farmers Market

Things We Love: AKUA Kelp Jerky

If you told me there was a jerky snack made out of kelp - yes,... (more)

Things We Love: CleverMade Snapbasket Cooler

It can keep up to 50 cans chilled for up to 36 hours and collapses... (more)

Things We Love: Republic of Tea Daily Greens Single Sips

It's like green juice: but way easier.

More shopping