This week we drop in on Dunn County, Wisconsin with, I believe, the highest-priced property we’ve seen so far in this ongoing series.
This one has some great photos both from the outside and inside. You can really tell a difference with photos taken with a better camera and good angles.
A reader brought this one to my attention a couple days ago. This one has a whopping eight bedrooms and…one bathroom. The home is 3,486 square feet and the property is 94 acres. The full Re/Max listing is here (update: listing has been removed).
This is a full functioning dairy farm, and it also looks like the family has a thriving produce output as well.
The milk canisters are one clue that this is a more conservative church. More progressive Amish dairies use bulk cooling tanks with agitators.
Now a look inside the house. One thing about some of the bedrooms. They’re not exactly “plush”, with many having particle board flooring and unfinished walls:
Other rooms in the house have a more finished look with a finer variety of wood flooring.
Including a couple of more finished-looking bedrooms. Cuckoo clock on the wall in this first one.
This room has a couple of beds in it as well.
The home has a very spacious feel, as most Amish-built homes do. You can imagine this home full of people, which it normally would be, when not showing it to the real estate agent with the camera 🙂
Another kitchen-like area.
Several of the rooms are serving as junk/storage spaces:
It looks like they are processing and/or drying something in this room. Is that beans I see?
This area looks to be used for tasks including washing and processing produce (see the scale on the pallet).
So the price here is just a bit under $600,000, while we’ve seen similar-sized Amish farms for much less than that. Of course, location, location, location, and one thing raising the price here might indeed be location. It’s about 45 minutes east of the Twin Cities. That’s not exactly imminent-suburb territory, but close enough that it probably means higher value per acre than say land in northern Wisconsin.
The other thing raising the price is the fact that this is a certified organic farm. It is about a three-year process to convert a traditional farm to one that’s certified organic, so that likely raises the acreage value by itself.
All in all a beautiful piece of land. One last photo showing how sparsely-populated the area is. You shouldn’t have to worry too much about noisy neighbors out here (though there is what looks to be an interstate nearby, going by an additional video on the listing site).