Bull Valley, Illinois — Green Home For Sale

Beautiful Log Home on Conservation Acreage For Sale 60 miles NW of Chicago.

Listing ID: 19698

  • Natural Home

Annual Property Tax $11,641
Annual Utility Cost $2,283
Home Area 1,800 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 3 acres
Year Built 1997

Property Description

Bull Valley, Illinois 2 bedroom 2 full bath log home with open floor plan 60 miles NW of Chicago. This one of a kind home sits on 3 secluded and restored hardwood forested acres with 200 and 300 year old oak trees and is adjacent to a 40 acre wetland conservation area. Recently remodeled. Features include:
• Hand scraped Kahrs oak hardwood flooring.
• Kitchen with solid hickory cabinets, Kohler farm sink, and granite counter tops.
• Rocky Mountain hardware throughout.
• In floor radiant heat with high efficiency Weil McLain Ultra-80 boiler and indirect hot water heater.
• Mitsubishi Mr. Slim air conditioning.
• LEED & Energy Star compliant Berridge metal roof with Sno Gem snow bars.
• Cedar deck with stainless steel cable rails.
• Kohler standby backup generator & transfer switch.
• Vermont Castings wood burning stove.
• Whole house security system.
• High Speed Internet.

This unique home is surrounded by nature. Quiet and private, yet close to shopping and Metra.

Go to pitbullranch.com for more information or contact Jim @ 815-342-8080 / jim@pitbullranch.com

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Home is built of Engelmann Spruce and Lodgepole Pine with a LEED & Energy Star compliant Berridge metal roof. Walkout level is completely earth-bermed on 3 sides. Home has in floor radiant heat with a high efficiency Weil McLain Ultra-80 boiler and indirect hot water heater. The property is home to a restored hardwood forest with 200 and 300 year old oak trees and is adjacent to a 40 acre wetland conservation area.

Neighborhood Description

Rural countryside between towns 60 miles NW of Chicago with homes on larger acreages. Minimum lot size in the Village of Bull Valley is 3 acres. Area is home to mature oak woodlands and several high quality fens/wetlands and the Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus.

Market Area

Far Northwest Chicago area. 10 minutes to Metra commuter train stop to Chicago and 20 minutes to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

School District

Woodstock School District


Rural, adjacent to conservation preserve, surrounded by larger parcels of homes and small farms.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home

Sea Level

Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Wood Stove
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Masonry
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 450 sqft