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SOLD!! McKinsey’s Nighthawk Castle

SALE PENDING! NOW $470,000!!! HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! MOTIVATED SELLER MUST MOVE! If you are seeking an off grid, quiet respite with a mystical touch, look no further … here is your magic kingdom! This fortress offers a vast array of amenities along with privacy and end of the road seclusion, and is a must see to appreciate.

This self-sustaining holding has room for improvements of your choice inside this secluded retreat. Within the walls of this solar powered castle lies a vibrant palette of color awaiting your personal touch to complete its intricate design. With a solid infrastructure, magical touches are awaiting the most discriminating buyer to make this house their home.

Attention to detail and pride of ownership is evident from the inside out of this unique, solar powered sanctuary on 64 acres that is open for your innovative imagination. Off grid and energy efficient, this custom home built 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3 level home has 1758 sq ft of living space and was constructed in 2013. Numerous upgrades are found inside this one-of-a-kind castle such as skylights, Tamarack vaulted ceilings, arched double pane windows, loft, an open floor plan with living and dining combination, kitchen with 2 pantries, root cellar, utility room, solar hot water, propane and wood heat. Interior and exterior quality construction with 12 inch thick walls in the house, copper metal roofing and slab foundation … and most importantly … no light pollution. In a galaxy of stars, this is where the Nighthawk thrives!

Every room has a window to the world outside in a scenic backdrop with 360-degree views of the mountain ranges and sloping hillsides. Sit on the covered patio, enjoy the breeze and see nature at its best. Relish in the surrounding landscape of stark beauty in the craggy rock outcroppings, rolling vistas and mountain valley views with a gurgling creek on panoramic Rainbow Ridge. Discover your inner artist and get back to nature at its best with wildlife viewing galore. Dip your feet in Corncob Creek which traverses the property along on this self-sustaining investment. Raise your own food from the old and new fruit orchard, garden and greenhouse and graze your cattle or sheep on the dryland pasture that is fenced and cross-fenced for livestock.

Property has DEQ approved septic system, 150-foot 21 GPM domestic well with gravity fed system within two tanks of water storage. There are 6 frost free spigots located from the home to barns to outbuildings. All structures are permitted. This recreational retreat and ranch destination can be your multi-faceted home away from home or full-time residence. Wi-Fi is available for remote working at home. Some unfinished interior with exterior ready for stucco. See documents with House Description for details for more information.

Outbuildings are of quality wood construction with metal roofing & well maintained and include a 48×36 livestock barn, 8×16 tool shed, 8×16 storage, 8×12 chicken coop with concrete floor, slider and windows, 40×28 workshop with 8 inch walls, loft and wood stove, 32×24 Barn with hay loft and attached greenhouse.

Personal property included in sale price are washer, dryer, Sunfrost 12v R-19 fridge, Sundanzer 12v Chest freezer, Premier Pro 6 burner(sealed) propane stove, Flameview wood cookstove also serves as the only heat source.

12 solar panels @ house; 16 solar panels @ workshop; New Renogy AGM maintenance free battery banks for home and shop.; 2 Outback inverters; 4 Morning Star charge controllers; Hot water solar collector; Outback Transformer Yanmar Diesel whole house generator included.

It is approximately 1/4 mile to power lines for electricity. Property is located 7 miles from Spray off Kahler Basin Road to Winlock Lane and borders private lands. Elevation is 2200 ft in mild climate with great growing season. Mixed use of recreational, ranch and residential with plenty of room to roam. Year-round access on private gravel road with cattle guard access to property within Spray School District. Just a ten minute drive the the reknowned John Day River for fishing, floating and fun. Drive to Service Creek less than a half hour away to take a shuttle, rent a raft or bring your own! Take a day trip to Bull Prairie for a picnic and sit at the docks and fish or take your own watercrafts. Public land access is close by for big game hunting and other recreational activities.

There are good bones to this offering and no skeletons in the closet on this holding. Well, maybe in the bathroom. So come see for yourself if this cost-efficient castle fits the criteria in your karma. This lovely low maintenance offering is shown by appointment only with (off grid) lender prequalification required before viewing.

Located at 23684 Winlock Lane Fossil OR 97830 in T8 SR24E TL1501;2945 SEC13. Property has been surveyed and is available upon request.

Built by Jim Doherty Construction with blueprints available. Home will be sold unfinished in AS IS condition.

Zoned EFU.

PRICE REDUCED! $470,000.

Buyer’s agent to provide client prequalification for purchase and be present at all showings.


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  • Price: $470,000
  • Acreage: 64
  • Address: 23684 Winlock Lane
  • State: Oregon
  • County: Wheeler
  • MOPLS ID: 19162
  • Ranches: Yes

About the Principal Broker/Owner

Julie Mansfield Smith

Julie Mansfield Smith has been a consistent multi-million dollar producer in rural real estate sales for the past 20 years, specializing in rural Grant County properties in eastern Oregon. Living and working with her husband Brad, Co-owner of the brokerage, in one of the finest hunting, fishing and recreational areas in the state of Oregon gives them first hand knowledge in listing and selling raw land & a variety of acreages. From small farms, parcels to hunt on to river front, timber properties or large ranches and recreational retreats, call Julie if you want to know what current market values are in the remote areas of this eastern Oregon outback they call home.