A private drive leads through the front of the expansive 23-acre property at 1975 Mackey Road in Howe. The drive curves around the 50-foot by 40-foot shop and leads up to the home’s attached garage.


The home welcomes guests with a pristinely manicured lawn and thoughtful landscaping. On the opposite side of the home from the shop lies a large picturesque pond complete with a dock.


The covered front porch creates a welcoming ambience with slate flooring and big cedar posts complimented by rustic chic décor. The blue front door has been made to look like an antique to match the rest of the décor.


The front door leads into an entryway with cheery walls and beautiful travertine floors. The area is also characterized by an old barn wood ceiling.


From the entryway, guests are led into the family room with built-in bookshelves, vaulted ceilings and an oversized stone fireplace. The room’s windows brighten the space with natural light and a door on the opposite wall from the fireplace leads into a small office with a window looking out over the front pasture.


A bar area connects the family room to the kitchen area. The kitchen is accented with granite countertops, uniquely painted cabinets and plumber’s pipe light fixture. The pantry door is painted robin egg blue adding a splash of color to the space. A bead board ceiling completes the unique finishes in the kitchen.


The 1,873-square-foot home contains three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The master bedroom’s view looks out onto the towering tress of the backyard. The room is elevated by a tray ceiling and double doors that lead out onto the patio.


The master bathroom has been updated with a new walk-in shower and ornate vanity. The master closet along with the other bedroom closets in the home have built-in shelving.


Additionally, each bedroom has it’s own bathroom with uniquely themed décor.


Additional living space is provided by the covered outdoor living room. This area contains a fire pit, water feature and adjacent back porch. The flooring and posts from the back mirror those in the front for a contiguous design.


The large shop has 16 foot walls and a spacious overhang on the west side of the building, suitable for covered tractor parking or the eventual installation of animal stalls. The interior of the building has a full half-court basketball area and a partially finished office building. In addition to these two features, there is ample space for both work and storage within the spacious building.


The current owners of this modern farmhouse have had the property in their family since the mid 1960s. The family also owns the land with the soil conservation lake to the east but that is not for sale. This remodeled home has been under agricultural exemption and comes with pastures, holding pens and a loafing shed.


The property is currently listed by Debra Pettit with Town Center Real Estate for $875,000.