Set on 5 private acres overlooking a gracious bend of the Rock River, just minutes from downtown Rockford and less than an hour from Madison, lies one of the most distinctive homes offered for sale in Winnebago County. Of stunning architectural beauty, this award-winning designed home is the work of local architect, Gary Anderson. With a total of approximately 5600 sq. ft., this custom-built brick and stone structure offers modern amenities for comfortable family living yet easily accommodates large entertainment and private events. The attention to detail and emphasis on proportions and craftsmanship are unparalleled. Featuring spectacular river views from nearly every room in the house. This extraordinary home contains a total of 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3 fireplaces, formal dining room, and commercial-sized gourmet kitchen, lower level family room, 3-car garage, in-ground pool and direct access to a shared boat dock. Included in the sale directly adjacent to the 5 acres where the home sits, is a 13-acre mixed prairie and wooded natural area owned jointly with the neighbor to the south. The prairie portion was professionally restored in 1999 and includes over a mile of mowed paths meandering through it and the woods. Enjoy a hike right out your front door and take in the native plants that emerge during the spring, summer and fall, or snowshoe on your private trails in the winter. It's not uncommon to see deer, migratory birds and waterfowl, eagles, owls, and other wildlife throughout the year. Surrounded by the river with unobstructed views, woods and prairie, this rare opportunity is a nature lover's dream.