Castle-like house on 5.5 acres for sale in Old Orchard

By Jodi Schwan

Real estate listings like this one are pretty rare in Sioux Falls’ iconic Old Orchard Heights neighborhood.

A 5.5-acre parcel that includes a house inspired by the English countryside is on the market starting at $1.75 million.

The plan is to market it nationally for 30 days and then take the best offer above that minimum price, which Realtor David Shelton said reflects only the estimated land value.

“Old Orchard Heights is one of those areas of Sioux Falls that’s such a well-kept secret,” he said. The neighborhood is part of the area between Southeastern and Bahnson avenues north of 33rd Street.

“People that are buying are buying if they can get an acre or acre and a half, and this has five, so it’s just nuts. We just thought this is an opportunity of a lifetime for someone to own that much land in Old Orchard.”

The English Tudor-style house was built in 1974 by Al and Brenda Lewis. At the time, they had 22 acres. They sold off all but five and turned the property surrounding the house into expansive gardens where wildlife always roam.

A doctor’s family bought it from them, and then another doctor. The current owner is ready to move on, Shelton said.

“It’s time to pass the baton to a new family,” he said.

The 4,900-square-foot home will require updating. There are six potential bedrooms, six bathrooms, two spiral staircases and four fireplaces.

“It’s so comfortable, yet elegant,” Shelton said.

In 2004, a gatehouse was added to the property. It provides an additional three-stall garage and an 800-square-foot suite above.

Shelton, who is part of Century21, is marketing the property nationally and said he has had interest from the Washington, D.C., area and other states.

“Some markets look at $1.75 million with that much land and they freak out. Those are starter homes in some places,” he said. “And this is just a magnificent location.”

Castle-like house on 5.5 acres for sale in Old Orchard

Real estate listings like this one are pretty rare in Sioux Falls’ iconic Old Orchard Heights neighborhood.

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