**JUST REDUCED**
11+ Fenced Acres with 
3/2 Newly  Updated Home
DeSoto County
 1556 County Road 661 Arcadia, FL 34266

MLS: C7238997  

List Price: $289,000

Heated Sq ft: 1,876

Country living at its finest! On almost 12 cleared and fenced acres come experience the peace and tranquility this newly renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath home has to offer. 

Set back from the main road, as you enter down the paved driveway, you will be welcomed by open grazing land for your beloved farm animals. 

Home has over 1,800 sqft. with large open living area and kitchen. High quality Pergo floors and tile are throughout whole home. The custom kitchen is adorned with upgraded cabinets for ample storage, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and attached dining area. Master Suite has newly updated bathroom with double vanities, tile shower and sink bowls. There is a bonus Den that can be used as Office or family room.

 Pole Barn is perfect workshop area, or to just store your "toys". The open air back porch is ideal for family gatherings and those late evenings sitting outside admiring the sunset on this beautiful true Florida property. 

Less than 5 miles to downtown Arcadia, with easy access to Charlotte and Sarasota County. 

Don't wait too long, this one won't last!














A Look Into the Past

Early History of Mt. Ephraim Church
 
This history of the Baptist Church in Owens, Florida (DeSoto County) was contributed by the Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church in memory of the early members of the Church, it was taken from the record book of the Church when it was organized on August 9, 1884. 
Owen H Dishong was unanimously elected Church Clerk and O.S. Harris, Church Treasurer. It was then resolved that the minutes be read and adopted at the close of each conference. It was decided that the organization be called and known as the Mount Ephraim Church and be located at the Hayman School House. Elder J.H. Hayman was then called to the Pastoral care of the Church.

April 11, 1885: The building of the church was freely conversed upon and the committee was appointed to be known as the Building Committee: O.H. Dishong, O.S. Harris, W.C. Hayman, M.F Lanier, Wiles Hanchey, Henry Langford, whose duty shall be to draft the plan of the house, make out the bill of lumber and at all time receive subscriptions. Forwarding the work to it each contribution.

May 1, 1886: W.C Hayman and wife, Sallie Hayman, deeded 3 Acres of land more or less in the County of Manatee, Florida. William Cunningham Hayman, who gave the land for the Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church was a son of James and Delilah Hayman. The renowned Jeremiah Madison Hayman, pioneer Baptist preacher who laid the foundations of many of the strong Baptist churches of South Florida, was William's older brother. William was also a Baptist preacher and served as such at the Mt. Ephraim Church. William married Mrs.Sarah "Sallie" Carlton Hooker in Polk County.

Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church is still open located at  2865 SW County Road 661 in  Arcadia, FL.

Call me at (863) 990-1748 or 
email me to schedule an appointment for a showing or to learn more about this listing.

Sincerely,
Walt Bethel
RE/MAX Harbor Realty
1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite 1129
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

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