Welcome to The Derks, where country charm meets zen-like tranquility, and your dream of a peaceful sanctuary becomes a reality. Nestled on a gorgeous acreage in a close-in location off Delaney Rd, this property boasts a park-like setting with an array of amenities that will keep you relaxed and entertained.
Immerse yourself in the magic that the current owners and their friends have experienced while living here. Enjoy the privacy provided by the oaks and broad maples, and savor the quiet and dark evenings outside by a fire. The warmth from the friendly neighbors more than matches the coziness from the wood stove on snowy evenings. The neighbors will be missed, with Joan and Hanne to the north, organizing neighborhood BBQs, and the Wards with Dave who is always ready to lend a hand with his tractor when he is not herding sheep. The Wilsons to the south are a sweet couple who have always been kind. Naomi and her adult children tend the forest on the eastern border and her son has even shown the sellers where to find edible mushrooms. This neighborhood took care of each other during the ice storm, with the Smolens helping to cut down limbs from the road. Becky and Tom will be tending their lovely garden on the way up and will always greet you with a smile and a wave.
As you explore the land, you may encounter the deer neighbors who walk right up to the deck, the hooting owls, or the resident eagles who snag the occasional chicken from the farmer Smith. But don’t let these distractions keep you from enjoying the rest of the property’s offerings. With its flat spots, there is plenty of sun for vegetable gardening, room for play structures, and bird calls to relax you.
The manufactured home on the property can be lived in while you take your time to decide if you want to build or you can replace the current home with a new one if you wanted. Need a space to channel your inner artist or a spot to house your livestock? Look no further than the 25×15 shop that would make a great art studio, attached to a 40×15 loafing shed that can easily hold a few goats or other livestock of your desire. Plus, there is a 10×8 general storage shed for additional storage. And if that isn’t enough, there is ample room to build a larger shop for woodworking, art studio, car collections, or whatever else you may want.
The property is equipped with a standard septic system and a well with a 1500-gallon storage tank, making it a self-sufficient haven. The driveway in is partially paved, and there is a joint maintenance agreement in place. This property is located in an area with some higher-end homes, making it a perfect opportunity for you to build your dream home in this serene and beautiful setting.
After four years of living their country dream, the current owners are ready to move back into town for a business opportunity. As they pass on this sanctuary to someone else, they hope you enjoy your visit to Derksen Hill and create your own magical experiences on this beautiful piece of land. So take your time, relax, and walk it, rest in it, and enjoy, because you never know, The Derks might just become your new idyll.
Hi! I'm Melina and I'm here to help. So reach out if you need anything... Okay?
Melina Tomson, Principal Broker/Owner
Tomson Burnham, LLC, 200702219 901 13th St SE Salem OR 97302