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c.1884 Fixer Upper in Belleville, IL Under $45K

1213 Centreville Ave, Belleville, IL, 62220                               $44,900

c.1884 Fixer Upper in Belleville, IL Under $45K


When this home was built in 1884, there was nothing more than verdant farmland and a house or two. Now this poor little farmhouse is being pushed out by interstates and commercial businesses. Sitting proudly on a knoll, however, the house seems to take a stand, as if to say, “I’m staying!” In addition to the arched doorways, lovely staircase and brick fireplace, I love the fact that the home has a darkroom. My father built my sister and I a darkroom in the house we grew up in. He even took my wedding photos, and we developed them.


Investment Property on 3/4-acre lot with nearly 400′ frontage on State Hwy 158 across from municipal bus stop and easy access to State Hwy 15. TO BE SOLD AS-IS. Seller to make no repairs and will not order a municipal occupancy inspection. Potential for renovation, conversion of second half attic to third bedroom and addition of second bath. Perfect fixer-upper for owner-occupied, re-sale or rent. Home features arched interior doorways, all-season sunroom, large dining, and living room with wood-burning fireplace. Basement includes a gas hearth fireplace, photographer’s dark room, toolroom/workshop, and potential laundry area. There is off-street parking, a detached 1-car garage, storage shed all on a partially-wooded, irregular lot.

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