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Sold! c.1900 Fixer Upper Foursquare w/Beautiful Woodwork in Cairo IL

429 28th St, Cairo, IL, 62914      $48,000 Reduced to $46,200 – $9,900


This fixer upper foursquare is located on a street of similar foursquares in Cairo, Illinois (pop 3,632). Just down the street is Magnolia Manor, a Victorian period historic house museum in which Ulysses S. Grant spent time.
As well as being known for its Millionaires Row, Cairo has of late been in the news for flooding, economic decline and crime. It is a shame that many of the town’s beautiful homes will not likely find a savior.


Step through these doors and claim your slice of history with this early 20th century 3 story fixer upper home featuring some of the most beautiful original detail you’ll NEVER find in today’s cookie-cutter houses. How could you not appreciate characteristics such as large pocket doors, wooden columns, intricate door hardware, butler’s pantry, fireplace, and more.. well preserved, ready to polish up & admire?
From the wrap around porch to key elements like the built-in bench seat… just beneath an amazing stained glass window… at the 1st tier of a fantastic 3 level staircase… there’s a 21st Century restoration themed Cinderella story just waiting to happen.
Maybe tap into the ornate radiant heat system with an outdoor high efficiency wood boiler? There are many clever updates someone like you could implement to blend modern functionality with historical charm. Standing strong among comparable homes and mansions in this quiet area; possibilities are endless… opportunities like this are not.
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