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Under $100K Sunday – c.1880 Illinois Mansion For Sale $77K – Time Capsule
November 19, 2023
OHU50K Notes $77,000
Built around 1880, this Illinois mansion for sale is like a time capsule. The five bedroom, 1.5 bath architectural gem sits on a corner half acre lot in a small farming community of 390 residents. The fixer upper was owned by a successful businessman, possibly Robert N. Fleming, owner of a general store in town. My research shows that a large home was on this spot in 1881, but a 1909 tornado destroyed much of Robert Fleming’s house, along with a number of other town homes. I am thinking, he may have re-built this house on the lot.
This Stunning Turn Of The Century Victorian Still Has Much Of The Original Grandeur From When It Was Built Almost 125 Years Ago. This MASSIVE 3742 Sq Ft home on over 1/2 an acre is like turning a page back in time. The exterior of this home has original siding with scalloped and diamond trim. The unfinished 3rd floor has large dormers with large windows to let in the natural light. Much of the 2nd floor has 12 over 1 large windows with original glass. The porches have massive columns and ornate balusters and all of the home has beautiful trim. The west end has 2 huge sunrooms on the 1st and 2nd floor with huge 12 over 12 windows to capture all of the setting sun. Inside you will love the TALL pocket doors, open 2-story stairwell with window seat, ornate crown molding, french doors, large butler pantry, wood floors, light fixtures, and more. The dining room still has the electric staff call bell built in. the floor! Outside are the original lights to mark the way to pull up your buggy to the 30 x 26 carriage house with sliding doors and storage and shop area all with original windows. A newer 28 x 22 2 car garage has been built on the grounds but other than that most of the home is original. The electrical breaker box has been updated as well as two electric hot water heaters. This home may be almost 125 years old but even the plaster on the walls seem to be in excellant condition. If you love Grand Period Homes then you will fall in love with this amazing original home.
0.5 acre lot
Build date 1900
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