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Two staircases and an elevator! Circa 1883. One acre in Illinois. $286,000

March 31, 2019

This is a huge house! It was built in 1883. It is located on one acre in Watseka, Illinois. There is a large portico on the side of the home. There are two sets of staircases and an elevator. There is a beautiful sun room with original antique tiles. There is a three car garage on the property. This home has a nice library. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 4,528 square feet. $286,000

From the Zillow listing:


This architecturally significant mansion is in a category all its own. Park under the portico & enter through the vestibule into the grand foyer. Three sets of french doors open into formal entertaining areas. The library is reminiscent of bygone days, with beautiful built-in floor-to-ceiling bookcases & a warm wood burning fireplace. The dining room is large enough to entertain family & friends in comfort. The living room has a fireplace & opens onto the sundrenched, heated sunroom, with the original antique stone tiles. Or throw open the french doors, step out onto the screened porch, & bring a bit of the beautiful outdoors inside. The warm, homey kitchen was updated a few years ago, & is bright & inviting with a big island & breakfast bar. 2 staircases & an elevator! The huge MBR suite has a heated sunroom/sitting room, dressing room, & bath with jetted tub. Total of 5 bedrooms. 3 full; 2 half baths. Basement family room with fireplace. New 3 car garage.


Love the Kitchen, and the various sitting rooms and library, and the three fireplaces. Good finished basement for storage and a half acre backyard. Also a lovely neighborhood.
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