Historic House Listings

Sold. That’s a lot of house for the money! The Jaffe House, Circa 1925 in Illinois. $250,000

October 9, 2021

This seems like a lot of house for the money! Nice interior and a great backyard. The Jaffe House was built in 1925. It is located on .34 acres in Kankakee, Illinois. The home features original hardwood floors, seven sets of french doors, crown molding and a balcony overlooking the backyard. The property has pretty landscaping and a backyard terrace. There is a large partially finished basement. A large riverfront park is within walking distance from the home. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,639 square feet. $250,000

Contact Berry McCracken with Coldwell Banker Realty

From the Zillow listing:


Is this Beverly Hills or Kankakee? This is one of the most stately homes in the Riverview Historic District! The Asa Block family were the original owners (also known as the Jaffe home). Just a few blocks from the Bradley House, the first Prairie style home Frank Lloyd Wright designed! This yellow brick 4 bedroom home was built to last with tile roof, 2 C/A systems and concrete inside the walls from the ground up! Many things are new or newer including many windows, boiler in 2014, most of the plumbing, 50 gal water heater, custom Birch kit. cabinets and granite counters & new gutters & downspouts, projector in living room ceiling, attic insulation, downstairs central air, landscaping on side and back of home. Home also has a full basement with an office, outside access and newer 3/4 BTH in bsmt. The 2nd story has a full bathroom with double sinks, 4 bedrooms, lots of hardwood floors, spacious master bedroom with doors that step out onto a semi private balcony overlooking the backyard, the river and the park! The main floor of this elegant home has a huge living room and a fireplace with a marble hearth, 7 sets of French doors, 3 of them lead to the concrete terrace leading to the private, oversized yard. Private driveway that leads to the 2 car detached brick garage. Located on a double lot just a chip shot away from a large riverfront park with walking path, 8 tennis courts, playground, Big Rock & more! Less than a mile to country club, boat club, another riverfront park with 3 ball diamonds, a boat launch & more! Minutes from I-57 exit 312 for an easy approx. 1 hour drive to Chicago or Champaign/Urbana and also minutes from downtown Kankakee including Kankakee Farmer’s Market along with activities and shops such as Out On A Limb, Moon Cookie Gallery, Grapes and Hops, Love Christian Gifts, Station Street Cafe, Majestic Theater, Kankakee Library, Kankakee Farmers Market, Harold & Jean Miner Festival Square plus more! Kankakee School District offers more program choices than any other area school district. Unique choices like Magnet & Montessori, the Culinary Arts with the Kays Kitchen food truck for those who want experience & are interested in business or the food industry. This elegant, executive style family home has so much to offer! Call today for your appointment before its gone! Start Packin’!


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