Historic House Listings

Unique looking house! Circa 1890 in Illinois. $145,000

August 3, 2023

What would you do with that curved space? It’s unique! This home was built in 1890. It is located in Prophetstown, Illinois. I’m assuming that curved space was originally a covered front porch and it was enclosed at some point. The leaded glass window inside looks like exterior. I bet there are hardwood floors underneath all of the carpeting. There is a lot of natural light, french doors and a transom window. The home has a large back deck and a detached two car garage. There is a Generac generator. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,719 square feet. $145,000

Contact Barbara Kophamer with RE/MAX Sauk Valley: 815-441-4909

From the Zillow listing:


A well maintained and convenient location is offered in this 1890’s 2 story with now enclosed curved front porch! Main floor bedroom and bath if you don’t want to maneuver the stairs, but 2nd floor offers 3 additional bedrooms and full bath. Beautiful leaded 2′ square window as a feature of the open stairway and enclosed porch. There are hardwood floors underneath some of the carpet. French doors lead you from the foyer into the living room, pocket doors between living room and dining room and cove molding in the living room. The alley that was on the south side of the home has been vacated. The furnace and a/c are new in 2023, 12′ x 16′ rear composite deck, leaf guards are on the gutters and the Generac Generator was installed in 2021! At the asking price the possible real estate taxes could be: $3,600 with The owner-occupied exemption. Currently there are no real estate taxes on the home due to a Disabled Veteran’s Standard Exemption.



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