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1887 Victorian with original details yours for $199K

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Location: Peoria, Illinois

Price: $199,000

For many urbanites, the cost of living in big cities can make it feel like you’ll never be able to afford a home. And then there’s the other spectrum; in some parts of the country, homes like this six-bedroom, four-bath Victorian seem so affordable that you do a double take.

Located in Peoria, Illinois, about three hours southwest of Chicago, this 3,239-square-foot home was built in 1887. It sits on Moss Avenue, a street known for its historic homes, cute front porches, and being the location of two Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.



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The interior is full of late nineteenth-century charm, with a striking carved banister and staircase, many built-in cabinets and bookcases, and plenty of windows—some with stained glass accents. The house features three ornate fireplaces, french doors entering many rooms on the main floor, and a main floor laundry and pantry.

The kitchen has been updated with large cabinets, a subway tile backsplash, and marble counters, and upstairs a newer bathroom boasts a claw foot tub and walk-in shower. Throw in mature landscaping and a two-car garage and you have a lot of value in a historic home that’s been well maintained.

Love what you see? 1325 West Moss Avenue is on the market for $199,000.


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