- New Listing
- Price Reduced( $12,000 )
This well maintained Historic Brick home in Mt. Carroll’s Historic District is on the market for the first time in 53 years! The home was built in 1858 by John M. Stowell, who was a Deputy U.S. Marshal for taking the census of Carroll County. Most of the home was constructed of brick from the Hallet brickyards in Mt. Carroll. The south side of the house was built first and is built in the Federal style. The walls are solid brick. The north side of the house was added some years later. It has wooden studs and is faced with brick and bears characteristics of the Italian Renaissance style. There is an elliptical glass fan shape above the front door and slender side lights on either side of the front door. The front door leads you into a foyer with an open staircase on the left and on the right a wide stair hall leading to the rest of the home. Spindles in the staircase are made of solid walnut and there is quite a bit of grain painting on doors and woodwork. The original doorknobs are in the home. Other unique features include a ceiling fan originally used in the Mount Carroll Post Office, antique exit lights from the Stephenson County Courthouse, and an antique oil lamp converted to electric from a rail car. The elegant living room offers classic views of some of Mt. Carroll’s finest homes. There is a large dining room with floor to ceiling windows. The kitchen offers a very large work space and storage plus another small dining area, built in hutch and built in desk. There is a family room with a wood burning stove that overlooks the patio and gardens. There is a full bath on both the first and second floors. On the second floor there are 3-4 bedrooms, ( the 3rd and 4th bedrooms are combined and would make a lovey nursery/child or teen room/ study/library/sewing room/guest suite, etc. The home boasts generous room sizes, plenty of built ins and closet space. The unattached screened sun room overlooks a patio with gardens. There is a one car attached garage, plus an off street parking pad that can accommodate a boat and a car. This home is filled with history, elegance, and love. You will be proud to call this your new home.
Listed By : JILL BESS, BESS REALTY, INC.