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This is truly a unique and special property. This former church built in 1899 has been remodeled, refurbished and converted into a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath private residence. This has been an ongoing process since Nov. 2010 when the current owners purchased the property. Once you step inside you will experience the array of colors, light and open airy feeling that the original stain glass window let in, that you have to experience in person to appreciate. The planning and forethought is evident when you see how this former church has been utilized to get the maximum benefit from the stain glass windows as well use of the open floor plan which creates a very large living area on the main floor. You can't help but notice the excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail found in the trim work, the custom staircase, paneled walls, closets, custom made furniture for the sunken sitting area in the living room, to the cabinetry, copper sink, range hood and assents found in the kitchen that will make you realize this is no ordinary property. In 1984 the walls and ceiling were insulated by the former owners. A new furnace/AC[ transferable warranty] with additional duct work were installed in April 2016 which makes it very reasonable for heating/cooling cost and comfort for a building this large. A new water heater was installed in 4/2013. All the windows including the stain glass have custom made storm windows for energy efficiency and protection. A new roof was installed in the summer of 2012 and more work is scheduled this spring to finish up repair of the bell tower. The master bedroom incorporates 2 large stain glass windows as well as one in the master bath which has a full walk-in tiled shower. The main floor also features a loft area that overlooks the main floor which can be used as a sleeping area, library, sitting area or easily converted into another bedroom. The lower level could be used for additional living area easily made into a family room, game room or bedrooms. The lower level has large windows installed in such a way that much of the glass is above ground level letting in plenty of light. This property also has a potential for a commercial or retail business. Located along a main through fare through the town of Warren and close to downtown would make it an excellent location for a cottage business or retail store. The lower level also has its own entrance from the front of the building which could be used for this business or retail store, a perfect set-up for someone who wanted to work from home. The city of Warren is located less than 3 hours from Chicago and Milwaukee, Freeport, IL, Dubuque Ia., Plattville Wis., Madison Wis. and Rockford IL.are all about approximately an hours drive. Historic Galena is less than 30 miles away.