When we knew we were moving from Colorado to Illinois 2 years ago, I immediately jumped onto the Historic Properties web site to peruse around. I knew what I wanted….an old charming home. I was willing to forgo a finished basement for crown molding, an eat-in kitchen for french doors in the dining room, a master bathroom for hardwood floors. But this is me, and I told my hubby that I would be willing to sacrifice the “extra room” for a charming, small 3 bedroom home.
I found it immediately, and completely fell in love at first site.
This home above is in Norway, Maine …it dates from 1894, and is just my style. Living quarters are upstairs with a retail space downstairs.
oh, and be still my beating heart! This home above is in Redlands, Calif and was built in 1902, has a wrap around porch and is listed for $589,000 with 2771 sf.
and last but not least, this home is in Mound City, Illinois. Built in 1913, is used as a B&B right now, sits on over 2 acres, is listed for $329,000 and is 4379 sf!