1911 – Mason City, IL

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819 E Chestnut St, Mason City, IL 62664

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  • $135,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3428 Sq Ft
  • 0.36 Ac.
If you want character, this is it. The family that build this home was in the lumber business, chose different woods from across the country, not only for their tastes, but for what would last for the longest period of time in this climate. Home has massive amount woodwork through out, including floors, one foot plus cove molding, leaded glass doors, French doors, beautiful open staircase, as well as a second staircase to the maids quarters. Two sunrooms as well, one off the formal dining room down stairs, and the master bedroom on the second level. On the 3rd story you will find approx. 840 square feet, while finished, there is no heat, the pool table stays with the home. The sellers are only the second owners. Selling AS IS. Home sets on a little over 1/3 acre that can be enjoyed from the 12 x 40 front porch or the balcony on the 2nd story to the rear of the property. If you are looking for this style property, need to take the time to check this one out. Pre- qualified buyers only, please.
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Ron Knollenberg, Knollenberg Real Estate & Auction,
(217) 482-5351
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13 Comments on 1911 – Mason City, IL

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11846 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Cora for sharing!

  2. Eric says: 395 comments

    This home has absolutely beautiful woodwork and none is painted. If it were mine the first thing I’d do would be to rip out all of the carpet on the main floor. I’m assuming the floors under that carpet are patterned in some way in the hardwood floors.

  3. Agusta says: 55 comments

    What a lovely home. With minimal changes it could be absolutely fabulous.

  4. Bethany Otto says: 3501 comments

    I love everything about this house, but my favorite things are the kitchen and that amazing rounded landing railing at the top of the stairs!

  5. AmieBackAmieBack says: 43 comments

    Heavens to Betsy, that staircase.

  6. Colleen J says: 1168 comments

    The rounding at top of stairs, the little alcove in landing with built in seating, the kitchen (though I’m not fond of white kitchens) this one is nice, so much beauty in this one. It says no heating, I imagine that would be quite the cost to put in but oh well, this is still a treat!

    • DianeEG says: 557 comments

      I took it to mean there was no heating in the attic space (where the pool table sits.) Gathered gingham material on the blue checked room just have taken lots of yards.

  7. JimHJimH says: 5127 comments
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    Interesting combo of Colonial Revival and Prairie Style bits, probably put together from catalogs without an architect. I’d be lifting the carpet corners in every room to see the floors. Needs some color on the exterior for “curb appeal” imo.

  8. Michael Mackin says: 2554 comments

    Love the kitchen….love the staircase…..love to see what is under that carpet!

  9. Donna says: 1 comments

    Well I’ll be. We are actually looking into relocating back near our home which is 12 miles from Mason City, IL. I went to high school in this town. I was originally shocked to see the town we just a bit over a year ago moved back from was on here and now Mason City. Small world. And yes, we love this home. Just out of our price range.

  10. Lissie says: 264 comments

    Absolutely stunning! Wood, Wood everywhere. My kind of house.

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