Farina, IL – $99,900

For Sale
Added to OHD on 11/15/17 - Last OHD Update: 12/2/17 - 51 Comments
111 S Vine St, Farina, IL 62838
  • $99,900
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Sqft: 1754
  • Acres: 0.52
  • Map: Street View
Take a step back in time. Old world charm with modern updates. Stroll throughout this restored gem to find some original shiplap and a unique design. Within the last 6 years, updates include flooring, heating, central air, roof, Hurd Windows, cedar siding, water heater and chandeliers. Staircase was selected from Pennsylvania. Attention has been given to even the little details in restoration. The unfinished kitchen is waiting for your ideas. Relaxing exterior offers 2 lots, colored concrete sidewalk and a potting shed. If you are interested in primitive decor and/or antiques, you will want to call quickly on this one of a kind home. Seller would consider $5,000.00 kitchen allowance with acceptable offer.
Contact Details
Stacey Russell, Jeff Dunahee Realty      (618) 548-6683
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51 Comments on Farina, IL – $99,900

  1. Street view explains the changes and what it was before (link above, under the address.) Build date given was 1912, although that might be off despite the backdating making it appear even older. I’m jealous of the unpainted shiplap. I’ve got a slight thing for that primitive look (not so much chippy paint, just that worn look.) I’m lusting after some of their furniture. πŸ˜€

    PS. If you don’t like the changes, that’s cool but try your best to be nice anyway OR just move onto a house you can be positive about. Remember, owners do read what you say. πŸ™‚




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    • I was surprised to find out there’s a whole Primitive Home market and community that’s really into this kind of decor, sorta in between country and historic. It would be silly in a modern house or condo I think, though in a fairly nondescript older home it’s way preferable to a slick Home Depot rehab with a bunch of cheap fixtures and finishes. Like exposing brick walls in older homes, it drives some folks crazy, but I don’t mind it at all and could live here just fine, maybe with fewer crocks, barrels and baskets. πŸ™‚

      http://www.aprimitiveplace.org/
      https://www.primitivehomedecors.com/
      http://www.oldfarmhouseprimitives.com




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  2. What an interesting transformation! I like it, you can tell that a great deal of love went into it.




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  3. This is so cool! Not for purists, I know, but I really like it. I hope the owners find a very old colonial to restore, because it looks like that’s what they would want based on this house.

    I bet it took them a good long while to strip everything off the walls to get to the original planking…. I bet they pulled nails in their sleep!

    I’m glad this house popped up, because this is along the lines of what I want to do with my place, and I’ve been wanting to get some opinions about a few things, but I’ll wait to post on Friday




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  4. W O W, W O W, W O W! The vision these owners had and how nicely they carried through with it. This is going in my favorites. They have done a tremendous transformation with this house. I would love to see pictures of the interior before they began the transformation. Just WOWZA for this house and their decor and furniture!




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  5. A house to steep oneself in; body and mind. It just reeks of relaxed history. Pretend you’re in colonial Virginia. Would love to own this.




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  6. Wow! That’s quite the transformation! I love the exterior, and pretty much everything about the interior except the faux-distressed paintwork. I’d want to make the fireplace match the style of the staircase too, but other than that it’s a truly inspirational job that’s been done!




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  7. Wow – this represents a lot of work, and a LOT of collecting all these great furnishings. It takes a special person, though, to appreciate such a dark interior – that’s a very tiny segment of the population. It will take a while to find exactly the right buyer,but if they can afford to wait, more power to them. It is quite the transformation, from a 1912 house – maybe it was in terrible condition to begin with, so this is a huge improvement. It DOES look like one of those early gabled-houses in Salem, Mass, doesn’t it?




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  8. Wow really great home. I would want all the great items collected. So much love is apparent in this home.




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  9. I don’t know much, well, about anything, really; but I did wonder if it is surprising to find a paneled staircase like the one seen here together with the much more rustic headboard/shiplap. What does this mean, if anything?




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      • It means that you are not seeing a genuine 1912 interior, nor are you seeing a genuine 18th century interior. The owners like the earlier period for decorating purposes, and that’s what they wanted to re-create in this much-later house.




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        • The shiplap is stated as original. The staircase appears mostly original except for the paneling, I presume to be new. The exterior is all new but if you look at the street view exterior, not much was original anyway (it looked like vinyl siding to me along with vinyl windows in the street view.)




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  10. I would like to go shopping in their house for their lovely furniture. And I think this is one of the first houses I’ve seen with bathrooms I wouldn’t change at all. Very very appealing overall.




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    • Did you really like the 12″ square ceramic tiles on the walls? To me, that is jarringly out of place with the look they were going for. Not a totally bad look, just jarring against the rest of the primitive theme.




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      • Well, no, I didn’t love those ceramic tiles per se, but given that they couldn’t reproduce an outhouse exactly, I think it works pretty well. I liked the furniture used WITH the bathrooms! Now you have me pondering what tile would work better.




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  11. Wow! 109 K probably doesn’t even begin to cover the cost of all that went into it! Those wide pine floorboards look older than 1912 to me.




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  12. They did a very good job making the inside look authentic Colonial. I’m not liking that they took the porch off. I never have liked that “right in the house” look. I don’t know if there would’ve been a way to re-design a porch to compliment the look they went for.




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  13. We would all like to see homes preserved just like new. However, it is not realistic. All homes, even brand new, are changed by each subsequent owner. Otherwise we would be cooking on wood stoves, by candle light and going to the outhouse. I love how these owners have repurposed the home to allow modern amenities without losing the charm.

    Are we sure the porch wasn’t an add on? The upstairs window looks to be resting on the porch. I would have expected a little space between the window and porch roof. It did make for a nice fire escape or perhaps sneaking out to meet a boyfriend. πŸ™‚




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  14. Kudos to the owners for their vision and sticking to it. There are too many cool things about this house to list. It’s obvious it was a labor of love, done very well!




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  15. Love this house!πŸ’™ the only thing I would change is that tile in the bathroom to match the rock in the other one, and not sure about the color of the cabinets in there either. But easy changes. Prim passion!




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  16. Not only do I think this house is fabulous but the kitchen is is incredible! Finally, an old pre 1830 kitchen that looks right. The only thing it is missing is the huge fireplace with the wrought iron pot hooks and the beehive oven. To the owners and creators of this house, Thank you! You did a beautiful job and your creativity and execution was brilliant. You have created a work of art that you should be proud of.




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    • I feel like i’m blind. I’ve been through the photos several times and I just can’t see the kitchen…




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        • Slides 17-21 are the kitchen! lol, unless I am hugely mistaken, which I could be. A really old kitchen doesn’t have a stove, oven, fridge or what we think of as a kitchen. It has a table, a fireplace and some cabinets to hold the dishes. Or it could be like Bronson Pinchot’s hidden kitchen.
          http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/out-with-the-new-kitchen-0184137
          Maybe I am just really hoping that there isn’t some 1990 kitchen in the back some where but the owners have done this house with such class I thinking surely they wouldn’t have left a modern kitchen in it.




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          • I thought that was a dining room. In picture 14 there is a doorway going into a room with a green corner cabinet that is not shown in any other picture. It appears to be a room that would be connected to what seems to me is the dining room. It would be on the other side of the stairs in picture 12. The doorway would be on the other side of the barrels in pic 17. Maybe the kitchen is so ‘primitive’ they thought it would be a turn off to potential buyers. I agree, I hope there is no 1990s kitchen. If there is, I hope it is hidden!




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            • I went to the realtor’s site in hopes of a kitchen picture, but there’s none. I’m guessing they are not showing it because it is incomplete. After looking further the cabinet in picture 14 is the sink shown in pic 28. I hate mysteries!




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    • that is EXACTLY what I thought, with the thankful exception of modern utilities.
      This is the best of both worlds.




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  17. At least you don’t have to climb a bunch of steps to get to the front door. It seems all the old houses were built HIGH off the ground,when you are young it doesn’t matter but as age creeps up it does matter.This house really represents the era when it was built correctly.




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    • I guess they don’t get snow, and melting snow,in this part of the country, like we do here in New England!




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  18. Love this. I am a primitive soul. Wish I could find more of these lovely cupboards here at home. I love each one in this house. Someone worked very hard on this house and it works.




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  19. I love the (pretend) rusticity of this house. You can feel that no detail was left to chance




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  20. I absolutely love this house and everything in it (with the exception of the animals on the walls). I wouldn’t change anything else. I love the rustic primitive look – even if it’s not all ‘real’. I think the owners did a wonderful job and hope the new owners continue the feeling.




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  21. Oh my! All I could see was the beautiful dΓ©cor. Once past that I saw such I lovely doll house. What a fun fantastic house!




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  22. There is nothing not to love about this house! It’s Tasha Tudor and Simple Life Magazine all in one. I would buy it today if it were here in Alabama. I can’t take the cold weather there in the same way some people can’t take the hot weather and humidity here. I love the colors and all the furniture. The primitive style of decor is a special thing for special people, certainly not for everyone. But those of us who love it, love it with a passion!




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  23. I by-passed this one when you first posted it since it was so far north, but looked (and looked and looked) at it last night. Just finally had to see if the inside matched the outside. What a treat! I guess I’m dense, but I’ve never thought much about buying and taking a house completely backward other than just eliminating modern muddling of an older home. The era reproduced here was just so much cozier than modern homes I see. The paneling wrapping the stair looks less primitive than the rest, but I love that look. Owners have just cornered the market on wonderful primitive cupboards/cabinets. I would have to taint it just a bit with a couple of lamps so I could read, but I like it just the way it is. Such an indulgence of primitive excess.
    Oh, and Marshel, I looked at a house just last spring west of Montgomery that had a few acres that reminded me of this one in part of the house. I don’t think it sold but was removed from the market. It was being marketed by a Marion historic home agency. Thanks for the treat, Kelly.




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