Leaf River, IL

Added to OHD on 1/22/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   14 Comments
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406 S Garfield St, Leaf River, IL 61047

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  • $31,750
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1700 Sq Ft
  • 0.3 Ac.
Oh the possibilities, hardwood flooring on main level, beautiful original woodwork & pocket doors, amazing fireplace, & hardwood staircase. Are you a re-modeler? this is the home for you. Owner has quite a bit of materials that will be included with this home (water heater, bathroom sink, vanity & stool, original claw foot tub, front screen & storm door). 5 year new furnace and new uninstalled water heater included, home has been fully insulated. Home will not qualify for VA, FHA, possible rehab loan could be the way to go.
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Melissa Lilja, Keller Williams Realty
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14 Comments on Leaf River, IL

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12208 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Build date given is 1919 which is too late for this particular style of home. I’m trying to date it by looking at it, some slight details are throwing me off like the staircase and some of the exterior, feels like that would have been 1880’s to 1890’s but then some other interior trim is 1900+. Thoughts?

  2. TXJewelTXJewel says: 353 comments
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    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    What a great little home this could be!

  3. Brenda says: 53 comments

    If it was in New England I would say older than 1919, but this community the house is in might not have been settled until the turn of the century and homes were built in a style of an earlier period.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12208 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      The town was established in the 1880’s, I doubt that’s the case with this home being behind with the style of the time.

      Deeds don’t always show the correct build date due to a number of factors. Anything from a remodel to a sale to the courthouse burning down and destroying all the records. I’m just going by what I see, architecture can be read if you know how to do it, by looking at the structure itself (the shape/form) along with the details of the home.

  4. natira121natira121 says: 751 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    That kitchen is AWESOME!

  5. Bryan Berg says: 75 comments

    Ok here’s an amazing house, pretty much for FREE!

  6. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5533 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    What a cute little Queen Anne style cottage. Doesn’t look like much has changed inside since the 1950’s. I’m sure it needs some TLC but at least the next owner won’t have to tear out a lot of later remodeling. Imagine the exterior with cheerful colors?

  7. BethanyBethany says: 3465 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Love love love! That kitchen is so delicious! Really nice looking street too if you go into street view.

  8. CindyCindy says: 267 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    This house has many nice details inside, the exterior looks far plainer than the interior. The staircase is very nice, I’ve never seen incised fan carving at the end of each stair before. The built in china cabinet is lovely. And after removing the peeling paint from the tin ceiling in the kitchen, that will be beautiful.

  9. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1066 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Oh pretty little house, needs to be saved. Newspaper on the floor, wonder what date is on that. Pretty home.

  10. Bryan Berg says: 75 comments

    The back porch has been enclosed, but beautifully done. Effort was taken to not damage or remove any original details, and the wall they put up has beautiful individual glass panes that is quite nice.

    And the photo of the upstairs bedroom with the green carpet and plastic bag and bits strewn across the floor is a photoghic work of art in and of itself because it says so much. I could write an entire essay just about that photo. It speaks first of abandon, and then about the passing of time and changes in materials and finishes and standards. The bag and bits give off a perception that the room is somehow nothing. The flare of the light in the lense really showcases the power of a window in a dark space. The ripples in the plaster, made more visible by the amazing light at this angle speaks to the made by hand nature of this home. The little curtain valence is a wonderful counterpoint to the trash bag in that it indicates a past filled with pride of place. Plus the composition and balance in that photo, including light and dark is amazing.

    Sorry I’m easily amused. But things in this transitional state are often so beautiful and say so much.


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