Girard, IL – $52,900

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Added to OHD on 2/6/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/6/19   -   6 Comments
616 W Monroe St, Girard, IL 62640

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So much character and potential in this 3-4 bedroom 2 bath home. Beautiful ornate woodwork throughout, fireplace, newer water heater, spacious 2 car attached garage, two enclosed back porches, located on corner lot in desirable, established neighborhood. Home is in need of improvements and repair, owner selling AS IS. Great investment opportunity!
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Lori Smith, Re/Max Professionals
(217) 787-7215
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6 Comments on Girard, IL – $52,900

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  1. Carolyn says: 237 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    The 70’s were not kind to this house but what potential there is to backdate it.

    • JimHJimH says: 3899 comments
      OHD Supporter

      I agree! The original Queen Anne cottage with much of its ~1900 detail is intact. Peeling back the layers and refinishing could be a fun and rewarding project. I’d leave the kitchen alone until it was an old house again, then fix it to match.

  2. Beverly says: 11 comments

    That front bay window does not look like it belongs on this house. It looks like it was added… ??

    • SouthwestlovesmommaSouthwestlovesmomma says: 117 comments

      I disagree. The paint does not match but the detail inside and outside is old and feels right. I’d remove all floor coverings and see what is really there.

  3. KarenZ says: 839 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I agree with Beverly-I don’t think that it looks right.

  4. Gregory K. Hubbard says: 324 comments

    The bay window could easily be part of the original construction.
    Remember, this house was probably built by a local carpenter, not an ‘architect’ or master builder trained in proportion and scale, with an eye sensitive to consistent detailing. He might have been comfortable building a bay window this size, and the scale of the window to this house’s gable might not have bothered him. Or, the client might have admired one on another house, perhaps by the same carpenter, and said that she, or he, wanted one just like it. Of course, it may indeed be an alteration, but it adds so much.

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