Sep 22, 2009

Great Housing Values in Peoria, Illinois

How is this for a value? Asking Price is $150,000. A few blocks from OSF Hospital, and close to downtown and the Riverfront.

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Bedrooms: 4

Approximate square footage: 3052

Contact: Century21/LNRPam Mason 309-303-0002

Flavell Shurtleff House
Circa 1896

Flavell Shurtleff, a Peoria grocer who owned the Model Bakery and Grocery, built this Queen Anne style house in 1896. A massive gable dominates the facade above the front porch. The three-story tower at the southwest corner is ornamented beneath its round-topped roof with the faces of cherubs.

The exterior of the Shurtleff house, its stone-lintel arching windows highlighted by strongly dimensional detailing, and original ornamental leaded stained glass windows is in superb condition. But, the remarkable interior is essentially like new. Typical of this era, the original woodwork, pocket doors, gas lights, bench seat, paneling with concealed openings, coat rack with built-in umbrella stand, 40' turret are nearly perfect. Highlighting the dramatic interior are 2 fireplaces with ornamental arched leaded stained glass windows recessed into the chimney and matching the ornamental windows leading to the 2nd story. New roof.

This home was occupied by several well-known Peoria families including George Jobst and the Shurtleff's. It's still a single family residence.

Move to Peoria. Such a Deal !!