Friday, December 8, 2023

Historical homes you can own in the Kenosha area

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Stunning English Cottage-inspired home has significant ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES! The charming exterior greets you with view of the RARE PORTICO over a newer driveway. Enter via the covered front porch to a spacious foyer, original slate tile & BUILT-IN STORAGE BENCHES. Notice all the ARCHED DOORWAYS, one leading to the amazing living rm w/impressive 20 FT. CATHEDRAL/BARREL CEILING, gorgeous front French door Palladian-style window & floor to ceiling gas-starter FIREPLACE. Check out the gleaming HARDWOOD FLOORS which run through most of the home, then imagine your HOLIDAYS & ENTERTAINING which is easy as this OPEN FLOOR PLAN leads to a formal dining rm w/charming BUILT-IN CORNER HUTCHES, an adjacent MAIN FLOOR FAMILY ROOM with built-in desk, impressive wall of GLASS BLOCK WINDOWS plus the huge back window offering view of the bonus LARGE BACK YARD (don’t miss the fun Dutch door here!). Wander back into the charming kitchen w/retro metal cabinets, all NEWER STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, table space & a large window above the sink for morning sunshine. There is a convenient powder rm off the front hall & a LARGE PANTRY CLOSET – the storage in this home is amazing! Up the stairs offers an ARCHED WINDOW view of that fabulous living room, then on to four (4) good sized bedrooms all w/CHARMING SWING WINDOWS, those gleaming hardwood floors, good closet space. The primary bedroom is extra special w/an amazing 10 x 8 DRESSING ROOM w/built-in drawers & closets, a separate toilet room and super sharp shower w/BRAND NEW TILES! Next to this is a FRENCH DOOR ENTRY to den, office, nursery and more built-ins! Pull-down stairs in main hallway lead to the attic where the CENTRAL AIR unit is – not easy to find a VINTAGE HOME with QUIET STEAM HEAT PLUS central air! A mostly FINISHED BASEMENT has more living space – play room, game room, storage, laundry area – it just goes on! The DEEP FENCED BACK YARD is full of surprises – a newer brick patio, a GRAPEVINE-COVERED ARCH leading to the 20 x 14 SCREENED PARTY HOUSE, a built-in BRICK OVEN – all kinds of fun here! GARDENERS, don’t miss the POTTING SHED behind the 2 car garage. This 1927 built beauty also has some GREAT HISTORY having once been rented by Vaudeville-era star JACK BENNY (born in Waukegan), and featured on Waukegan’s 2010 Tour of Historic Homes. Close to Genesee Theatre, Lake Michigan (Waukegan has a BEAUTIFUL LARGE BEACH) and awesome parks, this is a home for all, in all seasons – See it soon!

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