Historic homes you can own in the Kenosha area

Stunning English country cottage inspired home features significant architectural features! The charming exterior greets you with a view of RARE PORTICO via a newer corridor. Enter through the covered front porch into a spacious foyer and original tile built-in storage benches. Notice all the arched doorways, one of which leads to the impressive 20-square-foot living room. Cathedral/barrel ceiling, impressive front French door, Palladian style window and floor to ceiling gas fireplace. Check out the gleaming hardwood floors that run through much of the home, then imagine vacations and entertaining that are a breeze as this open floor plan leads to a formal dining room with charming built-in corner alcoves, and an adjoining main floor family room with a built-in office and an impressive wall of windows The glass plus huge back window provides a view of the extra large backyard (don’t miss the fun Dutch door here!). Wander back into the charming kitchen with antique metal cabinets, all newer stainless steel appliances, counter space, and a large window above the sink for morning sunshine. There is a powder convenient off the front hall and a large pantry – the storage in this home is amazing! Up the stairs provides an arched window view of that gorgeous living room, then on to four (4) good sized bedrooms all with charming swing windows, those gleaming hardwood floors, and good closet space. The primary bedroom is very special with a stunning 10 x 8 dressing room with built in drawers and cupboards, a separate toilet room and a very sharp shower with brand new tiling! Next to this is a French doorway for room, office, nursery and more built-ins! Drop down stairs in the main foyer lead to the attic where the central air unit is located – it’s not easy to find a vintage home with quiet central air and steam heat! The mostly completed basement has more living space – playroom, game room, storage, laundry area – it goes on! The deep, fenced backyard is full of surprises – a newer brick patio, a grape-covered arch leading to a party house covered in 20 x 14 screens, a built-in brick oven – all kinds of fun here! Gardeners, don’t miss the potting shed behind the two-car garage. This 1927-built beauty also has some great history having been rented by Vaukegan-era star Jack Benny (born in Waukegan) and featured on Waukegan’s 2010 Tour of Historic Homes. Close to the Genesee Theater, Lake Michigan (Waukegan has a large, beautiful beach) and gorgeous parks, this is a home for everyone, in all seasons – see it soon!

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