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Joanne Gross

800 Chicago Street
Mendota, IL 61342

Single Family
Sq. Ft.
Acre Lot
Courtesy: Homestead Realty
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A thing of beauty is a joy forever! And that is this beautiful Victorian home @800 Chicago St. built in 1903 by John Faber, Sr. who owned 3 saloons in Mendota. This 4-5 bedroom, 2 full bath, with 2- 2 car garages, a lovely full front porch, is a property you didn't know you wanted! John Faber, Sr. was a prominent businessman whom built this gorgeous home to showcase his success. You will be in awe of the quarter sawn oak millwork, that was refinished to its natural color. The easy gliding pocket doors, the stunning beveled leaded glass windows - made during the height of " The American Age of Elegance, 1840-1940, 2 staircases, most of all the gas and electric lighting fixtures - still outfitted with the original globes and shades of "vaseline, and custard" glass. This elegant home has large, light filled rooms, from BDR"S to the public rooms downstairs, to the basement rooms! And a beautifully remodeled kitchen with updated quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, there is a handy POT FILLER above range, a huge island, coffee bar, and pantry cabinet flowing into the large dining room with the original crown molding and still usable picture rail. You can enjoy your morning coffee in the library room complete with crown molding, a wide plate rail to showcase art or travel finds set about the recessed paneled wainscoting that surrounds the room. This room also has a large closet so could also be used as a main floor bedroom. The side entry of the house, opens into the original pantry with loads of storage. The library, dining room, and living room ( or parlor) and front foyer, have a very open concept to them but still able to separate with the pocket doors. You will love the size of the BDRS each with large closet for this era of build, except the housekeeper's - common also for this time and right at top of backstairs. The large stackable w/d are upstairs too, so the former maid's room could be the folding room, etc. for today's modern living too! Another great feature still to be used in this century-is the Victorian picture rail, it is in nearly every room, and so handy! -no more nail holes!! You need to see this home to experience the love and care that has been continued to be given to this special home. Will you be the next homeowner to treasure the beauty!
Residential - Single Family, Victorian
2 Full
Vinyl siding
Public Sewer
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Courtesy: Homestead Realty
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