You would not expect to see a log cabin in the Chicago suburbs, but one is there, and has been considering that 1920.
“It’s an actual log cabin, and it is kind of smack in the center of downtown Des Plaines, IL,” clarifies listing agent Daniel Cartalucca, who’s with Coldwell Banker Realty–McMullen. The log property is situated about 20 miles outdoors of Chicago.
Most probable, a log cabin would have appeared a very little a lot more at property in the era it was developed.
“Probably when it was developed, it was mostly farmland surrounding it, or perhaps a couple single-loved ones properties, but primarily farmland,” Cartalucca clarifies.
The 2,600-sq.-foot log household is listed for $472,000.
A tale of taxidermy
Cartalucca claims a previous Cook dinner County sheriff, who also occurred to be the coroner, built the dwelling and experienced rather a substantial taxidermy assortment.
“The taxidermy count is down to about five, and there utilized to be a standing giant black bear with his paws up,” he says.
On the other hand, the next owner can count on a buffalo head, an elk, a ram, and far more that convey with the household.
The home’s heavy front doors open up to a two-tale atrium.
“Every time I go in, you can come to feel the history. It’s wonderful,” Cartalucca claims. “There’s a huge sweeping staircase heading straight up, and absolutely everyone that arrives in does the exact issue. You can listen to them sigh. It unquestionably elicits a response.”
The residence has two bogs and four bedrooms, including a suite on the most important floor. The dwelling space options a river rock fireplace.
Cartalucca suggests every thing performs, but the consumer may possibly want to do some updates, like including a dishwasher. Presently, the dishes are cleaned in a solid-iron farm sink.
“Inside it has type of stuccoed partitions in some rooms, and in some sites, there are even now log partitions on the within,” he claims. There are many first wrought-iron items like hinges accenting the logs.
“It’s shockingly quiet in there. You really do not listen to trains. You never hear airplanes. The logs are so dense and major that they muffle any exterior noise,” he provides.
The latest operator has experienced the position considering the fact that 1996 and has mentioned it for sale quite a few periods.
“Originally it was surrounded by business assets. It has an 8-foot-higher privacy fence, which is good, and the yard has likely 20 trees and is like a private very little forest back there,” Cartalucca claims.
The dwelling is in an place with business and household zoning, and the listing says it could be a trip rental, antiques retail store, or one thing else.
“We’ve experienced a couple younger partners look at it, and they liked the great issue of it,” Cartalucca says. “It’s not a standard property.”