607 N Main Street, Normal, Illinois 61761

$389,000
4
BD
3
Full Baths
1
Half Bath
2,832
SqFt
List Price
$389,000
MLS#
12002508
Status
ACTIVE
Type
Single Family Residential
Subtype
Residential
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Living Area
2,832
County
McLean
City
Normal
Neighborhood
Normal
Days On Market
32

Property Description

Welcome to the historic John Gregory house, a true masterpiece nestled on nearly a one-acre lot in Normal. This iconic home is a testament to meticulous restoration efforts, earning accolades as "the oldest and most scrupulous piece of architectural restoration within the town of Normal, the finest Italianate-styled structure in Normal, and one of the best in Central Illinois," according to the town and an Old House Society Historic Preservation award recipient. Every corner of this home showcases unparalleled attention to detail, from the basement to the cupola offering stunning 360-degree views of the town. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this home with hardwood floors, cedar closets, built-ins, unique architecture, wood stoves, and fireplaces throughout. The entryway welcomes you with 100-year-old salvaged oak flooring and a one-of-a-kind spiral walnut staircase. The parlor features lawyer bookcases, a fireplace, and access to your private flagstone patio and wrap-around porch. Upstairs, discover four bedrooms, including a room with a library ladder and built-ins, a master bedroom, and spacious service quarters with a fireplace and full bath. Recent updates include a 2020 water heater, 2019 top-of-the-line, high-efficiency furnace and heat pump for upstairs, professionally sealed dry lock basement, 2018 full-blown insulation and cedar siding, foam insulation in the attic, 2020 water softener and osmosis system, 2017 exterior paint, and 5" gutters added. Outside, enjoy private gardens, professionally landscaped and maintained, along with rubber mulch and mature trees. The 18 Douglas fir trees provide year-round greenery, complemented by dianthus, rhododendrons, groundcover, rising sun redbud, two cherry trees, forsythia, and hostas that provide color all summer long. Unit 5 schools, proximity to Illinois State University, stadiums, Uptown Normal, highways, and shopping make this home a true gem. Don't miss your chance to own this piece of history. Schedule a showing today and make this house of a lifetime yours! Broker owned.

Additional Information

School District
5
Elementary School
Oakdale Elementary
Middle School
Kingsley Jr High
High School
Normal Community West High Schoo
Subdivision
Not Applicable
Corporate Limits
Normal
Tax Year
2022
Tax Amount
$9,596
Frequency
Not Applicable
Year Built
1857
Exterior Building Type
Wood Siding
Exterior Property Features
Porch
Lot Dimensions
185 X 178
Lot Size Range
.50-.99 Acre
Parking
Garage
Garage Spaces
2
Garage
Garage Door Opener(s), Heated
Parking Spaces
2
Air Conditioning
Central Air
Heating
Natural Gas
Sewer
Septic-Private
Interior Property Features
Hardwood Floors, First Floor Laundry, Ceiling - 10 Foot, Historic/Period Mlwk, Drapes/Blinds, Granite Counters, Separate Dining Room
Interior Fireplaces
3
Full Baths
3
Half Baths
1
Basement
Yes

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