Rustic Log House in Chicago Suburbs Asking for $472K

You wouldn’t count on to see a log cabin within the Chicago suburbs, however one is there, and has been since 1920.

“It’s an precise log cabin, and it’s form of smack in the midst of downtown Des Plaines, IL,” explains itemizing agent Daniel Cartalucca, who’s with Coldwell Banker Realty–McMullen. The log house is situated about 20 miles outdoors of Chicago.

Almost certainly, a log cabin would have regarded a little extra at dwelling within the period it was constructed.

“Most likely when it was constructed, it was principally farmland surrounding it, or possibly a couple of single-family houses, however principally farmland,” Cartalucca explains.

The two,600-square-foot log house is listed for $472,000.


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Two-story atrium

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A story of taxidermy

Cartalucca says a former Cook dinner County sheriff, who additionally occurred to be the coroner, constructed the house and had fairly a big taxidermy assortment.

“The taxidermy depend is all the way down to about 5, and there was once a standing large black bear along with his paws up,” he says.

Nevertheless, the subsequent proprietor can count on a buffalo head, an elk, a ram, and extra that convey with the house.

The house’s heavy entrance doorways open to a two-story atrium.

“Each time I am going in, you’ll be able to really feel the historical past. It’s wonderful,” Cartalucca says. “There’s an enormous sweeping staircase going straight up, and everybody that is available in does the identical factor. You possibly can hear them sigh. It undoubtedly elicits a response.”

Bed room

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Rustic rooms

The house has two loos and 4 bedrooms, together with a collection on the principle flooring. The residing space incorporates a river rock hearth.

Cartalucca says every part works, however the purchaser may wish to do some updates, like including a dishwasher. At present, the dishes are cleaned in a cast-iron farm sink.

“Inside it has form of stuccoed partitions in some rooms, and in some locations, there are nonetheless log partitions on the within,” he says. There are numerous authentic wrought-iron gadgets like hinges accenting the logs.

“It’s surprisingly quiet in there. You don’t hear trains. You don’t hear airplanes. The logs are so dense and heavy that they muffle any exterior noise,” he provides.

Out of doors house

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Dwelling space

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Eating space

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The present proprietor has had the place since 1996 and has listed it on the market a number of occasions.

“Initially it was surrounded by business property. It has an 8-foot-high privateness fence, which is good, and the yard has in all probability 20 timber and is sort of a personal little forest again there,” Cartalucca says.

The house is in an space with business and residential zoning, and the itemizing says it might be a trip rental, antiques retailer, or one thing else.

“We’ve had a couple of younger {couples} take a look at it, and so they favored the cool issue of it,” Cartalucca says. “It’s not a typical home.”