126 N Prairie Street, Batavia, IL 60510
Amazing Victorian home near downtown Batavia. Built circa 1894 by the Hollister Family and hosted their daughter's wedding in 1895. This home has been completely updated for modern convenience. Extensively renovated less than 10 years ago. Updates include kitchen with custom cabinets, quartzite counters, high-end stainless-steel appliances and heated floor. New bathrooms upstairs with powder room on first floor. Major mechanical updates include plumbing, electrical and flexible duct, central air conditioning. During the update process, the original features were maintained and restored. Every doorknob, hinge and window lock were stripped and polished to their original luster. Leaded and stained-glass windows restored, original wavy glass with new storm windows installed. All radiators stripped of paint and refinished. Multiple sets of massive pocket doors and original built ins. All exterior paint was removed, rotten wood replaced and fish scale shingles custom cut by the owner for this home before full repainting. 10' ceilings on the first floor, 9' ceilings on the second floor and walk-up attic with additional finish-able space. Carriage house is original to the property with a partial, original horse stall still present. The carriage house was structurally enhanced by adding corner bracing and foundation support, cement floating floor poured under wooden boards to support it's use as a 2-car garage. Full second floor loft for storage or to be finished. Playhouse was built by the owner. All finishing wood is on the second floor of the carriage house and will remain with the property. Future owner could convert the playhouse into a hen house as Batavia permits up to 8 hens. These details must be seen to be fully appreciated!