Pre-Civil War historical estate located in Starved Rock area, known as Starved Rock Country.
This beautiful Greek Revival style 160 year old home was built in 1857. This gorgeous 4,700-square-foot, two-story home boasts 5 guest bedrooms and 2 guest bathrooms and is nestled on nearly one acre and overlooks the Illinois Valley waterfront district. The Starved Rock Country Estate is on a hill overlooking the Illinois River and only 7.5 miles to Utica IL, home of Starved Rock State Park. If you are looking for a smaller State Park it is only 6.5 miles from Matthiessen State Park or 14 miles from Buffalo Rock State Park and all of their spectacular walking, running and hiking trails.
The home is also located just blocks from downtown Peru and just over a mile to downtown La Salle with restaurants and bars for entertainment as well as shopping, Stage 212 theater, sidewalk cafes, nightclubs, boutiques and the Canal Corridor.
Inside, 10’ ornate horse hair and plaster molded original ceilings will greet you. The tall doorways and original hardwood floors welcome family and friends and each hold a story to share. The modern kitchen has granite counter-tops and back-splashes, slate floors and stainless appliances and leads into a formal Dining Room and game-room. The bright kitchen is of generous proportion, with large windows and a French door leading to the spacious back patio. 6 foot windows fill walls of the home downstairs. The Theater’s wood-burning fireplace and its ornamental stone hearth elegantly warm occasional cool evenings.
The staircase wraps through a wide opening into the upstairs and gym area. Four bedrooms are spacious and bright, classically detailed with chair rails and crown moldings. Two bedrooms have full beds and couches, one has a full bed and a futon, another has a queen sleep number bed and the last has a king size therapeutic craftmatic massage bed. Four of the bedrooms have decorative fireplaces, three of the fireplaces are original to the home. The Theater Room has 8 recliners and all of the bedrooms have flat screen TV's and cable with full subscription movie channels including HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Stars, The Movie Channel and Encore. The house also offers high speed internet Wifi.
Amenities include a custom enclosed private in ground swimming pool with a new liner, that is surrounded by an elegant fenced wood and iron lighted gazebo with a nearby fire pit off the patio area that has amble space, table, chairs and a grill. The game room with pool table and ping pong; a gym with a bowflex workout station, a heavy bag and speed bag, a nordic track elliptical machine and a nordic track treadmill as well as a weight bench and free weights; movie theater with a 8' projection HD screen and full theater surround sound; central air and heat for each level; fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher and bakeware/cookware and utensils; bed linens/bath towels; washer/dryer; hair dryer; iron/board; very private backyard and frontyard.
Come be our guest, the majestic Illinois Valley getaway is waiting for you.