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The Leaded Glass Inside This Prairie-Style Home Should Probably be in a Museum

WOW. Now here’s something you don’t come across everyday! This PERFECT Prairie-style home in Waukegan, IL is on the market for $229,000, which is a small price to pay for the incredible original detail still inside, including some absolutely stunning leaded glass doors that appear to be in excellent condition. Here’s hoping this home never changes.
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There’s Some Pretty Insane Woodwork Inside This Illinois Home

Whether or not you’re a fan of the “more is more” approach the Victorians took to outfitting their homes, you’ll still be awestruck with the interior of this massive home for sale in Rock Island, Illinois. It appears to have retained pretty much all of its original woodwork, and let me tell ya’—there’s a LOT of it! This beauty is on the market for $205,700, and that would pretty afford you a semi-large closet in my town. Which is to say: SOMEONE PLEASE SNATCH UP THIS GEM.
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Holy Smokes! These are the Most Gorgeous Built-Ins Ever.

Holy built-in moly!!! I’m absolutely swooning over this listing at 411 Wapping St in Frankfort, KY, aka The Bibb Burnley House, for sale for $399,000. The incredible, Gothic-style built-ins stretch all the way to the ceiling. Scroll down to see what I mean. OBSESSED!
Oh, and here’s a random tidbit: The Bibb variety of lettuce was developed here!
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Save The Sock Money House!

by Melanie Moore Krogman.

You know those cute grey and red sock monkeys we see in toy stores? Yes! A piece of the story behind them lies within the walls of this charming, not too big, but not too small, perfectly petite, 1557-sq. ft. house. This Second-Empire style, two-story house in Rockford, Illinois boasts an amazing staircase, fireplace, and hardwood floors. It also retains its exterior ornament: dormer windows, paired brackets, hooded windows, and big, welcoming double doors! Its amazing features will sparkle once again when restored to their former state of dignity.
What does this have to do with sock monkeys?

You Need to Buy This $40,000 North Carolina Home

In case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m just a wee bit obsessed with cheap, GORGEOUS old homes. So when a CIRCA reader (thanks Bridget!) sent me this beauty in New Bern, North Carolina, I had to share it! Lots of original details remain inside, PLUS it’s located in a national historic district. Who’s gonna snatch it up!?
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