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The Orrin Smith House

600 Park Avenue , Galena, , 61036 , Property Website Dated Posted: May 21, 2017



Circa 1852

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Prominently perched just across the street from Grant Park on Galena’s scenic Park Avenue you will find The Orrin Smith house a beautifully restored 1852 Greek Revival with ornate attention to fine detail, period accuracy, clearly no expense spared, and offering 4652 total square feet, approximately 3698 square feet of which is finished. As you enter the front door you are greeted by a grand central foyer that separates parlor spaces to each side. Follow the dramatic hallway to the rear portion of the house to find the eat-in kitchen, adorned with cherry cabinetry, Corian counters, large center island, and three pantries. Just off the kitchen is a perfect dining area or additional family room, laundry area with access to laundry chute, and nicely appointed full bath. Central hall off kitchen has gorgeous rear staircase, and allows access to side yard and on one side, and additional side porch on other. Upper level houses master bedroom with access to full bath, and three large guest bedrooms plus another full bath, all with incredible views of the surrounding neighborhood. Second level central hallway mirrors the grand entry foyer on main, and allows access to the cupola area, offering dramatic panoramic views of Grant Park, Park Avenue, the cityscape of Galena, and beyond and in all directions. Two level porch with brick columns to the front overlooks Grant Park, and additional two level porch to the rear/side offers even more space to enjoy the views and entertain guests. Spacious two car garage/coach house with unfinished 25 x 26 loft above. Additional 31 x 15 parlor on first level and 31 x 15 master suite area on second are partially finished, and waiting for future completion by buyer. Home is zoned and has three furnaces and three air conditioners. Full basement has kennel area, basin tub sink and toilet, and incredible amounts of space for storage. Three additional fireplaces exist in house and are currently decorative. Taxes reflect owner occupied exemption, senior exemption, and senior freeze. The house itself is a masterpiece, and absolutely must be seen to appreciate. Owner has provided additional information and details on restoration available upon request to help provide an understanding as to the level of detail and care taken to make this house what it is today. Total square feet includes two partially completed rooms (parlor on main level and master suite on second level). *Square footage for both is not included in Finished Sq. Ft. Main or Upper Field totals.

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