House hunting online today looking at houses for sale took me to Woodstock, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. Woodstock is a neat place to go house hunting. The city of Woodstock is home of the historic Woodstock Opera House where some notable actors performed when they were young including Paul Newman and Orson Wells who went to school in Woodstock.
Plus, house hunting in Woodstock reveals that many of the Groundhog Day movie outdoor scenes were filmed in the town square. A lot of scenes in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles were filmed there too. The city of Woodstock is one of a “dozen distinctive destinations 2007 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.” –wikipedia You never know what you are going to find out when you go house hunting.
As I began my online house hunting in Woodstock, up pops a four bedroom, four bathroom, 2,038 square foot house on a street called Red Barn Road. Do you check out a house because of the name of the street it is on? I am shallow like that.
It’s really nice. I click around the photos and like it.
Wood cabinets and wood floors in the kitchen.
It doesn’t say what kind of wood the bathroom has installed. It looks like pine or hickory.
I’m enchanted, but keep house hunting….
You can see the complete listing on Zillow here.
What the heck! Here’s a house for sale on a street called Queen Anne. It’s listed for the bargain price of $59,900. Are there homes for sale for $59,900 in America? I guess there is. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,292 square feet. Built in 1902 so it’s an oldie, maybe a goodie.
Nice wood floors and windows. Looks like it could be a historic goodie.
Outdated kitchen cabinets and flooring. For the asking price of $59,000, a new owner could gut the kitchen and make it all new.
Bathroom with double sinks is roomy with potential. See more here.
I wonder if there are more houses for sale in Woodstock around the price of $59,900?
So I keep house hunting…..
I stumble upon this and wonder why a house this size has only has two bedrooms? It looks like it would have room for more than two bedrooms. It does have Two-and-a-half bathrooms. Listed for $153,760 and it’s not what I am looking for at all, but I click on it anyway.
I just saw the movie Sideways last night. This is a rerun so I think I’ll be on my way and keep house hunting. See more here.
Another house on Queen Anne Street. Listed for $123,000. Maybe it’s a nice one too. I don’t know if it’s nice or not, but I do know it’s messy. Why did the listing agent let this happen? When I worked in a real estate office, I remember one time when no matter what the agent said to this owner, they would not de-clutter for the showing of the home. So sometimes, it’s not the agents’ fault. The listing says “needs some TLC” See more here
Ah yes! A charming yellow historic house built in 1907 with a large front porch. Now I am getting somewhere. Four bedrooms, 2-1/4 bathrooms, and 1,800 square feet. The listing price is $249,900 which to me is an average price of homes in the area.
Nice big porch.
The descriptive listing on Zillow says:
“ALL THE WORK HAS BEEN DONE! TRULY MOVE-IN READY. A CHARMING TURN OF THE LAST CENTURY HOME IN A WELL KEPT NEIGHBORHOOD. SPACIOUS ROOMS WITH PLENTY OF STORAGE. HOME FEATURES INCLUDE AN UPGRADED KITCHEN WITH LOTS OF CABINETS AND COUNTERTOPS, A MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH HUGE WALK-IN CLOSET AND PRIVATE BATH, A FORMAL LIVING/DINING ROOM, SEPARATE FAMILY ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE AND A 3 SEASON ROOM. OVERSIZED GARAGE!”
Here are more photos:
That’s it for house hunting in Woodstock today. It’s not too far away from where I live and I do have relatives in the area. I might make a trip to Woodstock to investigate more about the Opera House and the movies that have been filmed there.
~Thanks for visiting my friends ~