Historic Home For Sale In Illinois Has A Private Carousel and 36-Person Train
This historic estate for sale in Lexington, Illinois is the epitome of Victorian elegance mixed with childhood nostalgia.
Historic Homes in Illinois
I don't know about you, but I am fascinated by old Victorian homes and have always dreamed of living in one. I love the uniqueness and attention to detail that old homes possess, but the thought of restoring one correctly makes me, (and my wallet), quite nervous.
If I were to ever own an old Victorian home, I would have to buy one that was already restored, and I'm 100 percent sure that will never happen in my price range. BUT, it doesn't hurt to dream, right?
Unique Estate for Sale in Lexington, Illinois
When I'm in the mood to fall down a rabbit hole of weird and unique homes for sale in Illinois, Zillow Gone Wild is the first place I look. I came across this home still for sale in Lexington, Illinois a couple of days ago, and ever since then I can't help but wonder; "does someone actually live in this cool old home?"
The listing for this home located at 10 N Spencer St. in Lexington, Illinois via Keith Goad Chicago Real Estate says;
The expansive 42-acre canvas of breathtaking beauty boasts meticulously manicured grounds that illustrates an awe-inspiring visual spectacle that commands attention and admiration. This impeccably restored estate is 8,860+ sq. ft. of comfortable living enveloped in rich architectural history. The stately 5 bed/4.5 bath home is made up of intimately sized rooms across three floors, accessed by a stunning floating staircase or original elevator.
While that description is impressive alone, the amenities that lie on the land beyond the house are what REALLY impressed me.
There are beautiful gardens...
an in-ground pool and tennis courts that double as a half basketball court...
a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom guest house right off the pool with a kitchen and living room...
but wait until you see what lies in and near the two big outbuildings on the estate's grounds...
A 36-horse CAROUSEL...
And a 36-passenger miniature train that actually runs on two miles of track across the grounds!
I think we can all agree that this estate would make a perfect event space and attraction in Illinois, but now for the big question; How much does it cost?
The asking price is...$4,500,000!
It's way too rich for my blood, but if you want to learn more about the property, and see pics from inside the home, check out the full listing, here.
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