Built in 1896, this is the first time that this property has become available in 70 years. In addition to 5 bedrooms, there are 2 full bathrooms. The interior of the home offers approximately 2,880 sq. ft. of living space. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY VICKIE KAPNAS

Home on corner lot has 5 bedrooms


104 Lafayette Ave., Urbana

Attic space adds room to 1896-circa home

Contributing writer

Situated on a large, corner lot, the home at 104 Lafayette Ave. in Urbana offers plenty of original charm. The property is listed by Re/Max Alliance Realty for $239,000.

Built in 1896, this is the first time that this property has become available in 70 years. Special features of this five-bedroom home include a grand entry foyer, original woodwork, several fireplaces, bay windows, original doors, a formal dining room, two unfinished attic spaces, stained glass windows, wood floors, walk-in closets, a first-floor bedroom and exposed ceiling beams.

In addition to five bedrooms, there are two full bathrooms. The interior of the home offers approximately 2,880 square feet of living space. The unfinished attic space offers high ceilings and could be finished to provide additional living space. There is also an unfinished attic space over the detached garage.

Exterior features include mature trees, a wraparound front porch, a detached, two-car garage, a carport and a fenced yard. The property sits on a .27-acre lot. The house has a partial crawl space foundation and a partial, unfinished basement. The exterior of the house is vinyl.

Visitors are welcomed into the 22-by-8-foot grand entry foyer. This foyer features original doors and woodwork. The original, open staircase boasts intricate detail.

The formal dining room to the left provides plenty of space for entertaining. Features of the space include a fireplace, a chandelier light fixture and stained-glass windows.

The formal living room offers a bay window. There is also another fireplace that boasts an original mantel.

The eat-in kitchen offers plenty of wood cabinetry and ample counter space. This kitchen also boasts an area for casual dining. The dishwasher, microwave, range and refrigerator are included in the price of the home.

The first-floor bedroom boasts a large closet and an oversized window that floods the room with natural light. One of the full bathrooms is also located on the first floor. There are four additional bedrooms on the second floor.

Children in the neighborhood attend school in the Urbana City school district.


Price: $239,000

Directions: Main St. to Lafayette Ave.

Highlights: About 2,880 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, open staircase, original woodwork and doors, fireplaces, oversized windows, detached, 2-car garage

For more details

V. Patrick Hamilton

Re/Max Alliance Realty

(937) 652-1100


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