Views - Primary on Main
612 E Peru Street, Princeton, IL
$ 365,777
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11851257
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyBUREAU
  • CityPrinceton
  • AreaHollowayville - Princeton
  • Zip61356
  • StyleVictorian
  • Year Built1876
  • Taxes$ 6101
  • Price$ 365,777
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3684
  • Lot Size1.462 Acres
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)
Property Description

Share the love and craftsmanship of this 6 bedroom, 3.5 bath Italianate home on 1.4 acres on one of Princeton most historical Streets. According to one historian account, Dr. Earnest Schenk relocated from Prussia Germany in 1856 to prominent Princeton to establish his practice in America. Various historians had conflicting views on an exact date Dr. Schenk and his wife moved into the home. Even though Dr. Schenk owned 180 acres of land he picked this beautiful location for him, his wife & eventually 5 children. We found that at least one of his daughters and his wife resided in the home long after his death. This home is perched on beautiful corner lots. Just far enough back for privacy and close enough to all Historical Princeton has to offer. It was built in the mid 1800's and belonged to a prominent Doctor and his family for many years. There is too much history on this house to put in the listing so call us for a feature sheet with lists of updates and more history. It is a perfect blend of old and new. Updates include new windows in 2020, freshly painted exterior, new carpeting in upstairs and both staircases, refinished wood floors on main level and all bathrooms updated in the last 10 years. Kitchen has tons of cabinetry with newer granite counter tops, a Jenn-Air range, and stainless steel appliances. Also a Main level laundry room. Take in the world around you as you spend lazy afternoons relaxing on the 38' long open front porch with the porch swing --- or snuggle up in front of one of the 3 very unique fireplaces, and of course you can just gaze out the huge window & enjoy the beautiful view from every room in the house. The main floor master suite has it's own bath plus a great walk-in closet. Gorgeous woodwork and crown molding surround you as you enjoy the wet bar while your loved ones spend time in your new library here. A $10,000 water filtration system plus a radon mitigation system are both in place for your health. The most modern heating system that money can buy with a SENSI SMART THERMSTAT has also been installed in 2023. The home also has 2 central air units, one for main floor and one for the upstairs --installed for your comfort. 200 amp electrical service with updated wiring and all the benefits of a new home with the old world character and privacy only offered in the finest homes around. This home has custom history craftsmanship that can only be experienced by a private showing.. Call today--you will be glad you did!

High School
Princeton High School
Price History
8/14/2023 Listed $389,777
11/9/2023 7% - $365,777

General Features

Interior Features Hardwood Floors,First Floor Bedroom,First Floor Laundry,Built-in Features,Walk-In Closet(s),Bookcases,Ceiling - 10 Foot,Center Hall Plan,Some Window Treatmnt,Granite Counters,Pantry,Replacement Windo
Sewer Public Sewer
Heating Natural Gas,Steam
Cooling Central Air
Possession Closing
Roof Asphalt
Exterior Features Porch
Garage Spaces 2
Association Fee Includes None
Architectural Style Victorian
Year Built 1876
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Township Princeton
Tax Year 2022
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Assoc Fee Paid Per Not Applicable
County Bureau
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
Other Structures Shed(s)
Total Rooms 12
Status Active
Directions From I-80,take Main St. south to Peru St. Turn east to 612.
High School Princeton High School
City Princeton
High School District 500
MLS Area Hollowayville / Princeton
Waterfront Y/N No
Street Name Peru
Tax Annual Amount 6101.58
Virtual Tour
Days on Market 95
Standard Status Active
Middle/Junior School District 115
Elementary School District 115
Property Type Detached Single

Interior Features

Basement Full,Walkout
Total Fireplaces 3
Fireplace Features Wood Burning
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Street Suffix Street
Laundry Features In Unit,Laundry Chute
Total Bedrooms 6
Room Type Bedroom 5,Bedroom 6,Den,Foyer,Library,Sun Room
LivingAreaSource Assessor
Total Baths 4
Bedrooms Possible 6
Basement Unfinished

Exterior Features

Lot Features Corner Lot
Water Source Public
Total Parking 2
Foundation Details Brick/Mortar
Lot Dimensions 202 X 300
Lot Size Acres 1.462
Other Equipment Radon Mitigation System
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Type Attached
Garage Ownership Owned
Exterior Wood Siding
Door Features French Doors


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 61356

AVG $250K
AVG $3,771
AVG 60
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1924
AVG 55
Data Provided by Walkscore® not using MLS data

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