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125 S Prospect
Galena, Illinois IL 61036
$799,000 Price
Est. Monthly Payment: $3,431.36 See Details
10 Bedrooms
8 Full Baths
8.5 Total Baths
1 Partial Baths
8,961 Square Feet
0.620 Acres
20170389 Listing ID
Incredible opportunity to own one of the premier properties in Galena! Built in 1850 by Lucius Felt on a perch high above Main Street overlooking the Galena River valley, The Felt Manor offers a mixture of luxurious finishes, dramatic spaces, and incredible history combined with breathtaking panoramas of downtown Galena and deep vistas of the rolling countryside beyond. Originally built as a Gothic Revival style home, the house was extensively renovated after the Civil War in the Second Empire style with third floor and Mansard roof. The property has served as the Felt Manor Guest House since 1981, a full-service bed and breakfast, and is now licensed as a small inn allowing up to 8 guest rooms. The business has been thoughtfully managed to maintain the historic integrity, the interior design is as it was in 1874. Quality and attention to detail are evident throughout the stately brick home which features high ceilings, ornate woodwork, expansive rooms, spacious bedrooms with private baths and original marble sinks, tastefully designed built-ins, pocket doors, seven marble surround fireplaces (four currently operational), and so much more. Main floor houses four large parlors with one serving as the inn’s dining room, another as the main living area, a third that functions as a library with built-in bookcases and bay window, and the last a warm and inviting sitting room with additional bay. The second floor, accessible from both front and rear staircases, features 5 bedrooms each tastefully decorated and offering a unique experience and view, 4 well-appointed bathrooms, and a large walk-in linen closet for staging and storage. The third floor offers 10 foot ceilings, two additional bedrooms (both with great views), original indoor shutters, and a magnificent great room that was originally used as the ballroom of the house. The home features a majestic front porch with commanding views and a quiet, cozy rear porch and courtyard. The ground level walks out on two sides and holds the original formal dining room which has been redone in knotty pine to be a billiards room, family room, etc. a cozy office, and four utility rooms with newer boiler, water heaters, laundry and storage. The magnitude of the property is amazing, constructed on a series of levels featuring stone terraces, original icehouse, and stone staircases offset by mature trees, manicured grounds, and beautiful perennials. A separate carriage house, originally built in 1850, has and continues to undergo extensive and meticulous renovation and restoration utilizing original and quality reclaimed materials, with thought and care taken to meld historic preservation with rustic elegance and a modern flair. Main floor offers restored arched carriage house door entrance, restored windows, two stairways (one original to 1870 and the other of 1905 reclaimed oak,) great room style living area with cathedral ceilings, wide plank pine floors, free-standing gas-fired stove/heater and access to large rear cedar deck with reclaimed oak leaf iron work, a functional kitchen with gorgeous cabinetry, and Jenn-air range. Upper carriage house level features two large suites each with well adorned private baths, access to unique adjoining spatub room with whirlpool, and stunning heart of pine flooring. Lower level houses additional suite with in-floor radiant heat, and opens to patio area. Additional upgrades include laundry room, restored cupola, stonescape using large reclaimed stone, new electric, HVAC, and plumbing throughout. With the carriage house work, paved parking has been expanded to accommodate up to ten vehicles. Truly, The Felt Manor is a one of a kind property. Come experience today and embrace the refinement, quality, and history that has spanned generations. More information available upon request. Square footage is approximation and includes 550+/- square feet in lower level of main house and 2300+/- square feet for carriage house. Furnish
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County Jo Daviess
Year Built 1848
Property Type Residential
Type Bed & Breakfast
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Primary Features

County: Jo Daviess
Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1848

External Features

1+ Acre(s): no
Deck: Yes
Driveway: Asphalt, Gravel
Exterior: Brick
Lot Size Back: -
Lot Size Front: -
Lot Size Side1: -
Lot Size Side2: -
Porch: Front, Covered
Roof: Rubber, Slate

Location Information

Area: Galena
Geo Address Line: 125 S Prospect St
Geo Postal Code: 61036
Geo Primary City: Galena
Geo Secondary City: Jo Daviess Co.
Geo Subdivision: IL
School District: Galena

Interior Features

Air Conditioning: Window
Appliances: Refrigerator, Stove/Range/Oven, Dishwasher, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Microwave, Whirlpool
Basement: Crawl Space, Full, Full Partially Finished
Bath 1 Remodeled/Updated: N/A
Baths Lower: 1
Baths Main: 1.5
Baths Upper: 6
Bedroom 2 Dimensions: 14'6 x 9'1
Bedroom 2 Floor Level: Upper - Margaret
Bedroom 3 Dimensions: 18'1 x 13''7
Bedroom 3 Floor Level: Upper - Lucious Felt
Bedroom 4 Dimensions: 15'4 x 10'9
Bedroom 4 Floor Level: Upper - Martha
Bedroom 5 Dimensions: 16' x 14'7
Bedroom 5 Floor Level: Upper - Katherine
Beds Lower: -
Beds Main: -
Beds Upper: 7
Dining Room Dimensions: 24' x 14'7
Dining Room Floor Level: Main
Family Room Dimensions: 14'7 x 14'7
Family Room Floor Level: Main
Finished SqFt Lower: 2245*
Finished SqFt Main: 2221*
Finished SqFt Upper: 1645*
Fireplace: Gas/Gaslog, Wood
Flooring: Wood, Carpet, Vinyl, Tile
Heat: Gas Forced Air, Gas Hot Water, Gas Hot Water Baseboard, Radiant, Steam
Kitchen Dimensions: 14'7 x 8'6
Kitchen Floor Level: Main
Kitchen Remodeled/Updated: N/A
Laundry: Basement
Living Room Dimensions: 21'8 x 15'1
Living Room Floor Level: Main
Master Bed Floor Level: Upper - Susan
Master Bedroom Dimensions: -
Number Fireplaces: 7
Number Half Baths: 1
Other 2 Floor Level: Upper - Ballroom
Other 3 Floor Level: Upper
Other Floor Level: Main - Front Sitting
Walls: Drywall, Plaster
Water Heater: Natural Gas

Financial Details

Sale/Rent: For Sale
Tax ID: 43-22-100-565-00
Tax Year: 2016
Taxes: $15,297.56


Cumulative DOMLS: 155
DOM: 160
DOMLS: 155
Electric: Circuit Breaker
Listing Property Status: Fair Market
Other: 15'8 x 14'2
Other 2: 37'2 x 24'6
Other 3: 15'4 x 13'9
Possession: Closing
Property Type: Panorama, City/Town
Sewer: City
Status Category: Active
Style: Historic Brick
Sub Number: -
Sub/Section: -
Sub/Section: Lot Number: -
Type: Bed & Breakfast
Water: City

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