The Historic Octagon Home

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Talk about cozy. Located in Aurora, Illinois, this historic home dates back to 1870 and can be yours for a steal at $110,000. Though the home requires some restoration to get it back to its former glory, it’s a great chance to own a little piece of history. Octagon homes were popularized by an Orson S. Fowler book during the mid-1800s and this home is one of the few existing examples still around. According to Historic Properties, this means “the property is eligible for over $40,000 in incentives to help with the restoration, depending upon the restoration plan. The first floor maintains most of its historic character, and the garden level can be restored to living space or a live-work area.”

This style allows for maximum use of space, more natural light and much closer living quarters. To view the last one as a positive probably depends more on who you’re sharing your space with, of course.

If you don’t happen to live in Illinois, or find these particular quarters a little too close for comfort, you can still learn more about tackling your own historic restoration by checking out our guide!

Photo Credit: Historic Properties

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