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Property Watch: Restoration In Progress

By Emily Tyra | Nov. 15, 2021

Bringing the 1872 charm back to this two bedroom, two bath farmhouse on nearly two acres in the village of Empire (12079 S. Wood Street; $495,900; MLS# 1894810) would be a labor of love, but luckily the sellers have taken care of much of the nitty-gritty already, including new wiring and plumbing, new clapboard siding on the exterior, spray foam insulation, and a brand new roof.

Now the fun part: finishing the modern-day farmhouse with your design eye.

Also of note, the property’s orchard with mixed fruit trees, grapevines, berry bushes, hops, and perennials are visible from two gracious field stone patios and over 700 square feet of covered porches. (The back porch is even heated!)

Listing agent Laura Sielaff of CENTURY 21 Northland says zoning allows for many uses, including some commercial possibilities. She also notes all offers are requested by Monday (Nov. 15) at 1pm.


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