The guest house was a nice surprise! The Jackson House was built in 1880. It is located on 1.60 acres in Alton, Illinois. The house was built for Richard Beardslee, a dry goods merchant. Later owned by Mr. Jackson, a teacher. The house features a a large wrap around front porch, hardwood floors, wide baseboards and chair rails. There is an old barn on the property that has been converted into a guest cabin. There is also a detached two car garage. Six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 2,644 square feet. $249,900

Contact Johnny Lynn with Wooff Realtors: 618-830-1520

From the Zillow listing:

Rare opportunity to own historic former Jackson House B & B. This magnificent 2 Story Victorian home with massive veranda porch boasts 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms including a massive 2+ car garage, heated/cool earth home, and heated/cooled ‘barn’. Original woodwork throughout property. Updates include newly remodeled upper bathroom, roof repair, serviced AC/HVAC and electrical work. Original hardwood flooring under new carpeting in foyer and located throughout first level. Property is situated on 1.6 acres and backs to SIU Dental School. 4 total Whirlpool Jet tubs located on site, including master bathroom suite. ‘Barn’ and Earth Home are heated and cooled and each include a bedroom, full bathroom w/ Whirlpool Jet Tub, dining area, and living area that overlook the private wooded property. Property being sold in ‘as is’ condition; buyer to obtain occupancy. All personal property to be removed prior to closing.

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