Realtor Dana Hybl recently contacted me about a Homart Home she listed in Wheaton.
|609 E Indiana, Wheaton. Photo courtesy of Dana Hybl. I guess Dana left her chainsaw at home.|
|The house on the cover of the 1951 Homart Homes catalog.|
The original owner worked for Sears and built the house in 1951. The current owner bought the house in 1956.
|Completely original kitchen from 1951 with steel cabinets. Photo courtesy of Dana Hybl.|
|Completely original bathroom. Photo courtesy of Dana Hybl.|
|Original hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace in the living room. Photo courtesy of Dana Hybl.|
The original coal-burning furnace was replaced, but that was one of the few updates to the house since 1951. The house checks in at 1,025 square feet.
According to Hybl, "We accepted a contract on the home and fortunately the buyers are planning on rehabbing the home. We did have an offer from a builder but he would have torn down the home."
The house was rehabbed, and most of the original features have been removed, including the ironwork detail out front.
|The Homart house after the rehab. Photo courtesy of Realtor site.|