"This brick cornerstone building offers a prime location in the historic downtown business district of Mt. Carroll. On street parking is available on three sides of the building as well as a municipal parking lot to the rear. The main level storefront has over 3000 sq. ft with a large lobby area, 3 offices & a vault. The lower level area offers office or retail space. The second story has 5 apartments. There are three 1 bedroom units, one 2 bedroom unit and one studio apartment. This is a great multi-use investment property. There is an elevator to all three floors. The elevator is being transferred in "as is" "
We went in the downstairs back section first, to look at the heater. I think. (This part is definitely more up my husband's alley, lol.) All I got out of looking at the mess of pipes is that while there are sections of the building that have their own controls, it's not split off into anything cohesive (like, say, by apartment unit), so we would be paying all the utilities and would have to consider that in the rent we would charge potential tenants in the apartment units.
|back view and fire escape|
|mess o' pipes|
|one of the rooms inside|
|the old bank vault|
|the kitchen space|
|they used this room for pet grooming|
|shelves off the kitchen|
|going down to the bathrooms / basement|
|another of the front rooms|
|view from the front windows|
|inside one of the bank rooms|
The downstairs section (from the inside stairway) had two bathrooms, a good amount of storage space, and another old vault.
|maybe this could be a wine cellar?|
|another old vault|
|one of the bathrooms|
The upstairs apartments were in various states of disrepair; they'd been rented fairly recently but they definitely would have needed heavy cleaning and remodeling before we moved in, at the very least. For us to live there, we would need to combine several of the apartments, and then decide if we wanted to combine the others into a larger unit or have a couple smaller units.
|a living room|
|a living room|
|I'm pretty sure this place hasn't been remodeled since the '70s|
|these layouts could sure use some work|