The fabulous Haeger House
The Haegar Mansion is located in East Dundee, Illinois and it is currently on the market!
Thanks to Tim Cooper – a nearby neighbor of the Haeger House – for bringing this historic gem to my attention.
It was built in 1877 by German immigrant David Haeger, who owned a local brick company. He apparently became very wealthy after the Great Chicago Fire because he sold bricks in the rebuilding efforts.
The bricked exterior of the Haeger House is a tribute to this good fortune. Inside is where you’ll find all the lovely, elaborate woodwork…
After the owner/builder passed on, the impressive structure went through several periods of transition including stints as a nursing home and a home for wayward boys.
It last sold in 2011 for $195,000 and the current owners have reportedly put $400,00 worth of improvements and renovations into this house.
Currently listed at $599,000, the sellers will barely see a return on their investment. Most of their money was spent on “behind the scenes” work such as heating, plumbing, and electrical. [I know how that goes!!] But the home has some fantastically preserved millwork and original light fixtures and fireplaces.
The Haeger House has 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in over 6,800 square feet.
The 1.6 acre property also includes a massive 2.5 story brick carriage house:
According to neighbor Tim, the Haeger House “is located on the highest point in Kane County, Illinois which overlooks the Fox River Valley.”
For all the details on the Haeger House see the complete listing at Baird & Warner.
Special thanks to Tim Cooper for providing me with these photos and links.
Tim also shared pictures of his own home with me – and I have been given permission to share them on my blog!
Tim’s historic abode is just two houses downhill from the Haeger House…
Built in 1881, this beauty is a tad newer than the Haeger House but it remained in the same family for three generations. It is clearly loved and cared for to this day.
Now, don’t tell the Haegar House, but I think I’m partial to Tim’s impeccably adorable Victorian!