Earlier this week, I shared with you the most expensive home currently for sale in the Rockford area.

For the most part, the response was "it needs some updating" and I agreed. The price of that house is currently going for $1.55M.

Mind you, the most expensive home in Rockford is six bedrooms and the asking price is over a million bucks.

What if I told you there's a house 90 minutes from Rockford, in the small town of Tiskilwa, that is 7 bedrooms and the asking price is under $200,000?

I'm sure you're saying "What's wrong with it?" and you probably have a good reason. A house this large, for so cheap has got to be run down.

First blush, it looks like a tale of two houses. One part looks incredible and move-in ready and the other half, well, looks like it needs some work.

From the moment you step into the Grand entry ( that measures 19x10), you will fall in love with yesterday's charm with all the amazing windows and woodwork! Leaded windows, library panel wainscotting, an amazing staircase, and tall ceilings are just a start. The room sizes are immense and feature lots of closets, two huge pantries, tiger wood quarter-sawn oak display rails, two solariums, and an upper foyer that doubles as a game room as it measures 38x14.

The Stevens House, as it's called, is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places so it's got that going for it.

If you or someone you know likes to fix and then flop or if you've got a massive family looking to relocate to a small town, this place is a gold mine.

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$190,000 7 Bedroom Home For Sale 90 Minutes From Rockford

Sweet Lenny is the brand manager of 97ZOK, Q98.5, and Operations Manager for Townsquare Media Rockford. Catch him afternoons 3 to 7 on 97ZOK. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and like his page on Facebook.