851 W Downer Place, Aurora, IL
$ 530,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11832771
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyKANE
  • CityAurora
  • AreaAurora - Eola
  • NeighborhoodBlackhawk
  • Zip60506
  • Style
  • Year Built1910
  • Taxes$ 7100
  • Price$ 530,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage2850
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)
Property Description

Looking for an amazing historic home with all of the character and charm plus $200,000 of updates? Welcome home! This home has been freshly painted and has newer hardwood floors in many of the rooms, and also features original woodwork, trim, hardwood floors and fixtures. Step into the large foyer and fall in love with the beveled, leaded-glass windows that you will see here, in the living and dining rooms, fabulous! There is an open staircase featuring original woodwork, trim, hardwood floors and fixtures. Notice all of the ceilings are 10 ft. throughout which gives the home a spacious, grand feeling. The large living room features built-in bookcases and a wood-burning fireplace with original tilework. The formal dining room is divine with an original chandelier, amazing arched french doors and bay windows. Adjacent is a full butlers pantry with floor to ceiling original cabinetry. Then the kitchen, completely updated with granite tops, glass-front cabinets, custom tile work and SS appliances that stay, including a new dishwasher. Off of the kitchen is a sunroom used as an eat-in area with loads of casement windows. The sellers renovated space on the 1st floor to include a full updated bath and a full laundry room with storage and a new washer and dryer that stay. There is a back staircase that leads up to the 2nd floor or down to the full basement that is fully finished with built-in bookcases and a full bath that is completely updated with Corian tops and custom tile work in the walk-in shower. There is also a great workshop with a built-in workbench. Back to the 2nd floor...there are 4 oversized bedrooms including a HUGE master bedroom with a private half bath, a large walk-in closet with custom organizers and dramatic casement windows overlooking the backyard. There is a staircase in the hallway up to the 3rd floor where you will find a possible 5th bedroom or private office space with a newly renovated full bath. This bathroom features an original clawfoot tub, ,new flooring and new vanity and fixtures. This is the perfect teenage/college kid space and features original leaded-glass windows and a window seat. Wow!! The home has been converted from boilers to a new high-efficiency HVAC system, zoned heating and cooling throughout the home. Many of the windows have been replaced. There are 2 entrances to the home, one with a full mudroom and pantry and the other goes down to the basement. The entire exterior of the home was painted in 2022. The outside is extensive with a brick paver patio with a firepit and a 2.5 car garage with a great storage area and space for the kids to play in the fully fenced-in yard, which includes a full playset. All situated in fantastic SW Aurora full of gorgeous historic homes and boulevards. 5 minutes to miles of walking/biking trails, downtown Aurora and great shopping and restaurants.

Price History
7/15/2023 Listed $550,000
8/17/2023 4% - $530,000

General Features

Additional Parcels Y/N No
Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal
Assoc Fee Paid Per Not Applicable
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full
City Aurora
Cooling Central Air, Zoned
County Kane
Days on Market 39
Directions Randall Rd. to Downer Blvd, go east to home
Electric Circuit Breakers, 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School District 129
Exterior Features Brick Paver Patio
Garage Spaces 2
Heating Natural Gas
High School District 129
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, First Floor Laundry, First Floor Full Bath, Bookcases, Ceiling - 10 Foot
MLS Area Aurora / Eola
Middle/Junior School District 129
New Construction No
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Closing
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Status Active
Street Name Downer
Tax Annual Amount 7100.78
Tax Year 2021
Total Rooms 11
Township Aurora
Waterfront Y/N No
Year Built 1910

Interior Features

Basement Finished
Bedrooms Possible 5
Below Grade Finished Area 325
Fireplace Features Wood Burning
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Livingareasource Estimated
Room Type Eating Area, Bedroom 5, Foyer, Workshop, Mud Room, Pantry
Street Suffix Place
Total Baths 5
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 1

Exterior Features

Living Area 2850
Exterior Cedar
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 80X150
Other Equipment Humidifier, CO Detectors, Sump Pump
Water Source Public


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 60506

AVG $320K
AVG $6,217
AVG 187
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1957
AVG 36
Data Provided by Walkscore® not using MLS data