The 1899 Victorian at the corner of Virginia and Wabash Avenue of the Flags is a remarkable opportunity to have the best of both worlds – a Victorian home with stunning details & great bones and a floor plan that works well for today without any major changes. The staircase alone is worth the fuss, while the woodwork will drop your friends’ jaws to the floor; you’ll need to get used to helping them come back to their senses from the architectural euphoria they’ll experience when visiting your home. The large dining room and inlaid floors may assist with that, or the front parlor room, or the back parlor room – that one is closer to the the kitchen which may help their blood sugar. Or you may need to take them outside for some fresh air on the wrap around covered porch gazing upon St. Boniface. The side entrance exudes a strong farmhouse vibe, with full bath just off the entry perfect for cleaning up after running or gardening or whatever else gets you filthy. And let’s be perfectly clear: the rear staircase is prettier than most all of your friends stair cases, and it’s just your back up! The kitchen is easily large enough for an island or a Walton’s Family style farmhouse table and is ready to go. Upstairs, the front bedroom expands the width of the home and embraces the original location of the Victorian in-room sink, for an easily doable main-suite project. Another massive bedroom is connected to the main, while across the hall are two more bedrooms – the smallest of which also contains another Victorian era in-room sink-location – perfect for getting ready in the morning – or perhaps this is an office with a wet-bar in your future… The linen room is perfection, and the full bath at the rear of the home has another toilet next door in an adorable little water closet – perfect for that mad rush in the morning. Upstairs on the third floor you walk up to a massive attic with duct work smartly raised overhead – imagine the finished basement in the sky vibe you could employ here. Movie room? Game room? You decide. Out doors, a large patio and 3 car garage await your move-in day party. Tell your friends, and get the movers ready, because an opportunity this divinely grand may not come up on Wabash Avenue of the Flags for a decade or more. With peace of mind updates like new siding in 2007, recent HVAC upgrades, and a brand new roof, this Victorian is ready for the modern era – and you.