OLD MEETS NEW! Featured in Elgin's 36th Annual Historic House Walk (2017), this 1860's Italianate-style farmhouse proudly stands on the street named for it's original owner Finla McClure (see supplemental pages for historical info). Completely updated/renovated to suit modern-day living, the original quality and artistry of this home has been carefully preserved. Over 2800 square feet of flexible living space (see floorplan). Step off the main front porch, peek at the impressive staircase, and walk into the stunning living room/parlor featuring a one-of-a-kind fireplace/mantle, beautiful bay complete with arched windows, detailed moldings & refinished wide-board flooring. Peer into the separate formal dining room, just off the kitchen and living room, complete with beautiful built-ins. The 2015 full-kitchen renovation included opening up the wall to the family room, adding a large center island, replacing cabinetry, countertops, & flooring. The redo also included the addition of cabinetry & storage to the large mudroom (leading to the fenced backyard & patio). A powder room is perfectly located off the mudroom. The main-floor vaulted den makes the ideal "work from home" or "homework space" for today's family living. The main-floor offers a possible in-law wing/suite complete with a renovated private full bath and beautiful sitting area with fireplace. 2 staircases lead to the upper floor boasting equally impressive architectural detail (and again with flex living space). The master bedroom opens to a separate sitting room with fireplace (turn this room into an additional bedroom if needed - has a separate entry). The large 3rd bedroom also offers a fireplace. 2 full baths are located on the 2nd floor, each renovated and boast a claw foot tub. The laundry room is conveniently located on the 2nd floor and offers a tandem "bonus room," the perfect playroom or office. The bright immaculate basement of this home is a rare find for a historic home and offers a unique "greenhouse" window (behind the silver insulated wallboard). The extensive 2015 improvements include a new basement hatch, replaced masonry & mortar on interior basement walls, sealed/painted floors & walls, furnace, A/C, & hot water heater. Additional noteworthy details: 4 fireplaces in home (each with unique mantels). 2 front porches, refinished wide-board flooring throughout, intricate molding, new 1/2 round gutters installed 2015, rear patio (added 2015), updated plumbing & electrical (2015), insulated & vaulted ceiling of main floor den (2015), many landscape improvements made including the lovely side-garden and beds in the fenced-backyard. Prepare for "house envy," this breathtaking home definitely has a story to tell! Detached garage is being sold "as is".