This beautiful mess -- a rambling frame house with brick foundation in Peoria, Illinois. The house seems to retain a lot of original millwork, plaster and structural integrity.
The funny thing about the ad is the promise that the house will appraise for $40,000 after "remodeling." In St. Louis, our similarly large and similarly messy masonry home with stone foundation will appraise for $160,000 after rehab. This frame house would be worth no less than $100,000 after repairs if it were located in the city of St. Louis.
(Before you get too dismissive of Peoria real estate, check out this mansion that was "tuck-pointed 5 years ago with correct formula of lime, portland and silica sand" despite not having to be reviewed by the "hysterical commission.")