Solid brick ranch with space for everyone to roam. This 4 bedroom, 2.1 bath rambling ranch is located in the Hillcrest Subdivision and has much potential. This home has a lot to offer someone with a little imagination and who is ready to use some equity. The small covered porch is a nice area to sit and take in the mature trees lining the street. Enter through the ceramic tiled foyer with a large coat closet. The living room is a great area for entertaining and it has a picturesque window - lots of sunshine and views of the front yard. There are wooden valances above the living room and dining room windows with lighting to brighten these rooms during the evening hours. The dining room is near the kitchen which is separated by a pocket door. The kitchen has an abundance of cabinetry with under-cabinet lighting. Imagine an island in the kitchen for seating and maybe more storage. The eating area located near the backsliders and next to the custom coffee bar area and the mini-pantry offers a lovely view of the backyard. The eating area shares space with the family room. The wood-burning fireplace warms up the family room during these chilly fall and winter evenings. The scenery of the backyard can be appreciated from this room. There is a first-floor laundry, with a sink, and a half bath conveniently located off the family room. All bedrooms are located at the other end of the home. The primary bedroom has an ensuite with a stand-up shower. All four bedrooms are generously sized, have hardwood floors, and plenty of windows for natural light. There is a full bath in the hallway. That completes the main level. The basement has more space for all to enjoy. There is a family room, a rec room - great for a pool table or a ping pong table - a storage/ mechanical room and there is also a playroom area for kids to enjoy. The playroom has a "secret door" for hiding and a walk-in closet for toys, play clothes, crafts, or whatever kids and teens enjoy. There is a lot of storage space in the many closets of the basement as well. The backyard has a brick paver patio, mature trees, and lovely perennials - such a great area to watch the kids and animals play! The two-car oversized garage has plenty of space for cars and yard items. Located near schools, and shopping, within walking distance to NIU, and Interstate access. Updates include the HVAC system (2008); Water filtration system (2009); Roof (2014). With a little updating, this home can be a true gem. So much home; so many possibilities.