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In 1871 the Honorable Judge Richard Seal built this Federal Style, all brick home overlooking Galena on top of "Quality Hill". The two-story veranda, unique scroll work and distinctive balusters are a collection of architectural styles that blend together perfectly. The home is unique to the area and is described as "Galena Traditional". The historic gem is visible from all locales all over Galena with its breathtaking views and intriguing history. Exterior modifications have been duplicated as needed; therefore, the house retains much of its original character. The "Seal House" has been pictured numerous times in articles about Galena and the surrounding areas (Smithsonian, Midwest Living, Illinois Meeting & Events, Midwest Getaway Travel & Leisure and the Illinois Travel Guide). Home Features: . Sun room/conservatory built (central heat & air) . Andersen windows used (2008) Original pine floors (restored), antique glass interior doors, fireplace mantels, front doorbell & newel post . Turn of the century ceiling chandeliers in the dining & living rooms . Crown moldings & baseboards . Gutters & downspouts replaced (2007) . Shingles replaced (2007) . Exterior brick tuck pointed . Nature stone-like sidewalks & patio . Upgraded closets . Customized walk-in closet . New appliances (2019) WHIRLPOOL refrigerator, BOSCH dishwasher and MAYTAG washer/dryer . New front step banisters (2018) . Exterior shutters repainted black (2018) . Plantation shutters installed on ALL interior windows . Various interior areas professionally painted (2019) . Two new exterior kitchen & storm doors installed (2018) . Routine maintenance of air conditioning units & furnaces . Hot water heater replaced (2009) . Many perennials & new trees . New stone landscaping/wall (2016) . Five chimney caps (2016) . New exterior cedar wood siding around storage unit (2019)