Historic House Listings

Look inside this church! Circa 1899 in Illinois. Sold furnished. $159,900

October 30, 2018

Quite a church transformation! Built in 1899. Located on .28 acres in Warren, Illinois. The original stained glass windows are throughout the home. The home has a new roof and updated electric and plumbing. The original church bell is still operational. The rope to pull it is located in the foyer. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,062 square feet. $199,900 New price: $159,900

From the Zillow listing:


Own a piece of history! A home like no other. This former church has been transformed into an extraordinary private residence. The original intricate stained glass windows spill beautiful sunlit colors throughout the home. Each of the giant windows has a custom made storm window to ensure they preserve energy. The soaring vaulted ceiling and sunken living room in the open great area provide dramatic flair for entertaining. The abundant-sized master bedroom and adjoining private master bath feature stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and original hardwood floors. You will love the slate-tiled walk-in shower, custom crafted vanity with vessel sink, and custom crafted cabinetry in the master bathroom. The kitchen is also custom designed and while has its own “space,” it is open to the dining and living room areas providing an open spacious floor plan. A loft overlooks the whole living space and offers the option for a fourth bedroom, office or study. The dining area has a ventless gas fireplace that offers supplemental heat as well as ambiance. The lower level on the property is a full basement with separate walk-in-entry that has ample room for additional living space, storage, or home business possibilities. A new furnace/central air system (with transferable warranty) has been installed and a new roof in 2013. Plumbing and electric also completely re-done when home was purchased in 2010. While this property is used as a home, it also has great potential for a home-based business or retail location. Being located on Hwy 78 near downtown Warren and a short-hop to famous Galena, IL via the historic Stage Coach Trail the opportunity is certainly there! Be sure to pull the rope in the main foyer to hear the old antique church bell ring! Most furnishings included.

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