Historic House Listings

Over three acres in Illinois. Circa 1871. $350,000

March 20, 2019

This home was built in 1871. It is located on 3.67 acres in Columbia, Illinois. That basement/wine cellar is pretty cool. Price seems a bit high to me. Original woodwork, pocket doors and transom windows. Some of the walls have original plaster. The property has a smokehouse and the original summer kitchen. I am wondering if this house was an old stage coach stop. The road it is on is Coach Stop Rd. Something about it seems like that. There is a walk up third floor with 11 foot ceilings. The basement has exposed stacked stone. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 4,543 square feet. $350,000

From the Zillow listing:


Check out this diamond in the rough zoned Highway Business. The home needs work but has amazing potential to be an elegant plantation style farmhouse or a business with high visibility highway frontage on 3.67 acres. So much historical detail intact including 1871 period millwork, pocket doors, transoms, summer kitchen and smokehouse, rear galleries, 10 and 11 ft. ceilings and a brick arched wine cellar in the stacked stone basement. 2 upstairs bedrooms do not have closets but there is lots of room to add. Oversized windows let in lots of light, some walls have been plastered, some have exposed brick walls. 2nd-floor bath is a Jack-n-Jill style with access to master bedroom and center hall. The 2nd floor rear gallery has access from the 2 West facing bedrooms. The 3rd floor has 11 ft. ceilings and is a wide open space ready for your design. The basement level has exposed stacked stone foundation and 9ft. ceilings with 2 stone steps down to the wine cellar.

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