Historic House Listings

Love this exterior! Circa 1898 in Illinois. $149,000

May 6, 2019

Love the exterior style of this one! This home was built in 1898. It is considered one of the “Big Three” Victorians on Broad Street. Located on .3 acres in Galesburg, Illinois. The plumbing system has been completely updated. High ceilings, large windows and butternut woodwork. This home has three floors. The property has a detached garage that has been renovated into office/studio. Six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 4,365 square feet. $155,000 New Price: $149,000

From the Zillow listing:


Unique Classic Queen Anne Victorian Home, built in 1898, is one of only 3 left with carriage ports in Galesburg, IL. This iconic Victorian has had quality improvements/renovations lovingly performed in 20 out of 21 rooms over the last 2.5 years. The entire plumbing system has been re-created. The fanciful home is one of the “Big 3” on Broad Street, which has many of the best Victorian Homes in Galesburg IL. This prestigious home has high ceilings, many large windows, and fabulous butternut woodwork throughout the 1st floor. There are three (3) floors that encompass six (6) bedrooms, two & a half baths (one on each floor), a delightful front parlor with a bay window and three (3) immense pocket doors, spacious family room, generously sized living room, newly wall-papered dining room, large kitchen with an island, a great deal of cabinet space, large walk-in pantry, walk-in closet, a second floor library with a beautiful view, a large second floor laundry area, and a cedar wood office with shelves and windows for your very own plant room. The first floor bathroom has been completely renovated.

The spacious and gorgeous front porch and front facade of the home has been re-painted in the summer of 2016. The wraparound porch is of classic shape allowing entrance into the front of this welcoming home as well as the kitchen on the side. The front, side, and back yards are landscaped with flower and vegetable gardens. The detached 2-car garage has been renovated into an office / studio some time ago. If you have ever dreamed of owning a fabulous Victorian from a beautiful era, then let your luxurious dreams come true! Come own a wonderful piece of history embodied in this marvelous home from the best era in America’s fabulous past!

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What I love about this home
Restoring this lovely painted lady has been the most enjoyable of all of the 10 homes that we have restored over the last 18 years. Saving a glorious part of the past has been so very rewarding. Here is your chance to join us in saving this one-of-a-kind unique and beautiful piece of history!
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