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Sold. Never seen woodwork like that! The Boyton Mansion, Circa 1886. One acre in Illinois. $450,000

August 28, 2019

That is the most amazing woodwork I have ever seen in a home! The Boyton Mansion was built in 1886. It is located on 1.41 acres in Sycamore, Illinois. This home is 8,000 square feet and has 9 working fireplaces! It looks like it has fire damage in a small portion of it. Back towards the carport. Curious why it is not mentioned in the listing. This is one of Sycamore’s oldest homes and was built by Charles Boyton. There is solid oakwood trim, built-in buffets by Brunswick, original silk wallpaper from 1886, parquet floors, and pocket doors. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 8,000 square feet. $450,000

From the Zillow listing:


This Queen Anne style mansion, one of Sycamore’s oldest homes built by Charles Boyton in 1886, is now available and ready to make a new statement in town. Uses could a continue as a single family home or converted into something spectacular utilizing the homes grand features of high ceilings, a full block of land (Rt 23 to rear of yard off Maple), stunning Chandeliers, Solid Oak Wood Trim & Built-ins Buffets by Brunswick throughout, Parquet Floors, Original Silk Wallpaper from 1886, usable Pocket Doors, 9 WORKING Fireplaces (some converted to gas/ventless) 3rd floor has been updated w/ new plumbing/electric/drywall to make for fabulous add’l Apt, usable limestone-lined basement w/ tile floors & Wine Closet. 4 Forced Air Furnaces/AC units, All newer Pella Windows on 2nd Floor, 3 Car Detached Garage, Electric Gate at carport encloses the property for privacy (sold as-is).. Beautiful Grounds for Wedding sites or family reunions..


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