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Sold for $180,000. Over 6,000 square feet! The Stevens House, Circa 1857. Almost one acre in Illinois. $190,000

February 5, 2021

This is a big house with over 6,000 square feet. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Stevens House was built in 1857. It is located on .75 acres in Tiskilwa, Illinois. The home features original hardwood floors, a grand staircase and foyer, built-ins and original mantels. There is a great sunroom, library and leaded glass windows. Seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 6,416 square feet. $190,000

Contact Crystal Lilley with Landmark Realty of Illinois

From the Zillow listing:


From the moment you step into the Grand entry ( that measures 19×10) you will fall in love with yesterdays charm with all the amazing windows and woodwork! Leaded windows, library panel wainscotting, an amazing staircase and tall ceilings are just a start. The room sizes are immense and feature lots of closets, two huge pantries, tiger wood quarter sawn oak display rails, two solariums and an upper foyer that doubles as a game room as it measures 38×14. Upper landing also has a wall flanked with original built-in bookcases and a gorgeous palladian window. The staircase itself features a sitting area at its lowest level and the most amazing window at its midpoint! There are 5 fireplaces that are in various stages of being restored. Formal Dining room is separate and there is a lovely coffee nook (9×9) between it and the solarium for relaxing and reading a great book. If you are looking for a family room the main floor master would make a great one with a fireplace, sitting area under an arched wall, two large closets and a bathroom right off of it. Porch has been reconstructed and measures 41 ft long by 12 ft deep across front with a wrapped side to the east of home. This home is on the Historic homes registry and seller has lots of its history to pass on. Even better than this is the fact that there have been so many updates to give you today’s comforts. All windows that are not historic have been replaced with tilt vinyl clad ones. There are two separate heating and cooling systems in this home to help make it easy to control comfort. The rooms that have been drywalled and updated have complete new wiring and the breaker box is circuit breakers but still has a small box of fuses so seller is including the next new breaker box and other construction materials that he has purchased plus more original woodwork for the next buyer to finish with. Most of the projects remaining are those that are cosmetic… the hard part is done. Home was added to the National Historic Palaces registration in 1992. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency 2016. Seller has not found any knob and tube in this home during his renovations. There is no limit to the possibilities of this home!!!


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