Historic House Listings

Sold for $145,000. That woodwork! Those details! Circa 1882 in Illinois. $149,900

February 17, 2021

This is quite a house! Would love to see it with all of the belongings out to really focus on the details! This home was built in 1882. It is located on .3 acres in Freeport, Illinois. The home features original hardwood floors, a grand staircase, leaded glass windows, coffered ceilings and pocket doors. The home has a second set of stairs. The home has beautiful woodwork and plaster work throughout. Seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 2,571 square feet. $149,900

Contact Julie Wilson with Bussian Realtors

From the Zillow listing:


Located on the corner lot of Stephenson St & West Ave (Rt 26), lies this historic, seven bedroom, three story home, with GORGEOUS woodwork throughout; tandem six stall Coach House & extra Lot, are an added bonus! 1st Floor: Wedding cake plaster design on ceiling, stained glass window in dining room. Two leaded, crystal jeweled entrance doors. Three walk-in pantries! Built-in shelves – Library room. Two fireplaces, with beautifully carved mantels & tiles; one operational, one not. Lovely oak & cherry woodwork – handsome pocket doors, throughout. Lengthy, swinging door(s) between kitchen & dining room, Rolled & layered, ornate wallpaper of trees & scenes, dating back to late 1800’s! 2nd Floor: Master bedroom – connected full bath & porch, three windows with leaded crystal, & working fireplace. Office Area provides window seat, wonderfully carved fireplace. One separate, full bath. 3rd Floor: Three bedrooms, one living room, one full bath & one half bath (both in non-working condition). Updates: Furnace 2004, Water Heater 2010, ($50k) Roof 2011 Extra Lot (leveled & seeded) Tax ID #18-14-31-155-002 Entrance Chandelier & interior hanging (unattached), rectangular glass windows do NOT stay. Home to be sold as-is, yet must be viewed, to appreciate its true beauty & all of her superlative, unmatched trademarks – let the photos speak for themselves, here, folks! Possibility for multiple, single residential bedrooms. Must be pre-approved, BEFORE showings. No FHA, VA or USDA loan-backed offers, please!


Let them know you saw it on Old House Life!