Historic House Listings

Off market. Amazing woodwork! Beautiful stained glass! The Shurtleff House, Circa 1896 in Illinois. $254,900

February 21, 2021

This house has some amazing woodwork! And how about the stained glass! So many great details in this house! This is known as the Lilly and Flavell Shurtleff House. It was built in 1896. It is located in Peoria, Illinois. The home has original fretwork, hardwood floors, a grand staircase, beautiful mantels, and vintage light fixtures. How about all of that stained glass! There are solid wood doors with original hardware. Great claw foot bathtubs. The price seems really decent for this house. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,052 square feet. $259,000 New price: $254,900

Contact the property owner, Jim Johnson: 309-222-4660

From the Zillow listing:


This is the Lilly and Flavell Shurtleff house, built in 1896, a classic, landmarked Queen Anne that is one of the most beautiful and original examples of this most elegant of styles to be found anywhere. This house is truly a work of art that can be lived in. Twelve exquisite stained glass windows, woodwork that positively glows with the patina of being polished for 125 years, and exterior of red butter brick, featuring a three story bell topped tower with curved, leaded glass windows and terra cotta cherubs. The impressive foyer is framed by intricate fretwork spandrels supported by fluted columns. The twin front parlors feature massive, beautiful and working pocket doors that provide privacy when closed and an open feeling when they are tucked away. The fireplaces are both stunning, and most of the light fixtures are original, some even showing both the electric and gas capability they were originally plumbed with. There’s a built in china cabinet in the dining room, and the butler’s pantry still has the original cabinets for plenty of storage. This property has just undergone a complete mechanical restoration. It has a brand new boiler, a new chimney, new security system, all new plumbing, new paint throughout the interior and new carpet in the three huge bedrooms upstairs. The completely rebuilt kitchen features custom Roecker’s cabinets with all the upgraded features, quartz countertops, all new KitchenAid appliances, a farmers sink, and hardwood floor. The main bathroom has also been completely rebuilt, with a custom Roecker’s vanity, quartz top, new fully tilled shower with Kohler Artifact fixtures, a new clawfoot tub with a Kohler Artifact floor mounted filler with hand shower, and period correct tile floor and walls. This amazing house is waiting for an owner who can appreciate what a treasure it truly is.


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