Historic House Listings

Beautiful Home! Love the Carriage House! Circa 1900 in Illinois. $389,900

September 29, 2022

This is a beautiful home! It’s almost 4,000 square feet! Love the carriage house. This home was built in 1900. It is located in DeKalb, Illinois. The home features a covered front porch, porte cochere, vestibule, original millwork, hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers, coffered ceilings, wainscoting, crown molding, wide baseboards and built-in seating. Above the detached carriage house is a one bedroom apartment that currently rents for $550 a month. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms and 3,920 square feet. $389,900

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From the Zillow listing:


Once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the most historic homes in the area. Built by barbed wire baron Isaac Ellwood to entice Dr John Cook to become the founding President of what is now Northern Illinois University, this imposing home impresses in classical Greek revival style. Towering Ionic (Scamozzi) columns adorn this fabulous historic home. Restored columns in 2022, refinished quarter-sawn oak floors in 2021, new gutters/gutter guards in 2020, and new furnace in coach house in 2020. Stunning features include built-ins, hardwood floors, beveled and leaded windows, crown molding, antique chandeliers, and custom details throughout that are sure to please the eye. Main floor features stunning great room/living room/family room, library, separate dining room with beautiful built-in, and updated kitchen with granite countertops, Viking double oven and cooktop, and all stainless steel appliances. A great staircase leads upstairs to spacious loft and 5 bedrooms. Four of the bedrooms boast walk-in closets, each with a sink. 2-story laundry chute. Large attic with skylight. Deep basement features game room, plenty of storage and large laundry room with sink. Screened porch, terrace, 2 ornate fireplaces, all located on double corner lot close to NIU and walking distance to downtown DeKalb! Above the garage is a 1 bedroom apartment, rented for $550 per month to the same tenant for 25+ years. This is truly a one of a kind home.



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