Historic House Listings

Over 6,000 square feet! Circa 1913 in Illinois. $375,000

December 24, 2022

This is a big house! The home was built in 1913. It is located on .39 acres in Robinson, Illinois. The home features a large covered side porch, hardwood floors, wainscoting, exposed beams, french doors and a spacious kitchen. The home has one of the first elevators that was in town. There are two sets of staircases in the home. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 6,324 square feet. $375,000

Contact Nikki Westdorp with Aldrich Realty

From the Zillow listing:


Immaculate historic home sitting on two lots with over 4300 square foot in downtown Robinson. Owners have gone above and beyond restoring this beauty over the last 25 years and have history on the home back to its origination when it was built by W.W. Arnold in 1913. Most recent updates include a newer Gerald metal asphalt roof with lifetime guarantee, all windows reglazed, painted inside and outside, and chain sashes added for opening ease. New paint throughout the home and radiators. The large master bedroom suite has a tile shower, an office/vanity room, and a bonus room with bead board cathedral ceilings that could be used as a closet or office/craft room. Two car detached garage and beautiful landscaping! Additional square footage in partially finished basement. You’ll find beautiful oak built in cabinetry with stained glass in living room and dining room and period fitted lighting throughout. Lots of love was poured into the details of this preservation! Fun fact: This home features one of the first ever elevators in Crawford County! The back butlers quarters staircase was taken out for the elevator to be added when the original owners (W.W. Arnold) mother’s health was failing. The elevator worked the last time the owners checked, but the power to the elevator has been turned off for safety purposes. The back butler staircase could be restored if you didn’t have interest in the elevator. If you love older homes with an abundance of character, this is about as good as it gets! Make an appointment now to see first hand the lengths these owners have taken to preserve the character in this home!



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