Historic House Listings

Deal of the Day! This is a beauty! Circa 1913 in Illinois. $324,900

June 9, 2023

This deal of the day sure is a beautiful home and it’s a bit house with almost 4,000 square feet. The Surface – Zeiss House was built in 1913. It is located on .60 acres in Decatur, Illinois. The home features nice curb appeal, porte cochere, beautiful hardwood floors, coffered ceiling, wainscoting, sunroom, crown moulding and an updated kitchen. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,917 square feet. $324,900

Contact Robert Sparks with Brinkoetter Realtors: 217-875-0555

From the Zillow listing:


Historically named the Surface-Zeiss House, William E. Surface built the home in 1913. Loved and cherished for the last 32 years by the current third owner of this Art and Crafts Spanish Colonial. Stunning two story all brick masterpiece inside and out with split stairway to 2nd floor, 3 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Features include a covered portico at the side door, tile roof and copper gutters, .6 acres of flat landscaped property, a 3.5 car brick garage, stamped concrete patio and a huge newer concrete approach and driveway. Massive wood trim featured on the whole lower level, also many windows for the light to brighten the details inside. Upper floor laundry, plus a Jack and Jill bath and a hall bath, 4 bedrooms, one with fireplace, glass transom windows over interior doors and a sleeping porch are all on the 2nd floor. The main floor has French doors or glass doors separating the entertaining areas. 2 fireplaces in the living room and sun room. The kitchen was a complete remodel and now very modern and efficient yet fits the style of the home.



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