1897 Queen Anne – Broadlands, IL – Lost by fire!

Lost or Demolished
Added to OHD on 10/6/15   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   22 Comments
206 S Grant St, Broadlands, IL 61816
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3340 Sq Ft
If you love the Victorian style and don't mind doing some major restoration work, this home is for you! This property features all of the details of Victorian craftsmanship, including oak pocket doors, hardwood floors, leaded glass windows, 10 foot ceilings and a decorative coal burning fireplace. While some of the work has been started, this home is ready for the next owner to bring this home back to its original grandeur! Home is priced to sell in in AS-IS condition.
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Joe Zalabak, Keller Williams,
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22 Comments on 1897 Queen Anne – Broadlands, IL – Lost by fire!

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  1. RossRoss says: 2406 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    This house is a poster child for Tug At My Heart.

    Goodness, what a period-correct color scheme would do for the exterior!

    It looks restorable, and retains many original (and wonderful) features.

    The house sits on a nice-sized lot.

    And I love the second-floor rooms with windows almost kissing the floor.

  2. AvatarBethany says: 2661 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    Love the house and the location in Champaign county. Wish I could be its savior!

    • AvatarT L Hoper says: 12 comments

      I wish I could be also. Most of my heritage came from Champaign county after my ancestors came to the US from Germany. I was definitely born in the wrong century. I LOVE the Victorians…. any style

  3. Paul WPaul W says: 562 comments

    The interior is remarkable intact considering the condition of the exterior. The AC unit in the wall speaks for itself but this doesn’t look insurmountable.

    I cant stress the need to spend 10K on a roof before you do anything else. looks like a 200 amp service but there is definitely aluminum and knob/tube so figure rewiring the whole house.

    Great built-ins, nice mantle and fireplace cover, even some early lighting.

    Looks like a doable project house.

  4. AvatarSapphy says: 417 comments

    It makes me so sad to see this home sitting lonely and falling apart. I agree with Ross. It definitely looks salvageable, and i hope someone falls in love with it, and brings it back to its former glory. It has great bones, and the location looks private, too.

  5. AvatarLori Bohr says: 10 comments

    Honestly… This place made me tear up. I felt not so all alone in feeling reading the other comments here. It needs a serious hug. Like a great grandmother in some evident soul an spirit.

  6. AvatarLamar McKinnon says: 1 comments

    Nicole Curtis, where are you ?

  7. AvatarEyesOnYou1959 says: 266 comments

    Would be a great home when brought back to it’s glory days. It needs so much
    work, but I think with a little tlc I could live there.

  8. Michael MackinMichael Mackin says: 1307 comments

    I wasn’t expecting the inside to be in the condition it was in considering the look of the roof. I would have to agree with Ross. The roof needs to be repaired and re-roofed to protect your investment.

  9. LottieLottie says: 403 comments

    When I saw the AC unit about the window in the tower, it just made my blood boil!

  10. AvatarLUCINDA HOWARD says: 14 comments

    It needs a kiss and a hug. I too was born in the wrong century.

  11. JoeZalabakJoeZalabak says: 2 comments
    Champaign, IL

    Hi there!

    I’m Joe Zalabak, REALTOR and licensed real estate broker at Keller Williams, The Real Estate Center of Illinois, and I am the listing agent for this property.

    I’m not sure who posted this listing on this site, but thanks! I’d be more than happy to answer any questions about this home. It does require significant restoration work, and the list price reflects the AS-IS condition. The 2015 pictures highlight some of the best features of this home.

    As for the archived pictures from zillow dated 2004, those were from when the seller recently had the home listed for-sale-by-owner but did not know how to change the date on her camera. Since those pictures are not entirely accurate, I have removed them from the zillow archive.

    Please let me know if you have any questions, or know someone that is interested in purchasing this home. My direct office phone number is 217-531-6231.

    Joe Zalabak

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10345 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks for commenting. May I ask, in the photos the owner took when it was listed by owner, what has changed? I noticed the room with the staircase is not pictured in the new photos (or is it?), is the built in, staircase and light fixture still there?

      • JoeZalabakJoeZalabak says: 2 comments
        Champaign, IL

        The owner has done a lot of clean up work. The builtins, the staircase and the lighting are all still there!

  12. AvatarLinnie Lou says: 8 comments

    Would love to rescue this home. It has so much potential.

  13. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10345 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Someone posted a comment that the house burned down. I did not approve their comment because they were accusatory on who did it but here is a link to the story and a depressing picture. link

    • RossRoss says: 2406 comments

      This feels like a punch in the stomach.

      • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10345 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Yeah, sad to see there’s nothing left.

        • AvatarSapphy says: 417 comments

          This is heart-breaking. I’m just sick thinking about this.

          As for the cause of the fire, it’s under investigation and if it was purposely set the perpetrators will probably get caught because arson is one of those crimes that people think can’t be solved, but it’s actually quite easy to solve. So, don’t ever commit arson unless you want to spend a long time in prison LOL

  14. Avatarbrandymulvaine says: 61 comments

    Do you suppose old houses go to heaven when they die? And then are they restored, or do they wait for us?

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