1884 – Springfield, OH

SOLD / Archived From 2018
Added to OHD on 6/12/18   -   Last OHD Update: 6/22/18   -   17 Comments
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Incredible, extra sharp, well maintained historical East Lake home built in 1884 by Charles Rowley who built other stately homes along Springfield's E. High St. “Millionaire's Row.” Gorgeous oak & cherry entry doors w/solid cherry woodwork throughout. Solid oak flooring on 1st & 2nd floors w/recently refinished oak on 2nd floor. Gorgeous updated modern kitchen w/granite countertops + original butler pantry. Magnificent entry foyer & staircase (plus rear staircase to kitchen). Spacious formal living room w/pocket doors for privacy from entry & also pocket doors at family room entry. Formal dining room has oak panel walls & built-in china cabinets w/decorative fireplace. Family rm w/separate window seat area & beautiful leaded & beveled glass windows. Many of the fireplaces have marble facing. Full floored attic (3rd floor) w/steps to widow's walk. 2 Car Detached Garage w/opener. Too much to describe. Current owners have lived in & maintained this fabulous home for approx. 30 yrs.
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Team Horne-Bowen, Real Estate II
(937) 605-4645 / (855) 240-9582
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17 Comments on 1884 – Springfield, OH

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  1. Randy C says: 382 comments

    I’m dumbstruck! What a beautiful home and that view across the street is something else. Anyone know what that place is? The front doors in this one are astounding and the interior woodwork is beautiful as well. And who gets a 2,600 sq. ft. home with taxes of $76/month? Yikes.

    • Eric Funston says: 1 comments

      Place across the street is a funeral home: https://www.richardsraffanddunbar.com/

      • Randy C says: 382 comments

        Thanks Eric. Wouldn’t bother me…..makes for a nice quiet neighbor I would think!

    • JimHJimH says: 3822 comments
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      That’s the Bushnell Mansion, designed in the signature Romanesque style of Henry Hobson Richardson, by his firm shortly after his death in 1886. Bushnell’s business partners had Richardsonian mansions also, the more famous Warder Mansion in Washington DC, and the Glessner Mansion in Chicago.

    • Patricia Dickison says: 1 comments

      High Street in Springfield has some magnificent structures – one right after the other. This one is one of the less fancier but still gorgeous. Not sure if the building across from it was a nursing home. This city had a ton of money at one time. There are other areas in Springfield with equally fantastic homes, too.

  2. Tommy QTommy Q says: 454 comments
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    1912 Craftsman
    Fort Bragg, CA

    What Randy said. Haunted??? It’s a beauty for sure. Don’t remember much about Springfield…

  3. Linda R. says: 230 comments

    Love it all (except floral wall paper; easy fix) yummy light fixtures, all for so little $$$. Ok researchers what is the romanesque place across the road?

  4. vanpelt says: 12 comments
    1900 Farmhouse -Gabled roof
    waukesha, WI

    All that glorious wood! And that arched reading nook! What a beautiful house, inside and out. You can tell the previous owners took great care.

  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 4081 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Oooohhh aaahhhh! This one has ALL KINDS of goodies inside! Lucky buyer. This house seems to me to be an interesting, original, mixing of styles with a solid base of Stick / Aesthetic; a good healthy dash of Italianate; and a creamy icing layer of Queen Anne on top. Add to that the FINE, +or- 1905 interior additions of Edwardian and Arts and Craftsman decorative elements and you have quite a gumbo of old house yumminess! What could have ended up looking goofy and making no sense is quite the opposite and has coalesced to form a VERY lovely end product! I wouldn’t touch a thing besides the decor. How about that price too eh?! Hey now! Better hurry if you want this one!

    BTW – THANK YOU agent for giving us a peek into the attic; and for publishing so many pix of all the many great features this house has! May your wise effort pay off quickly and in multiple offers. 🙂

  6. Bethany otto says: 2398 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    The outside is pretty but I was unprepared for the stunning interior!

  7. TGrantTGrant says: 467 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    Springfield is high on my list or retirement destinations. All the benefits of city living with a small college town vibe and a terrific stock of affordable old homes.

  8. JimHJimH says: 3822 comments
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    Springfield OH was a great manufacturing city whose industrialists built some amazing homes, many on this street.

    The Foos Mansion:

    The Bushnell Mansion:

    The Westcott House by Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Castle Knoll, the mansion of P.P. Mast on the other side of town:

    And many smaller but no less beautiful homes like the posted house with its fine Eastlake details, and the home next door:

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4081 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The “Mast Castle” was a huge treat for me Jim. Thank you!

    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 240 comments
      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      NI have to say that I found some of the carvings on the exterior of the Mast Castle rather creepy and disturbing! 😯

      Oh yeah, this one is going in my favorites. Love the wood and built-ins.

  9. Peter J says: 38 comments

    Unassuming exterior. Amazing interior. Well done!

  10. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 865 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    Fantastically gorgeous home. I’m with Linda R. above, a bit less wall paper, but the lovely wood everywhere and those light fixtures…lordy lord!

  11. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 265 comments

    Wow! Such artistry and attention to the details. Why ohh why can’t homes be made like this today!? (I know, rhetorical question… it’s the cost) … truly a beautiful home and I hope the new buyers get to enjoy it for many years to come.

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