1891 Queen Anne – Springfield, IL

Added to OHD on 9/22/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   16 Comments
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501 Williams St Springfield, IL 62704

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  • $119,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 3020 Sq Ft
Beaming with exquisite 19th Century architectural detail! Built in 1891 & formally known as the "Franz Bode House", this Queen Anne Victorian offers historic charm & modern upgrades. Features 4 bedrooms, 2 parlor rooms, formal dining, remodeled kitchen w/granite counters. Enjoy 3 ornate wood burning fireplaces, 2 sets of pocket doors, gorgeous oak hardwoods, grand staircase & beautiful leaded glass windows to let the sun shine through! Updated electrical, plumbing, furnace/AC, water heater & partial roof. Lovingly restored inside & ready for a new owner to enjoy & preserve her 127 year story,
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Crystal Germeraad, Remax Professionals
(217) 787-7215
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16 Comments on 1891 Queen Anne – Springfield, IL

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  1. Nancy CNancy C says: 133 comments
    OHD Supporter

    abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

    What an absolute charmer! I love this house, can’t find a single thing I would change.

  2. Becky says: 28 comments


  3. Dan says: 29 comments

    My old hometown!! Must say this is a really good looking house. Several older neighborhoods in Springfield have greatly suffered the last few decades, this one doesn’t look too bad though.

  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 6738 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    The mantle and grate with overmantle upstairs is RAD! It probably came out of an older house. Great stylized sunburst window!

  5. MimiMimi says: 188 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    The leaded glass is so so so exquisite! Especially the sunburst (?)…didn’t see stained glass… one of the mos perfect 1890s home I have seen! I want this house! However the only thing not 4 me is the kitchen… the island does not do it 4 me? & kitchens can be remodeled to new owners taste of course… 1st change 4 me:-)

  6. Jerry Clarke says: 82 comments

    So light and airy inside, not what I expected and a great price!

  7. MichaelMichael says: 2674 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Charming, right down to the cobblestone street it’s on!

  8. Kfidei says: 327 comments

    What a great price for this beauty. (Kelly, I love that you regularly include homes priced for “the rest of us”). I LOVE the light floors, they’re so beautiful, and add to the light and airy quality of this home. I also am wild about the downstairs light fixtures, and the cut out niche at the top of the stairs, by the leaded glass window is very interesting. I want to wake up every morning in the violet gray bedroom. Even the attic is aces!

  9. JimHJimH says: 5109 comments
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    Obit of original owner E. Franz Bode (1845-1915) and period photos of home and family:

    Grandma got a facelift but she’s the same old gal!

  10. Luigi FIORE says: 1 comments


  11. Jennifer says: 75 comments

    This house makes my heart sing!!! I would (maybe) consider moving back to the cold for this place!

  12. Jessica says: 66 comments

    I.love.it. Whhhhyy don’t these stunning homes exist in this price range where I live?! ?

    I don’t mind the kitchen, even thought it doesn’t “match.” I could enjoy cooking in there.

    Would love to finish the upstairs for a reading nook or library.

    Such fun exterior colors!

  13. Amy P. says: 228 comments


  14. Mike says: 369 comments

    I love this house; the exterior colors first caught my eye, they are nearly the same exact colors we have been applying to our 1886 Queen Anne this past summer. I looked at the link JimH provided, and it amazes me that all of the gingerbread has survived this long. Most houses like this were “updated” in the 30s by having much of the trim removed, and painted white; whatever details remained was removed in the 60s to make way for the new aluminum siding. We are about 3 hours from Springfield and have friends there, this price seems unusually affordable for a house of this caliber, even in Illinois.

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