1907 Queen Anne – Aviston, IL (George F. Barber) – $369,900

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National Register
Added to OHD on 12/27/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/20/19   -   15 Comments
298 N Page St, Aviston, IL 62216

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  • $369,900
  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3300 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
Historic 6 bed, 2 bath Queen Anne Victorian featuring stunning architectural details inside and out. A wrap-around porch welcomes you to the front entrance of this grand 3-story home. Step inside and take in the remarkable details including stained glass windows, pocket doors, built-in cabinetry, and hardwood flooring. The foyer features a beautifully detailed fireplace and leads into the spacious living room, office and dining room all with large windows and wood trim. The fully updated kitchen offers stainless appliances, large center island and glass front cabinetry. The second level offers four bright bedrooms and a nicely appointed full bathroom with original claw foot tub. The third level of this home offers two additional bedroom which include a master suite which is a true retreat complete with a walk-in rain shower, soaking tub and vessel sink. A loft area offers excellent flexibility! Enjoy this half acre lot with a large deck, gazebo, 2-car garage and outdoor shed.
Contact Information
Ginger Blasingame, Keller Williams Realty
(618) 307-5616
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15 Comments on 1907 Queen Anne – Aviston, IL (George F. Barber) – $369,900

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  1. AvatarAngela Iverson says: 1 comments

    Magical. That is the first word that came to my mind.

  2. AvatarJerry K. says: 6 comments

    At that price Illinois taxes should be about $11,000 a year.
    My house in Illinois appraises at $245,000 and we pay $8,100 a year in RE Taxes.

  3. JimHJimH says: 4204 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The house was built for prominent landowner James C. Twiss (1865-1939), his wife Ina and their daughter Thelma. Thelma inherited the house and lived there until 1957.
    The NRHP report notes that William Twiss, the father of the owner, had previously built a cottage designed by Barber which survives somewhat altered at 12 N. Spring Street, Aviston.

    Another Queen Anne house of unknown provenance stands forlorn at 31 Logan.

    • AvatarMary Brown says: 54 comments

      Love the look of the cottage. Wouldn’t a peek inside be fun? Thank you, Jim for sharing your time and kmowledge. I always watch for your comments.

  4. MichaelMichael says: 1307 comments

    The house, as with most of Barber designs, has great curb appeal. It looks as if this was the only house in the area at the time it was built.

  5. AvatarAmy P. says: 219 comments


  6. AvatarFanshaweGirl says: 426 comments

    All of the ‘bays’ have a different pattern of flooring than the rest of the room. Is this an original design, or has something been done with the floors?

    I’d love to sit in that front nook!

    • brigidbrigid says: 255 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
      Smalltown, OK

      I think they are re-doing the floors and haven’t covered the particle board yet – that’s how my living room floor looks right now!

  7. AvatarKarenZ says: 976 comments
    OHD Supporter

    This is absolutely gorgeous!

  8. AvatarCheyenne says: 1 comments

    Amazing! I thought for a minute that it looked like the William Twiss house but I didn’t realise it *was* the William Twiss house! I love every detail! Wish I could make our house this style. Time to go research plans! 😀

  9. Avatargbellous says: 36 comments

    Wow, what a beauty!

  10. AvatarLouB says: 84 comments

    What a stunner.
    If only I could teleport this one into Oak Park on the 400 block of Kenilworth Avenue and pay the same taxes.

  11. AvatarLinda R. says: 236 comments

    this house has such a pretty exterior, with such cute and quirky little nooks inside. gotta love a street that ends in a corn field. (street view)

  12. Avatarpamibach says: 120 comments

    A Barber house just LOOKS like what a Victorian should look like

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