Olney, IL

Added to OHD on 2/19/19   -   Last OHD Update: 10/5/20   -   19 Comments
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212 S Morgan St, Olney, IL 62450

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  • $79,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 full, 2 half Bath
  • 3600 Sq Ft
This Colonial Revival with Queen Anne touches is just gorgeous inside. The outside facade has a corner turrett that is incorporated into two stories of this 2.5 story home. Staying true to the era there are three entries to the home, wrap around porch, screened in porch and a second story porch! Inside you will find the original oak newel staircase with the leaf embedded in the wood work. Butler's pantry provides more than enough room for kitchen storage. There are a total of 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths! Situated on .37 acres with a fenced in back yard and detached one car garage!
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Rebecca Miller, Richland County Realty
(618) 392-7032
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19 Comments on Olney, IL

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12224 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I would not call this a Colonial Revival. Build date given is 1920 but I’d say this is older and either had some Tudor Revival updates (there were half-timbered Queen Anne’s but they were usually more complex) or someone decided to make a combo home. I’m leaning toward a 1920’s update.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5391 comments
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      There was a house here on the 1902 Sanborn map, but this seems to be a new build after that and before 1910, when the exterior was more or less as-is. (Late Queen Anne – Transitional?) The round porch was there but the later aluminum work “ain’t right”. The woodwork inside is very nice and this could be a super family home without a huge investment.

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      • miles227miles227 says: 248 comments
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        1955 Storybook Ranch
        Northridge, CA

        It would be a fun, or at least satisfying, project to make the porch right again. I can’t picture what it did/should look like; I’d have to find photos of similar porches. I like the rear porches though, particularly the 2nd story porch swing.

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    • Bonny Litjas says: 2 comments

      Love the wood work.Beautiful.

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  2. Doreen says: 258 comments

    I thought this place was adorable just by looking at the outside. The inside–WOWZA! I love the open-woodwork at the staircase! It’s just a fabulous house. Wish I had a reason to move to Olney!

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  3. Stacy says: 473 comments

    $80,0000???? Wow!! Is there a story to this beautiful home?

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  4. Bonny Lithas says: 2 comments

    Love the wood work.Beautiful.

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  5. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1053 comments
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    1947 Ranch
    OR

    Beautiful wood. I’m taken with and curious about the space that can be seen through the main stair, with the steps down? It has a great looking wall hung radiator but, what is the space used for? Is there more there—is it a room or access to basement perhaps?

    I would have a blast using that upper story for a studio. Spacious!

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    • JimHJimH says: 5391 comments
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      I think it’s just the landing on the basement stairs, in the brick window bay on the right side of the house. You can see the top of the stairs in the main stairway photo. A tiny space distorted by the cell-phone camera.

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  6. Lucinda Virginia says: 54 comments

    I don’t suppose the seller would ship to WA, alas. Even if I didn’t ask for gift wrap.

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  7. SharonSharon says: 600 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Original floor to ceiling cupboards and the paneling with the wall radiator are so rich. I’d buy the place for those features alone.

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  8. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1066 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    What? That’s a lot of beautiful house for the price. I love it !

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  9. Paul Wilczynski says: 7 comments

    (OFF-TOPIC…) Olney is famed for its albino squirrels…

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  10. Chris says: 5 comments

    So love the inside of this home – something I dont like about the back, maybe the screened in porch or maybe the decking and steps need painting

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  11. phyllis says: 1 comments

    Beautiful home, why the low price?? Is it a sold as is property??

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  12. MazamaGrammy says: 2 comments

    What a fabulous home at a fabulous price!

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  13. KarenZKarenZ says: 1169 comments
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    I really love all of the beautiful wood in this house! There are so many lovely things here for an incredible price!

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  14. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    As others have noted, there’s a lot to like about this inexpensive late Queen Anne style home. It does also have a Tudor-esque/”Elizabethan” flavor on the exterior but more of an eclectic blend inside. I suspect the house once had some additional art glass windows (not sure that the small art glass window inside the bathroom is original) It would be nice if a period photo of the house could be found as the porch surely looked different than at present. As I often do, from a short streetview tour around the immediate neighborhood I observed homes dating from the mid-19th century to more recent years. The complex floor layout inside indicates an architect’s involvement so this house may have been built from one of the popular planbook architects in the early 1900’s. D.S. Hopkins of Grand Rapids, MI, had several late Queen Anne designs with “English” details but I don’t have access to any of his post 1900 plan books.

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