c. 1880 Queen Anne – Pesotum, IL

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300 E Adams St, Pesotum, IL 61863

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  • $185,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 2910 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
EXCEPTIONAL VINTAGE VICTORIAN WITH MODERN CONVENIENCES ON OVER-SIZED LOT! Completely transformed, this 4-bedroom, 4 full bath timeless beauty blends all the elements that define your home. First floor flows for awesome entertaining and everyday routine. From the grand staircase to the elegant living and dining areas to the on- trend kitchen with high-end appointments and appliances, granite surfaces, sunny breakfast room, this home shines! This gem offers hardwood floors, vintage moldings and engraved door hardware, charming porches and decking as well as modern family comforts. The 4th bedroom en-suite with private entrance allows in-law, nanny, guest options, lovely professionally-landscaped yard, are all waiting for you. Ideal location to put down roots. Own a true piece of history in this 1880's Pesotum Historic Landmark.
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Max Mitchell, RE/MAX Realty Associates
(217) 352-5700
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  1. natira121natira121 says: 648 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    WOW! That millwork is amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such elaborate trim.

    And what I wouldn’t give to see the original kitchen. Seeing as this isn’t a “mansion” with room for servants and such, can I ask our experts to chime in on what we could expect in a kitchen for this house? Better yet, will someone send me back in time? I’ll take tons of pictures, I promise!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6553 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I’d bet a nickel the original kitchen is the nearly separate structure shown at the back to the left. It was probably connected to the main house by a small breezeway or a service pantry. It is less ordinary to see that sort of configuration at this period, but not unheard of. My own 1875 house originally had that sort of configuration where the kitchen was connected to, but not part of the main structure of the house. The current kitchen and attached service spaces were added to this house probably in the late mid century.

      Very nice trim throughout. GORGEOUS newel post and stair details!

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    • RossRoss says: 2467 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      By 1902, it was common to have kitchens IN the house.

      A 1902 kitchen would have been very different than a kitchen today. The former was “island” style; the latter “fitted”. This means that a 1902 kitchen would have centered on a table in the middle. There would have been few, if any, built-ins. A pantry (and this house certainly would have had one) would have been fully built-in.

      In short, 1902 kitchens were about PREPARATION not STORAGE.

      You begin to see fitted kitchens in the 1920s and this became common in the 1930s.

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      • natira121natira121 says: 648 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        Hey Ross,

        Thanks! But I didn’t put my question with enough specificity. I was more wanting to know about the room itself, in regards to the trim/lights/floors, etc. Would it have been tile? Wainscot and paint? Would it have been “fancy” like the house interior finishing? Or utilitarian?

        See, I need a time machine…..

      • Aaron says: 43 comments

        I’m betting that by 1902, this house was about 20 years old. 🙂

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      • DaveDave says: 274 comments
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        1875 Queen Ann/Stick
        Des Moines, IA

        Agreed, Ross; the whole “fitted Kitchen” thing came quite a while after this house was built. The original kitchen in my 1875 project house was in the cellar! There is a large dumbwaiter to carry the food up to the “serving area” where my new/old kitchen will be located soon.

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  2. Tracey says: 3 comments

    Gorgeous!!

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  3. mschris32 says: 96 comments

    This house is so full of charm! I’ve never seen woodwork so ornate. And who wouldn’t want a house with its own baseball room? Totally awesome.

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  4. Christopher DiMattei says: 274 comments

    Kelly, I don’t think this is a Barber design, for a few reasons. First, although Barber did create a similar design, back in the early 1890’s, the signature pieces of the design are in different locations. Second, Barber’s version of this design was for a modest, fairly small and substantially less ornate type of home. This particular Illinois home seems far too ornate, and with Victorian ornamentation no less, for a 1902 year of construction. JMHO. To me, this home feels more like early to mid 1880’s for a build date.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11837 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks Chris. For some reason this design is stuck in my head as one. Maybe I’ve seen this design in another designers book. I just received an old photo postcard with a near exact design as the posted home, it was one I sent it to you thinking it was a Barber. It’s in Iowa and one of two of in the same town so it has to be a published planbook or catalog design. Quick, someone be awesome and find the architect! 🙂

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  5. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11837 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted last year, new agent & photos. Updated and moved to the front page, comments above may be older.

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  6. BethHBethH says: 232 comments
    1999 Dutchess County, NY

    So many unique features – and man, that woodwork! Such a pretty house, and it looks like a gorgeous setting as well. Surprised this has been on the market for a year.

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  7. MitchellMitchell says: 28 comments
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    1903 Barber Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Kelly could this be a David S Hopkins?

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5470 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Mitch, (my neighbor down the street) I too think this is likely to be a D.S. Hopkins design. Both he and Carthage, IL, architect George W. Payne had designs with a projecting bay coming out at an angle from where two sides of the house meet. I believe Barber also had a couple of designs with this feature but this house doesn’t have a Barber “look” to it as much as known Hopkins designs. Just my best guess at this point.

  8. KarenZKarenZ says: 1193 comments
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    I can’t get over the fact that this beauty hasn’t sold! So many gorgeous details in almost 3.000 sq feet for under $200k? There are so many details to lust after, but just that attic space is worth the price!

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    • CatSlaveCatSlave says: 8 comments
      1893 Victorian Queen Anne
      Maywood, IL

      Pesotum is a very small town with not much going on…it’s about 30 miles south of Champaign off of Rt. 57. My father’s family is from down that way and many of the small towns like this one flourished in the late 1800’s due to the coming of the railroad. My great grandfather was born near Pesotum and left the family farm to move to Kinmundy (about 2 hours south of Pesotum) to work for the Illinois Central Railroad. Perhaps some of the remarkable houses like this one were built by the higher-ups of the railroad. Or “rich” famers. I agree, it’s a fabulous, untouched slice of history.

  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 6553 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I sure remember this one. Unbelievably rad. I DO NOT remember that stair / newel post being quite THAT spectacular though = WOW, wow, wow! Looks like an iconic symbol for Latter Day Saints there to me. Wow. Moron tier artistry and craftsmanship for sure, regardless. All of that detail and trim is uber doober fine. Lucky buyer. Wow.

    Another FINE house comes alive with top tier photography! Nicely done agent. Very nicely done. You can tell this agent gets it.

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