c. 1880 Italianate – Warren, IL

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305 Cole St, Warren, IL 61087

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  • $149,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 3548 Sq Ft
Gorgeous brick Italianate Victorian with wrap-around porches on two acres at the edge of town in the desirable hill country of Jo Daviess County. Perfect for luxury family home or Bed & Breakfast, with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and a large owner's room up the back stairway from the kitchen. Extensive grounds include barn, paddock, carriage house, horseshoe driveway, gardens, woods, all on just under 2 acres. House is in very good condition with all walls perfectly perpendicular, roofs in good shape. The property is on an uncrowded avenue in Warren, Illinois on the Wisconsin state line, a short drive from numerous attractions. You and your guests ca take in the dozens of boutiques, art galleries, historic sites and wineries of classic Galena, and the casinos and majestic Mississippi River at Dubuque. The fishing and uncrowded trails on the bluffs in pristine Apple River Canyon State Park just 9 minutes away are not to be missed. Best of all, a drive on any of the hundreds of miles of local roads in Jo Daviess County is a beautiful experience. In addition, Warren will be one stop from Galena on the route of Amtrak's planned Black Hawk passenger train from Chicago to Dubuque, Iowa. The Warren passenger station will be be 3 blocks from your property.
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Mike Mahoney, Jim Sullivan Realty
(815) 947-9040 / (815) 266-1129
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21 Comments on c. 1880 Italianate – Warren, IL

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  1. RossRoss says: 2413 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS


    A whole house comes with that staircase!

  2. TXJewelTXJewel says: 353 comments
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    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    Besides the jaw dropping staircase, those are some of the most unique bathrooms I’ve ever seen

  3. DaisybooDaisyboo says: 17 comments

    I want to sit on that chair at the top of those stairs and read. And in the bath in the yellow bathroom too! ?

  4. MichaelMichael says: 2959 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    The staircase is a work of art in itself!

    I have no idea what the area is like but it seems like a great buy for the size of the house and the condition it looks to be in.

  5. C.LouiseC.Louise says: 75 comments
    1925 Craftsman
    Red Lodge, MT

    Wow. So much for such a good price. Really nice.

  6. roxxxroxxx says: 517 comments
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  7. StacyStacy says: 473 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen

    That staircase says it all! Beautiful home!

  8. RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Enviable house. Outstanding bay. Want!

  9. WendytravelsWendytravels says: 64 comments
    1850 Cotswold stone

    I was ready to buy it from one photo of the exterior. The inside did not disappoint!

  10. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1031 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Talk about Stairway to Heaven!

  11. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1228 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    What a beautiful and intriguing house. It would be a fun challenge to figure out how to make the two room kitchen more functional without altering the footprint – i.e., keeping the walls and staircase in place… Plus two acres and a barn – what a deal!

    The taxes are a bit scary, though. What’s up with that? If it’s assessed now at $55,000, assuming it sells for three times that, that’ll be a pretty steep tax bill – far beyond what we see here in my part of New York…

  12. SusanLSusanL says: 80 comments
    Princeton, IL

    Absolutely beautiful, inside and out! And a great part of the state to live in. Totally in love with the whole package.

  13. BethHBethH says: 238 comments
    1999 Dutchess County, NY

    So elegant, and so beautifully furnished! And those bathrooms are really unique! I don’t usually go for Italianates, but I’d be very happy in this one!

  14. BethHBethH says: 238 comments
    1999 Dutchess County, NY

    So elegant, and so beautifully furnished! And those bathrooms are really unique! I don’t usually go for Italianates, but I’d be very happy in this one! Street view looks nice as well – a mix of houses, but well-kept, and not too close together.

  15. SueSue says: 534 comments
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    1802 Cape

    Just a little piece of heaven. I wish the pictures were better so you could see more of the house. As for taxes, for me they are perfect since I am looking at houses with 500 and above per month.

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1228 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Well, correct me if I’m wrong, but as I understand it, the assessed value on this house is currently $55,731. The annual taxes on that assessed value are $5880. Assuming the house sells for roughly three times its current assessed value – say $167,000 – (and this information is conveyed to the property tax service), wouldn’t that result in an equivalent increase in the property tax – i.e., to approximately $17,600 per year?

  16. EileenMEileenM says: 287 comments
    Camillus, NY

    This house is listed at basically the value of the house in which I currently live-a tract 4 bedroom , 2-1/2 bath colonial built in the 1970’s. My taxes on it are almost exactly the same amount as this GORGEOUS italianate with that unbelievable front staircase. I would MUCH rather live in the italianate for the same $$$$$!

  17. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5546 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    As everyone else has mentioned, the staircase in this house is phenomenal. Otherwise, it’s a nice Italianate style home but the grand staircase puts it in a different category. As for taxes, Illinois is second behind the Garden State (NJ) as the state with the highest property taxes. But from years of watching Illinois listings, never assume anything; I’ve seen a few IL examples with surprisingly affordable taxes.


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