1895 Queen Anne – Tuscola, IL

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Added to OHD on 8/16/19   -   Last OHD Update: 8/17/20   -   6 Comments
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606 S Niles Ave, Tuscola, IL 61953

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  • $249,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 2890 Sq Ft
  • 0.33 Ac.
One of Tuscola's most historical homes is now available. Situated on a large corner lot, this home offers beautiful original woodwork, abundant living and storage space, a nice blend of old-time charm and tasteful updates, two sets of pocket doors and two stair cases. Along with the many storage closets, there is also a usable basement and walk-up attic for addition enjoyment or storage. The many updates include replacement double hung windows upstairs and some downstairs, bath remodel in 16, roof replacement 14 and siding 11. Home offers two HVAC units for even heating and cooling. Basement has electric heat. Come take a look at this beautiful turn-of-the-century home. Pre-inspection upon request explained by seller.
Contact Information
Randy Hastings, The Hilliard Agency
(217) 253-2388
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6 Comments on 1895 Queen Anne – Tuscola, IL

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  1. MJGMJG says: 2560 comments
    OHD Supporter


    This house has a great historic structure left. The woodwork is spectacular! The giant pocket doors and the staircase alone sold me. Even though 1895 is a little late for me stylistically.

    For me construction would be to remove the composite board on the porch ceiling, and all of the tile ceilings on the inside. Then search for any original color schemes or stencils. Take out all of the rugs or wallpapers and start over. Great bones indeed this house has. Kitchen is a gut job for me. Replace the door in picture 13 to one from 1895.

    I can’t tell if if the exterior is vinyl sided or not on the clapboard around the trim. I’d love to paint this home in an earthy polychromatic scheme.

    • MichaelMichael says: 3194 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      MJG, it does say in the description that it received new siding in 2011. I can’t tell what kind they used though. This house has some nice details that don’t show well with the all while paint scheme. Did you see the detail in the gable over the front porch?

      • MJGMJG says: 2560 comments
        OHD Supporter


        I have a bad habit of not reading the description so thanks for that. I get so excited by the visuals I go there first. Totally agree. It’s all lost in the monochrome paint scheme. That detail is stunning.

  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 7399 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    A fine, fine, solid house in great, mostly original condition! I like the quality, probably early 90’s kitchen. It may be on the smaller side; but it’s very efficient, and has likely been fit into the original space without changing the footprint. Lucky buyer.

    Looks like this closet belongs with the front hall pix. If it was an afterthought; it was a very early one, since the door, trim, hardware match the original. My suspicion is that it was added near the end of original construction, when time was likely past inexpensively changing out the front window: or the window may have been kept for the sake of exterior symmetry.

  3. ddbackerddbacker says: 488 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    The Americana and Mayberry RFD is strong with this one.

  4. I think this house is perfect! I like the layout, all of the windows, doors and that gorgeous stairway! Tuscola is a nice town which is close to the Amish community of central Illinois.


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