1907 Colonial Revival in Springfield, MO

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Added to OHD on 4/23/20   -   Last OHD Update: 8/17/20   -   12 Comments
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1414 N Benton Ave, Springfield, MO 65802

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  • $450,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3862 Sq Ft
  • 0.75 Ac.
Magnificent Four Square historic 2 story home built in 1907. Offering 3 bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms plus separate guest quarters and stately manicured garden on corner lot. The house retains the original integrity inside and out with mahogany woodwork, beamed ceilings and ionic columns. Original brass chandeliers and marble fireplace are in excellent condition. Updated kitchen includes soapstone counters, chef-grade stainless appliances (food warmer, 6 burner Daycor range and new KitchenAid refrigerator), large farm-style sink with stunning end-grain herringbone floor. Perfect for entertaining with a large formal dining room and wet bar or take the party outdoors on the huge and well-crafted screened porch outfitted with its own refrigerator, sink and outdoor grill. Two large ground level dens, each appointed with gas fireplace. Den in the back of the house has vaulted ceiling with large windows bringing in lots of light. Library upstairs with plenty of bookshelves overlooking the den and great view of the garden. Property includes a large studio apartment/in-law quarters above separate garage, outfitted with kitchen and bathroom. Two detached garages, 3 stalls total. A potting shed resides next to four raised beds for fresh vegetables and outdoor patio. Property is enclosed by wrought iron fencing with drive accessed at porte cochere and side street. Additional private parking available alley/garage side. On a summer's eve, sit out on the massive front porch or screened back porch with a cold beverage and admire lush wisteria, roses, and hydrangeas which ease into spectacular fall color. Within walking distance to Cox North, Drury College and historic Commercial Street.The possibilities of this property are endless! Not only a great family home or for a couple who love to entertain, a new owner can easily turn the guest quarters into Airbnb or rental income, host event rentals for outdoor dinner parties, weddings, receptions, etc. APPT ONLY, DO NOT DISTURB
Contact Information
Marty Walker, Keller Williams Realty
(417) 344-8844 / (855) 532-0993
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12 Comments on 1907 Colonial Revival in Springfield, MO

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  1. JTGJTG says: 41 comments
    1834 Greek Revival
    Boston - Metrowest, MA

    Wow, such a nice original house, but as an architect, I especially love the marriage of the new addition. With respect to building massing and forms, vocabulary, and interior architecture. It does not mimic the original building, but respects it. Maintains similar materials, but with a somewhat modern expression. So nicely done whoever the addition architect was, my hat goes off to them.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      >marriage of the new addition
      Yes! A marvelous achievement.
      It does not in the least try to outshine or dominate the original; yet it very much has it’s own statement to make. The blending of the cues it takes from the original house with it’s own modern aesthetic, really, is the very best one could ever hope for in such an endeavor; and probably the best outcome of it’s like that I’ve ever seen. I’m equally impressed. They can have my hat! Heheheh. 🙂

  2. timhildebrandttimhildebrandt says: 97 comments
    1927 arts and crafts
    Indianapolis, IN

    Very impressive house, as much for the choice of paintings on the walls as for the architecture. Some would consider it a little over crowded, but I’d say just well lived in, by some very creative folks.

  3. MichaelMichael says: 2960 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Great looking house. I like the porch and how the home sits on the property.

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

    Hissy fit! Lulz! Priceless.
    I really, REALLY enjoy seeing a great house just choc full of great art and decor. This house has both – in abundance. This is the home of a multi-talented, polymath artist; it’s just obvious. Gorgeous color and texture, placement and installation abound.

    Did they design the addition themselves? I would not be in the least little bit surprised. It’s a marvelous space! A revelation, and excited surprise, as I scrolled through the pix. With the first glimpse, you can just tell something VERY special is happening in there.
    The scale is BRILLIANT. Doesn’t feel for one moment as if it doesn’t belong there. Fits like a glove; and what a thrilling glove!
    W O W. A+++ to whoever is responsible for those spectacular spaces. I LOVE the way they fully embraced that massive steel I beam buy accenting it on both sides with those sweett wooden display cabinets, instead of trying to just box it in or cover it up. Cool.
    Even from outside = like a glove. Wow.
    Just frickin genius….

    There is a lot to crow about regarding the original part of this house, (especially that MONUMENTAL porch, and all of it’s RAD detail!); but the addition here is the real star to my eye. Very, VERY rarely does one see a vintage or contemporary addition to an antique house done this well. Bravisimo!

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

    This is the kind of house that leaves me feeling a little sad, because there is NO WAY it will ever look this good again. 🙁

    I’ll bet those first folks were fun! A real “Harry and Bess” shot there:
    So Rad.

    This is a top contender for my favorite this year.

  6. WMCWMC says: 17 comments

    Is that photo of Harry and Bess Truman in the sixth image?

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      No, but “could be”. Probably the original, (or early), owners.

      • WMCWMC says: 17 comments

        I don’t know. There is a striking similarity, and his birth place (Lamar, MO) isn’t far from Springfield, MO.

        I can’t stop looking at this home. It’s clearly a well considered work of living art. A rare bird.

        The identity of that couple has me curious.

    • Yes it is! it’s a photo of Harry S and his sister Mary Jane. Truman’s cousin Ralph owned the house in the 50s. Harry S Truman would visit his cousin and Springfield often. According to current owners, the phone lines that the secret service installed for the president are still in the wall by the kitchen. I’m the listing agent for the house and was told by an interested buyer that he read about the house here so thought I would come check it out. Thank you to all for the wonderful comments–it really is a special place. The current owners have lived here for 33 years and have taken exceptional care of the house. Please feel free to reach out–my contact info is at the top of the page under the house description. Cheers!

  7. BoobtubeBoobtube says: 305 comments
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    1984 Post and Beam saltbox

    This seems to me to be a steal for that price. Lots of great spaces in this home and the addition is really beautiful. So much light, which I, personally, like.

  8. MJGMJG says: 2397 comments
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    Notice the taller step off the porch into the Port Cochere? I’ve heard it so many times from people that say, why did they remove the last step, which I always reply “so they can fit in modern cars.” Then they believe me. And I tell them, “No, it was built that way. It’s built that way for carriage height. You step from the carriage to that step.” I love that it’s still there. I mean, good if you have a pickup truck, but no good for car.


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