1859 Italianate – Vermont, IL – $144,900

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Added to OHD on 6/18/20   -   Last OHD Update: 6/18/20   -   7 Comments
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507 W 5th St, Vermont, IL 61484

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  • $144,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3532 Sq Ft
  • 1.25 Ac.
Elegant 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath home in quiet community of Vermont, IL. This home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. The interior has hardwood floors on the main level, crown moldings, updated kitchen, and 2 unvented fireplaces. Lots of exterior work was completed a few years ago including a new roof with energy star shingles (50-yr) top grade materials, painting of porches, cupola, and trim. 3-car garage was built in 1998 with a heated and insulated 24'x24' loft. Garage is newly sided. Absolutely beautiful landscaping and trees. A must see for true appreciation.
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Terri Gilliland, TNT Realty Group
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7 Comments on 1859 Italianate – Vermont, IL – $144,900

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  1. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1065 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    What a wonderful house!! Beautiful!
    (I love the collection on side of fridge) ?

  2. Jane says: 2 comments

    Do you think that there could once have been another section of house there? There seems to be the faintest trace of an outline to the right–and also a very wide span between the windows. With a house the size of this one, six or even eight windows to a side would seem more likely. This is a truly wonderful house.

  3. GearGirlGearGirl says: 169 comments
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    Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

    I’m a bit confused about the two different types of trim around doors and windows. Anyone have any insight?

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1117 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      It looks like most of the casing has the eared architraves you’d typically find in Greek Revival architecture. There’s also some simple backbanded trim in the kitchen that may have been added later when the kitchen was done. I also see plain casing in the green hall and some peaked lintels in the bathroom. Sometimes plain trim was used in informal or servant areas, and often times different trim designs indicate multiple periods of construction.

  4. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5429 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    I think the original construction occurred as there was a stylistic transition from Greek Revival to Italianate going on. Much of the door and window trim would be described as Greek Revival in style while the trim pieces in the two bathroom photos could be from a later date. Makes sense, as indoor plumbed bathrooms were rare in the Antebellum era. A more formal commitment to the Italianate style would have likely had full arched or segmented arched windows but here nearly all of the windows are rectangular with what are probably cast iron ornamental window caps. Interesting house here that probably has an interesting history to go with it. Doesn’t appear that much has changed in this house since the early days.

    • MichaelMichael says: 2398 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      John, It’s good to see your face again. You have been missed. If you get a moment the Historic Register link that Kelly posted at the top of the page gives quite a bit of history and changes that the house has been through. It’s worth a read!

      It looks to be an amazing home with a lot of great details. I would like to have seen it with it’s original porch in front.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5429 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Thanks, Michael-it’s good to be back. The National Register link appears to be inactive but I can probably search through their database and find it.


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