Featured Homes

  • c. 1850 – Blair, SC – $173,900


1882 – Pekin, IL – $69,900

413 N 4th St, Pekin, IL 61554 - For Sale*

Turn of the Century Brick Home offers over 2,700 square feet of living space. Just some of this stately older home features include: wrap around porch, main floor 10 foot ceiling, Parlor, 3 sets of Pocket doors, 3 fireplaces(not all operable), some natural wood work, 2 built-in hutches, claw floot tub, floored walk up attic and garage. Spacious rooms throughout, so much to work with, bring this Mini Mason back to it's old grandeur. Truly a renovators dream. Kitchen appliances included not aware of condition "sold as is". Call for Addendums at time of writing offer.

5 Beds // 2 Baths // 2741 Sqft

07/06/2017 // 6 Comments

c. 1920 Tudor Revival – Leland Grove, IL – $499,000

1700 S Wiggins Ave, Leland Grove, IL 62704 - For Sale*

Once in a lifetime chance to return one of Leland Grove's most admired homes to its former grandeur. Amazing architectural features, windows, doors, spacious rooms, loads of hardwood and crown molding. Large beautiful lot! 2 additional baths upstairs not operational. AC that services 2nd floor may not be operational. Home is being sold As-Is.

5 Beds // 1.5 Baths // 4103 Sqft

06/21/2017 // 10 Comments

1905 Tudor Revival – Lincoln, IL – $44,000

304 Tremont St, Lincoln, IL 62656 - Contingent or Pending Sale*

Your eyes are not deceiving you!! This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase an iconic property that has graced this beautiful tree shaded street since 1905. Original woodwork, staircase and inlaid hardwood floors are still gorgeous! This Tudor style home was well built and sturdy as they come. This is a "must see" property as pictures cannot do it justice. Huge 3 car garage and guest house on a large corner lot makes this the deal of the year. Call for an appointment today!

6 Beds // 3.5 Baths // 4616 Sqft

06/21/2017 // 10 Comments

c. 1880 – Rantoul, IL – $115,000

521 E Grove Ave, Rantoul, IL 61866 - For Sale*

Looking for historical homes? You've found one here. Original woodwork, pine tongue and groove floors, pocket doors and 4 stained glass windows. Roof tear-off 2013. Updated 200-amp electric service. 10' doorways, original tile fireplace. Refrigerator, W/D and dishwasher less than 5 yrs. old 2 hot water heaters. Very large and fully fenced back yard. 1.5 detached garage.

4 Beds // 2 Baths // 2184 Sqft

06/15/2017 // 3 Comments

c. 1880 Italianate – Henry, IL – $48,000

907 3rd St, Henry, IL 61537 - Not For Sale*

Impressive Period home with multiple fireplaces, beautiful woodwork, doors, open staircase, living room, dining room, family room, parlor, main floor laundry, very nice new kitchen addition with walk in pantry, & potential for 2 more bedrooms. 2 car detached garage.

3 Beds // 1.5 Baths // 1630 Sqft

06/15/2017 // 2 Comments

1890 Shingle – Pecatonica, IL – $179,900

608 Main St, Pecatonica, IL 61063 - For Sale*

Beautiful turn of the century Victorian features newly painted fish scale shingles, gorgeous high peaked gables. two covered porches with spindles & stunning lead glass windows. This unique home features several stained glass windows created by premiere artisans of the turn of the century as well as two stairwells to get to the spacious upstairs. A 32X32 ft attic with high ceilings and hard wood floors just needs a craftsman's touch to bring it to life. Original hard wood floors throughout and a breath taking grand entry make the statement of old world riches. This house, situated in the heart of quaint Pecatonica, is one of a kind and filled with history.

4 Beds // 2 Baths // 4000 Sqft

06/07/2017 // 7 Comments

1886 – Charleston, IL – $149,900

804 7th St, Charleston, IL 61920 - For Sale*

THE ARCHITECTURAL ICON OF OLDE CHARLESTON...Looking for a well maintained home with character? Built in 1886, this rare example of the octagon style is adorned with intricate Victorian detail and style. The foyer and east parlor have hardwood floors bordered by various wood inlays. The east parlor features ornate woodwork with ceramic tile inserts and a fireplace. Upstairs are three charming bedrooms, a huge laundry room and spacious bathroom with lavatory and claw foot tub. Ascend to the third floor octagonal room that could be used as a fourth bedroom or playroom. Outside you'll find a gazebo and greenhouse set amid an flower and vegetable garden, and a 2 car garage that was originally a carriage house. History abound with this home. Relax and unwind in the hot tub on the private back deck. This is your opportunity to live in one of Charleston's most distinctive homes.

4 Beds // 2 Baths // 2159 Sqft

06/02/2017 // 16 Comments

1913 – Galesburg, IL – $164,900

387 N Kellogg St, Galesburg, IL 61401 - Not For Sale*

Classic Arts and Crafts Home still stands proud with distinct brick and stucco exterior, plus quality craftsmanship only of a home of this era offers. Expansive front porch provides outdoor shelter and the perfect spot for summer visits regardless of rain, or shine. Hardwood entry will allow room to extend a warm welcome to greet arriving guests as well as showcase the oak staircase, and hardwood trim. Entertaining will be a delight with your formal living room featuring fireplace, and beautiful leaded glass windows, plus massive 10’ pocket door between the living room and formal dining room. Formal dining room features leaded glass windows and built-in side board perfect for entertaining and dining in un-crowded comfort. Easy access granted from dining room to the magnificent tiled sun room offering tin ceiling and expanded seasonal living space. Kitchen features wood flooring, and new counter surfaces, Cherry wood cabinets, convection oven, and is conveniently adjacent to the formal dining area with pass-thru butler's pantry/nook area perfect for informal dining. Convenient and remodeled step saving powder room located on the 1st floor. 2nd level includes foyer/hall in addition to four bedrooms, and 2 baths. Spacious Bedroom suite includes private and remodeled bath with heated floor. 2nd level sleeping porch. Even more living space offered on the third floor with the possibility of efficiency kitchen/living area design, bath, bedroom, and additional storage. Full basement features ample room for any vast array of hobbies, and storage. New boiler recently installed 2016, Roof 2017. Exterior features include brick, and stucco, plus large covered front porch area, rear sun porch overlooking large backyard, and 2-car garage. Enjoy the beauty, character, and quality this age old home has to offer. Close in proximity to Downtown Galesburg, and Knox College!

4 Beds // 2.5 Baths // 3040 Sqft

06/02/2017 // 14 Comments

1891 Queen Anne – McLeansboro, IL – $249,500

300 S Washington St, McLeansboro, IL 62859 - For Sale*

Stately 3 story brick home in very good condition, 7 bedrooms, 4 baths, livingroom, large foyer, formal diningroom, parlor on first and second floors, 7 fireplaces, updated kitchen, full basement, beautiful oak wood work, stained glass windows and hardwood floors throughout. 2 car detached garage (former carriage house), 180' x 180' lot.

7 Beds // 4 Baths // 5230 Sqft

05/31/2017 // 29 Comments

1887 Queen Anne – Oak Park, IL – $989,000

209 S Grove Ave, Oak Park, IL - For Sale*

The John I. Jones House, 1887, designed by Chicago architect Cicero Hine. This stately Queen Anne Victorian is stunningly beautiful in every detail! Featured in national magazines, on housewalks, kitchen walks and garden walks. Winner of multiple awards. Large wrap-around open front porch, period wallpapers throughout, original butternut woodwork, pocket doors, 2 gas marble fireplaces, built-in china cabinet/server in the dining room. Turn-of-the-century kitchen with all the modern amenities such as dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator, and a gas range that is a replica of a 1916 Glenwood c...ast iron wood stove. There is beauty everywhere you look in this one-of-a-kind home on a lovely corner in the Historic District, within walking distance of the Green Line El, the Metra Train, shopping, restaurants, the Library and Scoville Park.

5 Beds // 2 Baths // 2558 Sqft

05/26/2017 // 44 Comments

1896 Queen Anne – Henry, IL (George F. Barber) – $189,900

813 Main St, Henry, IL 61537 - For Sale*

Just Listed! Breathtaking "Queen Anne Painted Lady Home" built in 1896 with a Stunning foyer, Grand staircase and character around every corner. Large living room with a fireplace has double doors that open to the parlor. 2 Fireplaces with original details make you fall in love. Appreciate stain glass windows, built-ins, tons of light and 4 car garage. This is a must see home that offers an abundance of original features. Make your appointment today.

5 Beds // 1 Baths // 3328 Sqft

05/18/2017 // 14 Comments

1901 Prairie – Elmhurst, IL – (Frank Lloyd Wright) $1,100,000

301 S Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 - For Sale*

own a piece of history and a work of art! frank lloyd wright's e.b. henderson house--a distinctive prairie style home in the heart of the historic district in elmhurst. this 5500 sq. ft. property has massive formal rooms, huge gallery/foyer, 80 ft. of original stained glass, 3 fireplaces, master suite, estate-like grounds and an outdoor terrace. the fully-finished lower level houses a 6th bedroom, 4th bath, wine cellar and tons of storage. an exceptional opportunity!

6 Beds // 4 Baths // 5500 Sqft

05/17/2017 // 18 Comments

1911 – Mason City, IL – $159,900

819 E Chestnut St, Mason City, IL 62664 - For Sale*

If you want character, this is it. The family that build this home was in the lumber business, chose different woods from across the country, not only for their tastes, but for what would last for the longest period of time in this climate. Home has massive amount woodwork through out, including floors, one foot plus cove molding, leaded glass doors, French doors, beautiful open staircase, as well as a second staircase to the maids quarters. Two sunrooms as well, one off the formal dining room down stairs, and the master bedroom on the second level. On the 3rd story you will find approx. 840 square feet, while finished, there is no heat, the pool table stays with the home. The sellers are only the second owners. Selling AS IS. Home sets on a little over 1/3 acre that can be enjoyed from the 12 x 40 front porch or the balcony on the 2nd story to the rear of the property. If you are looking for this style property, need to take the time to check this one out. Pre- qualified buyers only, please.

4 Beds // 1.5 Baths // 3428 Sqft

05/11/2017 // 13 Comments

1858 Italianate – Virden, IL – $199,000

18029 N County Line Rd, Virden, IL 62690 - For Sale*

Originally known as the Shriver Farmstead, this historic farm is located on County Line Road northwest of Virden, Illinois. The farm consists of an historic farmhouse, barn, and smokehouse; it also includes several outbuildings and 4.76 acres of land. John Ryan built the farm's original buildings from 1858 to 1860. The farmhouse has an Italianate design which features a front porch supported by square posts, paired brackets below the eaves, pilasters at the corners, and a projecting gable above the entrance. Dr. William Shriver purchased the farm in 1890, and the property remained in the hands of the family for many years. Ornate and original mill work grace each of the many rooms; as does the charm of the staircase and 12' ceilings. Stairs from the kitchen lead to two bonus rooms which could potentially be utilized as a master bedroom. An additional parcel #14-000-001-03 of 1.36 acres is included, for a total of 6.12 acres. One must see this grand manse to fully appreciate its grace!

4 Beds // 1 Baths // 3011 Sqft

05/05/2017 // 14 Comments

1910 Queen Anne – Paxton, IL – $199,900

454 E Orleans St, Paxton, IL 60957 - For Sale*

Two for one. Remarkable two story Victorian style home located on large spacious corner lot. Enjoy sitting on your own porch. Enter the double doors into this remarkable foyer area with bonus area. Beautiful open staircase is breathtaking as you enter. Some rooms are irregular size. Front parlor; rear parlor. Formal dining room and foyer area have parquet flooring. Three sets of pocket doors. Wonderful woodwork throughout. Eat In kitchen area plus 1/2 bath off kitchen. Front and back staircases. Spacious rooms upstairs. Walk up attic; use as storage or convert to more space. Carriage garage. Bonus home to the west of property; use as rental or caretaker home

5 Beds // 3 Baths // 2784 Sqft

05/04/2017 // 14 Comments

1912 – Warsaw, IL – $289,900

110 S 11th St Warsaw, IL 62379 - Sold*

Grand estate on 2.45 acres with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Spacious foyer with impressive open staircase, ornate woodburning fireplace, stained glass windows, natural hardwood, and incredible built ins are a few of the features found in this magnificent home. Check out the views from the beautifully finished third floor. One year home warranty with full price offer.

3 Beds // 4 Baths // 3980 Sqft

04/20/2017 // 32 Comments

1900 – Chicago, IL (Frank Lloyd Wright) – $229,900

12147 S Harvard Ave, Chicago, IL 60628 - For Sale*

The Foster House is one of the few surviving buildings in Chicago designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the world's most famous architects. Its Japanese-influenced design stands as an important part of the development of Wright's influential architectural style. The house and its stable were constructed as a summer residence for Stephen Foster, an attorney who was a member of the real estate group that developed this portion of West Pullman. The home is a registered Chicago Landmark and much of the prestigious FLW craftsmanship has been preserved. The original hardwood floors were refinished and covered up with carpeting shortly after being done. The 3rd floor walk-up attic can easily be converted to add even more living space to this one of a kind gem! Spend your summer evenings on the massive screened-in porch overlooking the nearly half acre private park-like yard that is completely fenced in! The original stable house is still standing and now serves as a 2+ car garage.

5 Beds // 2 Baths // 2408 Sqft

04/19/2017 // 29 Comments

1 2 3 15