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$ 295,000

Listing No. 26590

c. 1876 Historical Home
Carlinville, IL

Restored Victorian

This property, formerly operated as the Victoria Tyme Inn Bed & Breakfast, is the setting of a lovingly restored 5400 square foot Victorian home situated on a corner lot of just over a half-acre in size. It is evident the moment you step in the front door that the owners have taken such care and pride in maintaining this beautiful and understated elegant home.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this home features 5 spacious bedrooms; 5½ baths; a huge dream kitchen with alder cabinetry, copious counter and cabinet space, 36” gas cooktop with pop-up vent, double wall ovens, under-counter wine refrigerator, and a walk-in pantry with freezer; beautifully crafted wooden and glass transoms and crown molding throughout; tin ceilings; built-in cabinets; pocket doors; 3 gas-log fireplaces; curving staircase to upper level; gorgeous, original, faux-grained woodwork throughout the home; ceiling heights that range from 8½-12 ft.; a sun room with second-story deck; 3 covered porches; master bedroom features a walk-in closet, sitting room, and bathroom with large step-in shower and double lavatory vanity; AC and forced-air (gas) heating over 4 zones; ceiling fans throughout; a detached 3-car carriage-style garage with attic; and mature landscaping with hardscaping features, such as pergolas and gazebo.

This home is the birthplace and childhood home of Author Mary Hunter Austin, and is located right on the original Route 66 (1926-30 alignment. Carlinville has high-speed rail access between St. Louis and Chicago, and the town was twice named one of “The 100 Best Small Towns in America” by author Norman Crampton. The property is located 2 blocks from the Historic Macoupin County “Million Dollar” Courthouse, and the Nation’s densest collection of Sears’ mail-order homes is also located nearby. Carlinville is the home of Blackburn College, a private liberal arts institution with a student-managed work program, and Springfield, Illinois, home of the Abraham Lincoln sites, is within easy distance.

This historical home is both beautiful and unique. With its 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, it can function as a roomy home for your family or as a Bed and Breakfast Inn. View the video and/or see more pictures at www.firmfoundationsrealty.com or contact broker, Kim Boente, at (217) 473-5714. JUST REDUCED $40,000!!
Bedrooms: 5
Full Bath(s): 5
Half Bath(s): 1

Heated Sq. Ft.: 5,400
Stories: 2.0

Lot Size: 132 x 165

Agent Contact Information

Showings by appointment only.

Kim Boente

Mobile: 217-473-5714


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  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Breakfast Room
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Foyer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Sunroom
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • Gazebo
  • Porch
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 3 Fireplaces: Gas logs
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Jacuzzi
  • Original wood windows
  • Asphalt shingle Roof
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingle
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Pocket Doors
  • Tin Ceiling(s)
  • Transoms
  • 3-car carriage-style gar.
  • East Parlor
  • Library
  • West Parlor

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