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1895 Queen Anne Victorian

1252 West College Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois

The Fontaine Andrews House

This Victorian house stands out in the Historic District of Jacksonville, in a friendly neighborhood with tall trees and green spaces. Natural light pours into every room, onto original unpainted woodwork, period fixtures, brass, and copper. The interior woodwork, including the built in cabinet in the dining room, is richly and expertly decorated.

The house was built in 1895 by a well known lumberman, Fontaine Andrews, to show case his vast selection of beautiful woods and building materials. The 10 rooms include 5 large bedrooms, with big closet areas, large rooms on the main floor including a library, a completely renovated eat in kitchen, with custom cherry cabinets. There are 3 updated baths.

The owners have lovingly maintained this historic house and updated it for convenience and comfort; all the while maintaining the historic integrity. The home has a beautiful wrap around front porch, a sleeping porch, a large yard and gardens that bloom from March through October.
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Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 3
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,014
Acres 0.5
MLS No. CA1006492

Features.

  • 2 Car Garage
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Fireplaces
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Wood floors
  • Coffered Ceilings
  • Stained woodwork/doors
  • Transoms
  • Wrap-Around Porch
  • Opera windows
  • Wired for broadband

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Bob Chipman
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Historical Gem

The elegant earthy colors of this Victorian beauty stand out in Jacksonville’s historic district and anywhere else, even as they blend into the landscaped surroundings. Updated kitchen and bathrooms with all modern conveniences, preserving historical integrity. With five bedrooms, three full baths, and 3900 sq. ft., this Queen Anne could serve a family, home offices, and space for entertaining. Original unpainted woodwork in every room of the house. In every room, natural light pours in from windows of all shapes and sizes, and period fixtures are ubiquitous and handy. They light up polished brass and copper brightwork. The interior woodwork is like the architecture, of the highest quality, richly decorated and expertly worked. Downstairs and upstairs, oak, fir, maple and cherry, with the master bedroom completely in bird’s-eye maple. Walk-in closets in every upstairs room. Everything works. The landscaped yards produce masses of bloom from March into October. Located between the front yards of two early American educational milestones, the first college west of the Appalachians and the first school for the deaf in Illinois.

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Listing No. 31520

Added Since 5/11/21
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Bob Chipman
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Phone: 217 245 5539

Website: www.chipmanrealtors.com

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