1863 Italianate Home Asks $645K in Batavia, Illinois
$645,000 | Built 1863 | 3,768 Sq. Ft. | 4 Beds | 2.5+ Baths | 0.48 Acres
419 Union Ave, Batavia, IL 60510
Constructed in 1863, this spacious Italianate home is on the market for $645,000 in Batavia, Illinois. Listing details: Stately and majestic, this magnificent two-story Italianate home dates from the Civil War, and has proudly gone through the years to now present itself in the perfect combination of original craftsmanship & modern conveniences. The new owner can expect to find a thoroughly modern kitchen, 2 full & 2 half-bathrooms, first-floor laundry and updated electricity and plumbing. You won’t believe your eyes when you enter the front foyer and are greeted with the original winding staircase, original hardwood floors, 9′ doors all with original hardware, 3 fireplaces, original crown molding, 12 baseboard trim throughout, & period chandeliers. The elegant dining room presents with floor-to-ceiling windows, a crystal chandelier, a multi-colored tray ceiling, and a stunning hand-painted wall mural to pull in color & interest. You will have a hard time getting your dinner guests to leave this fabulous room! The oversized living room with a bay window is perfect for sitting by the fire, playing games, reading books, or watching television.
Separate family/living room off of dining room creates additional living space for family, TV, or quiet time. Take your time enjoying your morning coffee & croissant in the charming breakfast room, which leads directly into the modern kitchen. Plenty of cabinet and counter space make this galley kitchen entirely up-to-date, with a Bosch dishwasher, oven/range (2017), new microwave, large refrigerator, and a row of glass cabinets. The master bedroom has a private full bath and space for a desk AND sitting area. The expansive second bedroom, with a half bath, can easily sleep 6 or double as a media room or playroom. A tandem room and extra suite off of this second bedroom could originally have been used as a dressing room, trunk room, fainting room, sewing room, closet, or servant’s quarters. Have fun coming up with your own ideas for using this intriguing space! A small corridor off the main hallway leads to a full bathroom, and bedroom #3 and #4, both with large closets, windows and 10-1/2′ ceilings!
Don’t forget to look up when you are in the corridor, you’ll see the drop down stairs that lead to the cupola! Talk about great views of the town & Fox River! Have fun entertaining outdoors on the paver patio with the mature trees & landscaping providing the utmost privacy. Enjoy a stroll through the .5-acre yard complete with walking stones, fountains, and a pergola. The detached two-car garage has attic space that can be converted into additional living space or used for storage. New roof and AC in 2018; water heater 2016; exterior painted in 2017; oven/range in 2017. The exterior is limestone from stone quarries in Batavia. Walk downtown, walk to the river, close to I-88. This stunning Italianate home is on the market for $645,000 with Becky Smith of Baird & Warner. Photography by Chrissy Barrett of VHT Studios.
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