505 College Avenue Lincoln, IL
$ 285,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11103314
  • TypeContingent
  • CountyLOGAN
  • CityLincoln
  • AreaLincoln
  • Zip62656
  • StyleVictorian
  • Year Built1874
  • Taxes$ 4997
  • Price$ 285,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3374
  • Lot Size0.53 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Keller Williams Realty Infinity
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC
Property Description

Opportunity like this simply does not come along often. Exquisite home for the distinguished owner that is expecting elegance, sophistication, quality and notoriety that is not easily found today. Stunning, solid and well cared for describes this 3,374 square foot 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath brick Italianate home w/detached 3-car garage and full basement on corner double lot shaded by sycamore and pine trees. All the features you could hope for are here starting with the wide wrap around verandah. Double arched doors featuring hand-etched glass welcome you into foyer with its curved, open, grand walnut staircase. No small rooms here! The first floor features 12 ft. ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. The front parlor/living room is expansive, yet warm and inviting with a decorative white marble fireplace. Custom plaster cherub rosettes on the ceiling enhance the chandelier. Yale University inspired tongue and groove solid oak floors span the first floor. Follow the arched doorways through to the back sitting room with wood-burning fireplace and side entrance to the wrap around verandah. One room over is the spacious formal dining room with large storage closet and recessed lighting. The back family room also has its own entrance with classic built-ins from the old kitchen pass-through, a walnut fireplace mantle, and butternut and walnut wainscotting. Thick crown molding is featured throughout the home as is original light fixtures. Surprisingly large kitchen is modern with barstool area eating space, solid oak cabinets, granite countertops, custom oversized pantry and is connected to the breakfast room featuring built-in cabinets specially designed for cooling homemade canned fruits and jams. This area makes for an outstanding mudroom, back entrance off the driveway and eating area to keep your personal living messes out of the eyes of guests! A screened back porch finishes off the first story. Back staircase is tucked away next to the kitchen. Upstairs is just as gorgeous and surprising with a loft/sewing room or office outside of the massive master suite featuring a private full bath. Curved hallway with built-in linen closet leads you down to the remaining spacious bedrooms, one also en-suite and two feature working marble splash sinks. Bedrooms upstairs all have working transom windows. 5th bedroom/office holds the upstairs second story laundry and overlooks the rare and coveted "sleeping porch" for those warm summer nights. Third story walk up attic has been well insulated. Known as the Hoblit House, designed by well-known architect George W. Gayle, this stately home can be found on the National Register of Historic Places for its distinctive Italianate characteristics and high artistic value that embodies this method and period of construction. In simpler terms, this home is well cared for treasured art. It has been nicely updated and well maintained in all the right places. Centrally located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, within walking distance to Lincoln College. Amtrak station in town makes this Central Illinois town highly desirable for the midwest travelling resident. Watch VIRTUAL TOUR for whole-home walkthrough.

High School
Lincoln High School
Price History
6/2/2021 Listed $285,000

General Features

Appliances Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Water Softener Owned
Architectural Style Victorian
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full, Walkout
Community Features Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Contingency Attorney/Inspection
Cooling Central Air
Elementary School District 27
Exterior Features Balcony, Porch, Porch Screened, Storms/Screens
Garage Spaces 3
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Radiators
High School Lincoln High School
High School District 404
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, 2nd Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Historic/Period Mlwk, Special Millwork, Drapes/Blinds, Granite Counters, Separate Dining Room
Middle/Junior School District 27
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Property Type Residential
Property Type Detached Single
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active Under Contract
Tax Annual Amount 4997
Total Rooms 12
Township East Lincoln

Interior Features

Basement Unfinished, Exterior Access
Bedroomspossible 5
Fireplace Features Wood Burning, Gas Log, Decorative, More than one
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Kitchen Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Pantry-Closet, Breakfast Room, Granite Counters
Room Type Bedroom 5, Breakfast Room, Loft, Sitting Room, Foyer, Enclosed Porch, Screened Porch
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 3

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick, Limestone
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 23087
Lot Features Corner Lot, Mature Trees, Level, Outdoor Lighting, Sidewalks, Streetlights
Lot Size Acres 0.53
Water Source Public
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 11X10 2nd Level Carpet
Breakfast Rm 17X9 Main Level
Dining Room 16X14 Main Level Hardwood
Enclosed Porch 16X11 2nd Level
Family Room 19X16 Main Level Hardwood
Foyer 19X10 Main Level Hardwood
Living Room 19X15 Main Level Hardwood
Loft 11X8 2nd Level Carpet
Master Bedroom 17X15 2nd Level Carpet
Screened Porch 11X8 Main Level
Sitting 18X15 Main Level Hardwood


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Contingent Average in 62656

AVG $240K
AVG $4,616
Year Built
AVG 1926
AVG 29
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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