About This 1876 Italianate For Sale In Princeton Illinois
Here’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a prestigious Princeton property! This is the first time since the home was built in 1876 that it will be sold on the open market. Architect J. P. Bryant’s client, John H. Delano, arrived in Princeton in 1855 and established himself in the grocery business. The architect designed the Delano home with ornamentation that was “neat and chaste,” rather than excessive and showy.
In 1906, an addition was added on the west side, keeping the gorgeous, historic Italianate style with the arched doors, intricate columns, corbels, and fleur de lis designs. This 5 bedroom, 4024 sq. ft. home sits on 0.92 acres.
As you enter the Foyer, your eyes focus on the amazing stairway with a wooden bench tucked in at the bottom. Gorgeous hardwood floors flow throughout almost the entire home. From the Foyer, double doors open into the Gentleman’s Parlor with an inlaid “Border & Field” wooden parquet floor border. A decorative fireplace with marble mantel, a “Box Bay” window with pocket doors, plus ornate lattice woodwork with pocket doors into the Ladies’ Parlor complete the room.
The Ladies’ Parlor has a beautiful bay window, a stained glass window hanging, 7 layer crown molding, and more pocket doors with etched glass. The bay window is the perfect setting for the baby grand piano, which is negotiable. The 28′ long dining room has French doors with etched glass and a decorative chair rail with multi-wood wainscoating. Ceiling beams, built-in book shelves, window seats, and a gas fireplace highlight the 31′ long Great Room where large groups can easily gather.
Hosting parties is easy with the updated kitchen from SITK with all the luxuries–granite countertops, Stainless Steel appliances, high end cherry cabinetry with pull out shelves & soft close drawers, and even a water “pot-filler” faucet over the stove. Upstairs are 5 bedrooms (MBR has decorative fireplace), 2 full baths (one with an amazing soaker tub), a stairway to the attic, and a convenient laundry room with a back stairway down to the kitchen.
Home also has a full usable basement. But wait–there’s more. This home has a 2784 sq. ft. 3-car, two-story garage added in 2003! A circle driveway provides easy ingress & egress. Garage has in-floor radiant heat, a hobby room, a 4 Seasons Room that is set up for a Hot Tub, a room plumbed for a full bath, plus a second floor with Game Room/Rec room, 1/2 bath, and Office/BR. This garage is great for overnight guests or could even be a great Air bnb.
Great location near Court House Circle and Soldiers and Sailors Park. And now for the best part, the new owner will get the first right, if desired, to buy additional acreage that runs behind the home. A property like this may only come on the market once in a lifetime!! So don’t delay–Call today!!