Formerly the Victoria Tyme Inn Bed & Breakfast

Carlinville, IL  

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This property is the setting of a lovingly restored 5400 SF 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 understatedly 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 w/pop-up vent, double wall ovens, under-counter wine refrigerator, and a walk-in pantry with freezer; beautifully crafted wooden and glass transoms throughout; crown molding throughout; tin ceilings; some built-in cabinets; pocket doors; 3 gas-log fireplaces; a sun room with second-story deck; 3 covered porches; a detached 3-car carriage-style garage w/attic; mature landscaping with hardscaping features, such as pergolas and gazebo; master bedroom features a walk-in closet, sitting room, and bathroom with large step-in shower and double lavatory vanity; curving staircase to upper level; gorgeous, original, faux-grained woodwork throughout the home; ceiling heights that range from 8½-12 ft; AC and forced-air (gas) heating over 4 zones; and ceiling fans throughout.

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.

Some additional features about this property:

- Addition to back of house (2003)
- Roof (2003)
- Gutters on back addition (2003)
- Windows (some 2003, 1995, various throughout house)
- Rewired – two 200-amp boxes (1995)
- Replumbed (1995)
- Trane furnace (20 yrs.); 2 American Standard furnaces (20 yrs.); and American Standard furnace (14 yrs.)
- American Standard AC unit in kitchen (2003); 2 Trane AC units (21 yrs.); and American Standard AC unit (21 yrs.)
- A.O. Smith gas water heater (15 yrs.)
- Takagi flash water heater in back addition (2003)
- KitchenAid refrigerator (2003)
- Thermador gas cooktop with pop-up vent (2003)
- Bosch dishwasher (2003)
- Sharp microwave (2015)
- Bosch washer (2007)
- Whirlpool Gold dryer (2003)
- GE freezer (2003)
- Uline wine cooler (2003)
- Uline food refrigerator (2003)
- Original photos giving history of the property will remain with purchase
- Mantles for gas fireplaces in the library and the east parlor are walnut faux-grained as marble
- Mantle for gas fireplace in the west parlor is cast iron with a fused glass finish
- Beautiful sunroom w/deck on the second floor that offers a great view of the Historic Courthouse dome
- Multiple covered porches for some morning, afternoon or evening time
- 3-car detached carriage-style garage w/attic above
- Gazebo/swing house

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