half bath
square ft

502 W Van Buren Street

Ottawa, Illinois 61350
Closed / MLS #11247444 / Single Family / Ottawa
New price adjustment on this magnificent home offers Buyer a tremendous opportunity for restoration and upgrades. Standing proudly on the South Bluff of Ottawa with views of the Illinois River, this stately all brick home offers the grandeur of a previous era along with a compelling warmth that embraces all who enter. Architecturally designed with original blueprints available, the home was built in 1905 for the Frank Sanders family by Sanders' Brothers Manufacturing Company. The company was locally renowned for quality carpentry and beautiful, custom millwork and this home is a fine example of their craftsmanship. Elaborate millwork and magnificent built-in features are found throughout the home. Owned only by two families from 1905 to 2021, this three story home boasts of over 3200 square feet on the first and second floors with additional finished spaces on the third floor and in the basement. A spacious, unfinished attic area on the third floor offers potential finished space. The expansive living room, family room and formal dining room flow seamlessly. A spacious eat-in kitchen and a huge enclosed front porch complete the first floor rooms. The second floor offers five spacious bedrooms with a 6' by 26' center hall. Hardwood floors are found throughout the home along with a stunning, open staircase. A natural stone fireplace with custom seating, custom built-ins and beautiful pocket doors are featured in the family room. Extensive and expansive windows brighten each room. The basement offers a second family room (with a wood burning fireplace) a finished storage area, a large laundry room, a workshop room and additional space. The home is a short (one block) walk to Allen Park at the banks of the Illinois River. The property consists of two lots with an extra lot to the west.

Full Features
Architecture Style: Traditional
Exterior Type: Brick
Basement: Partially Finished
Beds Above Grade: 5
Cooling System: None
Heating System: Natural Gas, Steam
Appliances: Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer
Main Level Primary Bedroom: No
Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
Age: 100+ Years
Parking Type: Space/s - Off Street,Driveway
Parking Spaces: 4
Roof Type: Asphalt
Room Count: 11
Water Front: No
Square Feet: 3,246
Lot Size: .25-.49 Acre
Acreage: 0.45
Internal Features: Hardwood Floors, Built-in Features, Historic/Period Mlwk, Beamed Ceilings, Some Carpeting, Special Millwork, Separate Dining Room
External Features: Patio, Porch, Storms/Screens
Room Information
Living Room: 14x21 - Main
Dining Room: 13x18 - Main
Kitchen: 11x20 - Main
Family Room: 14x23 - Main
Primary Bedroom: 14x17 - Second Level
2nd Bedroom: 13x22 - Second
3rd Bedroom: 12x22 - Second
4th Bedroom: 9x13 - Second
Taxes & Assessments
Tax Amount: $5,016
Tax Year: 2020
Zip Code: 61350
City: Ottawa
County: La Salle
School District(s): 141, 140
Elementary School: N/A
Middle School: Shepherd Middle School
High School: Ottawa Township High School

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