We have been helping For Sale By Owners  since 1999, and since then I’ve had the distinct pleasure of…well, geeking out over a lot of properties. Well, at least the pictures our photographers take.  One of the current listings I am in love with is this house. It is located in Moline and the exquisite bones of the house had me enthralled ever since I first saw it. I have a thing for older house, and this one is a stellar example.

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This Georgian Colonial style mansion looks like it should be from the ninetheeth century but was in fact designed by Jerome Robert Cerny,a well known Chicago architect. It was built in 1938.

This Georgian Colonial style mansion looks like it should be from the nineteenth century but was in fact designed by Jerome Robert Cerny,a well known Chicago architect.

 

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What do I not love about this picture? The graceful curves of the staircase, the airy and welcoming feel of this foyer beg you to explore the rest of the house.

 

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This house has a lot of rooms which were not ready to be photographed much to our photographers disappointment. It isn’t often that we get to see such a treat of a house, as these gems rarely get on the market. While the QCA has their fair share of available vintage properties, many are not updated enough. This room is the drawing room to the right from the entrance.

 

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This library would make a fantastic study or gathering room. Wood paneled rooms are often dark and brooding, but not this light filled room.

 

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If I remember correctly, this room was previously the servants’ quarter. What a charming nursery this room could be, or a studio for an artist!

 

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This sun-room would make the perfect venue for a breakfast area.

 

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Somewhat unusual for properties from this era is the finished rec room in the lower level, complete with fireplace.

 

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Did you ever dream of having your own park? Imagine the first blush of spring beginning it’s tentative greening of these trees. Maybe plant hyacinths and dandelions all over the park to give it a British feel. All you’ll need is a picnic basket and a blanket.

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