Master on Main
421 Somonauk Street Sycamore, IL
$ 447,500
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10665128
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyDE KALB
  • CitySycamore
  • AreaSycamore
  • Zip60178
  • StyleFarmhouse
  • Year Built1870
  • Taxes9486
  • Price$ 447,500
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage4486
  • Lot Size0.43 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group - Sycamore
Property Description

Proudly showcasing one of Sycamore's magnificent historical homes, this 4,486 sq. ft. property boasts intricate detail while preserving its vintage charm. Covered wrap-a-round porch, 2-car barn with loft, aggregate driveway, cobble-stone accents, newly replica playhouse and inviting deck welcome you. Foyer offers access to an exquisite private office with decorative fireplace, providing an excellent space for an at home work & e-learning environment. Stunning Living Room 1888 marble surround gas lit fireplace, crown molding and hardwood flooring warm the heart of this lovely home. Majestic solid double arched wood doors invite you into the dining room presenting ornate chandelier, bay window and walk-in pantry. The gourmet kitchen hosts DeWils custom glazed cabinetry with dovetail and pull out drawers, gorgeous honed marble counter-top, eye-catching candelabra chandeliers, convection oven, 5-burn stove top, wainscoting wall detail and 10' ceiling. Walk-in pantry features Kohler sink and farm cupboard. Cloakroom offers a drop zone with stained glass window, hooks and closet. 1st level master suite comes equipped with direct access to the covered porch... perfect master suite, guest suite or Airbnb option... a rare find! Breathtaking mill-work, original gas light chandelier, stained glass window, walk-in closet with built-in dresser/cupboard, wainscoting, tiered glass wall sconces and etched glass window add grace and beauty to this inviting suite. A prior "phone room" sitting area leads to the 3/4 bath with pedestal sink, tiled shower, custom floor tile, built-in drawers and mirrored cabinet. The library with bookshelves welcomes you to the 2nd level offering additional work & study space, valued by so many buyers in today's real estate market. 18'x13' laundry-craft room offers cabinets, sink and washer and dryer hook ups. 2nd master suite exhibits 6 windows, vintage wall sconce, walk-in closet with built-dresser and timeless hardware while having access to a full bath and 10'x6' towel room... another master suite retreat! Linen room and 3rd bath with white wainscoting, pedestal sink, wide shower and skylight complete this shared spa-like area. The 3rd level finished 43'x19' bonus space with 10 glass windows, 9' ceiling, bookshelves and bench exudes opportunity for another private home office setting, expansive e-learning space, special gatherings or creative art studio... a secret attic room for learning and enjoyment! Originally a small farmhouse built in 1870 by Alfred Sawyer family, this home was purchased in 1888 by Abram Ellwood, son of Rueben Ellwood, the first mayor of Sycamore. Ellwood added the back-half addition and fancied up the original house adding a Victorian flavor. Returned elaborate outhouse is a favorite playhouse with attic in the inviting backyard. 2-car barn garage displays loft doors, walk-up loft area and offers a garden shop. This is a one-of-a-kind Sycamore treasure!

Middle School High School
Sycamore Middle School Sycamore High School
Price History
3/12/2020 Listed $498,250
6/29/2020 5% - $474,000
10/21/2020 6% - $447,500

General Features

Appliances Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Cooktop, Water Softener Owned
Architectural Style Farmhouse
Community Features Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Elementary School District 427
Exterior Features Deck, Porch, Storms/Screens
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Electric, Steam, Radiant, 2+ Sep Heating Systems
High School Sycamore High School
High School District 427
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, 1st Floor Bedroom, 2nd Floor Laundry, 1st Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
Middle/Junior High School Sycamore Middle School
Middle/Junior School District 427
New Construction No
Property Type Detached Single
Property Type Residential
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active

Interior Features

Basement Full
Basement Unfinished, Exterior Access
Bedroomspossible 5
Full Baths 3
Kitchen Eating Area-Table Space, Pantry-Butler, Pantry-Walk-in
Laundry Features Gas Dryer Hookup, Sink
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 5

Exterior Features

Exterior Other
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 117X160
Lot Features Landscaped, Mature Trees
Water Source Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
5th Bdrm 15X14 2nd Level Hardwood
Attic 43X19 3rd Level Hardwood
Dining Room 19X13 Main Level Hardwood
Family Room Not Applicable
Foyer 6X6 Main Level Hardwood
Library 10X9 2nd Level Hardwood
Living Room 23X16 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 23X15 Main Level Carpet
Mud 6X5 Main Level
Office 16X14 Main Level Carpet
Pantry 9X4 Main Level Hardwood
Suite 8X7 Main Level Carpet
Utility Room-1st Floor 10X7 Main Level Hardwood
Walk in Closet 7X7 Main Level Carpet


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

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60178

AVG $330K
AVG $5,522
AVG 75
Year Built
AVG 1972
AVG 28
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