1104 W. University


Champaign, IL 61821 - 4 bed | 2 full + 3 half bath | 4541 sqft |  Single Family


A unique opportunity to own one of Champaigns finest historic homes. A colorful palette of perennials, stately trees and landscaping welcomes you to this Georgian style home built in the early 1900?s and situated on 3 city lots. Owned by one family for over 70 years, the home underwent significant architectural renovation in 2009. An air of gracious formality will enhance mealtimes in the dining room, with original period details including coffered ceiling & wall sconces. The formal living room, highlighted by two-sided fireplace with carved wood mantle, offers French doors to private wood paneled study with built in shelving & storage. Enjoy cooking & entertaining in the nostalgic kitchen with high end appliances, a walk-in pantry & 2 sided fireplace. Breakfast in the harvest room will be a delight while overlooking the manicured lawns & koi pond. French doors provide access to the patio for outdoor living. The staircase ends with an artistic blown glass ceiling feature adjacent to the 2nd floor office with custom maple built-ins. Relax in the master suite with 1940?s style bath with heated floors & sliding doors to the private roof top terrace complete with hot tub. Three additional bedrooms complete the 2nd floor with original lighting, hardwood floors throughout and stylish bathrooms. Living space continues into the finished basement with family room, laundry, storage and more. Architectural Pella windows throughout provide an abundance of natural light on all levels. Discerning buyers will appreciate the perfect blend of Old World charm with every imaginable modern amenity. Admired by many and now available for you.

Interior Features

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Half Baths: 3
  • Basement: Partial Finished basement offers lots of windows and natural light. Family Room , bath, laundry & storage
  • Dining Room Desc: Formal dining room and casual Harvest room for dining
  • Dining Rooms: 1
  • Fireplaces: 4
  • Interior Features: Contact agent for complete list of ammenities. Some include built-ins throughout, pantry, Butler's pantry, security system, entire house interior/exterior has sound system, glas blown ceiling intallation, high end Pella windows, 3" Boos butcher block peninsula, honed granite, new electric & plumbing, 2 whole house humidifiers, basement home theater, hardwood floors throughout, insulated attic w/HW floors, heated master bath floor, 2 dual sided, see-through fireplaces, endless architectural details including coffered ceilings, tin ceiling in kitchen, stained glass windows, period light switches, original light fixtures restored & rewired, 3 sump pumps, new natural gas generator....
  • Living Room Desc: living room with dual sided fireplace has french doors that lead to knotty pine den
  • Living Rooms: 1
  • Media Room FL: Y
  • SQFT: 4541

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Features Desc: 2.500 gallon Kfenced yard, professionally landscaped, Patio, porch, 2,500 gallon Koi pond w/2 waterfalls, dog run, new stucco, roof & gutters, sprinkler system, Outdoor lighting, Pergola, heatedg garage w/ attic storage, hot tub w/outside speakers....
  • Garage: 2 Car Detached
  • Lot Size: 186 x 151.25
  • Stories: 2
  • Style: 2 Story House


  • Central Air: High Velocity HVAC downstairs, forced air upstairs
  • Heating Desc: High Velocity HVAC downstairs, forced air upstairs, new furnaces on each floor w/seperate HVAC
  • Utilities Desc: Alarm system, cooktop, dishwasher, disposal, dryer, freezer, hot tub, microwave, oven/built-in, range hood, range/stove, refrigerator, washer

Community Details

  • School District: Champaign
  • Grade School: SOC
  • Junior High School: Call Unit 4 351-3701
  • High School: Central

Additional Information

  • Area: 01
  • County: Champaign
  • Cross Street: McKinley
  • Historic: Y
  • Property Type: Single Family
  • Region: 07
  • Subdivision: Johnson
  • Annual Taxes: $10,450
  • Year Built: 1917

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