Lovingly Preserved Victorian Italianate

1862 Brewster Randall Home

Vision and Detail have gone into this 1880’s Brewster Randall House side hall style Italianate listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From the honey heart pine floors to the unbelievable claw foot hand painted tub, this house is a one of a kind treasure if you are looking for an historical home.  Ornate, hand painted gold gilded trim, 10’ ceilings, with 8’ doors, 4 fireplaces, a gorgeous Disney World Castle original doorway, all custom draperies, and so much more. Team that with a modern gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and backsplash, updated baths, new windows throughout, a 9x17 added sunroom, and two staircases.

The exterior features oversized decorative corbels, a period style black decorative aluminum fence with electronic gate, a stamped cobblestone pattern driveway, newer 2-car garage, and a brass fountain from Europe adorning the front yard. Flat screen TV hidden behind the beautifully framed mirror in family room and all appliances are included.  Furnace only 2 years old with 2 zone heat and Aprilaire, 200 amp electrical, water filtration system, and softener.

This house was the original farmhouse on a 43-acre parcel bordered on the south by the now Racine Street and was owned by Brewster Randall.  The present Randall Street was named in honor of Brewster Randall. Originally the home of Brewster Randall, the Upson-Williams house is one of a great variety of Italianate-era house types in Janesville, a city distinguished by the quality and volume of building activity of that time. With its augmented cubic form, three apparent-bay system of fenestration, low hipped roof, and prominent bracketed cornice, the building is one of perhaps a dozen buildings of the transitioal Greek Revival-Italianate houses in the area, but post-dates Janesville's pre-eminent Italian villa, the William Tallman House of 1857-59.

The average heat and electricity cost is $360/month.  The 3 marble working fireplaces were originally coal fireplaces.  One has been replaced with gas, and the other two have been used with small logs to fit into the coal grate, and have energy saving flues.

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