Charming Historic Home

221 West Third St Sparta IL 62286

$229,000.00 Sparta, Il 62286
  • 0.39 Acres
  • Randolph County


Address: 221 West Third Street - Sparta, IL 62286

Walking into a historic brick home in Sparta, IL is like walking into a time capsule. You are immediately transported to the time period in which the home was built. From unique hardwood floors to large rooms with tall ceilings, this home has a charm like no other. The kitchen with its cast iron sink and two natural gas oven/stove units is perfect for hosting large gatherings, while the clawfoot tub adds a vintage touch to the main level bath. In this blog, we will take a closer look at this stately brick home and explore all the unique features that make it truly special.


Entering the home, you are greeted by an impressive foyer with unique hardwood floors and a grand staircase that demands attention. The tall ceilings with transoms above some unique doors give the home a regal feel. As you move through the home, you will notice the beautiful fireplaces that remind you of the time period in which the home was built. The living room, which could also be used as a bedroom, has a stunning non-functioning fireplace and built-in shelving that could be used as an open closet system.

Moving to the kitchen, you will find everything you need to cook up a storm. The cast iron sink and two natural gas oven/stove units make food prep a breeze, while the walk-in pantry provides ample storage space for your kitchen essentials. The kitchen is perfect for hosting large gatherings or preparing family meals. Just off the back porch, there is a main level laundry with windows facing the yard.

The second level boasts two very large bedrooms, one of which has a large walk-in closet, while the other has a unique storage space above the kitchen – ideal for a child's game room. The bathroom on this level is very unique, with a commode, vanity, and shower, as well as a set of stairs that lead to the third-level space that has been used as a bedroom. The beautifully renovated large porches are perfect for enjoying the outdoors and taking in the fresh air, while a unique wrought iron fence accents the large yard.

The charm of a historic brick home in Sparta IL is something that cannot be replicated. From the unique hardwood floors to the fireplaces that remind us of bygone eras, this home has a special charm that will leave you breathless. The large rooms, tall ceilings, and natural light make it a welcoming space, while the carefully preserved features such as the clawfoot tub and cast-iron sink add to the home's charm. Whether you are looking for a spacious family home or a place to entertain, this historic brick home in Sparta IL is sure to impress.


  • Square Foot -  2,854 Sq Ft
  • Home was built in 1869
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Transoms and unique doors
  • Wrought- Iron Fence
  • National Register of Historic Places 
  • 2 non-working period fireplaces 
  • Two Stoves / oven units in the kitchen 
  • Nice farmhouse sink 
  • Main level laundry 
  • Built in Shelving 
  • Walk in pantry 
  • Detached garage 
  • Garden Shed
  • 2 furnaces one gas / one electric heat pump (upstairs) 
  • A/C - Downstairs- gas central heating and air approx. 7 years old; upstairs had electric heat pump approx. 8-10 years old
  • Heat - Gas, Electric 
  • Siding  –All brick expect for back porch wall
  • Roof–- Asphalt Shingles Approx. 10 years old 
  • Water heater  - electric (2 downstairs and upstairs) Approx. 5 years old
  • Road type - Asphalt
  • Basement Partial, unfinished, sump pump/pit
  • Utilities 
    • Sparta Water & Sewer 
    • Ameren for Natural gas and Electric 
    • Quivey for trash 
  • Room Sizes 
    • Main Level
      • Kitchen: 13 x 12 
      • Dining Room: 16 x 14
      • Living Room/Possible Bedroom: 15 x 16
      • Foyer: 8 x 18
      • Laundry Room: 15 x 8
      • Office: 16 x 7 
      • Bathroom: 7 x 9
      • Bedroom: 15 x 18
    • 2nd Level 
      • Master Bedroom: 15 x 15
      • Bedroom: 18 x 12 
      • Bathroom: 8 x 11
    • 3rd Level 
      • Bonus Room: 12 x 11
  • Drive Times
    • Carbondale - 57 Minutes 
    • Scott Air Force Base- 49 Minutes 
    • Belleville IL- 46 Minutes 
  • Sparta School District 


221 West Third St - is known as the  Dr. D. S. Booth House - 


This property is in a residential historic district in Sparta IL that was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 3rd 1982. - (more info here - )  “ This district consists of fourteen homes in a neighborhood known as Bricktown in Sparta IL.  All the homes in this area were constructed between 1860-1879.   Developer William Rosborough, who lived in the house at 303 West Third Street, planned the district to be an exclusive neighborhood. Rosborough's plans for the district made extensive use of the bricks produced by Sparta's brickmaking industry; in addition to the houses, the neighborhood's streets and sidewalks were originally paved with brick.” f“(,_Illinois)


Brenda’s Agent Note 

Growing up I remember the brick lined street of  Bricktown which has since been paved over.   When you turned into Bricktown it felt like you hit a very special, magical neighborhood  where everything was just beautiful.   


Directions: Heading North on East Broadway St. turn West on S. St Louis St. Then East on W. Third St. The home is on the Right . Corner Lot 

Legal Description:  Part of T5S R6W SEC 1

Parcel(s): 19-063-004-00  

Taxes: $2,265.24 (2021)


P#542  /  MLS # 22068004 

SOLD on 8/10/23 for $265,000

LISTED by Property Peddler Inc.

  • Brenda Chandler - Designated Managing Broker - 618-201-3947
  • Brad Chandler - Auctioneer/Broker - 618-791-3289

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