15 Beautiful Historic Homes in Springfield

May 4, 2018

When one of our clients says they’re looking for something with ‘character,’ we get pretty excited. We adore the historic homes in our area and the tapestry of styles that are available on the market. Springfield has a rich history of stunning architecture and plenty of homes in Springfield have stood the test of time while new subdivisions and architectural styles have become more prevalent. Right now, there are dozens of amazing historic homes for sale in the area. We picked out 15 true gems to share with you! Let’s take a look!



Year Built: 1932


Welcome to Wallace house built in 1932 by Carl A. Bissman. Located in the Rountree Neighborhood, this English Tudor Cottage has been wonderfully restored while retaining it’s charm and character. The exterior facade is carthage stone with pecky cypress trim. You will enjoy looking at the beautiful landscaping while relaxing under the covered screen porch. Upon entering the house you will notice the gum wood trim, stone fireplace and beautiful original hardwoods. The home is close to Rountree School, Phelps Grove Park, MSU & Downtown. Put this one on your list to see, it may be your dream home!



Year built: 1939


This beautiful brick bungalow has plenty to offer and has been well maintained for any hard to please buyer. You’ll enjoy the hardwood flooring in the living, dining and bedrooms. The kitchen had a new dishwasher installed in 2016 and new stove in 2018. This home also features new thermopane windows (2014) and a new heating system in 2016. The sunroom was remolded in 2015 and provides a quiet place to relax. Great landscaping, a privacy fence, covered deck, storage shed, two linen closets and crown molding are a few more reasons why this house stands apart. There is also an unfinished basement!


Year built: 1952


Located in desirable Country Club Estates on a corner lot. Impressive from the moment you walk in with lots of extras like plantation shutters, crown molding, Gas fireplace, open kitchen with butcher block island and a built-in range. Large laundry room that could be used as a craft or hobby area. Large deck perfect for cookouts overlooking the fenced backyard. The location is perfect for enjoying walks through one of Springfield’s premier area of Historic Homes.



Year Built: 1920


Walk down memory lane in this charming circa 1920 home located in the nostalgic Pickwick Place area of Springfield. This home has been beautifully restored while maintaining all the original character and charm. The main level boasts 10 ft. ceilings. Large master bedroom on the main floor with an attached bedroom/office/ or sun-room. The living and dining room will be sure to impress with original crystal chandeliers and oversized rooms, perfect for entertaining. Laundry and mudroom located off the kitchen. Upper level has two Bedrooms and Full Bath with an additional living area. Clean unfinished basement. Beautiful, large lot (.73 acre) with detached two car garage with 10’x10′ Work Shop space, and green house.



Year built: 1960


If you’re looking for contemporary style, clean lines, & one of a kind finishes, look no further! This 4000 sq ft home has been completely remodeled down to the studs & brought back to life with stunning architectural details! All new windows provide tons of natural light & amazing views of the park like setting, in ground pool, all on 3 acres!


Year Built: 1944


BRENTWOOD TERRACE! Charming AND spacious…this delightful home w/ newer roof is perfect if you love older homes and character! Situated on a huge corner lot, you’ll love the fenced back yard with mature trees and a delight patio area. Covered breezeway connects garage to home. Inside you’ll find a true foyer with impressive staircase and a large main living room with fireplace and French doors to patio. Formal dining leads to the family kitchen with center island and darling breakfast nook! Half bath for guests close by. A huge family room w/ second fireplace at the back of the home looks over the courtyard. The main floor master suite is close by with it’s private bath as is laundry. Access to the basement is here as well. Upstairs two bedrooms share a darling full bath. Lots to love!


Year built: 1915


Beautiful craftsman bungalow home in the highly desired Rountree neighborhood. Updated after being purchased in 2015, you will love the interior and exterior finishes. Exterior has LP Smart Siding, 16ft porch, new roof and energy efficient windows. Interior is finished in Pottery Barn/West Elm fixtures and hardware as well as new hard wood floors. Dream kitchen features recessed custom cabinetry with soft close drawers, custom hood, exposed shelving, farmhouse sink, 6 ft island and Carrara Marble counter tops. Made for entertaining, the main level has an open floor concept.


Year built: 1962


Completely redesigned and remodeled in 2007, this w/o basement home has over 4000 sq. feet of living space. Beautiful custom cabinetry in a kitchen anyone would enjoy cooking and entertaining in opens into hearth room/living area . Custom sand and finish hardwood flooring throughout much of the main level.Master suite boasts spacious bedroom, complete with a sitting area, and huge walk-in closet! Formal dining room, bedroom #2, and office on main level. Come downstairs via a gorgeous staircase to 2 more bedrooms, a bathroom, a game room, media room, and bar perfect for entertaining and family time!



Year built: 1934

2618 North National Avenue Springfield, MO 65803 - Photo 1

Here is a very unique property. The home 2618 N National Ave was built in 1934 for the Schneider Family. The sale includes the 3/1.5 Dutch Colonial, an 1890’s 1/1 guest house, 3 car detached garage and an out building. Both houses are currently rented month to month. There is 3,120 Sq Ft office building 2622 N. National Ave on the property with 12 parking spots. There is currently one tenant renting month to month, with other spots that can be rented. The property is zone SFR with a grandfathered office conditional use for the office building.


Year Built: 1965

1152 South Fremont Avenue Springfield, MO 65804 - Photo 4

This is truly a Rountree District gem! It has been completely remodeled to be a modern industrial home in the shell of one the finest 1960’s homes in Springfield. The kitchen will absolutely blow you away with tons of granite counter space, an island, double wall oven, built-in microwave, stainless vent hood, stainless farm sink, and enormous professional grade fridge/freezer. The master has been updated with a gorgeous walk-in tile shower & double sinks. The home has a new roof, electrical upgraded to 200 amp service, new plumbing, flooring, appliances, light fixtures, and much more. The amount of storage and the large rooms are the cornerstones that made this house incredible. Tons of attic space could be finished out for additional sq ft. You’ll also love the grilling pad and fire pit!

1366 SOUTH FARM RD 193

Year built: 1967

1366 South Farm Rd 193 Springfield, MO 65809 - Photo 45

Don Russell design and uniqueness. The minute you walk in ”Charm & warmth” greet you. Hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, handmade wrought iron appointments. Southern style yard & enclosed heated glass porch. Salt water in-ground swimming pool with cascading water falls.Extra large recreational/multipurpose bldg. with it’s own bath & fireplace. Over sized garage and storage. 50 yr roof, all new windows. THE AUTHENTIC BRICK DRIVE sets the stage & Tone for this remarkable property.Do look at all documents which provides you with all the renovation. You don’t want to miss this property. A one of a kind!!!! Totally renovated with 2 new structures and salt water pool with cascading water falls.


Year built: 1903

1350 North Washington Avenue Springfield, MO 65802 - Photo 1

This historic Casey-Dixon home has been treated with grace and love. There is a distinct difference between remodel and restoration with modern amenities. This home has modernized high efficiency systems in place with the lumber and grand millwork and moldings that newer homes could not recreate. Lovely location in Midtown, stately homes surround with driveway on the edge of the street. Eateries and art scene nearby, floor plan is flowing living/dining, modernized with style. 3 full baths, each with character and style. You will want to see this well- kept home. Charming Victorian play house, steps away from Drury, and landscaped grounds. Live in love!


Year built: 1926

1500 North Jefferson Avenue Springfield, MO 65803 - Photo 1

This enchanting one of a kind Colonial home is unlike any other in the area. Custom built in 1926, for Dr. Samuel Freeman it has always been one of Springfield favored sites. It has been meticulously and extensively renovated with historical accuracy, with many of the modern comforts of a new home. No detail has been left unattended. It is truly a Historical gem, located on the National Register of Historic places. Immaculate wood finishing and flooring. Beautiful landscaped yard with lovely water feature. Charming indoor and out door living and dining spaces. This home is simply one of a kind, with so much character and history behind it. Elementary, middle and Senior high schools are all IB certified. Convenient to all Colleges, Medical and night life.


Year built: 1969

826 South Mumford Drive Springfield, MO 65809 - Photo 1

Mid Century Contemporary with phenomenal open floor plan. New wide plank wood flooring, beamed ceilings, cool colors. Great house for entertaining. 4 bedrooms on the main floor with 2 full baths. The basement has 1 bedroom with a full bath, an office, a family room with another full bath and a kitchenette. Fantastic treed backyard. Don’t miss out on this one.



Year built: 1902

847 South Scenic Avenue Springfield, MO 65802 - Photo 1

Historic Hvmboldt Place built in 1902 has been fully restored and updated. This all brick 5 bedroom three story estate sits on approx. 7 (m/l) parklike gated acres that features a separate 3,400 sq.ft. carriage house which has been turned into a special events venue. Gorgeous hardwood floors, crown moldings and staircases throughout, 3 fireplaces and Raymond Zerr fixtures. Truly a one of a kind set up with generated income from carriage house.

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