Historic House Listings

Deal of the Day! Being sold fully furnished! Circa 1885 in Kansas. $185,000

June 15, 2020

Beautiful home! Nice furniture! This home was built in 1885. It is located in Wichita, Kansas. The home was built by architect William Sternberg for the superintendent of the St. Louis Railway, Russell Harding. The home has a beautiful staircase, pocket doors and unpainted woodwork. A lot of times the furniture in “furnished houses” isn’t that great, but this house has pretty furniture! Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,508 square feet. $185,000

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From the Zillow listing:


This home was built by pre-eminent architect William H. Sternberg in 1885 for Russell Harding, superintendent of the St. Louis Railway. It is listed as a National Historic Landmark and qualifies as a contender for a Kansas Historical Grant for exterior preservation. The home features an ornate Eastlake style staircase in the entry as well as two faux painted slate fire mantels at the decorative fire places, two sets of pocket doors and elaborate door knobs, hinges and hardware throughout. Carefully restored to preserve the beauty of the wood trim around the windows and doors, the curved plaster walls and the wood floors, this home also has new zoned HVAC systems. The kitchen is a blend of modern convenience with all new appliances (including microwave oven and refrigerator) and the period touches of country white cabinets and wood topped island. The pantry features an open door to the formal dining room. Listed by the county as a half story, the attic is unfinished but offers storage and a cute corner for a desk. The home is being sold completely furnished and all of the personal property that is there will stay.


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