Historic House Listings

Sold. The William Sternberg House, Circa 1886. Over 5,000 SF in Kansas. $149,900

June 23, 2021

This is a big house with over 5,000 square feet! It was built by William Sternberg and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was built in 1886. It is located in Wichita, Kansas. The home features a large porch, stained glass, leaded glass, built-ins, claw foot tub, grand staircase and original mantels. The home has a new foundation, four of five porches are restored, and fireplaces restored. Seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and 5,216 square feet. $149,900

Contact Holly Haws with Keller Williams Signature Properties

From the Zillow listing:


ISO perfect buyer willing to put the time and love into this irresistibly historic William Sternberg mansion! The William Sternberg House was built by William Sternberg in 1886 and was voted “most historic house in Kansas” by the Kansas historic society in 2010. A simple google search will show you the extensive history this home has and how it’s timeless beauty deserves to grace the Wichita community for many more years to come. The house is listed on all three historic registries; Federal, State, and local. Seller has all the paperwork for the historic registries. The historic treasure of a home is eligible for $90,000 in state grants each year for repairs. All money spent by investor will qualify for 25% state tax credits and 20% federal tax credits if certain guidelines are met. Seller purchased the house on 2-23-2016 and has done the following repairs to date- Complete Eave Restoration with grant from KHS, work completed Oct. 2020 total cost $70,800, Foundation and wall restoration including 46 yds, of concrete, Restoration of 4 of the 5 porches including leveling the porch on the Waco side of the house, Fireplace Restoration, Prep and prime exterior of house, Concrete curbs installed on SW corner of house, Restore roof to sound condition to protect new eave work (House needs new roof installed), Repair roof over main floor bathroom and all floors and rafters on 1st and 2nd floor due to roof leaks, Basement exterior door replaced and patio cover installed, Much work done on property cleanup, trimming trees, grading, seeding, and interior cleanup. Please see private remarks.


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