Historic House Listings

Sold. Like a time capsule! Those light fixtures are so cool! Circa 1900 in Kansas. $43,000

July 21, 2021

I want every single one of those vintage light fixtures! The ceiling medallions are great too! This home was built in 1900. It is located on .27 acres in Leavenworth, Kansas. The home features original hardwood floors, vintage light fixtures, wainscoting and original wallpaper. The home has great floor to ceiling windows, curved porch and window seating. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,248 square feet. $43,000

Contact Cynthia Sowle with Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons

From the Zillow listing:


Wowzer! This gentle giant was spectacular in its time…and could be again! Home has never been renovated/updated (except for a few appliances and bath fixtures)…you must check out the original wood flooring throughout….they are in pretty good shape for being lived on for over 100 years. The ceilings have not been dropped (intentionally). The house is NOT about to collapse; but you will have to invest at least twice (maybe three times) the asking price in remodel/updating before you can move in.Are you a lover of historical homes? This lovely ghost-free (???) home is just what you’ve been looking for! This home sits amongst some of Leavenworth’s oldest and gorgeous homes (that have already been loved on),across the street from (previously known as) Nettie-Hartnett and Ben Day schools. What looks to be original lighting, original banister, original baseboards, front door with original ‘doorbell’, unique fireplace surround on each of three fireplaces all give this home character. When you tear off the sleeping porch, imagine your own screened in deck! The covered wrap around porch has many of the original spindles.Kitchen needs to be gutted and rebuilt (pay attention to the caution tape….it’s there for a reason).This old charmer is old and ugly right now.OWNER is working on removing the vine overgrowth so you can see the massive structure. Looking for an investment opportunity? Do you crave a home that needs a ton of lovin’? If you don’t mind working with water damage, wood rot, or never knowing when your foot will punch through the floor, this could be your old-new home!This home is the way to go for those who don’t want to start a project, but want to finish one!This beautiful two-story offering just hit the market and it is priced to sell. Is your curiosity peeked? Make an appointment today! NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY FOR SAFETY REASONS….and, no need to remove your shoes…& you may want to wear a mask while walking through.


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