Historic House Listings

Sold. Great details! That stove! Circa 1910 in Kansas. $290,000

June 18, 2023

This home has some great details! Love that stove! This home was built in 1910. It is located on .30 acres in Wichita, Kansas. The home features hardwood floors, wide baseboards, tall ceilings, picture rails, vintage light fixtures, ceiling medallions, inlaid hardwood floors and chair rails. The property has a wrought iron fencing. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,139 square feet. $290,000

Contact Ronda Welsh with Keller Williams Signature Partners: 316-409-4431

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to a piece of Wichita’s rich history, preserved within the walls of this remarkable home built in 1886 (the taxes say 1910 because records before that were burnt in a fire). Situated at 1215 N. Emporia, this stunning residence holds a coveted position on the National Historical Registry, recognizing its significance and architectural beauty. Immerse yourself in the charm and character of a bygone era, combined with modern comforts, making this home truly extraordinary. From the moment you approach the property, you’ll be captivated by its timeless appeal and graceful exterior. The exterior showcases the intricate details and craftsmanship that have stood the test of time, reflecting the architectural styles of the late 19th century. Step inside and be transported to a world of elegance and refinement. The grand foyer welcomes you with soaring ceilings, original hardwood floors, and a sweeping formal staircase, setting the tone for the historical journey that awaits. The living spaces exude a sense of sophistication, featuring period details such as curved ceilings, decorative trim, and numerous ornate fireplaces. Many of the light fixtures are the original oil lamp style which have been converted to electric. The main level offers a generous floor plan, ideal for both entertaining and everyday living. The formal living room is bathed in natural light, emanating warmth and comfort. The adjacent dining room (with padded walls in pink silk) is perfect for hosting memorable gatherings, while the cozy parlor and den/cigar rooms offer places for peaceful retreats. The kitchen has been thoughtfully updated, blending modern amenities with the home’s historic charm. As a focus piece, the original stove is still in place (usable with updated electrical burners) and could be converted back to wood burning. Newer refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven, and a center island create a harmonious balance between functionality and aesthetics. As you ascend the grand staircase to the upper levels, you’ll discover a collection of well-appointed bedrooms, each boasting its own unique character. The master suite exudes a sense of comfort and privacy with vintage fixtures (including the original claw foot tub) that transport you back in time. Additional bedrooms offer space for guests or a growing family, ensuring everyone has a place to call their own. Two of the bedrooms in the home have the high tank pull chain style toilet that add to the charm. Additional bonuses are the main floor laundry, the 3rd floor gigantic 5th bedroom with its own full bathroom, and the cellar where you have ample storage and two dirt floors, one just waiting to be made into a wine cellar. Even more features are the “back staircase” and stenciled art on some floor areas. This five bedroom, three and a half bath, 4,000+ square foot home is awaiting the next person to fall in love with it. Outside, the enchantment continues. The yard offers a peaceful retreat enveloped by mature trees.. The semi-wrap-around porch and firepit beckons you to relax and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings, while the alley access to the spacious concrete for parking provides convenience. The front rod iron fence is another original piece that adds to the character and charm. Situated in a historic neighborhood, 1215 N. Emporia is surrounded by other architectural treasures, creating a truly captivating atmosphere. The location offers easy access to the vibrant downtown area, renowned dining establishments, cultural attractions, and parks, providing a perfect blend of urban conveniences and historical charm. Rarely does an opportunity arise to own a home of such historical significance. Embrace the chance to own a piece of Wichita’s past while enjoying modern comforts and conveniences. Schedule your private tour of 1215 N. Emporia and embark on a journey through time in this exceptional residence.



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