Historic House Listings

Love that stove! Circa 1880 in Kansas. $140,000

August 29, 2023

I love the stove in this house! The home was built in 1880. It is located on .25 acres in Abilene, Kansas. The home features a covered front porch, hardwood floors, plaster walls with original milk paint, crown moulding, wide baseboards, french doors, leaded glass windows and claw foot tubs. There is a lovely garden with many fruit bearing trees and bushes. Six bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,413 square feet. $140,000

Contact Joan Hirsch with Hirsch Real Estate: 785-479-1528

From the Zillow listing:


Built in 1880, this Zero-Carbon Natural Historic Artesian Home has updated plumbing, electricity & furnace. 10 year roof holds 50 warranty, local limestone foundation graces unfinished dry basement.Plaster walls are sustainably restored with REAL Milk Paint & original wood work restored with Tung Oil, hardwood floors, 2 sets of french doors, lead glass windows, 2 claw foot tubs over 100+years old. Antique gas range & hand built cabinets from reclaimed wood. Medicinal plant forest garden features fruit bearing trees (peach,plum,pear,asian pear, cornelian cherry, juneberry, goji, espeliar living space, spirea border, makes for private yard. Wrap around porch along with 2nd level screened sleeping porch, many shade trees for natural cooling. 5 minute walk from historic downtown Abilene, 10-20 minute walk from all 5 Abilene Schools. This house qualifies for Historic Registry but is yet unlisted, it is also in the progress to attain green certification.



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