Historic House Listings

Great porch and almost 4,000 SF of living space. Circa 1904 in Kansas. $250,000

October 17, 2023

That’s a great porch! This is a big house with almost 4,000 square feet. This home was built in 1904. It is located on .52 acres in Downs, Kansas. The home features a large wrap around front porch, hardwood floors, double front doors, wide baseboards, pocket doors, pressed tin ceiling, built-ins and an updated kitchen. There is a large attic and a basement. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,888 square feet. $250,000

Contact Cecelia Reinert with Thummel Real Estate and Auction: 785-454-1088

From the Zillow listing:


This 1904 Victorian home has great curb appeal and it only gets better on inspection. Wide stone steps lead to a wrap-around porch stretching along the north and east sides of the house. Entry is through double doors into a vestibule or air-lock and then into a large reception hall showcasing the ornate stairway. The spacious living room has a fireplace with a fine mantel and pocket doors leading to the dining room. The dining room has a built-in sideboard and serving hatch, tin ceiling, and French doors opening onto a south facing porch. The updated kitchen has bar seating and ample storage while retaining its historical charm. A separate office and 1/2 bath complete the ground floor. There are solid oak floors throughout, with original wood work and many original light fixtures. Access to the second level is up the grand staircase or up the back (servants’) stairway. The second floor has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large interior landing. The master bedroom has a fireplace and two closets. Another bedroom has been updated to include its own bathroom and seating area. The third floor is a light open area originally used for dances but more recently used as a rec area/man cave. In addition, there is a full basement with cement floors, storage rooms, laundry room including a chute from the second floor, a 1/2 bath, and kitchen sink with storage. The garage, built originally to house horses, has been modified for vehicles and features a separate apartment on the second floor.



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