Classic Victorian Three Story Home on 10 Acres

24281 31st Rd, Arkansas City, KS 67005, USA

4 Bedrooms · 3 Bathrooms · $649,000 • For Sale

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In a lifetime, there are few opportunities to take in the history and craftsmanship of a home like what is being presented.  Welcome to craftsmanship dating back to a start in 1901 and completion in 1904.   If you close your eyes, you can still see horses and carriages lined up on 31st road as our ancestors met at this home on weekend nights to celebrate life with music and dancing through the main floor of the home.  Where the original flooring will tell the story of all the people that came from afar for the enjoyment of each other’s company in this home.

Step onto the porch that wraps from the east through the south side of the home with a door leading into a kitchen that doesn’t get more 21st century including a Sub-Zero refrigerator at the west end of the expansive kitchen and a Sub-Zero freezer at the east end of the kitchen.  On the opposite side of the kitchen is a six-burner gas Dacor range with an exhaust fan the can more than handle anything you throw at it.  Between the Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances is a 13’ long island that easily seats six and could handle more if needed.  There is a sink at the west end with tons of storage underneath the very stylish quartz counter tops.  The kitchen dimensions are 20’-6” x 13’-0”.

Seamlessly flowing from the kitchen is the living room and the separate dining room.  The living room dimensions are 17’-0” x 15’-0” with access back onto the covered porch.   The living room includes a recessed ceiling with a fan, extensive can lighting, and a large entertainment center.

When you pass through the living room into the dining room, try not to stop and admire the detail of the columns and detailed trim that case the opening into the formal dining room.  Once you are in the dining room, what will catch your eye first, the chandelier, the detail of the wood flooring, the crown molding, or the large window looking out into the yard.  Dining room dimensions are 16’-0” x 15’-6”.

Move from the formal dining room into the parlor and admire the columns and detailed trim the case the opening to the parlor identical to the craftsmanship leading from the living room to the dining room.  It won’t take long for the detail of the fireplace to catch your eye with its own story to tell about craftsmanship dating back to the infant years of the twentieth century.  If you feel like you need some privacy, feel free to close the original pocket doors that separate the parlor from the exquisite front entry with a grand stair case and church pew bench off the front entry.   Parlor dimensions are 15-6” x 15’-0”.

You may either take the grand stairs off the front entry or the staircase off the kitchen where a mud-room with many custom built-in cabinets, built-in wine chiller, ladders to reach the high spots, and a full bathroom, where the nostalgia of an original mint condition chain-pull high tank toilet, await to serve or just create another conversation about the history you are observing.

Once you are on the second floor, you will note the three bedrooms full of the same detail you will see on the first floor including the hardwood floors, working glass transoms above the doors, the separate water closet, and bathroom with a soaking tub and sink built into an antique dresser.   The laundry room sits on the 2nd floor along with the bedrooms.  The master bedroom includes two separate closets with the southeast closet full of shoe and clothing storage along with an entrance onto the 2nd floor balcony overlooking the most memorable sunrises you will ever see.  Bedroom dimensions are 12’-6” x 15’-3”, 12’-3” x 15’-2”, and the master is 15’-2” x 15’-2”.

Take the stairs to the 3rd floor and quickly appreciate the full bedroom, full bathroom, wood-burning stove, office space, and more detailing of work dating back 115 years with the chimney flue from the 1st floor traversing through the 3rd floor into the roof line.

Last, but not least, there is an unfinished basement with ample storage, but also includes a safe room to ensure safety during any severe weather that may occur.

Now, let’s appreciate the exterior of the premises by first admiring the lead-glass window on the covered porch that you just don’t see in many homes any more.  It is very simple to just stop and stare while appreciating the beauty of this window.  Cross the south side of the drive and follow the side walk to the hidden paradise of a 20’-0” x 40’-0” heated, salt water pool with a full-service pool house including equipment room, full bathroom, bar and entertaining space.

Once you convince yourself to leave the pool, walk north to towards the three separate garages including a 3-car detached garage measuring 36’-0” x 24’-0”, a Quonset hut measuring 27’-0” x 34’-0”, and another detached 3-car garage measuring 40’-6” x 24’-0” with a 34’-0” x 24’-0” car port.  As you approach the first detached garage, look to the west to observe the never-ending view and imagine the sunsets that do their best to compete with the sunrises observed off the master bedroom balcony.

It has not been mentioned, but will likely draw your attention, which is the size, placement, species, and sheer magnitude of the adult trees spread throughout the 10 acres to offer shade, beauty, nuts, and whisper of times past while drawing you into making this home site your very own future.

Just a few final notes:

All windows are Pella and were replaced in 2010

There is a Generac generator onsite that will get you through any power outage

There are two separate Lennox HVAC systems to support the home – (1) 5-ton and (1) 3-ton

The home and pool house roofs are two years old

The pool was installed in 1993, new liner in 2017, new pool plumbing and salt generator in 2019

2018 property taxes were $3,581

  • 4

  • 3

  • 3,712
    Square Feet

  • 1904
    Year Built

  • 10 acres
    Lot Size

  • Single Family


Features and Amenities

  • Additional Land Included
  • Amazing Home
  • Balcony
  • Barn
  • Cathedral/Vaulted/High Ceiling
  • Deck
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Energy Star Windows
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Foyer
  • Granite Countertops
  • Guest Quarters
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Horse Property
  • In Ground Pool
  • Laundry Room
  • Master Bath
  • Out Building
  • Pantry
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Privacy
  • Scenic View
  • Security System
  • Storage
  • View
  • Walk In Closet
  • Workshop

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24281 31st Rd, Arkansas City, KS 67005, USA

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