c. 1890 Queen Anne – Thayer, KS

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Posted March 2016. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 3/28/16   -   Last OHD Update: 10/14/19   -   26 Comments

235 W Neosho, Thayer, KS 66776

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  • $69,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2251 Sq Ft
  • 1.38 Ac.
Ornate and unique Victorian home on double lot. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, all natural ornate woodwork/doors/casings, beautiful stained glass windows, arched staircase, large deck and detached garage.
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Suzanne Wood, Coldwell Banker Wood-Dulohery Real
(620) 421-6840
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26 Comments on c. 1890 Queen Anne – Thayer, KS

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  1. natira121natira121 says: 489 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    That staircase is amazing.

  2. Ross says: 2501 comments

    The underside of the staircase is a detail I have never seen before. Totally fabulous!

    The rear porch looks original. The front porches look like they were rebuilt about 20-years-ago.

  3. Paul Price says: 202 comments

    What nifty woodwork. The fireplace is rather troublesome but everything else is quite intact. Love the windows and staircase.

  4. SueSue says: 1160 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    That is a lot of beautiful for 69,900.

  5. jeklstudio says: 1089 comments

    The glass in the window seat! Gasp! The staircase!

  6. Lindsay G says: 584 comments

    Oh I’m in love! Those bump-out windows have so much character to them. Gorgeous home at a great bargain price!

  7. BethanyBethany says: 3201 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Wow, dream home potential here! I’m glad they followed up that fireplace photo with the amazing picture of the stained glass window. Helped me get my sanity back.

  8. Linda says: 34 comments

    The staircase, the stained glass, the entryway light fixture, and the tub in the middle of the bathroom…..someone catch me, I’m falling in love.

  9. JimHJimH says: 4751 comments
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    Beautiful well preserved home. The folks responsible for preserving and restoring this house in a tiny rural town deserve a medal. It’s not the greatest house we’ve seen, but maybe it’s the finest home in Thayer KS, which should mean something to the people who live there. It could have ended up like the house across the street:
    https://goo.gl/maps/Xt7h6ZxT6vk

  10. Paul Tucker says: 31 comments

    Wow! The underside of the stairway is fantastic!

  11. Cherlee says: 21 comments

    A little confused by the bathtub. It doesn’t sit like that does it?

    • FrankFrank says: 24 comments
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      Yeah strange. It almost looks like it’s in the middle of the room.

      • Suzanne says: 1 comments

        Yes oddly it sits right in the middle of a bedroom.

      • Bethster says: 912 comments

        When I was a kid, my grandparents’ big old house had what seemed to me like a huge bathroom and its fixtures were oddly placed, so this doesn’t look so strange to me. Their house had not originally had indoor plumbing, so the bathroom was created in a spare room. And I don’t think that at the time people had gotten such a fixed idea of how a bathroom should be arranged. I think their approach was more like “Let’s run a pipe from over there to over here.”

  12. MonicaG says: 170 comments

    The woodwork is jaw dropping. I cannot believe the price for this house. I know it’s Kansas, but I live in the middle of New York City where 69,000 wouldn’t get you a showing for a falling down 300 sq. ft studio in the least desirable neighborhood. Incredible.

  13. Scully1963 says: 53 comments

    I bet my bottom dollar the cabinets in the kitchen were made by the Gragg Cabinet Company from Cherryvale, KS. It was owned and operated by my Uncle Hank. They’re exactly like the ones he put in my grandmother’s house.

  14. Lori ALori A says: 61 comments
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    OK

    I’m in love! That staircase is a work of art. Amazing.

  15. John Shiflet says: 5252 comments

    In a discussion with a fellow period woodwork enthusiast I concluded the millwork under the staircase here must have been made by a local craftsman. It’s not made of exotic woods but it did require some advanced carpentry skills and knowledge of geometry. I believe the curved “ribs” were made from thicker stock shaved down to fit the surface profile. Inexpensive egg and dart moldings gave it a more elegant finished look. Looks like the same craftsman had some fun tweaking the hand rail where it meets the newel post as well. Overall, it provides some architectural drama in the entry. The pair of crescent shaped stained glass windows are another unusual detail. With it being in a very small town, I could accept it being from a published planbook design but I cannot connect it to a specific architect or book. The bathtub in the middle of the room indicates this house may have started out without indoor plumbing and later a room was repurposed for a bathroom. Because it had plenty of space, (and maybe making it easier to route plumbing) it was placed in the middle. Then again, the flooring looks recent so perhaps it was moved away from the wall then. This is an unusual Queen Anne style house but over time I’ve come to expect the unusual and unexpected in Kansas Victorians. Kansas was in its pioneer phase during the Victorian era with local residents going from primitive sod dugouts in the 1850’s to complex ornate mansions a generation later. Kansans of that time seemed to prefer ornate bold designs over more sedate versions.

  16. Rebecca says: 1 comments

    So much potential. Even the fireplace can be redone to fit more into the beauty of this home. Do it yourself and it wouldn’t cost that much to redo it. The kitchen has been modernized and I would love the original more. All in all it’s a steal.

  17. Johnna says: 1 comments

    I grew up in Thayer. My parents were friends with the owners of the house at that time. Funny, the things we remember….. I remember being next to that staircase using their Saint Bernard as a pillow and that there was a clock that looked like a cat with a swinging tail that hung in the kitchen. Ah, childhood! I hope someone buys that home and restores it to its deserved beauty!

  18. cocoa says: 20 comments

    Love it! Love it! Love it! And even the outbuilding! How adorable! I would use it as my own personal playroom/studio! And yes, I also have a Kit-Cat clock with a swinging tail that would fit just perfectly in that kitchen!

  19. Jackie L says: 6 comments

    We went and looked at the house. It needs serious paint removal and work to be done on the outside. You would need to be a plumber for sure in this house. The kitchen needs to be totally redone. The one bedroom upstairs has had a serous leak in the roof and wall. The main concern we had is that it is surrounded by trailer houses. No too desirable. Also the property taxes in Kansas are extremely high. I asked the relator about the taxes and she never called me back. Not a good sign. Loved the stair case. Too bad the house is where it is.

  20. sandrat says: 3 comments

    I have a crazy question, that I am sure some people might freak out about, but… can homes like these (obviously not homes registered with historical societies) be demolished and the beautiful woodwork, stained glass, flooring,etc. be moved to another location (state) to be used in a renovation, or new construction?

  21. akd1953akd1953 says: 200 comments

    This house has some beautiful details which I like as much as everyone else. I even like the kitchen.

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