1885 – Howard, KS

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Added to OHD on 3/9/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   20 Comments
Off Market / Archived

244 W Randolph, Howard, KS 67349

  • $35,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 2170 Sq Ft
  • 0.25 Ac.
Mansion in 1885. Today it shows character waiting for a new owner. Large open rooms. Kitchen and Baths (2.5) updated. Forced Heat /Air about 6 years old. New water heater. Corner Lot with Large detached garage. Some original stain glass. Staircase is beautiful. This one is priced for restoration. Solid old Mansion.
Contact Information
Judy Nungesser, Faith Realty
(316) 320-6372

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20 Comments on 1885 – Howard, KS

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11873 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Cora for sharing!

  2. Don from Manassas says: 43 comments

    A nice paint job would make all the difference. Love the staircase. I would tear down the car port off of the garage and also add a door to the right of the garage door to give it balance. That is if I owned it of course.

    • Ronda Naifeh says: 21 comments

      I like your ideas, Don, this house to be a mansion again with some TLC & paint. That staircase is beautiful!
      My brother lives in Manassas also (but we were raised in KS) and I’m sure he wishes that this house could be there instead of KS. You all have cool old houses too though! 🙂

  3. BethanyBethany says: 3429 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Would this really have been considered a “mansion” in 1885? Maybe in Kansas I guess . . . anyway, it has a lot of potential and just needs a little bathroom help and some TLC to be fabulous again, I think!

  4. Paul W says: 462 comments

    Its along way from a mansion, Victorian farmhouse. popcorn ceilings and 1980’s beams do not a mansion make. Staircase and cottage Queen Anne stained glass windows are nice.

    • John Shflet says: 5356 comments

      Agreed…the house shows signs of being constructed on a budget with many ornamental parts ordered from a millwork catalog. Stylish for its time? Yes. Mansion? Not quite, but you could make it your mansion.

  5. says: 168 comments

    Love the architecture and the staircase.

  6. Denise Ann says: 24 comments

    I love that the exterior still has all of the Gingerbread!

  7. tiffaney says: 78 comments

    Ooh look at that shag!

  8. Ross says: 2411 comments

    Kansas is one of the few states, perhaps the only one, which offers outright grants to help restore historic properties.

    My house has been awarded two such grants. Substantial grants.


    • Cora says: 2054 comments

      Ross! I was in Kansas for a week in December, Emporia for a day. Was hoping to see your amazing house in the snow…but the weather was beautiful. Contrary to the belief that Kansas winters are 4 months of terrible; it was a brisk, sparkling sunny day. 🙂

      • Ross says: 2411 comments

        Kansas winters are so not 4 months of terrible!

        The weather is highly inconsistent. We can have a snow storm one week, 70 degrees the next week, then down to the thirties, more snow, then two weeks of 60s!

        It is all over the place!

  9. Suzanne Moe says: 28 comments

    Love the staircase, exterior details, and the price!

  10. Colleen Johnson says: 1061 comments

    That price, and you can live in while renovating and it’s got newer heat and water tank, this is a great deal for a cute house that just needs some TLC, the staircase is gorgeous, I hope there’s hardwood under all that carpet. Steal of a deal in my opinion.

  11. Stephen P Rooney says: 6 comments

    Looks like you can buy the whole town for $100K. Most of the small towns in Kansas are failing, but they are quiet and serene most of the time. If you could just get a job….

    • Cora says: 2054 comments

      Although Howard is small, it’s ~ an hour to Wichita, Emporia, Bartlesville, and Independence. If you were retired or worked from home, it would be a quiet, ideal place to live, and still be relatively close to larger cities.
      It is tiny, but it does have a grocery, a library, a few cafes, a pizza place, etc. Sweet little town. I would love to live there.

  12. Pacific Northwest Girl says: 28 comments

    This appears to have solid bones, just needs some cosmetic TLC. Bye Bye shag, hello hardwoods. I see a ton of potential here for a great price!

  13. Tommy G says: 40 comments

    A whole lot of interior and exterior fabric is intact. Gotta love the unpainted woodwork; tells me the flooring is likely still there too. Newer hvac is a plus.

  14. Brigid Ireland says: 594 comments

    Another wonderful house in Kansas! This would be so beautiful with a little TLC and a lot of money. Awesome gingerbread and I love how the wood trim and staircase have not been painted!

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