c. 1889 Queen Anne – Wichita, KS

Off Market / Archived
National Register
Posted March 2019. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 3/13/19   -   Last OHD Update: 3/27/19   -   22 Comments
1505 N Fairview Ave, Wichita, KS 67203

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  • $171,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 6.5 Bath
  • 7412 Sq Ft
  • 0.45 Ac.
This Victorian turn of the century home has over 5000 square feet that includes a finished attic, and guest quarters or rental income with a one bedroom apartment over the garage This beautiful home is full of character and charm with original wood work and hardwood floors throughout the home There is pocket doors in every room off the foyer as well as a fireplace
Last Active Agent
Dawn Wade, RE/MAX
(316) 773-2707
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22 Comments on c. 1889 Queen Anne – Wichita, KS

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Historic photo (Cora found the house, CharlestonJohn found the old photo): https://www.flickr.com/photos/37230477@N06/4604021164

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1980 board & batten modern

      Very beautiful exterior and landscaping, from what I can see on the street view. Loaded with great features inside too. The attic was a pleasant surprise. I love the stairway. There is something of the Aesthetic Period to it. Would the open design of the railing work with modern building codes, or is there a work-around for antique homes? I also enjoyed the old photographs in CharltonJohn’s link.

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  2. SNancyKatSNancyKat says: 18 comments

    Amazing details! Especially those original light fixtures.

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  3. AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

    NO! Why can’t this house be for sale in CT for this price!
    This is everything I want. Woodwork, Stained glass windows, plaster moldings, Exterior, balconies, staircase, rooms etc.

    The room on the first floor with painted woodwork, and pink dado, appears that they have removed the tiles from the fireplace for some reason. As well as the leaded windows look new to me.

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  4. AvatarGardenStater says: 64 comments

    Wow, what a beauty! A few cosmetic issues, but nothing major.

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  5. AvatarRandy C says: 422 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
    Olathe, KS

    Deal of the day for sure! Some really nice original light fixtures. Street view is great. Even a corner lot of not one, but 2 brick streets. Appears to be in amazingly good shape. I’m sold.

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  6. GearGirlGearGirl says: 39 comments
    Second Empire, Barber Scottsdale, AZ

    I’m so confused! Does the bathroom with the arched entry not have a door? And are there 2 stovetops back to back in the kitchen??

    I’m kind of interested in this one…

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  7. AvatarKeith Sanders says: 104 comments

    The mini sun room off the landing had me sold at first sight!

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  8. AvatarGail Lindeman Noernberg says: 88 comments

    Spit and polish paint…total gut on kitchen and made to look like it should…some floors are in wonderful shape…being from the cold north…I want carpet in my bedroom and living room…this house is beautiful…needs outside cleanup…but wow…just wonderful

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  9. AvatarCandi says: 28 comments
    Richwood, OH

    My goodness that is a lot of awesome for the price! Clean it, paint it, redo the kitchen and that’s it, move in and enjoy. The light fixtures sold me.

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  10. JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
    OHD Supporter

    This one seems to be in far better condition than architect Sternberg’s own home a few blocks away, a sad relic at this point.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/12/08/1886-queen-anne-wichita-ks/

    If not a complete restoration, this one would benefit from some tasteful and period-correct cosmetics and likely some systems work.

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  11. AvatarStevenF says: 771 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    This isn’t normally my favorite style, but gosh this one is a beauty and one that I would gladly love to bring back. She looks very solid….no visual evidence of foundation or moisture issues. This would be a fun project and the price is ridiculously low.

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  12. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    I didn’t know this was a Sternberg! Thanks JimH. 🙂

  13. AvatarGeorgie says: 1 comments

    ..But what about the location? I am leary.. There has to be a reason for such a bargain.

  14. AvatarMitchell says: 21 comments

    Maybe a Barber House?

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 849 comments

      It’s a documented William Henry Sternberg design. See the link Kelly posted in the first comment for a detailed description and history.

  15. AvatarJohn_Alan says: 78 comments

    I was going to mention that this is one of very few of the great Sternberg mansions left in Wichita. I grew up there. What is primarily responsible for many of his designs either being demolished or left to wreck and ruin was the poor zoning by the city itself. To this day, Wichita has city leaders who never seem to want to preserve anything of historic significance. Around the turn of the century, Wichita was known as “The City of Beautiful Homes” and a magazine, I believe it was Ladies Home Companion, showcased ten of those homes, all Sternberg designs. Sternberg’s own personal mansion narrowly escaped destruction but was not prioritized by the city because it occupied “valuable commercial land”. That land today is laundromats, cash loan outfits, pawn shops, and nail salons; all of which now surround the crumbling home. The neighborhood this home resides in is not the best, but hopefully someone with vision and the determination to keep it from falling into ruin will purchase it. If they have kids, they would likely go to North High where I attended school, which is an architectural gem in and of itself.

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  16. AvatarLynn says: 69 comments

    This one is a beauty and my favorite style. Love the original light fixtures! I don’t believe the fireplace in the diningroom is original to the house. It’s at the back of the house and you can see there is no chimney, however a newer looking flue pipe.

  17. AvatarDavid Sweet says: 237 comments

    Oh, what I wouldn’t give to be younger! If I only had a few hundred more years to live, I could save this one, too! I would love to buy this one and just dig right in. It has almost everything I look for when choosing a house to restore; it’s even fairly close to where I live compared with some of the other beauties on the site. Sigh…

  18. AvatarPinkladywithcats says: 13 comments

    Wow! I love this house with questions. But first, I love the spandrels, the light fixtures, the woodwork . . . I wonder if the wall covering in the hallway (upstairs?) is Lincrusta? Not sure why one of the fireplaces is partially covered. The arched doorway to one of the bathrooms seems like it was probably made of stained glass and that the room wasn’t a bathroom at all back in the day. Are the ceiling medallions reproductions or original plaster? It doesn’t matter because they are beautiful and really show off the light fixtures. Gorgeous house.

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