1884 Italianate – Salina, KS

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211 W Prescott Ave, Salina, KS 67401

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  • $299,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4525 Sq Ft
  • 1.06 Ac.
This home is on the National Historic Register. Built in the Italianate style in 1884. The house remained in the Foley Family until it was sold to the current owner who lovingly restored it to its grandeur. The current owner has just recently finished an extensive renovation that included: a new driveway, sidewalks, paint, plumbing as well as adding a new bathroom, 90% new wiring. The home is situated on a corner lot, just over an acre with a horse shoe shaped driveway. The property is fenced & gated & still has the carriage house. The main floor is the perfect space to host guests there is a large formal living room, formal dining room, office, kitchen, grand piano room & a family room. There is beautiful wood floors throughout the home.
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Jody Ryan and Morgan Powell, SalinaHomes.com
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9 Comments on 1884 Italianate – Salina, KS

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12133 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Old photos for Supporters, nothing really changed just different photos:

  2. MJGMJG says: 2276 comments
    OHD Supporter


    I love this house. I’d actually invest in professional paint stripping for the hall to make it consistent with the stairs. The other rooms, some decorated color painting could be nice. Especially picking out details like you see in some of the old homes. I would buy this in two seconds. Looking at the pictures, I already start dreaming about what I would do!

    1. I’d change the paint color inside and out.
    2. Remove the false shutters on the outside
    3. Enclose and put a door back up on the back stairs in the kitchen area.
    4. Put in a new period appropriate kitchen.
    5. Research through the paint on the walls and ceilings to see original colors and see if there were stencils.
    6. I’d remove one of the panels on the ceiling in the dining room to see if the plaster under it has remains of ornamental painting. You can see in pic number 17 one of these panels is starting to bow by the window. Easy research there.

  3. Nice Mansion overall, however I would appreciate it more by all the woodwork being natural,especially the downstairs as well as period colors, etc.

  4. MichaelMichael says: 2849 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Ditto on the natural woodwork as opposed to the paint. The staircase is beautiful. The exterior is stunning but would show better with a period correct color scheme, highlighting some of the great details, otherwise covered in ‘barn’ red.

  5. JimHJimH says: 5261 comments
    OHD Supporter

    A wonderful survivor! Built for John Henry Prescott (1840-1891), a Civil War officer from New Hampshire and prominent Salina attorney. The grounds originally had a grape arbor and a fish pond with a fountain and gazebo.



  6. RossRoss says: 2417 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    I’m gonna rev up my time machine, travel back, and have some stern words with the person thinking it will be a good idea to paint all the trim.

    Please stand by…

  7. Gorgeous…..I want it♥️

  8. CindyCindy says: 263 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    Interesting porch, very pretty. Nice pediments and of course the beautiful tower. carriage house and fence. Love the staircase and newel post. I like the style of the woodwork, would look better natural, but painted or not, it’s beautiful. And the etched glass in the bathroom door is gorgeous.

  9. Noraj2774Noraj2774 says: 13 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1950's Rambler Ely, MN

    This house is so amazing I am not sure if I’ll be able to sleep tonight after seeing this! 😮 I actually love the more current interior colors and appreciate the bright airy and elegant look! A nice change from the usual greens, reds and yellows. I don’t really get what people were thinking when they decorated rooms yellow and red together, unless they were thinking of McDonald’s. (Ketchup/mustard) But I guess there was no McDonald’s yet back then, either 😂
    …It would have been something else to see it when it was brand new though!


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