9 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms | 7,284 sq ft + 2,592 sq ft basement
304 W 7th St | Concordia, KS
Historic Limestone Mansion for sale – a historic Tudor Revival style limestone fortress built in 1909. One of the most immaculate and ornate historic homes available for sale in the Midwest!
This grand mansion was built by W.R. Priest, M. D. and his wife Mrs Mary Fitzgerald Priest. The house has been incredibly well preserved while updates to wiring, plumbing and other modern amenities have ushered in a new era ready for a new caretaker.
Grand foyer entrance
Beautiful and ornate original lighting fixtures
Original woodwork, trim and fixtures
Installed circa 1910-1911 and was custom-made to fit the space at the top of the grand staircase. The stained glass design pays homage to the dazzling glasswork of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s wisteria patterns. Back-lighting of the custom glass piece enlivens the orchestrated dance of colors that truly demand a moment of reflection.
– original Italian fabric tapestry walls
The formal dining room is an impressive gathering space
Vermont marble floors – The marble tiles used in the solarium floor and 2nd floor bathroom floor was sourced from The Vermont Marble Company, which supplied the marble for The Washington Monument and Mount Vernon.
Italian style green glazed pan tile roof
Ornate inlaid woodwork
Mid-Century Modern Kitchen – Rozella Harris purchased the house in 1945 and later updated the kitchen to the mid-century modern aesthetic. Unpainted wood cabinetry, chrome appliances, Formica, cork floors, and Atomic Turquoise transitioned this space in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Hand-stenciled wall decor – W.R. and Mary Priest chose the best workmen in Kansas to add the finishing flourishes to their beloved home. The walls and ceiling of this landing and hallway were hand-painted by artist Chester Harding. Amazingly, no stencils were used; the artist preferred to paint free-hand, treating the interior surfaces as a vast artist’s canvas.
Third Floor Ballroom – At the turn of the 20th century, many mansion-dwellers used the topmost story as a ballroom. Sometime between 1935-1950, the ballroom was converted to living spaces that could be rented out as separate apartments. Many tenants were long-time residents and proudly called the mansion “home” well into old age. All of the additions can be removed to return the third floor to its original floor plan.
Full Basement includes a 1 bedroom | 1 bathroom apartment with separate side entrance.
In addition to a private residence the mansion has had previous lives as a boarding house and apartments.
This is a truly unique and incredibly well constructed piece of early American history.
For more information or to schedule a private showing contact:
Nick Rhodes, broker
Wildlife Properties Land Company, LLC
(785) 620-7122 call / text