Best house I’ve seen in a while

A friend and I were on KS Hwy 7 north of Atchison a couple of weeks ago on the way to a flea market in Sparks, KS (population 9, except for flea market weekends!)
On our way we spotted a few really fantastic farm homes in the middle of nowhere, but this one really caught our attention:

IMG_6136I really wanted to get out and explore, but there were actually cars parked around and it looked like someone was living in it.

IMG_6135I didn’t think it would be nice to say, “Hi, your house is really decrepit, is it okay if I explore and take photos?” So I just took some from the road.


It’s probably going to be there for a few years yet, but if someone were to restore it, where would you start?

IMG_6138Maybe they put on a big show at Halloween. It’s pretty far from everything else, though. They might not get the traffic out there.

IMG_6139I just hope a tornado doesn’t get it. I’d like to see it again someday.



14 responses to “Best house I’ve seen in a while

  1. That is one very cool house! Thank you!

  2. What a fantastic old place. I’d really like to have a wander around the rooms and sit on the porch.

    • Yes, I would, too. I’d love to know the history of it, but I don’t think it’s on any registry. I couldn’t find it on a web search, not knowing exactly where I was along the highway.

  3. Great house, hey maybe the cars were people looking to buy it or workman appraising what it would cost to fix it up. Great photos too. I love big old house with peeling paint.

  4. I love it… and would love to get my hands on it and love it.back to life !!!…

  5. A fantastic house but I fear my home decorating skills are not up to a project of that size!!

  6. That’s wonderful, I love the turret.

  7. christinelaennec

    That is amazing. If only the house could talk! I hope someone fixes it up.

  8. Can I use your picture of the house on my blog with credit to you? It reminds me of houses in northeastern Iowa where I am from. I think it would make a wonderful illustration of a pre-Christ-in-you body, before the Holy Spirit indwells and makes our body a temple! Blessings, Yvonne

  9. wow – that really is quite stunning – I would move in in a snap! That verandah !! c

  10. The front round cupola looks like the Scooby Doo house.

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