Historic, immense, charismatic, and almost famous, this 143 years young building is zoned for mixed commercial and residential use. Located in Cawker City, Kansas, the World's Largest Ball of Twine is just a stone's throw away (if you have a good arm). The upper portion of the building contains three very spacious bedrooms, a den/nursery, two full bathrooms, wood floors, dreamy arched doorways, and vintage woodwork galore. This home has withstood nearly a century and a half of whatever Kansas might throw at it thanks to substantial, thick limestone outer walls and the expert craftsmanship with which it was constructed. The living quarters upstairs can serve as a single unit, or can easily be converted to two separate apartments (or three, with a little capital and some elbow grease). Directly behind the building is the city park, replete with primary-colored modern play equipment, enclosed horseshoe pits, and a basketball court. Note: The park is mowed and maintained by OTHER people (city employees). . .for free, making it the BEST back yard ever. On the ground floor (which has previously served as a storefront) there are soaring 12 foot ceilings, sculptural arches, and more of the kind of wood floors that they just don't make anymore. A beautiful southern exposure provides warmth and light, with great potential as an artist's studio. There is a USDA inspected and approved commercial kitchen for any manner of food processing (previously served as an artisanal sausage-making endeavor),two walk-in coolers, an office, and a half bath. There is also a one car garage and five additional storage rooms. Hunting, fishing and water sports can be found at Waconda Lake. Glen Elder State park is just five miles away. A charming 9 hole course with very affordable green fees serves the needs of local golfers. With the post office located directly across the street, this area could be an eBay seller's heaven. There are auctions featuring antiques from the Heartland nearly every week, that are only a 20 minute drive in either direction (25 minutes if you get stuck behind a combine). Boasting one of the best rated school districts in the country (#2 in math, #18 in reading, and featured in Time magazine and Yahoo! News: http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2108667,00.html http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/tiny-rural-kansas-district-students-performing-global-competition-195446967.html)Cawker City is safe, welcoming, friendly, family-centric, and peaceful. It's the kind of place where most of the locals don't lock their car doors and even leave the keys in the ignition, just so they know where they are. In fact, the term, "quiet, sleepy town" may have been coined with Cawker City in mind. So, if you've had enough of the hustle, bustle, and hassle that larger environs consist of, this just might be the escape you've been yearning for. We'd like to help you make your dream come true.
For Sale By Owner Home Prices for Cawker City, Kansas 67430