A large home in the middle of the prairie is ready to become a turnkey retreat. It’s also the most expensive home currently on the market in Kansas.
“It is honestly almost impossible to put everything into words that makes this house so cool,” says the listing agent, Alissa Unruh with J.P. Weigand & Sons. “You can just walk in and live.”
“It’s very exciting, and I’m just so curious to see who the buyer is going to be,” she says. “It really is a special property.”
The main house, which measures 7,828 square feet, sits on almost 90 acres of land, without a neighbor in sight.
“It’s really only 30 minutes from Wichita, but it feels like it’s extremely remote when you’re there, because there’s no other structures around the property. It’s gated and private,” Unruh explains.
Green by design, the home was built with energy efficiency at the top of mind.
“It was made unlike anything you’d typically see,” Unruh explains. “There are energy recovery ventilators that let fresh air in and make sure the air in the house is healthy. It also has a solar power generator that builds credits with the local electric company.”
With all the structures on the property, the electric bills run on the order of about $500 per month—a bargain when you consider how many buildings are part of the package.
They include the six-bedroom house, the pool, stables, guesthouse, a studio apartment, and a barn.
In the main house, an enormous great room measures 2,400 square feet, with cathedral-style, timbered ceilings. A large chef’s kitchen features two islands, including a huge one that is V-shaped and seats at least 10 people.
There are also entertainment options aplenty—the home is equipped with a game area, a theater room, as well as a large wine and cigar area.
Sadly, the bottles seen in the listing photos are not part of the sale. They’re one of the very few elements of the home the owners are keeping.
“You’ll have to buy your own wine, but not glasses,” says the agent. “All of the glasses, dishes, pots, and pans stay.”
Everything in the home apart from a few personal items and at least one commissioned art piece is included in the sale price.
To beat the summer heat, there’s a large saltwater pool flanked by an outdoor kitchen and cabana.
Equine accommodations come with a luxury touch as well—the horse stables feature radiant floor heating.
Beyond the stables are a riding arena, training corral, and other equestrian amenities. The stables are beautifully constructed and include an unusually sleek studio apartment.
“You wouldn’t think much of an apartment in a horse barn, but it’s amazingly beautiful,” Unruh says.
For family and friends, the guesthouse has a full kitchen and its own laundry facilities. The owners lived there while the main house was being built, a project that was completed in 2015.
Two of the ponds on the property are stocked with fish, and there are two deer stands, as well as a 300-yard shooting range.
If a buyer wanted to maximize the usage of the vast acreage, “It could be expanded to have cattle operations,” Unruh says.
Whatever the new owner decides to do with the property, everything is ready for a seamless move-in.
“It really could be a vacation getaway for individuals or corporations. Or it could even be a home that maybe several families timeshare together,” Unruh suggests. “The perfect buyer is somebody who just wants to enjoy the finer things in life.”