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Wichita Castle for Sale

Campbell Castle in Wichita, Kansas, was built in the 1880s by cattle baron Burton Harvey “Barbecue” Campbell. After he died, it was used as home, bed-and-breakfast, and even a high school. The current owners spent $2 million to restore it, and now it’s for sale for $3.5 million.

Today the home is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is “like going back in time,” Hoffman says. Original floors made of walnut, maple, and Canadian mahogany have been restored. Fireplaces that date hundreds of years, shipped in during the original construction, are placed throughout the house as is original stained glass. But the home also includes modern amenities such as air conditioning, six whirlpool tubs, and a two-car garage.

The main house is 10,457 square feet with 13 bedrooms and 15.5 bathrooms. It has a basement apartment that can be used for live-in staff. There’s also a four-bedroom carriage house, where the owners live.

All told, the property has 17 bedrooms, 16 full bathrooms, and three half-baths. Read the history of Campbell Castle, and see more pictures at the real estate listing -Thanks, Hearsetrax!


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