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Lawrence Preservation Alliance
642 Louisiana

642 Louisiana
19th Century Gambrel-roofed Victorian

This 110-year-old, gambrel-roofed house is a contributing structure to the Old West Lawrence Historic District and has been restored to Kansas State Historical specifications.  However, it now includes all the high quality amenities wanted today by the most discriminating home buyer.   A new rear addition includes a spacious kitchen with keeping room and a large master suite.  Large rooms with plenty of windows provide lots of light in this three plus bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home.  It has all new plumbing and wiring with high-efficiency heating and cooling.  You must see this home to appreciate all it has to offer: 

  • Vintage brick front sidewalk has many patterns from history
  • Beautiful mahogany front door with thermally insulated cut glass
  • Extra-wide stairs lead to tiger wood front porch spanning the width of the house
  • Original pine woodwork and doors provide vintage patina
  • Plaster and lath walls masterfully restored
  • Incredible central stairway with back stair leading to keeping room
  • Oak floors throughout the first two levels
  • Large first floor master with bathroom and walk-in closet
  • Jet tub in master and tank-less hot water for endless supply
  • Spacious second floor bath with free-standing soaking tub
  • Third floor office & media room pre-wired for surround sound and projection TV
  • Security system tied into the fire alarms and motion sensors
  • New, oversized two-car garage with alley access
  • Original cistern fed by north half of roof pumps to exterior faucets