Six bedrooms, seven baths, over 8,000 square feet in a beautiful old neighborhood filled with big trees. There is even a fountain across the street from the front door. The black and white foyer wallpaper is dreadful, but that's easy enough to fix.
Tasteful friends, here is what one million dollars can get you in Topeka
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 13, 2021 4:10 AM|
The dark wood throughout is very 90s. I also don't get the first photo. The tree branches in the shot make the house look much smaller than it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||October 12, 2021 3:30 AM|
Landscaping is nice, but that's it.
Weird distracting wallpaper. Middle-class big garage door out front. Fireplace with awkward proportions. Rooms that just don't seem comfy.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 12, 2021 3:55 AM|
It's just as bland as Topeka. Nice enough I guess, but no style whatsoever.
It reeks of a culture where you need to look unfashionable and basic because any sense of style is sneered at and ridiculed.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 12, 2021 3:59 AM|
This is a family-friendly community. We believe only in our savior. What you call literal violence, we call an abomination.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 12, 2021 4:38 AM|
@r3, Yep, just as dull as the location
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 12, 2021 6:01 AM|
No. Not even for $1.00. And that red room with the rocking chair is for sure haunted.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 12, 2021 6:07 AM|
If I had $1 million in Topeka, I'd move to Wichita.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 12, 2021 6:14 AM|
Wichita is horrible and filled with deplorables.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 12, 2021 3:08 PM|
Like You’d Catch Me In Topeka - That’s A Big NO WAY!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 12, 2021 3:33 PM|
I like it except for the fact that it is in Topeka.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||October 12, 2021 3:50 PM|
I wouldn't pay a mil for Topeka itself.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||October 12, 2021 3:53 PM|
It's in the "coveted Westboro neighborhood" which sounds like it's near Westboro Baptist, so....
|by Anonymous||reply 12||October 12, 2021 3:56 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 12, 2021 3:58 PM|
It says it was built in 1937 but it must have been redone in the 1990s.
Someone needs to do some 'splainin about the foyer.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 12, 2021 3:58 PM|
[quote] It's in the "coveted Westboro neighborhood" which sounds like it's near Westboro Baptist, so....
Google maps says that house is about a mile away from WBC.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 12, 2021 4:23 PM|
I don't like when the garage door faces the street. When I'm puttering around in my garage with the door open, I want some privacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 12, 2021 4:28 PM|
The Westboro Baptist "Church" co-opted the Westboro name decades ago to appear more upscale. It's not even in the Westboro neighborhood.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 12, 2021 4:58 PM|
R10, the reason it is only one million dollars is because it is in Topeka. If it was in a major metropolitan area, it would be six million.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 12, 2021 5:00 PM|
Wait, R18. Are you saying location is a factor in real estate?
Tell us more.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 12, 2021 5:07 PM|
According to Google Maps the WBC is only one block north of the Westboro neighborhood, and it's only 0.7 miles from the house, about four blocks due north of the house with a little jog to the west.
I'm not saying the house is in any way related to WBC but I'm not sure why people are trying to say it's not close, when it definitely is.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 12, 2021 5:10 PM|
BROWN kitchen cabinets????
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 12, 2021 5:12 PM|
No thanks, I’d rather live in the Keene NH one.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 12, 2021 5:13 PM|
This isn't horseshoes, R20. "Close" doesn't count. The Westoboro neighborhood northern boundary is south of the cult. Go look at Zillow; there aren't anything close to million dollar houses around the cult compound.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 12, 2021 5:15 PM|
The wallpaper is ok. The ceilings are too low for the room sizes. The kitchen is ugly. The tile and carpet floors are unremarkable. It's a newer construction house that lacks the character of my 1926 2400 square foot home.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 12, 2021 5:16 PM|
r23, I didn't say it was in the Westboro neighborhood, I said it was one block north of it, and it is.
When I said it was "close" I very obviously and clearly was saying the house is close to the church, which it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 12, 2021 5:19 PM|
The ceilings are too low. I'd always feel like I'm going to bump my head.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 12, 2021 5:24 PM|
R24 Year built 1937
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 12, 2021 5:45 PM|
It wouldn't take much to modernize the interior, relatively cheaply. The carpet obviously has to go (and there's a lot of it), wallpaper as OP states is also a goner, the kitchen has high quality wood cabinetry but the dark wood is dated. You could get them repainted professionally and change the hardware to completely update the look without having to rip out the kitchen, also love the Sub Zero (?) fridge (that's a 25k fridge right there) and built ins. Stove weirdly doesn't match. I also do not like the dated tile inside but one thing at a time I suppose. That, along with fresh paint which is a must anyway, would make this interior half decent. Outside is fine, however all that acreage and no pool?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 12, 2021 5:58 PM|
I've never been to Topeka. Is it wonderful?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 12, 2021 6:02 PM|
Why do DLers rhapsodize over houses that are made for large families?
The house has nothing special going for it beyond the low price point, which I suspect was much lower three years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||October 12, 2021 6:03 PM|
The wallpaper in the foyer I could live with. What is far worse is the mirrored walls in the dining room - yuck!
the interior is not great, but bar the dining room I could live with it while changing it bit by bit.
It was built in 1937 as R27 points out, but has been updated and badly. I'd want to try and return it to its 1937 look as far as possible
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 12, 2021 10:33 PM|
I hadn't noticed the mirrored walls, but agree it would be a lot warmer with just paint and artwork.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 12, 2021 10:39 PM|
I refuse to consider a house with a garage in front.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 12, 2021 10:40 PM|
Yes, r31, it’s had a Home Depot makeover. Shame.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 12, 2021 10:41 PM|
Everything about this house is hideous. I'd rather live in that campy mid century trailer outside Baltimore that gets posted here every few months.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 12, 2021 10:42 PM|
I can just imagine the oversized seasonal wreathes and "live, laugh, love" decor.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 12, 2021 10:44 PM|
At least the garage is set back and isn't projected halfway down the driveway like with so many houses. I never understand why builders DO that. Who wants to have the most prominent feature of the facade of a house be an ugly garage? I know it makes the driveway shorter, but so what.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 12, 2021 10:48 PM|
Horrible house. Everything in it is off, and as another poster mentioned anything1937 was put in a dumpster and rebuilt in low-ceilinged tract house.
If standard and ordinary were marks of luxury, this one hits a jackpot.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 12, 2021 11:05 PM|
The biggest sin was covering up the hardwood floors with wall-to-wall carpeting.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 12, 2021 11:56 PM|
R37 The attached two-car garage with that huge door in American tract homes starting in the 5Os is no accident. It's supposed to say prosperity.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 13, 2021 4:10 AM|