Preservation Personals: Kansas Castle Seeks Royal Family
With 17 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, I’m a Wichita, Kansas, castle fit for a king, a large extended royal family, and maybe a small army to go with them.
Between my main building and carriage house I total over 13,000-square feet of historic hardwood floors, Grecian fireplaces, turret rooms, and more. Known as Campbell Castle, I was designed by prominent Boston architect Alfred Gould in 1886 for a local cattle baron who wanted a Romanesque castle like those in the United Kingdom. And certain pieces date back even further. That Grecian fireplace I mentioned is over 600 years old, and my 280-year-old staircase was imported from London. I’ve also got antique stained glass windows from Germany and a hand-cut Vermont slate roof.
By now some modern day luxuries have been added, like six Jacuzzis and an updated kitchen featuring a 12-burner gas stove and two double commercial refrigerators. My historic elegance remains intact, though; 12 of the bedrooms have antique fireplaces and the walls still feature their native limestone.
I’ve been used as a bed and breakfast, wedding venue, and private residence. But with so much space I’d also be perfect for offices, a restaurant, spa, and more.
The beautiful Riverside neighborhood is lovely as well. I’m just across the Little Arkansas River from Oak Park and a short walk from the Botanica Gardens and the Wichita Art Museum. There’s lots to discover inside and out. See more here.