Aren't they gorgeous???
The fireplaces are magnificent in this house with wonderful imported tiles from France on the fire places that you just cannot find the craftsmanship today. This fireplace is in the foyer as you enter the house and features Elk with a lake and mountain in the background. There is even an elk swimming across the lake! It's so beautifully crafted.
See the mallard ducks flying from the water's edge among the cattails?
The replacement stained glass window we commissioned for the Master Suite. The original window had been removed from the home many years ago. I think the stained glass artist did a wonderful job replicating the style of window that would have been in this bedroom.
This is the fireplace in the Master Suite and it is my favorite - I adore it. It features a maiden sitting beside a river with her devoted dog.
The fireplace has carved fish on each side of the mantel.
A closer view of the tiles in the fireplace. This is a tree trunk in the bottom right hand corner.
This is the entrance foyer into the house with double doors with beveled glass windows. A vestibule and then a huge oak door into the house. This would be a wonderful place to display an antique table and floral arrangement.
This is the downstairs living room with refinished walnut floors and huge windows that let in alot of natural light.
This is the dining room between the kitchen and the living room, complete with a lovely granite fireplace with the original mirror and lots of carved wood detail.
A view of the upstairs great room - it's huge with wood floors in a light maple to brighten the space.
Another view of the downstairs foyer.
I love this twin nook - bay window. It would be perfect for a comfy chair, reading lamp, cup of hot tea and a good book.
All you see is the treetops from this vantage point. Wonderful.
The wonderfully unique windows in the third floor retreat.
This is where we started.....this scared off most potential buyers and is why the city contacted us in regards to purchasing the home for a complete restoration. It had wonderful bone structure with outside walls that are 10" thick which keeps the house cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter. It was built to last as most homes of this era.
I am sure that the original builder would be so happy to know that his legacy lives on in Atchison, KS.