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The House that Jack Built, Kansas
Property Types: Residential, Homes, Cabin, Recreational, Commercial

$149,000 / 13.00 Acres / Available

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Property Summary

$149,000
Total Acres: 
13.00
ID #: 
Closest Town: 
Dorrance
Property Type: 
Residential, Homes, Cabin, Recreational, Commercial

Activities & Amenities

Development Potential
Hotel/B&B/Resort
House/Cabin
Outfitting/Guide Service
Recreational Business

Land Details

Total Acres: 
13.00
Zoning: 
Agricultural
Source of Lot Size: 
Survey

Building Details

Homes: 
0
Bedrooms: 
0
Bathrooms: 
0
Year Built: 
1915-pre
Outbuildings: 
0

Property Description

The House that Jack Built

+/- 13 acres

Property Location: This tract lies 9 miles South of Dorrance, KS and only 4 miles Northeast of Dubuque, KS.

Legal Description:

A +/- 13 acre tract in S20, T15, R11W - RUSSELL COUNTY

Land/Structure: Listed for sale is a one-of-a-kind property known as The House that Jack Built, also known as The House of Seven Gables. These 13 acres in Russell County Kansas are well known to the local communities as a historical landmark. Located a short 9 miles from Dorrance, KS as well as Interstate 70, this property is a perfect candidate for a hunting lodge base camp, vacation getaway, wedding venue/event space, a bed & breakfast, or your very own personal residence! Sitting only 20 miles north of the famous Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, 15 miles south of Wilson Lake, and with thousands of acres of walk in hunting within 10 minutes of this property, this area of the magnificent Smoky Hills has something to offer to any outdoorsman. The southern 4 acres of this tract is comprised of some well established expired CRP. In addition, a seasonal creek cuts the northern property line adding some character and terrain to the parcel.

History: The property was homesteaded in 1876 by John "Jack" Chegwidden, originally from England and his wife Mary Ann Mitchell Chegwidden of Norway. The House of Seven Gables was constructed in 1900 while the family was living in the underground "dugout", which is located directly east of the home. The house was built from native limestone that was quarried from a farm just south of this location. It has become known as The House of Seven Gables due to the way the roof is constructed. The limestone structure has a very distinct, seven gable roof design, thus the name, The House of Seven Gables. In addition to the roof design, the house itself has some very unique and custom limestone engraving and etching that adds a lot of character to the property. This property does qualify as a state and national historical site if a buyer wished to apply.  This property just oozes with phenomenal stories and history!

Property Features:

  • One-of-a-kind underground wine cellar/smoke house/ or bar area
  • Rural, Post Rock water
  • County road accessible
  • Electric and water utilities readily available


Please contact Connor Williams with Hayden Outdoors at 620-617-6300, for more information on this property or to schedule a private showing.

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