The renovated & well-maintained 4BR, 1.5BA, Bsmt, 4-BAY Car detached Garage, 2.5 Story home is located in a fantastic
SW neighborhood in the Topeka High School District at 230 SW Woodlawn Ave in Historic Potwin Place. The 2,034 SF
home is priced at $190,500 to sell quickly. There are no Special Taxes or HOA fees.
Realtors bring us an offer and you make your commission plus get an additional $1,500 bonus. Don’t miss out!!!
The large covered natural wood porch with ceiling fan refinished like a DR floor, original heavy solid oak front door,
attractive landscaping & mature trees welcome you home!
This is a lot of house for the money with plenty of room to roam on three floors with a large unfinished basement with
lots of storage space. This comfortable, spacious home is vacant & READY-TO-MOVE-IN. Potwin is among the oldest
areas of Topeka containing larger & higher quality homes. There are a limited number of sales of this size &
quality each year.
Every room was renovated to both preserve historic features & add unique modern features in the kitchen/bathroom/family
room/bedroom with updated plumbing & electrical with 3 direct wired smoke detectors.
The huge light & bright Formal Living Room is wonderful for entertaining family & friends with hardwood floors &
Wine and dine in your large Formal DR with hardwood floors. It is wonderful for entertaining family & friends on special
occasions or holidays. The DR opens to both the Formal LR & Family Room--ALL Connected directly to a large eat-in Kitchen.
Cook up your favorite gourmet dishes in the REMODELED KITCHEN with Skylight/Lots of Countertop Space including a
breakfast eating area & Dutch Door leading out to Deck overlooking backyard & large Patio area. The deck & the patio
area is ideal space to entertain, relax or BBQ while you keep an eye on the kids or pets playing in the back yard.
AMAZING Family Room with 4 ft.-WIDE WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE with Welenco Front/Fan can warm the entire Family
Room. It is a perfect room for a buyer's large flat screen setup.
Refinished hardwood floors throughout home w/carpeting in Family Room & 3rd floor/4th BR, & most of all the original
Oak refinished to natural wood.
YOUR DREAM BATHROOM with Double Shower/Self-Cleaning STEAMBATH unit Entire bathroom constructed for steam
bath w/green rock, tile, polyurethane natural wood cabinets & trim throughout with privacy curtain behind the window!
Also a stereo shelf under roomy medicine cabinet with a separate outlet for music. Lots of shelving storage for toiletries.
A half bath sits off of the Family Room.
A Very Fun 2-Door Kids' Klubhouse L-Kloset on 3rd floor is begging for younger children to enjoy it.
The huge garage also has vertical storage & the long driveway offers off street parking. Added security with steel plates in door jams
(both house & garage) as well as electrical lock-down for garage separately.
There is plenty of room for your garden.
2012 one-layer roof & flat section has Industrial Roofing. Newer 95% efficient Central/Heating, 2013 AC/Heating unit
installed in 3rd floor 4th BR EFFICIENCY tag reads average year-round usage at $68/YEAR! (approx. $5.67/month)
A Whole House Inspection is scheduled for your peace of mind.
The home is being Sold As Is with a 2-10 Home Warranty for your peace of mind with an acceptable offer! You’ll be happy
knowing your home is protected with the most trusted Home Warranty Service Agreement available!
Why wait? Topeka area values are stable, interest rates are low & homes are affordable.
The home is conveniently located close to shopping, schools, hospitals, and recreational facilities. From SW Washburn Ave,
go West on Willow Ave to Woodlawn Ave, turn North to address past two roundabouts. The Historic Potwin Place is VOTED
BEST NEIGHBORHOOD in Topeka for many years running.
Come on out, enjoy the good life and tour this incredible home that shows great! This is not a Drive by. You must see the
inside. All showings require an appointment. Call me today to arrange a private showing on your behalf.
The Potwin Place Historic District is an area which derives its distinctive identity from the layout of Greenwood &
Woodlawn Avenues, from the deep setback of the residences which line these streets, & from the design character of the
Both Greenwood & Woodlawn Avenues are wide arteries that run north from Willow to Grove. Where they meet these two
termini & where they intersect the three arteries that run through the area from west to east (West First, West Second, &
West Third streets) are situated small circular parks around which vehicular traffic must flow. In contrast, the surrounding
residential neighborhoods adhere to a simple grid arrangement of streets.
Originally dirt thoroughfares, both avenues were subsequently paved with bricks. Only Woodlawn Avenue retains its brick
surface as Greenwood's has been asphalted. Brick sidewalks are also found on many blocks in Potwin Place Historic District.
Many of the curbs in the area are formed with limestone blocks. Also unlike the situation in surrounding neighborhoods
is the relatively deep setback enjoyed by most of the residences facing on Greenwood Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue.
To a large degree, this has resulted from the relatively generous proportions of the original lots here. Even when divided
in half, as has occurred throughout the area, these lots are large in comparison to those occupied by residences on
The residences in Potwin Place Historic District are distinguished from those in surrounding areas by virtue of design
character. Unusual for Topeka is the high percentage of 19th-century designs which survive along the two main avenues
of the district. These are generally two or two & one-half story frame structures with multiple roof gables, varied massing
that emphasizes offset projections, & large one story verandahs. It is difficult to assign stylistic designations to these
buildings. Much of the detailing is Queen Anne in character — fish scale shingles in the gables, turned posts & balusters,
windows with panes of stained glass along the borders — while Shingle style inspired features such as pent gables,
grouped windows & curved or bowed shingled surfaces are also evident. But regardless of detailing, these residences
are predominantly large front gable forms with subsidiary extensions flanking or skirting them. They are, very simply,
late Victorian suburban residences.
Some of the very first residences built in Potwin Place Historic District were clearly Italianate in character, a reflection of
mid-Victorian tastes for designs that had clear associational reference to a period or place. But most of the buildings
constructed in the area during the 19th-century evidence an attraction to the vaguer images of domesticity &
commodiousness that belonged to the midcentury's concept of the farmhouse & that in the later decades of the
century became an important ideal in Queen Anne & Shingle style designs.
Early twentieth-century development in Potwin Place Historic District is evident in large two or two & one-half story frame
residences that also possess large front porches.
Through its physical features Potwin Place Historic District clearly evidences a distinctive aspect of suburban development
in Topeka, Kansas, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Charles Wolcott Potwin, a banker from Zanesville, Ohio,
purchased 70 acres of land located west of Topeka from S.K. Cross in 1869.
Reportedly, two hundred elms were also planted along Woodlawn and Greenwood, perhaps to give some credence to the
leafy allusions of the street names.