The Riverside Mansion Fails to Sell at Auction
The extremely impressive Riverside Mansion in Wichita, Kansas failed to sell at auction on December 18, 2012. It was constructed in 1888 by Colonel Burton Harvey Campbell, and was originally modeled after a Richardsonian Romanesque Scottish castle and features a host of original architectural elements and details. The Wichita Eagle notes that the current owners renovated the castle in 1994, and turned the second and third floors into an 11-room bed & breakfast.
A news release from the auction company, J.P. King, said 47 potential buyers had been interested in the historic castle but only three registered bidders were present at the auction. The Wichita Eagle also noted that the owners will continue to try and find a buyer for the 124-year old landmark. Unique features of the home include a 250-year old staircase imported from London, a 650-year old Grecian fireplace, and Spanish chevalier lamps. For more information & pictures on this fabulous home please click here.