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Charming Lone Jack Victorian – 10 Acres!

33901 E. Lone Jack Ls Road, Lone Jack, , 64070
  • 2.5 baths
  • 4 beds
  • 3,572 sq ft
  • 10 acres
Date Posted: September 26, 2018



Circa 1883

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About This Old House

Completely restored Turn of the Century Historic Home situated on 10 acres w/mature trees, most original wood-work & beautifully detailed staircases, original front door, completely re-wired and plumbed, zoned hvac with newer systems, newer thermal windows on 2nd level, completely updated kitchen w/island, granite counter-tops, custom cabinetry, walk-in pantry, large formal dining room w/original built-ins & sconce lighting, amazing wood floors, large walk-in closet in master plus tiled shower & claw-foot tub!

The Noel/Shawhan House was built around 1882 by James Noel. Noel was a Civil War veteran and his
cabin was the meeting place that the Confederates used to plan the attack on the Union troops in Lone
Jack in August of 1862. After the war, Noel returned to the farm and built a small frame house directly
behind the location of the current house. In 1882 he started on his grand dream house. Noel’s grandson,
Jim Noel, told me that his grandfather told him that all of the trim and fireplace mantels were milled and
built by hand in the front yard during construction. The grand front staircase is believed to be
mahogany, but the rest of the ornate and original downstairs trim was and still is, hand-grained to look
like exotic wood. The front staircase has never been altered or repainted and the walls along the
staircase are still original plaster. The parlor has been made into a master bedroom and has a beautiful
original mantel. The original mantel is still in the living room and that room has the most ornate hand-
carved baseboard, window, and door trim. The house and several hundred acres was purchased by the

Shawhan family around 1915. This family of Shawhans is related to the founders of the Shawhan
distillery in Lone Jack that moved to Weston, Missouri and is today called the Holladay Distillery. Jim
Shawhan and his wife Mildred lived in the house until their deaths and the house passed to their heirs.
We bought the farm and house in 2010 from the Shawhans and started a nearly two year restoration
project. The house was gutted on all exterior walls and most interior walls, and new foam insulation was
applied to all exterior walls. The roof and roof decking was replaced and the chimneys were tuck
pointed and reflashed. Every inch of wiring and plumbing was replaced. There had been no working
HVAC in the house for decades so two new furnaces and air conditioners were installed as well as all
new air duct work. The upstairs and downstairs are each zoned and heated and cooled separately. All of
the upstairs bedrooms have new thermal windows and there are 6 new windows downstairs. In the
summer of 2017 half of the ornate gingerbread features on the roof eaves were rebuilt and a $7000
paint and scraping job was completed on the exterior as well. The upstairs bedrooms have carpet but all
have original fir flooring under the carpet. The beautiful and unique Victorian carpet in the living room
was loomed in Europe and special ordered for this house.

At the bottom of the grand staircase you can see a picture of James Noel holding his grandson Jim Noel
on his knee in 1918. James was the builder of this beautiful old house and Jim, sadly passed away a
couple of years ago at 99. Jim would have his nurse drive him by to check on our progress in restoring
the house and told me the stories that I have shared with you.

Steven Brown

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