Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Kansas - Esther's Cottage
Walk to Everything at Kansas University
Charming and cozy antique cottage offers shiny new finish on oak floors, original wood doors, windows, trim, and many fixtures and details, including the classic bear-claw tub (with shower.) Modern enhancements include 12 x 14 screened porch, central air and heat, and off-street parking. Two queen beds in two rooms on the main floor. A full bed is available in the little bedroom upstairs.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Cory and Cindy Brinkerhoff
My wife and I have lived in Lawrence for almost 50 years; attended Lawrence High (where we met) and KU; raised two great kids (now grown and gone out into the world,) and enjoyed reasonable success in the real estate business for the past 33 years. We bought this house 30 years ago because it is special. Charming. Quaint. Great light. Good vibe. And, of course, the location is awesome.
Cory and Cindy Brinkerhoff purchased this cottage in 1983
Why Cory and Cindy Brinkerhoff chose Kansas
Lawrence is a very special town. Historic, eclectic, intelligent, goofy, vibrant, fun. KU brings much to the long list of reasons to visit Lawrence, and this darling little cottage could not be more connected to KU. This one-and-a-half story cottage, built during the Great Depression for a woman who would become both important to KU, and historic on her own merits, is as close to the heart of KU's main campus as the Chancellor's Residence, which is just around the corner.
What makes this cottage unique
This is the home of Esther Twente, early educator in social work, and the namesake of the building currently housing KU's School of Social Welfare. Esther's name, engraved in brass, still adorns the front door here. In 1970, she was inducted into the University of Kansas Women's Hall of Fame. Read her bio and all about her very accomplished life, just google: KU Women's Hall of Fame, Esther Twente.
This house is not just old, it is antique. We love it's feel, it's comforting ambiance. The many large windows allow sunlight to flood the house during the day, while its modest proportions provide a comforting, cozy feeling at night. The neighborhood, composed almost entirely of bungalows, cottages, and other small single-family homes built in the 1930's and 40's, remains quiet, and nearly still, day and night, year 'round. (The neighbors insist on it.)