It was built as a school house in 1870, built from heavy timber and stone from nearby quarries. It was the first school in the town of Melvern, which sits in the north east corner of the state, not all that far from Kansas City. After the town had grown, and a railroad was laid next to the school, the building was abandoned. Then for a while, it was used by the town as a meeting place, a church, and finally was sold as a private home to a family with 10 children. The building became an inn in 1985, until Deserae and her husband bought the home as a restoration project.
It wasn't their first project house, and the couple set in to make this building that had been used to teach and feed and house and convene, into a private, quiet, and beautiful home. And that's exactly what they did.
A total of 43 photos accompany the listing - but here are a few of my favorite:
If you're interested in purchasing the home, contact Deserae through her blog, or the listing realtor. More information is also available in the listing here.