Ryland House $189,900

Ryland House is a charming Greek Revival, an immaculately maintained early 20th century home in Lexington's Historic Neighborhoods district. It turned 100 years old in January, 2012! A favorite on the annual Historic Homes Tour, it was built by Dr. Caius Tacitus Ryland, one of Lexington's most beloved family doctors. Completely renovated 1999-2000, with working wood burning fireplace, pocket doors, built in bookcases, Kraftmaid kitchen, tiled baths, updated electrical and newer HVAC. Five beautifully appointed bedrooms and three full bathrooms: 3 bedrooms and 1 bath on top floor, Master suite and bath on main floor, and finished basement with kitchenet, bedroom, full bath and storage. Room for half baths in upstairs bedroom closets. Beautiful hardwood floors on ground floor, lovely fir floors upstairs. A successful B&B with a steady customer base due to walking proximity to Wentworth Military Academy. Ryland House has been run as a B&B on a weekends-only basis; full time management would capture the impulse and weekday traffic. Ryland House has a very dry basement suite, finished in 2009, with separate entrance and privacy for manager or customers. The side porch (pictured) was completely weatherproofed and renovated in 2011. Attic is fully floored but unfinished, suitable for children’s room or storage. Separate 2 car "cottage" garage can be updated for additional suite or manager's quarters, if desired. House is freshly painted, has a fully fenced yard (antique wrought iron and picket) and antique gardens - peonies, lilacs, lily-of-the-valley, roses, redbuds, hydrangeas, crepe myrtle, and an amazing dogwood. Price includes professionally designed website (Rylandhouse.net), appliances, and some fixtures; furniture negotiable.


  • Built in 1911
  • Historic Registry
  • 10 years as B&B
  • Last renovation in 2011
  • For Sale By Owner
  • 5 Guest Rooms
  • 3 Guest Bathrooms
  • Lot size: 0.25 acres
  • 10 Parking Spots
  • Has owner's quarters
  • $189,900
  • For Sale By Owner
  • $100.00 avg daily rate

Listing Agent

M Hicklin
8361 Somerset
Unit 301
Prairie Village, KS 66207

Phone: 913-314-1582
email: Ryland8361@gmail.com


1809 Main Street Lexington, MO

Photos (click to enlarge)

A cold winter's day but we are snug by the fireplace.
Our livingroom and entrance to the side porch reading room or office. Built in custom bookcases and cabinets across one wall.  Large, 4' wide original windows all around make this a bright and happy home. View of kitchen and mudroom/office. Walls are of plaster and are faux painted in coffee and cream. Floors are Pergo linoleum.
Kitchen Bar sink A cheerful kitchen with Kraftmaid cabinets, Wilsonart SSV (Solid Surface Veneer) countertops, a separate bar sink and 18" Pergo linoleum floors, set on the diagonal (a very green product). Everyone's favorite room.
Our Diningroom with swing door to the kitchen. Room includes incredible walnut pocket doors. Upstairs landing, room for a writing desk :-)
View from upstairs going to downstairs Basement seating area (with laundry behind screen). Customers love having their own entrance and place to relax, separate from other parties that may be visiting upstairs.
Basement bathroom in former coal room Basement view towards dining area, kitchenet, bathroom and private exit.
Entry Hallway to kitchen and master bath View from master bedroom with dogwood in bloom
The garage and picket fence. The garage door was replaced last summer. View of Ryland House in the summertime. Lush and private.

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