Appraisal Notices Reveal Shawnee County's Most Valuable Homes

By: Posted by Melissa Brunner
By: Posted by Melissa Brunner

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Shawnee County Appraisers Office recently sent out 2012 property appraisals. The latest numbers show 11 homes in Shawnee County valued at more than $1 million dollars.

The top 5 are all in southwest Topeka.

Leading the list is the Landon Mansion, home of former Westar CEO David Wittig. The house north of Gage Park has topped the list for several years. It's appraised at $2,053,700.

The second house on the list, on SW Camden Road, is appraised at $1,590,990. Records list it as property of the Joyce M. Lutz Trust.

At number three is a home on SW Pinebrook Lane with the listed owner Bruce McPherson. Its appraised value is $1,422,120.

Coming in fourth is a $1,393,510 property on SW Urish Road that's currently the object of a lawsuit filed by Randy Lilley Builders against Daniel Bailey, Jr. A pre-trial hearing on the suit is set for April 17.

The fifth most expensive home is on SW 61st. Appraised at $1,272,590, Raymond Thurlow is listed as the owner.

Property taxes on these top five range from $16,000 to $33,000 a year.


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