Size: 4,919 square feet
Price per square foot: $142
Indoors: The current owner bought the property 17 years ago, when it bore the marks of a disco-era renovation, including mirrored walls and ceilings in several rooms. (Some mirrors remain.) He refinished the floors and millwork, redid the kitchen, put in a new powder room with a heated floor and developed a third-floor apartment. He also added central air-conditioning and a new water heater.
The refinished front door with fanlight and sidelights ushers you into a vestibule with a vintage tile floor and an elaborately framed wall mirror (Edwardian, not Bee Gees). The vestibule doglegs into a hallway with partially mirrored walls. Straight ahead is a dining room wrapped in windows to which the owner has added shutters with slim, geometric dividers. An Art Deco-style light fixture with an opalescent circle of glass hangs from the ceiling. To the right, a doorway leads into a long living room with a tiled wood-burning fireplace at one end. A media room is at the end of the hall, just beyond the front staircase; it contains the renovated powder room, which has black floor tile and a floating stainless-steel sink.
To the right of the staircase, a smaller hallway leads to a butler’s pantry with vintage wood cabinets and a sink embedded in a marble countertop. An archway opens this room to the new kitchen, which has white cabinets with granite countertops and walls faced in white subway tile. Another archway leads to a mudroom partially walled in glass block (another legacy from the previous renovation).
Four grand bedrooms with hardwood floors and walk-in closets are on the second floor. The master bedroom is at the rear of the house and opens to a sunroom with checkerboard floors that can also be reached through French doors from the landing, at the head of the main staircase. (It connects to a balcony that overlooks the back garden.) The master shares a bathroom with an adjacent corner bedroom with blue walls. The two other bedrooms have use of a hall bathroom with a vintage pedestal sink and floor tile and a walk-in shower.
The core of the third floor is an apartment with a living room, bedroom, full kitchen and bathroom with a combined tub and shower and laundry hookups. There are multiple closets as well as several crawl spaces under the eaves.
The house also has a basement workshop, laundry room and half bathroom.
Outdoor space: A deep veranda with dog-head drain spouts and urn-shaped planters wraps around the front and one side of the building. In the walled backyard are a large, raised deck, a pergola with a bench, a fieldstone patio and a pair of koi ponds. A wide driveway leads to a detached two-car garage.
Taxes: $7,607 (2020)
Contact: Brian Egan or Mickey Coulter, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, 913-952-6986; livinkc.kansascityhomes.com
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