About This 1903 Historic House In Kansas City Missouri
Strong, solid, and well built, this commanding Tudor-style home has the warmth of a Craftsman bungalow–but on the more generous scale one wants for entertaining. The comfort of Mission-style woodwork, from floor to ceiling, encapsulates the formal areas on the first floor, while the flanking sunroom and screened semi-circular porch with garden view provide an airier, more relaxed feeling.
Gourmet meals for one and for many have been created in the step-saving kitchen with pro-grade stainless steel appliances, then served from the adjoining butler’s pantry. Both kitchen and pantry feature Mission-style cabinetry and soapstone countertops for easy care. Ascending the stairs from the spacious foyer to the second floor, one finds a center hall with four bedrooms and a full bath, while on the third floor there are two more bedrooms, a full bath, and a large open room, perhaps once used as a billards or ballroom, now having separate media, exercise, ang gaming/eating areas.
While the home preserves the hallmarks of turn-of-the-nineteenth century luxury (noting the dual gas and electric sconces and the speaker tube on the second floor), it continues to serve the needs of twenty-first urban living.
Photography Credit: VHT Studios – BHG Kansas City Homes