1960’s Retro Elegance in Leawood South is My Home of the Week

This stately, elegant, retro home in Leawood South is my home of the week. Photo of exterior of white two story homeSometimes you see a house that you love for the oddest reasons, such as a light fixture. This house in Leawood South was like that for me, and actually so was the house I live in now. When I was house hunting for my current home (way back in 2004), I walked in and saw purple carpet, teal curtains, and horrid wallpaper – but then I saw the dining room. The exposed hardwoods were gleaming underneath one of the coolest light fixtures I had ever seen. Fast forward to today, and I feel similarly about this Leawood South home. As you’ll see in the dining room photo below, it has a circular white retro chandelier – reminiscent of an upside down version of the famous Tulip table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. I probably shouldn’t, but I also love the wallpaper in this house. The patterns are bold and colorful – right up my alley.

Photo of mod table and light

A photo collage showing the dining room light fixture next to the Saarinen Tulip Table

This original, one-owner home was built in 1969 and could use a refresh, but the exterior is lovely and the interior is elegant and interesting. It would be a fun house to renovate and redecorate, and of course Leawood always holds its value. For these reasons, 12614 Cherokee Lane Leawood, Kansas 66209 is my home of the week. Listing courtesy The Kauffman Group with BHG Real Estate Kansas City Homes.
Photo of stairs entry

photo of living room

Photo of Bathrooom

PHoto of family room