Most homes in the core areas of Kansas City (both sides of the state line) are 75 years old or even older. These homes have distinct architecture and personalities, and I love it when I see a renovation honor the age and original style of the home. This feature on Houzz is a beautiful renovation and expansion of a cottage which is a mix of colonial revival and California craftsman styles. Both styles, Colonial and Craftsman can be found in and around Brookside and other areas of Kansas City. I think it also looks a little like the 1.5-story post-war Cape Cods that populate Prairie Village, don’t you? A couple of my favorite features are the dark green window and trim color in a Craftsman palette, and the built-in glass china cabinets in the dining room.