An Inspiring Renovation of a Classic 1930’s Colonial and Craftsman Style Cottage

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.

Houzz Tour: Updates Honor a 1930s Cottage’s History

Traditional Exterior and Dining Room by Gatling Design


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Sarah Snodgrass is a residential real estate agent specializing in Kansas City's historic neighborhoods and enclaves.

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