House of the Week – Original Condition “Time Capsule” Tudor off Ward Parkway

One of my favorite blogs, Retro Renovation, has a term for homes that have been maintained, but remain the original cosmetic condition – time capsule homes. Unfortunately, these homes are more commonly referred to as the potentially offensive yet ubiquitous term, grandma houses. Well, I hate to offend anyone, but this is one of those properties and I love it. Wouldn’t it be so fun to buy this home and be able to decide which original features to keep and which to modernize? I hope that whoever buys it will lovingly and creatively restore it. I would hate to see a flipper turn it into a Home Depot special for some quick cash.

The traditional Tudor exterior is so stately and pretty:Tudor front
I love a screened porch (and check out those cool chairs to the middle/left in the photo):Porch
Just imagine this large living room with fresh paint and hardwoods:

Living Room

Tons of potential in this large kitchen across rear of home:


Large Upstairs Bedroom (awe, look at that old fashioned blue trim and wallpaper):


Retro baths are so hip again. Just look at that subway tile, white, polished chrome, and graphic wallpaper:

Retro BathThis home is currently for sale at a price of $425,000, listed with Suellen Dice at Better Homes and Gardens Kansas City Homes. Considering the location – this could be a great opportunity for someone. Let me know if you want to see it or have any questions.

About the Author

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

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