One of My Favorite Brookside Homes is for Sale

The listing states, “A home of uncommon presence and taste”, and this is no lie. This home is situated on a corner lot, with the home placed at an angle so that the front door faces the corner. It creates an old-fashioned stately feel to the house, especially when combined with the beautiful brick, limestone trim, and charming architectural details at every turn. There is an eagle above the door, the house number is etched onto the mail slot on the house next to the front door, and even the door handle and peephole cover looks to be made of a carved metal (bronze I think). The interior has just as many splendid surprises such as lavender porcelain fixtures in the hall bath, leaded stained glass, archways, stunning stained woodwork, built-in elements, and old English/Tudor style light fixtures. I would categorize this home in the Tudor Revival architectural style, but the squared off portion in the front reminds me of an old English castle and I think it might be more reminiscent of the Romanesque style.

I regularly walk by the home on my walks, and have admired it for years. This home was a joy to tour, and it reminds me of why I love my job.

This home is listed for sale in MLS with Reece and Nichols, Cindy Thompson. Currently priced at $335,000. 202 E. 68th Street, Kansas City, MO 64131 (VIEW LISTING & PHOTOS).

About the Author

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

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