This home for sale is the pick of the week for a couple of reasons. First, the location is fabulous. I love the area right in there behind the Kansas City Art Institute, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. This home is just a nice short stroll to all three. Or, for a short time- you can also walk to the Wild Oats Market at 43rd and Main (rumored to be relocating and expanding within the next three years – I hear talk of 51st and Main and/or Downtown). And you really aren’t too far to walk to the Plaza either, though many probably wouldn’t unless it is a gorgeous day and you were wearing your favorite trainers. My second reason for choosing to highlight this home is the historical details and charm of this house. Sure, it doesn’t have a brand new granite kitchen, and there is some serious painting to do – but this house has so much to offer in the details. It has a large amount of living space, beautiful woodwork, stately architecture and a pretty lot. Plus, the bathrooms are probably the coolest vintage baths I have seen – all white/grey marble on the walls and floor, very cool vintage pedestal sinks, and the baths have these intricate old shower heads that are huge – very reminiscent of the rain shower fixtures we see on the shelves today – and I think they might have been made of copper as they have a slight patina but that’s just a guess. One other detail that excited me were the unusual doorknobs. Typically in older homes I see the ones that look like cut crystal or carved metal – but these were like little crystal balls. They are really special.
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