Pick of the Week – Historic 1910 Dutch Colonial Revival in the Countryside ~ Loose Park Area

When I’m stuck in a rut or just feeling uninspired, it always helps me to see a special home. This Dutch Colonial Revival woke me up and made me smile. According to MLS, it was built in 1910, and it appears to have many original architectural and design details intact. Just look at the photos of the windows, beautiful trim detail, and the fireplace. In addition, the ceilings are high and the house was so sunny and bright while I was there. This home is currently for sale with Suzi Duncan of Brookside Real Estate Co.
29 W 53RD St, Kansas City, MO 64112 | MLS# 1848615 - BHG-2

Dutch Colonials are easy to recognize by their curved, barn-shaped roofs. This roof line is officially termed a gambrel roof. According to Wikipedia, a gambrel roof is, ” a symmetrical two-sided roof with two slopes on each side. The upper slope is positioned at a shallow angle, while the lower slope is steep. This design provides the advantages of a sloped roof while maximizing headroom inside the building’s upper level and shortening what would otherwise be a tall roof.” I can detect the steep upper slope and the steep lower pitch in the photo, can’t you? It appears as if it is mimicked on the side as well. Even the shape of the detached garage meets the criteria. What a cool house!

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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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