This week I’ve decided to highlight a great area of our city, the old Historic Northeast. I have some buyers who are purchasing a home in that area, so I have been spending some quality time there recently. It’s located just a little bit to the east of the River Market area in downtown Kansas City. Just take Independence Avenue (about the equivalent of 5th Street), to the east and you are there. The Kansas City Museum is located here, and you’ll find a great mix of ethnic cultures and businesses. Take a little drive down Gladstone Boulevard and see some beautiful turn of the century homes and mansions, then run into the museum.
Out of the many I saw, I picked this house at 136 S. Kensington because of the awesome price, the excellent condition, and the charm. This 4 Bedroom Shirtwaist has been lovingly restored and it looks gorgeous – it’s totally move-in ready. It’s got a large updated kitchen, a beautiful dining room with cool original architectural ceiling details, three bedrooms on the second floor with laundry facilities, plus a large bedroom on the third floor which would also be great as an office, art studio or a playroom. As a bonus, the previous owners put alot of work into the deck and backyard – it is so pretty and private.