Pick of the Week – Sunset Hill Loose Park Estate Home
I receive a huge amount of real estate emails. Sometimes they are from vendors trying to sell me terrible recipe postcards with my photo plastered all over them to mail to my clients (I will never do that to you!), but mostly I receive property flyers. Their messages are diluted and I rarely notice them anymore – not so with this property which caught my eye immediately. I have posted their flyer below…
This home is for sale with the Smart Team at Prudential, and is currently listed at $2,750,000. VIEW LISTING I recognize this house from my trips to the Loose Park Rose Garden. It is simple and beautiful, and I love the use of the local limestone construction which makes it feel like a natural beauty.
According to the Kansas City Public Library’s Missouri Valley Collections website, the firm who designed this residence also designed some of the most important architecture in Kansas City. Other notable projects attributed to White & White include the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Federal Courts Building, Kansas City Life Insurance Company Building, Mercy and Providence Hospitals, City Hall, Southwest High School, Swope Memorial, and the Jackson and Wyandotte County Courthouses. Below is an image of City Hall, which was designed by Wight & Wight in the Art Deco style that was so popular in the 1930’s when the building was commissioned. It is strange to think that City Hall cost about 6 million to build at the time, and now this home is worth about half of that amount.
Image of City Hall above, courtesy of the Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library
If you are in the market to see this home or any other home listed for sale in Kansas City with any company, I can help. Just give me a shout and we will get started.
Love the house, hate what they’ve done to the kitchen. If I had the money to buy this lovely home, I would gut the kitchen and redesign to more in keeping with when the house was built, but with modern, efficient appliances. Maybe if I hit the Powerball!