Blog Archives: Brookside
The Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Brookside St. Patrick’s Day “Warm-Up” Parade, held on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, is one of our favorite neighborhood traditions.
Friday Links – A New Home Development in Prairie Village, A Brookside Shop Closes
In this edition of Friday Links, we check in on a new home development in Prairie Village, and mourn the closing of one of my favorite Brookside shops.
Shopping for Retro Mid-Century Furniture in Kansas City
After 12 years in our little white Brookside Cape Cottage, it is time to redecorate. Next on the list? Living room chairs. Fortunately, we found some great options at J’adore, one of my favorite neighborhood shops.
Brookside Real Estate Market Remains Strong
I examined some recent Brookside home sales data, looking for trends in the market. What I found is a market that remains strong.
New Playground Design Coming to Arbor Villa Park in Brookside’s Armour Hills Neighborhood
The playground at Arbor Villa Park is currently under construction with a new playground design and all new equipment, and I couldn’t be happier. I recently contacted Erica Flad, PLA, LEED Green Assoc., who is a
Senior Landscape Architect, Park Planning and Design, in the Parks and Recreation department at the city. Erica is the project manager for the Arbor Villa projet, and she shared some details about the new design with me.
Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a Childrens’ Playhouse Giveaway
On Saturday, I’ll be walking in the Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Parade along with my friends and colleagues from the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes, Plaza Office. In conjunction with the parades, my company participates in the parade committee’s “Go for the Green” fund drive to benefit Harvesters Community Food Bank. Each dollar donated to Harvesters is a chance to win a fully assembled cedar playhouse. Read my post to learn how to make a donation and enter to win the playhouse.
Many New Changes and Developments in Kansas City’s Brookside Neighborhood
All of a sudden, Kansas City’s favorite little charm-filled enclave of Brookside is growing and changing. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the new businesses that are now open, and news on more openings planned for the months ahead.
Staged, Styled, and Sold in Three Days
I am going to take a minute to brag a little bit. Today, a listing of mine sold for 100% of list price, and we received the offer within three days of listing the home online. I am especially proud because, in addition to my normal services, I also managed lighting renovations, chose colors and finishes, and then staged and styled the house.
My Pick of the Week – A Vintage Stunner in Brookside
This recently listed Brookside home is something to behold. Built in 1936, most everything is original, but it doesn’t look worn. It has “pink potties” as I call them, and the neatest vintage kitchen with white steel cabinetry and incredible Belgian glass tile on the walls and ceiling. Take a look!
Donate and Win for Harvesters and St Patrick’s Day
Each year, my office has a float in both the Brookside and Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day parades. We have so much fun doing it, but part of the fun is knowing we are helping others by participating in the Harvesters Food Drive. Once again this year, we’re raising money for Harvesters by selling tickets for a chance to win a children’s playhouse.