This project is about ready to be listed. We are indescribably proud of the energy and effort we put into this property to maintain the integrity of this 100-year-old shirtwaist home. It is in a fantastic location just a few blocks South of the coveted Union Hill neighborhood and will have an easy connection to hop onto the Kansas City Streetcar as the expansion continues down Main Street. This property is ideal for anyone who wants the luxury of their own house with easy access to downtown Kansas City.
The renovation of this house was not an easy project to tackle, however, we wanted to stay true to our mission and make environmentally sound decisions. This meant we took time to hold an estate sale to sell off then donate remaining belongings in the house rather than send everything to a landfill. We replaced all the windows to reduce energy loss and ensured all the new appliances carried an energy star rating. Instead of tearing out the interior down to the studs; we worked to preserve original lathe and plaster, trim and flooring where possible. This reduced waste and also maintained the character and charm.
The following are some before and after pictures of some of the improvements. If you would like to know more about this property you can text 1632 to (913)246-5566
One of the first tasks to this project was reinforcing the main beam in the basement of the house to ensure it will continue to be structurally sound for another century. The house had a noticeable droop in the middle and walls were cracking and some doors were not level because of this. Then, throughout the main floor we refinished the wood floors and trim. We fixed the pocket door between the dining room and office and opened part of the wall between the kitchen and dining room. We removed the drop ceiling and paneling, updated all of the electrical and added new light fixtures.
Beyond opening the kitchen to the dining room, we also reduced the full bathroom to a powder room in order to add more cabinet and counter top space into the kitchen. The new cabinets, counter tops, tile and paint compliment the classic design of the property. It was important to us to maximize the kitchen design to include the most storage space as possible while not interfering with the back entrance to the house or basement door. We overcame this challenge while still maintaining the big open feeling everyone desires in a kitchen.
The office is on the main floor with access from three doorways; the front hall, dining room pocket door or the kitchen. It was also a victim of the drop ceiling and paneling. We also had some damage to the wood floors in this room which was able to be remedied to blend.One of the greatest improvements to Midtown Blue is the addition of a master suite. Fortunately this room already had a grand size walk in closet which we know is not always the case in houses built in this era. Once the clutter was cleared we were able to construct a plan to open a doorway between two bedrooms to add an en suite bathroom. The second bedroom (the blue room) also provided a stairway to finish the attic into livable space. The master suite is stunning and we are slightly jealous of the future homeowner who will get to lay their head down here each night.
This house will hit the market very soon so if you or someone you know is interested in a fantastic midtown location with a house you can be confident is redeveloped with integrity reach out to EcoLiving Property. If you would like to know more about this property you can text 1632 to (913)246-5566.