Brookside. Prairie Village. Fairway. Explore the Kansas City Metro like never before during KC Design Week’s Homes by Architects Tour. See four homes built or renovated by local architects and learn about their unique details from the people that designed them.
** Photography not permitted inside the homes.Tour restricted to ages 12 and up.
This project is a full interior renovation to a 1500 sf 1950’s ranch in Prairie Village, KS. The goal of this project was to rework the existing floor plan to create distinct rooms while creating continuous space. This was achieved by bisecting the plan with a wall of deep poché that houses the new master bedroom closets and the appliance | pantry wall of the kitchen. This wall creates a deep jamb condition further defining the rooms while maintaining an open, clear spatial relationship.
Originally used to store the carriages, the basement was mostly unfinished at the start of the project. The client wanted to expand the usable space, adding bedrooms and entertaining space. In the course of removing very thin cracked slab we discovered we could lower the floor a little more than 6" and level it. Existing brick and stone was sandblasted, sealed and left exposed. Natural materials and textures combine to create a space that feels warm but also very contemporary. A unique acoustical ceiling highlights the dining table and provides some sound deadening. All in all,it includes 2 new bedrooms, new bath, 2 new entertainment areas, dining room, bar, wine and cigar room.
All homes on the tour were designed by AIA Kansas City Member Firms and selected by special committee. KCDW will correspond with ticket holders regarding the addresses of the homes closer to the event.
The 6000 Residence is a 4,000 square foot complete exterior/interior renovation with partial rebuild completed in 2017. As you enter the home, the dining and living area are anchored by a screen and stair that expresses the verticality of the space. Adjacent to the stair is a dual sided fire place with custom casework that defines the kitchen. As you travel up the stair you open up into a master suite that encompasses the entire floor. If you travel downstairs you enter a space made for entertaining. An exquisite custom bar anchors a hip space to hang with family and friends. The custom casework and metal work by Studio Build serves as a compliment to the owners chic art pieces.
The original farm home on this site was a fixture for decades; well established in the community’s mind. However, years of use and neglect had taken a toll on the original structure and the various additions to the home over the years did not enhance the situation. Rather than just construct ‘any’ new home on the site, the goal was to create a new home that paid homage to the original farmhouse … and so began the design concept that is known today as ‘Nall Farmhouse’.