Homes by Architects Tour

Brookside. Prairie Village. Overland Park. Explore the Kansas City Metro like never before during KC Design Week’s Homes by Architects Tour. See 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.

Saturday, April 18
$35 + fees in advance (advance tickets only)
1:00pm - 4:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm Self-guided Tours

Forward Design | Architecture

FD|A was tasked, with a limited budget, to perform an extensive interior and exterior renovation of the residence. After undergoing two previous additions, the existing house was left fragmented and disorganized in both plan and material expression. The house is located along a busy thoroughfare and lacked privacy. The design intent was to modernize the interiors and unify the additions into a single cohesive project. This was accomplished through the use of a wrapping façade, which in turn creates the interior courtyard. The courtyard provides privacy and serves to connect the adjacent living, dining and bedroom spaces.

Overall, FD|A updated the house to a modern palette inside and out within an extremely limited budget. All detailing and material decisions were studied and intentional to elevate the refined spatial quality.

Wendlandt & Stallbaumer

Situated on a wooded corner lot, this reverse story and a half home of contemporary design presents privately to the streetscape with exception of the foyer. Once through the foyer and further into the home, the public spaces feature an open plan of vast window walls with 11 foot ceilings, allowing the interior to capture expansive views of the adjacent rear yards which are both large and wooded. A bedroom and master bedroom with rear portico take advantage of these rear yard views as well. Notable windows of art glass adorn the front elevation while allowing privacy at the interior from the street. 

The lower level, accessed via an open stair within the foyer provides additional family/entertaining space along with two more bedroom suites that daylight to the rear yard. The stair is a stunning design of metal and wood, also acting as a light well to illuminate the lower level recreation room. The interior color palette is of black, brown, tan and white that is both contemporary and warm. The exterior of the home is set off in a palette of blacks and darker brown tones, with stone accents at all four elevations. The entire home, including the vast window walls, is capped by a low 5/12 pitch roof design that breaks to a 2/12 pitch at the eaves, with those eaves extending out nominally four feet beyond the exterior walls.

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