909 Walnut, in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, was originally built in 1932 for Fidelity National Bank & Trust. In 2004, it was repurposed to a multifamily residential building. Today, the new owners of this historic building are looking to update the building entry and common areas. The renovation includes expanding visibility from the existing building entry into the lounge, adding a coffee bar, fireplace, additional seating, and increasing the connection to the leasing office. In the basement, the existing fitness area will have new finishes throughout, and an existing unfinished space will become a new game room including poker, shuffleboard, billiards, and TV lounge.
The original Art Deco style of the building continued to inspire for the new design. The Art Deco styling is represented with new brass metal finishes, richly finished American Walnut trim, repurposed marble slabs, and geometric patterns. Much of the original historic fabric of the building is still intact in the lobby and is being maintained throughout these updates.
NSPJ provided the architecture and assisted in the interior design.
Lowery Design Group