Mission Hills, Kansas
This Prairie Style Contemporary Residence is a classic family home with timeless character located in Mission Hills, Kansas. Settled on a two-acre lot sloping to a wooded creek bed, the house was designed with respect to surrounding properties and neighborhood. The use of Indiana Limestone, Marvin clad windows, smooth natural stucco, and stacked stone terraces create a cohesive and long-lasting exterior. Deep tongue and groove overhangs and low sloped roofs complete the contemporary design.
Two connecting double car garages are partially concealed from street view. An additional guest house structure complements the main house in a slightly less formal manner. Extensive tiered patios provide ample room for outdoor entertaining space and work with the slope of the lot to maximize use. They contain a fire table, fire pit, water fountain, and open stairs leading to the upper balconies. A clay bocce court and generous lawn area complete the outdoor spaces of the home.
The interior has a classic simplicity that is respectful to the proportion and scale of the exterior. Custom created details like the 1″ stainless steel reveal at the ceiling line run throughout the home. Interior walls are white with stained doors, trim, and baseboard. The library displays traditional stained wood and a stone fireplace. Each of the 5 bedrooms has its own defining architectural and design elements. The full scale lower level has a sports bar, catering kitchen, spa with indoor hot tub, steam room, workout room, golf simulator, 2 Olympic ping pong tables, and custom wine cellar. The wine cellars’ distinct stone walls give a contemporary look along with a unique wire storage system holding over 1000 bottles.
A true collaboration from start to finish between client, architect, builder, and interior designer make this home not only beautiful but highly functional and liveable based on the client’s needs.