Showing posts with label Victorian Homes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Victorian Homes. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Victorian Resurrection

This 1893 Victorian on Benton Boulevard has been brought back to life after languishing for years in neglect.  Below see two sets of before/after pictures and then the rest of the house and grounds.  http://www.reecenichols.com/homes-for-sale/327-Benton-Boulevard-Kansas-City-MO-64124-212792307
The house is in the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood in Historic Northeast Kansas City.































Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Historic Northeast Homes - Volume 13 - 506 Wabash Avenue

506 Wabash was built circa 1888 for physician Valcolon W. Mather by Western Lumber Company.  In 1893 John W. Merrill, manager of the Big Four Tea and Coffee Company was listed as the owner. Mr. Merrill was an enigmatic businessman who was known as an avid collector and the house became affectionately known as "The House of Relics."

 Here is the listing:    http://matrix.heartlandmls.com/matrix/shared/S1n8Mbs3l2Dd/506WabashAvenue


             The current occupants are a graphic designer and artist who are moving out of the area.  Most of the house is original...woodwork, pocket doors, tin ceilings, Victorian heater in the kitchen...floors all are from 1888.  














                                                       Victorian heat in the kitchen.

                                                       Their young son has quite the room....








                                              Above and below, second floor hallway.

                                                         Third floor studio.  Creative space.

          An out building in back of the house has been transformed into a meeting area for gatherings.