Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The House On Windsor

Purchased last Fall 3227 Windsor Avenue ( c. 1900 ) is undergoing a rebirth with the great work of the owner/occupant John de Miguel.   Below are some before and after pictures that show what imagination ( and dollars ) can do to revitalize a wonderful property. Scarritt Resident Dylan Van Gerpen handled the sale.

Before above, After below... still some painting to be done. 
This home is an American Foursquare Style and is part of the Scarritt Point Historic District. 
Entryway before, below, followed by after. 

Front porch below, before and after. 

Living room, before and after (more than one after shot)
John de Miguel does magnificent restorations... his company is Insight Real Estate  816-813-2858

Kitchen before shot and after shots

Below, new first floor bathroom almost completed. 

Front entryway, before and after. 

Second floor bedroom, before and after. 

Master bath and closet, 2nd floor. 

I don't have before shots for the rest, but here is the "new." 

Floors still remain to be done on the third floor. 3rd Floor bathroom below. 

Below, the new homeowner John de Miguel.  Welcome to the neighborhood !!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Montgomery House/Blue Springs Historical District

The historic Montgomery House was home of the prominent banker and lumber yard owner
E.E. Montgomery.  He owned Citizens Bank of Blue Springs and ran against Harry S Truman for County Court Judge: He and Truman were arch-rivals.  Montgomery's wife Berta was a socialite known for her fancy hats and perfect, pink, gloves.  I should add that Truman beat Montgomery by 262 votes and thus started his climb to the Presidency. 

Mr. Montgomery built this "Late Queen Anne Adaptation" home in 1895 as his personal residence. The three-story  home features a parlor, sitting room, living room, five bedrooms and thee and a half bathrooms with the original butler's pantry now serving as the dining room.  The home has original oak and mahogany woodwork, pocket doors, original mantles with coal burning fireplaces and hardwood floors.