This week: Homes in Kansas City, Mo.
Sunset Hill This 1927 Italian manor–style home was built by architect Mary Rockwell Hook as her private residence. The five-bedroom brick-and-stone house has leaded-glass windows, French doors, wide-plank pine and inlaid oak floors, marble fireplaces, and a wrought-iron staircase. The 0.8-acre property, overlooking Brush Creek, includes a hedge maze, a brick patio, and a pool. $1,749,000. Nancy Ward, Better Homes & Garden Real Estate, (913) 226-8093
Brookside Designed by Debbie Glassberg and BNIM, this 2009 three-bedroom home is Kansas City’s first container residence. Built of five shipping containers using energy-efficient construction, it features a floating staircase, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling shelving, and several balconies. The lot includes a patio area and shade trees. $799,000. Courtney Kraus, Brookside Real Estate Co., (913) 915-1327
Romanelli West Architect Edward Tanner designed this six-bedroom modern home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1935 house has a grand entry, a spiral staircase with Baccarat glass posts, a master suite with three walk-in closets, and multiple balconies. The 2.2-acre property features a pool with a covered outdoor kitchen. $1,899,000. The Koehler Bortnick Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, (913) 239-2069
Sunset Hill This Bauhaus-style three-bedroom stucco house was built in 1936 by architect James F. Terney; a multiyear renovation preserved many original features. Details include Brazilian cherry flooring, a solid brass handrail on the staircase, a semicircular solarium, and a Kentucky bluestone fireplace mantel. A living room window corner overlooks a pool and a cabana. $1,699,900. The Koehler Bortnick Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, (913) 239-2069
Downtown Built in 2002, this 4,518-square-foot penthouse offers panoramic city views. The home features 13-foot ceilings, an open floor plan, oversize windows, a modern fireplace, exposed wood beams, concrete floors, and a large outdoor terrace and deck. Amenities include two storage units, three garage spaces, streetcar access steps from the building, and proximity to the historic Rivermarket district. $1,249,950. Paul Clem, RE/MAX Legacy, (913) 226-7285
Steal of the week
New Mark This new four-bedroom home, constructed by a local builder, has an open floor plan, hickory floors, a modern kitchen, and an expansive great room with an exposed I-beam and a metal staircase. The Energy Star–rated design includes energy-efficient lighting and insulation, rain barrels, and a solar stub to fit a panel. Outside are a lawn and patio. $399,990. Karelyn Geiger, Keller Williams, (816) 721-9400