Foxiest for Sale

After a short break, Foxiest for Sale is back and people, I think we’re going to top it all this week.  Today, we’re looking at 1028 w. 58th Street.  This.House.Is.Amazing.

As the listing notes, this house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  According to my research, the house was built by the architectural firm Wight and Wight who also brought you such familiar buildings as the Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City Hall and the Kansas City Life building among many, many others.  This house, built in 1918, is a classic Greek Revival and is known as the George E. Nicholson House after it’s original owner.

Foxiest For Sale

I’m pretty sure I’ve located the actual foxiest house for sale in Brookside these days.  It’s 6335 Ward Parkway Road.

Yes, that’s it, right behind the Meyer Circle fountain…

This is one of those houses that my Grandmother has a name for.  She’s lived in Brookside more than 50 years and driving through the neighborhood she can rattle off the names of the people who used to live in every house.  ”Oh that’s the Meyer’s house, but then the Driscoll’s bought it.”  ”That’s the Ward house–they always have great petunias” and on and on.  All to say, I’ll ask Grandma whose house this was (or can one of you commentators fill me in?!).

Regardless, it’s got all the modern features–a kitchen with granite that goes on for miles:

But what this house really seems to feature is sitting rooms.  I count at least four in the listing:

So, you know, plenty of options to sit.  Also, check out this wild powder room–at first I thought it was vintage wall paper but it’s got to be hand painted, right?

All of this can be yours for a cool $1,500,000.  Too rich for your blood?  YOU ARE IN LUCK!  This home has an open house Sunday from 1 to 4.  I encourage you to put on your coat-tails and amble through this old estate.  And come back to let the Fox know how it is!

Foxiest For Sale

I thought we’d switch it up today and take a look at something different–a condo.  Now I love having a yard as much as the next person but you have to admit that for some people, the low maintenance, great views and killer amenities of condos makes sense.  So today we’re looking at a unit from the Crestwood Condos.

There are several properties currently listed in this building and this 3 bedroom / 2 bath is by no means the priciest one on the market but I think it has some fantastic details that some of the other units lack.  Mainly, the crown moldings and beautiful built ins.  People, this is a bibliophile’s apartment!

I am downright drooling.  Of course, good outdoor space is a must in a great apartment and this has got that covered as well

So, at $595,000, is this foxy condo worth it?

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For our third installment, I thought we’d veer from the super opulent and look at a house that couldn’t be more Brookside.  Could you have a more quintessential Brookside house than one with this view?

The listing says

Old World Charm with todays Modern Conveniences, Fabulous Kitchen w/Fireplace and Granite, Master w/Sitting Rm & WOW master bath w/Large Walk-in Closet.

I’m never quite sure what “old world charm” means but these amazing all wood bathroom pieces are giving me a good idea

This charmer is located right across from the Brookside shops at 205 W. 62nd Terrace–see the full listing here!

At $325,000 is this one priced right?

Foxiest For Sale

Holy Moley people, have we got a good one for today!  A 2.7 acre estate sitting right on Loose Park.  Hell, you probably don’t even need Loose Park when you’ve got nearly 3 acres.

This one’s located at 800 W. 52nd Street.  But if you’re driving past, don’t look for a sign, that’s not how these people roll.  Here’s what the listing says:

Huge entry with split stairway, stained glass on landing, gorgeous millwork, high ceilings. Built in 1906 for the Ward Family (of Ward Pkwy) this beautiful home has been in the same family for almost 50 years. Loose Park steps away. Rare opportunity to own a landmark. No sign in yard.

Oh, that Ward family?  Of course.  What has me drooling the most is that killer library!

You can see the rest of the virtual tour, including a kitchen with a fireplace in it, here.  At $2,750,000 this one’s a steal, right?

Foxiest For Sale

In this segment, we take a look at one of the amazing houses for sale in the area and drool all over ourselves.

Today’s property is “A French Normandy Masterpiece!”

Located at 1001 W. 64th Terrace

The listing says:

“UNIQUE FRENCH NORMANDY MASTERPIECE. Slate roof, copper gutters & down-spouts. all brick and stone exterior. Detail that the most discriminating buyer will appreciate: Exquisite Molding, Walnut Paneling, Hardwood Flrs, 3 w/b Fireplaces. 1 Faux Fireplace. 5 Bedrms, 4 Baths, 1 Half Bath, Master w/ Sitting Room, Walk-In Closet, Several Smaller Closets.

You can see the virtual tour here–that’s some seriously good moulding!


This 5 bedroom/4 bath is going for $1,395,000.  What do you think?  Is it worth it?