Thursday, October 22, 2015

That Old House




Last Saturday, Mr. Ken surprised me
with tickets to a Historic Homes tour.
The Northeast Kansas City Historical
Society sponsored this 4th annual 
tour.

We began our tour at the Robert
Alexander Long Mansion aka
The Kansas City Museum.





Welcome.
Long began the building in 1908
and the 70 room Beaux Arts
mansion was completed in 1910.





Beautiful windows.





Cabinets in the library.





Massive fireplace, check out 
the clock and the candle holders 
on each side.





Everyone needs a Grand 
staircase.





A beautiful stained glass 
window.





This is the window from picture 
three but from the inside. I 
believe it was in the dining room.





This 1894 beauty was going 
to be torn down! What??? 
I know!
It has the original fireplace 
mantel and surrounding tiles, 
woodwork and pocket doors.





The side porch shows respect to 
the importance of porches and 
that they should be enjoyed. 
The current homeowner has 
completed the replacement
and repainting if the "fishscale" 
Queen Anne detail on the front 
of the house.




Also original to the home are the
stained glass lights and windows.
The light is in the home's entry.





This is the window on the landing.





As you can see this one is above 
the front door.





I believe this door with the beautiful
window goes out to the side porch.





There were six place settings on the 
dining room table. Each one had a 
different saying on the place mat. I
thought they were too stinking cute!
The dining room was added on to 
the original structure and relocated 
in the back of the house off the 
kitchen and up two or three stairs. 





The back door off the dining 
room leads to another porch 
and this lovely area.





Come and sit a spell.





The house next door to the 
one we just came from is a
1961 Mid Century Modern 
and I did not get a pic for some
reason but it was pretty cool
inside. 
A 30's ish women owns it and 
is putting her stamp on it with 
fun decorative ideas, in keeping 
with the 60's decor.
The pink bathroom is hers and
 is original to the home. I told 
Mr. Ken that our master should 
be pink but he wasn't buying it!





The blue one is for guests. Fun
aren't they?





Down the street we go to 
another beauty. This all 
stone two and half story
home with a limestone
foundation was built in 
1901. The exterior is 
considered Mission style.





When this home was originally
built it had two arches but one 
was removed and the porch 
was extended. (off to the right
in this photo) After seeing a
"before" photo we like this
much better and it makes 
more sense.





The inside of the house was
gorgeous and I was so busy
looking at everything that I
forgot to take pictures.
The current homeowners 
have been in the home since
April of '14 and are continuing
to improve upon what was 
done to the home in the past.
Lots of upgrades have been 
made but preserving the
historic 
charm is a goal too
.


I hope you enjoyed, I know it 
was a lot but there is so much 
to show!
We will continue our tour next 
time.


~Keep on Dreaming~

6 comments:

  1. Not too many pictures at all. I love looking old homes, large or small. (Wow, I just rhymed;)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed!
      And rhymed...funny.
      Check back soon for more
      of the tour.

      M : )

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  2. What a sweet hubby you have.
    Love all the houses!! I am so glad when someone sees the value of old houses and renovates and loves them!
    Thanks for sharing all of your great pictures!!

    ~K.

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    1. YES, he is. It is nice that he
      knows what kinds of things I like.
      I agree with you, it is so good to
      see people taking on these homes and
      restoring them!

      We'll hve more soon.

      M : )

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  3. Thanks for sharing the tour with us; love love love old houses, and still feel a twinge of regret that we gave ours up for the farm.

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  4. They are cool.
    Oh no...no regrets!

    M: )

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