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Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:48 am
by Chris Stritzel
Sharing this again since it’s neat to me. The Louis Curtiss designed 1200 West 55th is for sale for $5,495,000.

14,863sf, 7 beds, 7.5 bathrooms, 4 car garage.

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandho ... 8690444421

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:39 pm
by herrfrank
wahoowa wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:47 pm
i'm slow on the uptake for this one. the bixby house is not only for sale, it's been totally gutted by what appears to be a foreclosure on "USREEB Realty Pros LLC" and/or 1 big red llc:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6505 ... 5821_zpid/
I am sorry to say that the "renovation" someone did on the Bixby House was actually a gutting. I toured it recently. All of the period details have been removed, including the starburst marble floor, the art deco bathrooms and fixtures, even the 1930s "low profile" fitted radiators have been removed. The Lalique chandelier has been replaced with a plastic made-in-China knockoff, and the Baccarat glass knobs have been sold.

The house is basically worth a minimal amount now as it would take hundreds of thousands to restore to livability, and I certainly hope the new buyers do not attempt to demolish this landmark. It retains its large lot and exterior details, and it remians on the National Historic Registry.

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:43 am
by Midtownkid
herrfrank wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:39 pm
wahoowa wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:47 pm
i'm slow on the uptake for this one. the bixby house is not only for sale, it's been totally gutted by what appears to be a foreclosure on "USREEB Realty Pros LLC" and/or 1 big red llc:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6505 ... 5821_zpid/
I am sorry to say that the "renovation" someone did on the Bixby House was actually a gutting. I toured it recently. All of the period details have been removed, including the starburst marble floor, the art deco bathrooms and fixtures, even the 1930s "low profile" fitted radiators have been removed. The Lalique chandelier has been replaced with a plastic made-in-China knockoff, and the Baccarat glass knobs have been sold.

The house is basically worth a minimal amount now as it would take hundreds of thousands to restore to livability, and I certainly hope the new buyers do not attempt to demolish this landmark. It retains its large lot and exterior details, and it remians on the National Historic Registry.
I recently toured the house as well. A potential buyer is coming from California to see it this week. I hope he buys it because he wants to restore much of it.

I was sad to see how much was torn out. The stair hall was semi-intact. The original railing with crystal orbs is still there! The decorative, spiraling plaster ceiling was there, too.

Are you sure the light fixture was a knock off? It didn't shine like the one in the photo below, but it was really really dusty (I didn't touch it to analyze the material).

Also, the starburst floor was not original anyway. The original was much more interesting with geometric shapes. It was made of linoleum!

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A couple images I took of current conditions:

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Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:14 pm
by herrfrank
Midtownkid wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:43 am

I was sad to see how much was torn out. The stair hall was semi-intact. The original railing with crystal orbs is still there! The decorative, spiraling plaster ceiling was there, too.

Are you sure the light fixture was a knock off? It didn't shine like the one in the photo below, but it was really really dusty (I didn't touch it to analyze the material).

Also, the starburst floor was not original anyway. The original was much more interesting with geometric shapes. It was made of linoleum!
The "Lalique" light fixture is plastic. I touched it.

The orbs appeared to be replaced as well, but I cannot recall if the replacements were glass or plastic -- I was a bit upset at that moment about the Lalique chandelier.

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 6:58 pm
by FangKC
1742 Jefferson Street Kansas City, MO 64108

https://locatekc.reecenichols.com/Listi ... 08/2318668

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 11:53 am
by taxi
FangKC wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:58 pm
1742 Jefferson Street Kansas City, MO 64108

https://locatekc.reecenichols.com/Listi ... 08/2318668
That house is a deal.

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 1:51 pm
by flyingember
taxi wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 11:53 am
FangKC wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:58 pm
1742 Jefferson Street Kansas City, MO 64108

https://locatekc.reecenichols.com/Listi ... 08/2318668
That house is a deal.
It should be 2-3x as much.

It's priced the same per square foot as ours is and ours is nowhere near as nice inside.

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 4:36 pm
by Highlander
Not so much a real estate listing but definitely a home of interest. Satchel Paige's home in the Santa Fe neighborhood in KC. There are some surprisingly stately homes in this neighborhood.

Washington Post article reveals the difficulty the family is having raising funds to restore the home (<$3000 in donations thus far).

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2 ... ity-house/

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 12:00 pm
by FangKC
Union Hill Victorian listed. I think it's considered a Queen Anne style.

https://locatekc.reecenichols.com/Listi ... 08/2312410

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Sat May 29, 2021 11:37 pm
by Chris Stritzel
10000 NW 75th - The Castle on Weatherby Lake
$4,454,000. Yearly Taxes: $40,609

https://www.compass.com/listing/10000-n ... 569552841/

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Mon May 31, 2021 6:20 pm
by longviewmo
Chris Stritzel wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 11:37 pm
10000 NW 75th - The Castle on Weatherby Lake
$4,454,000. Yearly Taxes: $40,609

https://www.compass.com/listing/10000-n ... 569552841/
Originally listed for 7.8 million in March 2017.

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:53 pm
by FangKC
425 Gladstone in the Historic Northeast is for sale. It's been operating as a bed and breakfast inn.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/425- ... 6898_zpid/

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:59 pm
by moderne
Good deal for a 49 unit 1987 apartment complex at 1550 E 29th. Overlooking Troost lake, 2 blocks from freeway. It is now subsidized housing, so the garages and carports are not even being used. Large units could be updated and security gates added to parking. With the rents being paid on Troost, these could be affordably market rate. 3.5 million.