Unique Historic Gem Built as a 4-Story Cliff Dwelling with Panoramic Views of the Country Club Plaza

  • $1,200,000
5000, Sunset Drive, Sunset Hill, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, 64112, United States
For Sale National Register of Historic Places
5000, Sunset Drive, Sunset Hill, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, 64112, United States
  • $1,200,000

Description

Magical Sunset Hill home. This truly unique gem of a Historical home was built as a 4 story cliff dwelling overlooking the Country Club Plaza w/ panoramic views of the East, North, and NE, which takes advantage of the natural light & terrain. There’s a magical storybook Hansel & Gretel warmth here. It looks like a cottage from the front & a castle from the back. A story in the 1952 K.C. Star said, ‘there is a gentle air of mystery about this home built on 4 levels with graceful balconies’. It was built in 1928 with some materials from the original William Rockhill Nelson’s Oak Hall mansion, including a fireplace mantle, leaded French windows & clay roof tiles. All original architectural details have been carefully preserved by the current owners for over 4 decades. They incl. the turret, arched doorways, classic 1920s tile work, and winding stairways. It sits on one of the most desired Sunset Hill lots. Entering the ground level (3rd flr.), walk thru the dining room’s French doors to the turret balcony into a Panoramic view of the Plaza lights in the winter & the treetop seclusion in the Spring & Summer. To the right of the front door is a great rm. w/ a cathedral, vaulted ceiling of exposed beams & a music balcony. The sunroom/library has French doors leading to the 2nd balcony overlooking Ward Pkwy. The kitchen is centered btw. 2 dining areas, each leading to a patio. The en-suite BR on the top flr. has a secret walk-around closet entered through the bathroom’s mirrored door. You’ll be taken back in time as you enter the ‘Grotto’ / wine room on the lower level carved into the natural stone with a large f/p. The lower level has 2 Bedrooms. One is a large bedroom with a raised platform area. This large lot has many perennials with beautiful trees in a private setting. Its rich history includes many celebrities who have visited such as: Forest Whitaker, Robbie Benson, Michael Moore, and many more.

Details

Property ID
455123
4
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
Square Footage
2342
Lot Size
0.28
Year Built
1928
Updated on December 20, 2022 at 1:51 pm

Address

  • Address 5000 Sunset Drive
  • City Kansas City
  • State Missouri
  • Zip/Postal Code 64112
  • Country United States

Contact Agent

Cathie Chesen
  • Cathie Chesen
  • ReeceNichols Real Estate (Country Club Plaza)
  • 816-709-4900
  • [email protected]
  • 816-853-3979
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