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.
Updated on December 20, 2022 at 1:51 pm