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MARCH/APRIL 2014 Volume 28, Issue No. 2

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HOME OF THE YEAR AWARDS Our 2014 awards for new construction and design.

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EDITOR’S LETTER Design Accolades __ Our Home of the Year winners also showcase

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out of an overlooked Brookside gem.

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TRENDS IN: Organization __ The entryway, home office, bedroom and closet will benefit from ideas for adding style and organization to a room.

E T E R NA L S P R I N G A young family creates a happy, light-filled, pastel-colored home SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS This pro knows how to make his garden grow.

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KC & HG EDITOR’S LETTER PHOTO BY JAMES MAIDHOF

Design Accolades Inspired by the winning projects in our new-homes competition, I set out to find this year’s top home design trends. Several national reports touted flex spaces, storm-proof architecture, bigger and better closets and garages, spa-like baths, centralized kitchens, spacious islands and hidden storage, among others. Not to my surprise, rooms for living outdoors, open floor plans and dual-sided fireplaces, as well as attention to energy efficiency and eco-friendly design, continued to top all lists. When compared to the local market, there’s quite a bit of overlap, but, according to custom home builder/designer Troy Moore, owner of Madi Mali Homes, he’s also hearing that a couple dishwashers and laundry rooms make life easier, the formal office is transitioning into a media nook, the fireplace is becoming more informal, and less-fussy finishes are here to stay. (FYI, gray is still in, beige is still out.) The most important trend, though? People are truly designing for the way they live. “People are spending more time finding pieces that actually mean something to them, and they’re taking longer to design their homes,” Troy says. “Every room is evaluated based on size, function and importance. The houses are getting smaller because people are getting more out of the square footage they’re designing. It’s refreshing to see more people taking the time to build a custom home that’s tailored to their needs.” Personalized decor is what brings personality to many of our featured homes in this issue, including the gold winner in Best

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INSIDE OUT Though this home is in Mission Hills, it looks — and lives — like a rustic Colorado lodge in the mountains, which is exactly what the outdoorsy homeowners wanted (hence the rock-climbing wall in the basement). Their request of bringing the outdoors in and vice versa, an ongoing trend in home design, is especially evident in the cozy circular back “porch,” one of the homeowners’ favorite spaces in the whole house, with stone fireplace and a window wall that overlooks a quaint outdoor seating area with fireplace. The home also features “roof eaves that appear to move right through the glass window, creating the effect of erasing the line between the inside and outside of the home,” says builder Andrew Homoly. See more of this award-winning home on page 52.

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FEELING ALIVE As the earth warms, rejuvenation is in the air. Spring’s fever is contagious — gladly so! Whistle a happy tune as you mull over these fresh new products.

Grow, Baby, Grow Tender sprouts can be a joy to nurture. This terrarium, styled in the shape of a greenhouse and framed with responsibly harvested pine wood, makes it a snap. No green thumb? Fill with ornaments or other natural objects. Comes with metal liner. Prices range from $159-$299. Small: 19.5”l x 14”w x 19”h; large: 31.5”l x 20”w x 23”h. potterybarn.com

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ORGANIZATION When it comes to organizing your home, common advice is to find a place for everything and keep everything in its place. But often this idea is undone by hectic schedules and ill-equipped rooms. The most common offenders — the entryway, home office, bedroom and closet — will benefit from these four ideas for adding style and organization to a room.

Welcome Sight A home’s entryway is often the catchall for coats, shoes, keys and clutter. Rather than let things pile up, find a way to make this drop-and-go area functional and attractive. “Empty it! Pull everything out and put in another area. Then, grab your favorite items that you use regularly and put them back into the room,” says Tracy Hoth, professional organizer/owner of Kansas City’s Simply Squared Away and author of Seriously END CLUTTER Without Taking Yourself Too Seriously. Once you’ve identified those items, find furniture that does the job and looks great. The Baxton Studio ‘Marsha’ modern double shoe cabinet ($99 at overstock.com) is an ideal piece of entryway furniture. It’s cleverly designed to hold shoes and includes a drawer for additional small-item storage.

Rest for the Weary Whether it’s a room for adults or kids, bedrooms often create an organizational nightmare. When choosing furniture, pick pieces that serve multiple functions just like the bedroom. The Drift Studio “Maps and More” chest ($599) holds clothes, linens or toys; is mobile; and comes in a variety of patterns that double as the room’s artwork. The flat lid also means it can serve as a bench or table. Bonus: Drift Studio said that it will create a Kansas City map if there is enough demand.

Behind Closed Doors Closets are the trickiest to organize because they hold on to the hopes and dreams of each season. “If you say, “I might use that one day, I might need this, I might fit into that if I lose weight, I might give that to so and so,” and the item doesn’t have a specific use right now in your life, get rid of it,” Tracy advises. Use the empty space on the backs of doors to increase closet storage space. Install attractive knobs, hooks and other hardware to add a stylish touch, such as with Anthropologie’s encased elephant hook ($20). 28

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Using her favorite colors, Amanda worked with great contractors to create a light, airy home for her family. More specific, the beautiful toile pattern in the curtains is carried up into the bedrooms on the second floor. The gold stripe on the ceiling was hand-painted by Kerry Stucky, while the fireplace features hearth tiles in custom colors. Each was individually glazed with aged crackle.

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A young family creates a happy, light-filled, pastel-colored home out of an overlooked Brookside gem. STORY BY ELIZABETH MURRAY

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happened because of the visionary eyes of homeowners Amanda and Chris Chaney. “We bought a dowdy fixer-upper nine years ago even after multiple realtors, the home

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“We used her favorite colors and tried to tie them all together so the flow of the house would work well,” says A.J. Miller, owner of Ready, Set, Gorgeous, who has worked with Amanda for more than three years. “We started with some things she already had and then added layers and layers of fabrics and trims for a custom, one-of-a-kind look.” “Chris refers to it as ‘light red,’” Amanda says in reference to the amount of pink used in the house. But considering the Chaneys now have three daughters, it seems fitting. The heart of the house — a beautiful, open kitchen and sitting area that Amanda refers to as her headquarters — is the result of knocking down a wall and converting a room that had a half-tile, half-hardwood floor. “There were no granite countertops, spa bath or stylish cabinets (when we bought the house),” Amanda says. “But there was something better: the potential for an attached twocar garage, something that is hard to come by in Brookside.” PLEASE TURN THE PAGE

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Off the kitchen originally was a door to a concrete slab that connected the house to a studio and garage. The Chaneys opened up the side of the house, turning the slab into a hallway that now leads to a cozy den, full bath and the garage. One element from the former owner’s artist studio did stay in the renovation: the bowling-alley floor in the den.

Above... The table, bench and hutch belonged to Amanda’s grandparents. She updated the bench with a slipcover and painted the table to match the rest of the decor.

The Chaneys have partnered with some great collaborators along the way, such as local artist Kerry Stucky. She faux painted paneling on the dining room walls and painted the top of the dining room table. In the living room, she painted gold stripes on the ceiling to make it look taller; the shades, base and scrolls of the sconces flanking the fireplace; and a gold faux frame around original artwork on the mantel. “And the list goes on and on,” Amanda says. A favorite project for Chris was the outdoor conversion of the narrow backyard into a driving range and putting green. He even installed lights on the back of the house so he can literally spend hours out back. The Chaneys recently began yet another renovation project: converting the third floor into livable space. This latest renovation will add a family room, another bedroom and plumbing in case they want an additional bathroom. Because, as Amanda adds, they do have three girls.

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Right... In every room of this home, you will find Amanda’s J’adore finds that she’s collected throughout the last 10 years. In this room, that includes tables, a rug, boxwood wreath, owls and more.


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Contractor: Geer & Stark Custom Homes Architect: Bickford + Company Interior Designer: rak’ designs Located in Mills Farm, this rustic and Old World home beseeches a family to live in it. At 3,330 square feet, it easily houses four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. The floor plan is a traditional one with a central open staircase; however, what makes this plan unique is that it provides a great room and a hearth room on the first floor. The layout is open for family-oriented living and entertaining, but it retains a cozy atmosphere with beamed ceilings and a fireplace. It shows quality craftsmanship in its unique trim package with custom handrails and a knowledge of today’s standards in materials with granite countertops and stone veneer walls.

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Home Designer/Contractor: Homes by Chris Interior Designer: JW Design Remodel Designed to be both stunning and functional, this home on acreage in Kearney perfectly fits its young family. The 1.5-story floor plan features an expansive hearth area as the focal point of the 3,800-square-foot home. Other notable features include a striking kitchen with built-in breakfast nook and a covered deck, while an office and loft space provide solitude. After years of planning, details abound, from custom bookshelves and bench seating to an ample laundry and mudroom/ drop zone for staying organized. Color makes a large presence throughout, including orange and pink in the children’s rooms and serene blue in the master suite. The home is also “green,” with Optima insulation, low-E windows and an energy-efficient electric water heater. 50

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Architect/Contractor: Rothers Design Build Interior Designer: Bell/Knott & Associates Sited at the edge of a limestone bluff overlooking Cedar Creek’s valley, this 5,300-square-foot, six-bedroom, six-bathroom home takes many aesthetic cues from the Prairie style. Clad predominately in stucco with stone, copper, steel and wood accents, the exterior strikes a balance between clean, modern lines and warm, natural materials. Horizontal lines are emphasized with hipped roofs and broad eaves. A southfacing, three-story stair tower with corner windows offers abundant light, while the L-shaped floor plan focuses the majority of interior spaces toward the spectacular views. A large first-floor deck combined with a lower-level patio and stone fire pit extend the living space into the private, wooded landscape.

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Contractor: Homoly Signature Homes Architect: BVZ Architects (Boulder, Colo.) Colorado lodge aesthetics merge with modern industrial style in this Mission Hills rebuild. A community living space comprises the center of the home, with bedrooms and office areas flanking like two separate “buildings.” The stairway traverses in a floating, square, “path-like” fashion and meets a floating walkway, connoting the essence of a mountain climb. The back window wall has a large indoor and outdoor fireplace, porch, copper roof and eaves that appear to move directly from the exterior to the interior. A similar design feature brings the front entryway trellis from the outside inward as well. Steel stair components and masonry contrast with the clean lines of the stair finish and simple, finished walls. Casings and baseboards are minimized and painted to match the wall so all attention gets directed to the natural materials and outdoor views. However, a number of PHOTOS BY PAUL BONNICHSEN

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Contractor: Kietzman Urban Homes Architect: RJ Kietzman Architect Located on an infill lot near KU Med, this residence offers the best in contemporary styling with a midtown location. The design uses mature trees as a natural privacy screen, while the exterior is clad in smooth stucco and vertical metal siding for ease of maintenance. The inside features clean lines and a soothing color palette, a mahogany-clad divider, built-in bar area and cyprus treads. The kitchen is defined by sleek enamel cabinetry over solid maple floors, with stainless steel accents and windows positioned for prime people-watching while doing dishes. Extensive decking and patio space provide outdoor living. With three bedrooms, an office/loft space and two-car garage, this home fulfills the need for affordable housing that looks good. 54

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Home Designer/Contractor: ParkView Homes Interior Designer: Creative Solutions Design This four-bedroom, three-bath home in Chapel Hill is a regal reverse story-and-a-half. Inside, glamorous design choices in lighting and tile draw visitors in for a closer look, while the open, livable floor plan affords a welcoming entertainment venue under soaring vaulted ceilings with custom beams and columns. Full sliding glass walls in the dining room and master bedroom allow easy access to outdoor living spaces. Other special architectural features include car siding on the master bedroom ceiling and a giant custom wall mirror built on-site. Functionality plays a role here, with a superiorly designed pantry and high-end, boutique-style master closet, plus a designated craft room on the lower level.

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Home Designer/Contractor: Homes by Chris Interior Designer: JW Design Remodel This 2,800-square-foot, five-bedroom abode in Kansas City’s Copperleaf community is designed to be a “forever” home with its attention to layout, style, storage and options. There is a formal dining or flex room, mudroom/drop zone, walk-in pantry, covered deck and third-car garage. Architectural features abound in the graceful arched entries of the first-floor rooms and intricate wooden stair balusters. In fact, the woodwork craftsmanship is notable throughout, including the kitchen and master bedroom ceilings. The tile and slipper tub in the master bath, as well as the white wainscoting contrasting with dark blue walls in the dining room, make striking impressions.

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Contractor: Casa Bella Construction Interior Designer: Revealed Interiors Invoking the spirit of a chalet, this home, located on a densely wooded lot in Parkville’s Riss Lake, is awash in custom design features and quality materials and craftsmanship. Generously sized open spaces flow easily, including a two-story gathering room, while several outdoor living spaces extend the usable space. A luxurious master suite and private office are on the main level; a large recreation room with wet bar and two bedrooms comprise the garden level. The home has a wonderful blend of colors and textures, from dark-stained distressed cherry hardwoods to a stone-covered fireplace, and the innovative tile patterns, stone work and even level of finish on the walls were all meticulously done.

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Contractor: Larson Building Company Architect: Wendlandt & Stallbaumer Interior Designer: Dwell Interiors Nestled among Old Leawood’s charming 20th-century cottages is a new build that fits the style while offering the best in 21st-century amenities. Flush with modern English Cottage details, the storyand-a-half home has four-sided architecture, including exterior masonry crafted for depth and shadowing on the front and side elevations, a herringbone Kansas reclaimed brick overlay on the front entry and heavy wood corbels on all sides. The style continues inside, with hand-crafted beams in the great room, study and basement. The interior’s 4,715 square feet is divided up into an open great room, gourmet kitchen, prep pantry, large mudroom, master suite and study on the first floor, plus three bedroom suites and a huge loft with an overlook on the second level. Hickory wood flooring warms the spaces, and exotic granite and marble tile give the wet places durability. Attention to detail is evident in the Pella Architectural Series windows with stained interiors against painted trim. P L E A S E T U R N T H E PA G E

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Contractor: Homoly Signature Homes Architect: Stephen Jay Cantrell & Associates Interior Designer: JW Design Remodel The Old South is embodied in this graceful seven-bedroom Georgian Saltbox-style home, but its classic looks conceal the high-performance machine within. Advanced foundation design, gabled roof, overhangs, HardiePlank siding and AZEK trim combine to extend the exterior’s life and minimize maintenance. Reclaimed flooring and recycled materials reduced a reliance on new resources, and many materials were made in the USA and sourced within 500 miles. A solar array and wind turbine achieve Net-Zero energy, while energy needs are significantly reduced. Water conservation shows in the xeriscaping, six acres of planted buffalo grass, and a cistern for toilet flushing plus low-flow fixtures. 60

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Developer: C.H. Development Chapel Hill offers 93 homesites open for building by some of the area’s top builders in the coveted south Johnson County location. The city is the first and only Overland Park community in the award-winning Spring Hill Schools district, in which 88 percent of students recently exceeded state targets in mathematics and 89 percent in reading. With homes in the upper $200,000s to upper $300,000s, the community is ideal for young families. The area basks in resort-style amenities, including a pool complex, landscaped monument, and walking trails that tie into Johnson County trails and Heritage Park, with only a short drive to the 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum and Hillsdale Lake. Residents benefit from the lowest city tax mill levy in the county and easy, quick highway access to the entire metro area.

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Contractor: Faust Construction Architect: 360 Architecture Architectural/Interior Designer: Trevor Hoiland The clean-lined home is the latest modern build in downtown Kansas City’s gentrifying West Side neighborhood. The nontraditional design and nonconforming construction makes it more similar to commercial buildings; its shape and layout sets it apart from typical houses. The architectural details –– wood rainscreen walls, metal siding, an open roof deck, steel stairs with solid wood treads and open risers, polished concrete floors, air craft cable railings, commercial windows and doors, and rift white oak floors –– further define the style. Despite the challenge of building on an infill lot with only a fivefoot setback from adjoining properties, the house was built of top-notch craftsmanship. For all its artistry, perhaps one of its best assets is the scenic bird’s-eye view of the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts from the rooftop deck. P L E A S E T U R N T H E PA G E

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Contractor: Geer & Stark Custom Homes

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Home Designer: Residential Plans by Jim Skinner Interior Designer: Sarah Geer

Transitional styling is well-established in today’s new-home market, with its nod to both traditional and contemporary features. This 3,070-square-foot abode in the family-friendly Wyngate neighborhood in Overland Park has decidedly jumped on the proverbial bandwagon with tasteful effect, filling the two-story plan with fresh interior decor choices, including white enamel cabinets and solid-surface countertops. Modern light fixtures further highlight the transitional style. The plan conveniently incorporates office space on the first floor, while the second floor contains bedrooms that are designed to meet the children’s lifestyle, plus a must-see playroom.

Contractor: Butler Custom Builders Architect: BNIM Architects

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Details abound in this Fontana, Kan., home, where the entry is elevated and accessed by two bridges. The owners, both ceramists, desired many shelves for their pottery, built-ins and decks for enjoying the property. The interiors are intentionally simple, although filled with custom carpentry detailing like stair treads constructed of walnut from a tree harvested on-site. The open floor plan offers spaces for entertaining and places of contemplation, such as the lookout library with 360-degree views. The house operates in a passive way, with large southern overhangs and a central concrete thermal mass, plus an upgraded envelope and solar features. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE MARCH/APRIL 2014 |

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Architect: Patric J. Tierney AIA

Sited on Stilwell acreage, this New England-style farmhouse lies hidden among a forest, ravines, creeks and ruins of a log house. In addition to its inviting elevations incorporating a mix of stone and shingles, carriage-style garage doors, dormers, cupola and all-metal roof that matches the adjacent barn, the interiors are charming, with custom moldings; vaulted, beamed and paneled ceilings; and built-ins. The twostory plan features three covered porches for observing the abundant wildlife, as well as other specialty rooms like a tornado safe room and a huge hobby room. Energy-efficiency measures, Aging in Place design and low-maintenance materials considerably increase the value and longevity of this home.

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Inspired by homes in Colorado, this five-bedroom Contemporary Craftsman conjures the warm colors and natural materials of that region, while basking in its own spectacular valley views of Cedar Creek. A vaulted great room highlights beams and a real stone fireplace, while a vaulted wood dining room ceiling extends out into the lanai. In addition to the highly detailed custom trim work and lovely hickory floors, this home has added flair with a bas-relief tree sculpture on the studio ceiling and custom furniture, including a coffee table whose base was made from a tree on the property. P L E A S E T U R N T H E PA G E MARCH/APRIL 2014 |

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Contractor: Kietzman Urban Homes

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Architect: RJ Kietzman Architect

Set amid an urban backdrop in Beacon Hill, this 1,800-square-foot, two-story home was built to suit the site, with sweeping views and outdoor living space. The exterior is welcoming with its lap siding and front porch. It’s traditional and comfortable but with modern flair. Inside, sunny yellow walls and beautiful maple floors are amplified by the natural light streaming in through commercial-style metal windows and doors. Ideal for downsizing, it is equipped with three bedrooms and a loft/office space, plus a two-car garage located in an alley that runs behind the houses, leaving more room for personal enjoyment and neighborhood friendliness.

Contractor/Designer: James Engle Custom Homes

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Fresh and open, this story-and-a-half home in Lenexa’s Canyon by the Creek feels serene in its chic color schemes and natural materials. The first floor is home to a great room, featuring 11-foot ceilings and a seethrough fireplace; a cook’s kitchen with oversized island and walk-in pantry; and the master suite, with access to the deck, a whirlpool tub, individual vanities and walk-in shower with three showerheads. The second floor contains three bedrooms and large loft for family gatherings. Though it’s a beautiful home, it also boasts some behind-the-scenes green features, including low-E windows, R-15 blow-in insulation and R-49 attic insulation, radon ventilation, 16 SEER heat pump, and an air seal foam and caulk package.

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Interior Designer: Revealed Interiors

This Staley Farms home reflects the charm and sophistication of a Cape Cod estate. From its long sitting front porch and standing seam metal roof outside to the seaside color palette inside, the theme is meticulously carried throughout the home. Open, with generous, light-filled spaces, the two-story floor plan features a kitchen with both a walk-in pantry and butler’s pantry, formal dining room and private office on the first floor, with four bedrooms and three-anda-half baths on the second floor. Fine details show the level of craftsmanship, including a custom raised panel stairway and furniture-quality cabinets, with soothing yet cheerful interior decor.

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Interior Designer: Twigs Interiors

A true family home, this two-story, 3,590-square-foot home has five bedrooms, each with its own bath. With a bedroom on the main level and access to a second kitchen, the future homeowners could host a guest for an extended time without upsetting normal routines. That second kitchen has its own fridge built into the pantry, while the main kitchen features a unique limestone island and antique faux finish on the cabinets. The hardwood floors throughout the first floor feature an interesting gray wash. Details, such as tongue-and-groove ceilings and glass tile, give the interiors a trendy vibe. P L E A S E T U R N T H E PA G E MARCH/APRIL 2014 |

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Contractor: Ashner Construction Co. Architect: Bickford + Company Interior Designer: Janet Alholm Interiors

“Old World with modern touches” best describes this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home at Wilshire by the Lake. Decked out in specialized finishes and faux work, built-in mirrors and alder wood, the home is warm and welcoming. Interior stone work and handcrafted beams and brackets inside and out add to the feel of a well-crafted home. The wide-open story-and-a-half floor plan features a fabulous great room, lanai overlooking the lake and an oversized master suite with an enviable closet. The home also offers plenty of flexible space, a second-floor media room/office and a “secret” kids’ play closet. PHOTOS BY BOB GREENSPAN

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Designed in the Prairie style, this rural DeSoto ranch reached a HERS rating of 61 due to its passive/active solar design and energy-efficiency measures, ranging from rigid insulation under the basement slab and a tight envelope with ERV for fresh air to a highefficiency wood-burning stove, solar hot water collectors and a ground-source heat pump. Built to suit a retired couple who wanted to live on one level with Aging in Place elements, the exterior also has low-maintenance features. Low-VOC paints and recycled glass tiles were used on the interiors, which was designed for natural light using a central clerestory and an open floor plan defined by varied ceiling heights to differentiate rooms. P L E A S E T U R N T H E PA G E MARCH/APRIL 2014 |

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Architect: Greg Porter Architect

The intent behind this 3,600-square-foot Weatherby Lake home was to create simplicity on the surface with layers of meaning underneath. Every design decision, including the precise angles, light direction, window placement, ceiling scheme and floor recess, was focused around the greatest asset –– the view. Resembling a contemporary lighthouse for those approaching from the lake side, the interior is a true beacon of natural light peering through expansive glass into the receiving rooms. Top-of-theline cabinets, inlayed bamboo floor, floating stairs and a custom front door enhance the modern effect, while art nooks and collections show that this home is meant for a lifetime.

Contractor: Willis Construction Architect: Bickford + Company

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This reverse story-and-a-half villa creates an atmosphere that everyone can enjoy, using numerous Universal Design features, such as wider doorways, varied-height countertops, abundant lighting and minimal steps. The open floor plan provides excellent ergonomics. The exterior requires almost no maintenance with its concrete tile roof, stucco siding, seamless gutters, lifetime guarantee thermopane windows and composite deck, all with permanent finishes. White Horse Villas provides complete lawn care and snow removal and offers a pool, tennis courts, clubhouse and walking paths to a boutique shopping center. MARCH/APRIL 2014 |

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Photos by James Maidhof

SPLENDOR in the Grass This pro knows how to make his garden grow. Gary Johnson is adept at making beds. Not indoors with high thread counts, but outdoors with clusters of bulbs and lush plantings. His beds, cloaked in blooming color, showcase his skillful design at coaxing the best from the ground up. It’s a highly anticipated event that comes around just once each spring. One look at the waves of color enveloping his suburban property and it becomes clear that Gary is reaping the rewards of his labor. “It’s nearly a year-round task,” he acknowledges, explaining a routine that can be construed as nearly obsessive by others less gifted. Gary ponders just how he will plot his gardens on a yearly basis. Nothing, it seems, stays in one place for very long, particularly the tulip bulbs that he steadfastly plugs into the ground of his ranch home settled on just slightly over one-half acre in the middle of Leawood. And it’s not just a few bulbs placed scattershot. His gardens are meticulously planned. “I order bulbs by the thousands,” he mulls over an estimate of at least 4,000 that rotate annually. “I’ve been buying from a Dutch company, Van Bourgondien, for 20 years. They seem to have hardy, beautiful tulips that perform well.”

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Muscari duplicates wildly, filling in Gary’s borders by the thousands.

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Pink Impression tulips grace the teak bench set amid the profusion for close-up enjoyment.

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It’s the tulips, singles and doubles, that lift their weighty heads ablaze in yellow, white and red that attract considerable attention. Some are early bloomers; others late. Some take the heat while others do better with cool temperatures. All have an internal clock that’s timed to perfection. “When they’re in full bloom, the entertaining starts,” Gary says. “People come almost daily; for dinner, for breakfast –– all to see the parade of color that generally starts sometime in late April or early May.” The show is vibrant, big and bold, stretching over the property that is bordered on three sides by beds of hosta, trumpet, day and Asiatic lilies, hydrangeas, iris, peonies and Muscari, among others. There’s even a huge banana tree slumbering in the basement for a May debut. Though the perennials last longer and are beautiful in their own right, they play second fiddle to the masses of tulips.

Gary uses his garage and a screened-in porch to overwinter spring bulbs, like these Princess Irene and Olympic Flame tulips. “Come March, I'll wait for the ground to soften, then plant bulbs into the garden,” he says.

A METHOD TO THE MADNESS “I’ll put in 800 bulbs of one color in a bed and 200 in another bed,” Gary explains. “I dig them up after blooming in June, knock off the dirt and put them on cardboard in the basement to dry. In August, I peel the roots off then store them in plastic crates until October. Before the ground freezes, I plug them back into the ground by hand. “This year, I decided I wanted a sun garden in the middle of the yard. Staking out a 25-foot by 45foot area, this is the first year for Olympic Flame red/yellow tulips, orange/salmon hyacinths, Carnegie, pale yellow tulips and 200 King Alfred daffodils.” Amidst the floral profusion, he punctuates the gardens with statuary, ranging from cast iron urns and antique columns to gods and goddesses hovering over two ponds. He’ll admit the tulips are spectacular and never clustered in one place for long, saying, “A season at most then I’ll place them somewhere else in the future.” Year-round, there’s always planning, plotting and weeding. “And there’s always a surprise,” he shares. “I thought I ordered yellow bulbs one year, but they came up white. It’s OK, they were gorgeous anyway. The flowers’ reward, no matter what the color, is just as sweet.”

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KC & HG COOKING SCHOOL PHOTOS BY MATT KOCOUREK

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