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146 GardenWhiteThe Inspired by scenes from across the pond, a master gardener creates a tidy,landscapelow-maintenancetoenjoy. 154 Second Act A Mission Hills couple revive a beloved family home. 164StatementSingular A passion for curated estate sale finds and solid design infuses a 22-yearold Shawnee home with a remarkable wow-factor. 174 Going with the Flow Golden & Pine owner Stephanie Agne brings the calm, comfortable tones of her shop to her Prairie Village Cape Cod. 42 | mydesignkc.com | Fall 2022

Online Exclusive 55 SHOP LOCAL Fine home furnishings from a tiny shop to a full-size showroom. 60 LIVE + STAY + PLAY Rosedale Airbnb owners revive a sustainable Studio 804 house; plus sip, eat and shop where nature is served tableside. 81 COMMUNITY CULTURE The Village of Loch Lloyd continues its decades-long growth with a recent expansion from Missouri into Kansas. 89 CREATIVE TYPE Ancient methods and materials meet contemporary sculptural lines in two KC woodworking studios. 98 THE WELL-LIVED LIFE A Rockhill couple finds a meaningful lifestyle by selling their large home and releasing a lifetime of accumulation. 107 ROOMS WE LOVE A retrospective look at the 2022 Artisan Home Tour. 134 PAST PERFECT A century-old Brookside home gets a modern-day makeover while retaining its character. 142 KITCHEN + BATH Traditional details dovetail with functionality in an English Cottage charmer. 196 RESOURCES 200 ADVERTISERS 208 Getaway’sSANCTUARYtinycabins in Osceola, Mo. 184 Elemental Harmony The ancient principles of feng shui guide this Fairway rebuild. FALL ISSUE 202 2 Fall 2022 | mydesignkc.com | 43

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Fall is also special to our team at designKC because it marks the completion of a full cycle of our publication and the anniversary of an idea that has blossomed—a journal showcasing the best design in Kansas City. We are grateful for the tremendous community support this past year and honored by you joining us on this journey. Thank you to our partners, featured homeowners and readers. We’ve got a lot more to share ahead. to another year!

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Our feature articles (starting on page 154) comprise three stories of renovations, each unique in style but akin in their desire to increase functionality and aesthetics. Warm colors and materials—namely wood— ground their palettes.

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While the big family vacations of summer are heading to the memory books, fall excursions are yet on the calendar. Day trips and weekenders are o en more restful anyway! Be a tourist in your own city at Bu alo House, an Airbnb in Rosedale (page 60), or hunker down in the woods in a tiny (but well-outfitted) Getaway cabin in Osceola (page 208).

fall. It’s the exhale season. It’s the kids going back to school and routine returning to our lives. It’s slipping on a new sweater with a favorite pair of jeans. It’s relaxing around the fire pit in the evening and noticing the morning fog li as sunrise peeks through the trees. It means fewer bugs. Yes, my favorite season is here. That essence is infused in this issue’s selected projects. In the spirit of slowing down and simplifying daily life, we bring you the story of one couple who downsized their home to enhance their lifestyle and cherish their favorite belongings (page 98). Another couple built a new home using the principles of feng shui, guided by practitioner and designer Will Brown (page 184).

On that note, we think you’ll be impressed by a pair of local artists in the woodworking tradition who are making waves nationally—their visions for transforming wood inspired us on page 89. When it comes to the outdoors, it’s still a season of growth—time to plant and prune, as well as to enjoy. We take you across the metro to visit a couple of nurseries and an antiques shop where you can buy provisions for your patio—and your belly. See page 67 for greenhouses and gardens that serve snacks and fine meals alongside nature.

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When it comes to nding ne home goods, shop size doesn’t matter, from KANSO’s tiny storefront to Seville Home’s full-scale showroom.

“I am tired of waste, especially in the home design world, where you just swap everything out,” heInstead,says. he prefers classic and timeless designs, such as a slender pair of award-winning scissors from the 1960s, or the modern manufactured lines coming from foreign meccas of design like Copenhagen. Those are the types of objects that he loves and wants to share with the world.

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A love for the finer things in life led Jason Duke to making a career of it. But he didn’t want to join the trendy crowd.

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The Bauer (alley entrance) 115 W. 18th Street, Suite 106 Kansas City, shopkanso.comMo. New TenseWorksPendant LoungeKnittingChair Ferm Living Pond Mirror Display elements created by Thacker Design. Shop hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. Turn

Jason personally handpicks and tests everything before o ering it for“Itsale.all must fit our narrative,” he says. “Everything is cohesive and streamlined. When you’re browsing, it feels right.”

With his design ethos grounded in natural materials and clean—but not stark—lines, Jason dipped a toe in the Kansas City waters with a popup shop a few years ago. “I used it as a test to see if beautiful objects from Scandinavia and Japan would resonate here—and they did,” he says. That temporary shop has since grown in business—but not necessarily in square footage. Kanso—The Japanese Zen principle of simplicity or elimination of clutter—embodies his ethos (literally and figuratively) in a few hundred square feet of KANSO space in the Crossroads, purveying beautiful and sustainable items ranging from nail clippers to sofas. This tiny storefront has only enough room for a few favorites, while a huge online retailership supports brisk business. Kanso ships thousands of items each month from a local warehouse.

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E ven with 18,000 square feet of space located along south Johnson County’s bustling 135th Street corridor, Seville Home is not another big box store.

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In fact, during the pandemic, Stuart doubled down and increased inventory. He also refused to cancel any orders.

The store contains the region’s first and only Bernhardt Interiors Boutique (examples shown below) as well as an extensive collection of fabrics for custom upholstery. The high quality of goods is at a level o en accessible only to professional designers. But Seville Home’s business model is open to everyone.

Seville Home’s selection of high-end home goods extends to every space in the house, including the outdoors. The showroom floor is arranged in room vignettes from casual to formal. The style leans transitional and approachable.“It’sallbeautiful to look at but comfortable to live in,” Stuart says. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., MondaySaturday.

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“We have designer showroom product for the consumer,” Stuart emphasizes. Equally important, product availability separates Seville Home from other stores, where items must be ordered. Everything on the floor can be purchased and taken home that day—a big selling point with today’s supply chain waiting game.

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“We are a boutique hybrid,” says owner Stuart Wilkins, whose family has owned the company for 20 years.

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It was built in 2009 by Studio 804, a program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design where graduate students design and build structures using energy and environmental practices, led by distinguished professor Dan Rockhill.Today, Mary Melot and Robbin Beebe own the progressive structure and stay there themselves when visiting local friends and family—but they also share the space through Airbnb.

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“We’re finding that many people are renting the space for special occasions, such as weddings,” Robbin says.

“It is an urban, modern oasis that’s centrally located and close to everything, with nature at your fingertips,” Mary says.

The two-and-a-half-bath home accommodates up to seven guests. There’s a two-story, entertainmentrich living room and a lo workspace, too. A grassy quarter-acre backyard flanks lush, jungle-like surroundings where comfortable Adirondack chairs and a wood-burning firepit invite relaxation.

A bright orange door welcomes guests to Bu alo House, an award-winning LEEDcertified short-term rental home near the vibrant 39th Street neighborhood.

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Bu alo House, as it’s named on Airbnb, is referenced with custom bu alo art throughout. Recent renovations to the 2009 Studio 804 project include this wood accent wall in the living room.

Rosedale Airbnb owners revive a sustainable Studio 804 house for weekend guests.

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The couple purchased the property from its previous owners in early 2019, and restoration work began. They removed all external louvered wood shading planks and repainted the home’s flaking and rusting frame, then repaired the interior drywall seams and repainted the entire home. They still use the existing solar and wind turbine equipment, as well as the chimney circulation system.

Set back in relative seclusion near the University of Kansas Medical Center, the house’s low, operable windows on the south side function as a solar chimney, allowing heat to rise and vent out operable skylights on the second floor. The project was the first LEED Platinum house in KC and also the first building in Wyandotte County to use net metering.Oneoftwo bedrooms, this lo ed space overlooks the living room below.

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Custom bu alo heads accent the living room and a bathroom—thus, the name was derived. See the original project, 3716 Springfield Street House, at studio804.com.

The women painstakingly refinished the wood floors and kitchen island, hung wallpaper and refreshed the bathroom tile. They also replaced the boiler system for the radiant heated floors and reepoxied the main level’s floors to their original highgloss black finish.

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Sleek, modern furnishings with a boho twist now fill the home—including a California wall bed for the lo , sourced from Mary and Robbin’s Arizona-based business, Wallbeds “n” More.

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Colonial Gardens o ers a full-service professional garden center. But it also includes the 80-acre regenerative Colonial Farm, which promotes using healthy soil and sustainable agriculture practices. The results include fresh, non-GMO produce andVisitorsmeat. can order from a strong farm-to-table menu at its Colonial Kitchen, where weather-hardy tables and chairs line a patio that accommodates roughly 80 guests. Here, bright flowers bloom in large urns, greenery fills hanging planters and young trees grow—single file—across a stone tile patio. It’s enough to inspire restaurant customers to also shop for plants that will complement their own homes’ landscapes before heading to the car.

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Turn the page Experience farm-to-table dining created by Colonial Kitchen in the loggia. The rotating menu features seasonal, locally sourced goods.

Sip, eat and shop where nature is served tableside.

Colonial Kitchen at Colonial Gardens in Blue Springs

Colonial Gardens is “where you can truly connect with nature, through the environment surrounding you or the food on your plate,” Grace says.

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Le : You can purchase all your landscaping needs at Colonial Gardens, plus bring the family for entertainment. Their annual Fall Festival includes a pumpkin patch, hayrides, apple picking, livestock tours, yard games and more. Open weekends September 17 through the end of October.

Above: Yoga, workshops and live music are o ered in the courtyard. The space is also available for private events.

Opened in summer 2021, Colonial Kitchen’s menu tells the full-circle story of farm-to-table dining. And a stage near the far end of this delightful outdoor dining space accommodates musical performances. Dining guests are now welcome during Wednesday or Thursday evening concerts, and Saturday and Sunday lunch service was restored this summer. A new chef has recently joined the team and the menu may change multiple times a week, depending on availability of ingredients.

The Farms Market o ers produce, pantry items, wines and spirits, and health and wellness products from local producers to take home.

Thecolonialgardenskc.comkitchensources95percent of its ingredients from local or regional farms. “We work with farmers who have the same ecologically sound practices that we do,” says Grace Ames, director of agri-tourism for Colonial Gardens.

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Quiet conversation filters through the greenhouse at Family Tree Nursery in Shawnee, where tables and chairs are nestled among plants of every shape and size. The gentle spray from water hoses creates pleasant ambient noise and leaves small puddles in their wake. Computers are open everywhere, with professionals and families alike claiming small seating nooks and tall tabletops. It didn’t used to be this way. Not until Café Equinox opened in February 2019, near the building’s front entrance. Now sporting a long, L-shaped bar and tall chairs, the café held a grand reopening in June 2022 a er completing a 10-month refresh of the space.“The big reason that we even entertained the idea of opening a café is the number of people who walked in carrying a beverage [fromTurnsomewherethepage Patrons can work or socialize in the greenhouse, cafe bar or patio area. Recent renovations made way for Café Equinox, where shoppers can order co ee and pastries from local roaster Thou Mayest.

Café Equinox at Family Tree Nursery in Shawnee

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There’s a big focus on both hot and cold drinks, from drip co ee and espresso-based options to steamed beverages such as hot chocolate and chai lattes. The co ee comes from Bo Nelson, owner of local roaster Thou Mayest Co ee and a member of the family that owns Family Tree Nursery. Seasonal beverage favorites have included a pollinated lavender latte and a sparkling housemade matcha limeade. Delectable homemade toaster pastries and giant cookies from Heirloom Bakery fill a tall bakery case, and cinnamon rolls are a big draw on weekends. Once a back-ordered dishwasher arrives, the café will grow “greener,” too, by switching from disposable service items to reusable cups, plates and utensils. nursery

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It has been 10 years since siblings Cindy Foster and Whit Ross opened their high-end Vivilore restaurant and shopping destination in Independence’s emerging Englewood Arts District. Wall-clinging ivy decorates the front of their brick building, and small statues flank the front door. Inside, a multistory, light-filled stairway leads to shopping upstairs. There you’ll find an enormous collection of beautifully curated home decor and art. Whit, a master gardener, created a lush dining area on the 60-seat patio. Large pots of ferns, bright-hued flowers and winding banks of low bushes complement crimson table umbrellas. Bright, pedestal-mounted yard balls, graceful Turn the page

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Wild mushroom cheesecake, fish and avocado tostadas and grilled steak salad have also recently appeared on the menu. Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Saturday, the restaurant has become so popular that reservations are always recommended—as much in advance as  possible.vivilore.comVisitors from across the country dine here alongside locals, a er attending games at Arrowhead or Kau man, following tours at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, or simply by crossing the state line because of Vivilore’s stellar long-standing reputation.

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LIVE + STAY + PLAY cement statues and occasional bird baths also decorate the garden, visually transporting guests to an outdoor oasis. An indoor dining room and small bar area provide dozens more seats amid colorful, eclectic decor. At this casual, fine dining restaurant, favorite dishes include Pacificcaught salmon, lobster rolls and lamb chops.

“The building is magical, the grounds are beautiful, the food is exceptional and there is no other restaurant like Vivilore. Period,” Cindy says. Shoppers will find an excellent curated array of antiques and home decor upstairs. Visitors can spend an a ernoon relaxing and dining at the shaded patio behind the shop; seating is also available year round indoors at the bar and dining rooms.

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T he Blue River is a natural treasure in Kansas City’s southern reaches. It spans the MissouriKansas state line, originating in east Johnson County, Kansas, and meandering north to meet with the Missouri River. It has carved out many scenic byways along its way—but near its source, where the city meets the country, the river has created a view that could stop you in your tracks. It’s this view that may have prompted businessman and real estate developer Harry J. Lloyd to create the Village of Loch Lloyd in the late 1980s. Today, this private gated community has grown to include approximately 450 home sites and 800 residents. Its newest neighborhood, known as Stonehaven at Interview the State Line

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The Village of Loch Lloyd continues its decades-long growth with a recent expansion from Missouri into Kansas.

As Ashlea Black, vice president of real estate and marketing for Loch Lloyd Residential Real Estate, explains, the undeniable defining element of this community is its location. It holds the perfect balance of proximity to nature and to dining and shopping in nearby Martin City, Leawood and Overland Park.

Words by Jessica Bahr | Photos by Josie Henderson Loch Lloyd, opens this September and allows the community to expand from Missouri into Kansas.

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This community of top-tier homes and a world-class golf course opened a third, western gate and a new phase—Stonehaven— this September.

“The location is incomparable,” Ashlea says. “It’s a semi-rural setting with a varied topography, nestled in the rolling hills along the Blue River. And with its wooded acreage homesites, Stonehaven is arguably the most beautiful land we’ve developed to date.” Turn the page

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The Loch Lloyd Country Club is a hub of community life, perfect for drinks a er a day on the course, Sunday brunch, club meetings and other social gatherings. As one Loch Lloyd resident says, “There’s an activity for epicureans, nature-lovers, home and garden enthusiasts, car collectors, charitable endeavors, bookies, lake-lovers and more!”

Accessed through Loch Lloyd’s new west gate at 167th Street and Kenneth Road, Stonehaven covers the area where Cass County, Missouri, meets Johnson County, Kansas. That’s a big benefit for professionals who may need to maintain a Kansas address and for families with school-age children who want to enroll in the desirable Blue Valley SchoolFromDistrict.young families to empty nesters, Loch Lloyd’s residents represent all ages and life stages. And everyone has plenty to do thanks to the community’s planned activities, amenities and services. A springfed lake is the “loch” of Loch Lloyd and a community gathering point. This 110acre reservoir has two marinas for residents’ water access. Residents also take advantage of the view from the surrounding lakeside nature trail. And, of course, all that rolling topography lends itself to a world-class golf course. The Loch Lloyd Country Club is home to the Tom Watson Signature Design eighteen-hole golf course, which the Kansas City golf legend designed in 2012. Many enthusiasts consider it his finest design.

“Golf is undoubtedly the most popular sport in Loch Lloyd, and a large portion of the community is woven around the course,” Ashlea says. “Tom Watson took his inspiration from Loch Lloyd’s hilly, wooded terrain to create a course to challenge golfers and to create a memorable experience they want to repeat again and again. In Loch Lloyd, it all comes back to the land!”

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And the houses. Loch Lloyd is known for having some of the most exclusive properties in the region. The community has a preferred group of eleven premier builders, three of whom showcased homes on the 2022 Artisan

The north gate at 151st and Kenneth Road opened three years ago, o ering a second entrance for ongoing new-home construction. Turn the page Fall mydesignkc.com

The bird’s-eye view of the renowned Tom Watson Signature eighteen-hole golf course shows o the rolling setting surrounding Loch Lloyd. NBC Sports Next’s GolfNow calls the course “di icult yet friendly.”

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Willis Custom Homes’ contemporary industrial Clydesdale 2022 at Loch Lloyd takes the lower level to the next level.

A trail follows the curve around the “loch” in Loch Lloyd—a 110-acre spring-fed reservoir. lochlloyd.com

While the community’s original master plan called for greater density throughout the development, the current and former ownership has revised that plan to emphasize their most valuable resource, the land. The revision respects the original plan’s intent but allows more space for protecting the natural environment— which is the draw in the first place.

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The most recent expansion—Stonehaven— crosses the state line like the Blue River itself.

Loch Lloyd is an incorporated community and governed by a board of trustees. While it still bears the name of its original developer, the community was acquired in 2002 by FiveStar Lifestyles, which was owned at the time by Cerner Corporation cofounders Neal Patterson and Cli Illig. The community has grown considerably in the twenty years since and is still evolving to meet a variety of residents’ needs, including the development of its maintenance-provided neighborhood, The Cove at Loch Lloyd.

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Loch Lloyd’s appeal is even more popular since the COVID-19 pandemic, as homeowners seek restorative retreats from which to work, live and play. As new neighborhoods join established ones in this treasured setting, Loch Lloyd already has the perfect scene for creating a lifetime of memories.

“This model was already designed that way, but I think here we expanded on that idea quite a bit, especially in this lower level.”

Patrick Willis of Willis Custom Homes showcases this lifestyle with his 2022 Artisan Home, collaborating with Betsy Judd of Judd Designs.

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“This is probably the most exciting version of the Clydesdale we’ve done in terms of focusing on entertainment throughout the home,” Patrick says.

It used to be that a lower level was either an a erthought or at the very least, an overflow from the main living area. But as more homeowners desire to have their homes reflect the “live, work, play” ethos, having that additional space has become even more important—a special place set aside to entertain guests in style or to serve as an in-home destination for family relaxation.

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Words by Andrea Glinn S ix years ago, John Pryor abandoned his corporate job in Boston to pursue his passion in woodworking, leading him back to Kansas City and to starting the custom furniture business Madison Flitch. He spent several years connecting with clients and honing his skills, and then, like many of us, he was knocked o course by the pandemic. John started selling fabric face masks and as the orders increased, he had to halt all custom furniture projects to keep up with the demand; thus, his second business, Madison Stitch, was born. Madison Flitch—and Stitch Turn the page

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The triptych Growth Rings, 2016-2022 by Megan Pace is a representation of personal growth, inspired by tree growth rings. Megan burned and carved the wood in a gradient, with the hottest and densest marks at the center, like the heartwood of a tree.

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Le : Megan Pace and John Pryor review a new bag design for Madison Stitch. Stitch launched during the pandemic in response to a need for facemasks but has hit their stride with leather handbags. Campfire by John Pryor is a sculptural coat rack made from bent, laminated walnut wood and BisseyNicolebyPhotoaluminum.

However, all was not lost for Madison Flitch. In addition to launching its sister business during the pandemic, John also developed a product strategy for Flitch and hired an “apprentice” to help build out a furniture catalog. It’s an understatement to say that he got more than he bargained for with Megan Pace, a second-generation tradesperson, artist and fabricator. In just a year and a half, she would inspire a shi in their business identity from custom furniture makers to an artist collective who does “all things 3D.” In addition to being a woodworker, ceramicist and metalsmith, Megan also has a passion for leather handbags, which has become the foundation of the Madison Stitch product line now that face masks are no longer a hot commodity.Meganhas been named creative director of both Stitch and Flitch, while John drives the marketing, operations and business development. And, of course, both spend @madisonflitch ample time making in the studio, John cra ing sculptural wood furniture and Megan creating abstract fine art. Madison Flitch’s east Crossroads studio doubles as a gallery for John and Megan’s work, as well as for other local artists whom they curate and showcase.Similarly inclusive and collaborative, Madison Stitch has a farm-to-table approach to fashion accessories. They source local leather from a regional tannery, Hermann Oak Leather in St. Louis, and enlist local designers for both design and fabrication of their products. John’s goal for Madison Stitch? To become a national brand in the next five years. And for Flitch? John wants the gallery to become a beacon for designers looking for unique sculptures and furniture to highlight in their clients’ homes, workplaces, restaurants and hotels.

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M att Castilleja is an architect-trained-artisan who has built a national luxury furniture business on hard work, goodwill and taking chances. His first chance? Matt, then an apprentice, took over the woodworking shop of his mentor, David Polivka, in 2014— and consequently and casually launched his own business and career.

A er fabricating custom furniture orders with a solo operation for several years, he decided to take another chance and invested much time and money into producing work to exhibit at the industry-exclusive International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York in 2017. It was exciting and inspiring to present his work to the world, which the design community enthusiastically received.

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And though Castilleja seems to have the world at his fingertips with more than 5,000 Instagram followers and features in Architectural Digest and Elle Décor, it is Kansas City that he calls home.

with wood, metal and stone to create highly cra ed and coveted heirloom furniture. Their work has an elemental beauty that at once feels both timeless and on-trend. While the execution of each flawless piece of furniture takes micro-level precision, the business decisions occur on the macro scale of planning and implementation.

Matt is currently dreaming of representation in New York—which seems imminent and obvious—and of international partnerships, which could provide access to new materials and generations-old cra smen. It’s this type of large-scale thinking that energizes both Matt and the business, accelerating their growth and preventing stagnation.

A er only two years of traveling to high-end furniture fairs, connecting with designers and creating custom work for their projects across the country, Matt was o ered representation by the Una Malan showroom in California. Chance number three. This was a major pivot, and he embracedRepresentationit. has allowed Matt to scale his business and evolve his process. Rather than traveling to shows and creating bespoke furniture pieces directly for clients, Castilleja has become a branded business with running lines, represented by dealers and visible on their showroom floors year-round in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Atlanta. Castilleja is no longer just Matt, the madtalented solo furniture fabricator; Castilleja is now a team of seven skilled artisans working

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The Archipelago co ee table trio easily fills the large expanse between sofas and provides visual interest with the irregular, organic shapes and varying heights.

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Custom banquette and Columna dining table is pictured here in oak with a graphite finish at the Winpop Design historic home. The table has so , tapered edges and a sculptural base, trademark of Castilleja’s work.

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The living room is mostly furnished with pieces the owners already had. They reupholstered a couple of the white armchairs for a fresh look and only purchased new items when necessary.

A Rockhill couple nds a meaningful lifestyle by selling their large home and releasing a lifetime of accumulation.

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The homeowner enjoys spending time tending to her lush backyard garden, and the brick patio is a perfect size for hosting friends.

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“There are some drawers I need to go back and edit. The little this, that and the other thing that you need adds up,” says the wife, who volunteers as a docent at the nearby Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; her husband is retired from insurance law. They asked to remain anonymous in order to maintain their privacy.

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T hree years a er downsizing their home, this retired couple is still pleased with how little clutter they see when opening a drawer. That well-organized storage was part of a fairly massive lifestyle change—and they want to hang on to it.

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“I said, ‘If you ever hear of one coming on the market, let me know.’” The call came the very next day.

The couple was excited, but moving meant making a lot of decisions that went well beyond decluttering drawers. Decisions about what to do with the art, furniture and sentimental items collected over a 47-year marriage, a collection that certainly wouldn’t fit in a smaller space. They hired an estate sale organizer who had them tag only what they wished to keep. That in itself was a bit of a puzzle. The 2,200-square-foot space they’d purchased needed a “complete redo,” the homeowner says, so the house was still a work in progress when they began to plot their move. And facing a completely full three-story house with six bedrooms, a full basement and a detached three-car garage was overwhelming. For several years, she had her own interior design business. While she was no stranger to this type of task, weeding out so many possessions really took some planning.

“I did my furniture layout first, before I did anything else. I knew that I could take my existing upholstered pieces,” she says, gesturing to two white armchairs. “These were in a guest room.” She points out a couple of other white chairs, explaining that they’d been in her old living room and were once covered in multicolored striped upholstery. A pair of black, lacquered chairs she’d had for 40 years also made the move. She replaced anything that wouldn’t work in the new house with pieces more aesthetically appropriate. The

For about 13 years, the two lived in a 5,000-square-foot historic home not too far from the smaller space they decided suited them better at this stage of life. They’d begun toying with the idea of relocating around the time their son moved out. But they’d barely said the word “downsize” aloud before they found themselves doing exactly that—and in a hurry.In2019, she chaired the Rockhill neighborhood welcome committee and went to visit someone moving into one of four zero-lot-line houses in a row. She’d seen the early-1960s structures but hadn’t been inside, and now she was charmed.

The entry hall retains the home’s original metal handrails. Its gallery-white walls and picture hanging system are ideal for displaying their son’s artwork. The couple purchased the Asian chest when they were first married. “It lived in closets for many years when it didn’t work with the decor, and now it’s a focal point for our entry. I guess our taste has come full circle!” the homeowner says.

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The homeowners were delighted to find a two-tiered brick patio beneath the overgrowth they saw when they purchased the property. They’ve since added a fountain and a great deal of landscaping.

The homeowners’ son is a New York–based artist. Most of the art on the walls—and much of the art they sold when they downsized—was created by him.

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Now that she’s on the other side of the tough calls, she recommends not hanging on to very many of those accumulated items—particularly those hidden in closets, attics and high on garage shelving. Keep only what will be displayed.

old house had been filled with fairly traditional colonial furniture, but she wanted to cultivate an “East meets West” vibe in their new home—mid-century modern with an Eastern twist. What didn’t translate exactly right—or what they simply had no room for—was a great deal of art, much of it created by their son, a professional artist who lives in New York. They sold furniture, too. Family heirlooms. And then there were the boxes of things that had been in Thestorage.new house had next to no storage at all. At the time of the move, she’d been listening to a lot of minimalist podcasts. “You accumulate, accumulate, accumulate,” she says, “and then it’s just, ‘no, let’s start fresh.’”

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Le : The primary bedroom and bath are smaller than in the previous house, but the homeowner says the design choices lend the rooms a spacious feel. Remodelers completely reconfigured the bathroom for a modern look.

She held on to a small black iron chair she remembers playing tea party with at her grandmother’s house in southeast Missouri. An important item.

• Expect to feel overwhelmed by the task of selecting which items you’ll keep and which you’ll sell. For small items, keep only what you know you’ll display and enjoy seeing every day. Objects that have been hidden in boxes for years should not move with you. For large items, measure your new space and keep furniture you know will fit well and match your design goals.

Above: The homeowner worked with designer Lisa Curran to remodel the kitchen. They chose marbled surfaces and sourced hardware and light fixtures from local suppliers.

Everything else, she photographed and letBut,go. she says, the result was well worth going head to head with the material representation of her past. The couple settled

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• Though the process can be draining, the end result is freedom from years’ worth of seldomused items and a newly decluttered space. into their new digs only months before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Not only is the interior exactly as she wanted it, and filled with only items she loves, but the backyard is perfect for relaxing and entertaining a small number of guests. Even her socializing was pared down, though that’s been appropriate given the current circumstances.“Sittinghere during COVID, I loved all the open windows and I was so thankful,” she says. “What a wonderful space to be in during lockdown.”

• A good estate sale company will o er accurate market-value appraisals of everything from jewelry to furniture to fine art.

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• It’s best to be out of the house on the day of the sale, and most companies will insist that you are. Watching people shop through your possessions is di icult.

The homeowner warns that downsizing is not for the faint of heart. In particular, seeing decades’ worth of hand-selected items laid out for sale—for much less than the original purchase price—can be heartbreaking. She o ers a few tips to make the process easier:

“I have little stu ed things that my husband gave me. I’ve got a painting that my mom loved that was in her home.”

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Words by Andrea Darr | Photos by Matthew Anderson T his summer, Kansas Citians experienced the popular biennial Artisan Home Tour, hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). The tour evokes the word artisanal for a reason. Each home features the cra of talented subcontractors, the creativity of gi ed designers, and top quality from builders. Tour-goers traveled from Lake Winnebago and Loch Lloyd up to Shoal Creek. When asked which house they favored, there was no consensus. Some chose their favorite for livability or location; some for the wow-factor, but all of them referenced unique spaces and details they hadn’t seen before—“detail and character that you don’t find just anywhere,” notes tour committee chairman Scott Bickford, who reviewed the architectural plans for each home. We were tour-goers, too, and couldn’t pinpoint just one favorite, so here are the rooms we loved most.

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Best in Show Homes A retrospective of the 2022 Artisan Home Tour.

Artisan Home No. 1 | Cardinal Crest Homes Home o ices are a must-have item in new-home floor plans these days—and a perfect opportunity for creating your own corner o ice. Far from cubiclelooking, this floor plan dedicates space at the front entry, with natural light streaming in through a custom glass and metal wall. The room reflects the modern take on the home’s English Country architecture, with an accented millwork ceiling and vertical detailing on the walls that conceals a storage closet. It alerts visitors to the high-quality attention to detail throughout the home, from the small—such as the brass light switches—to the large, like a six-car tandem garage. See more about this home in our Winter issue!

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The Moderno contemporary home is uniquely sited along a wooded preserve with nearby urban conveniences. That mix of calm and active vibes permeates the choices in this floor plan, as well, from a wellness room to an entertainment-ready lowerRecessedlevel.

lighted floor accents in the entry guide you past a two-story commercial waterfall and planter wall and into an open living space with wooded views and dramatic materials. The focal point is a fireplace made with a quartz mantle and floating hearth, and large-format tile around the firebox. Behind the TV is onyx backlit with LED light panels. This feature is also seen in the lower level with an LED backlit quartzite island near a bar and wine feature wall.

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Artisan Home No. 2 | Casa Bella Construction

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Positioned on 50 acres, this Modern Mountain home has the space to include rooms for multitudes of functions—so the builders and homeowners followed suit. From the saltwater pool, patio, sand volleyball court and greenhouse outside to the fully-equipped kitchen and butler’s pantry, primary suite with hot tub patio, cra room, theater room, gun display room and cedar sauna inside, the house contains every space desired for a well-lived life. Among them, one rises above as a favorite: the library. Floor-to-ceiling bookcases painted SherwinWilliams Still Water line the room, directing the view toward a sunset balcony. Japanese Bee wallpaper by Sand & Sushi is a fun addition. A dedicated music room, constructed around a grand piano and filled with the owner’s concert memorabilia, is Turnadjacent.thepage

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Artisan Home No. 3 | PCDI Homes

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Artisan Home No. 4 | B.L. Rieke Custom Homes

Every inch of this property is extensively detailed—including the o en-underutilized space under the stairs. At its base is a glass-enclosed wine room with a natural agate feature wall backlit by LED lighting. The agate extends to the floor and meets up with live-sawn oak planks, also backlit. It is just one stunning moment of many in this new floor plan, The Pensacola, where every opportunity to engage the senses was taken, including roughsawn features, stone accents and solid wood details. Inspired by coastal resorts and blended with the company’s rugged signature style, it is a tribute to lifestyle-oriented design.

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Artisan Home No. 6 | J.S. Robinson Fine Homes

Entertainment is at the forefront of this floor plan, where a walk-behind bar is uniquely blended into the main-level kitchen—which is already at peak functionality with custom cabinetry and a walk-in butler’s pantry. The cocktail-ready space is small but stylish, outfitted in white oak cabinetry and flooring. The light wood tones pair with muted blues and silvers to evoke a calm feeling for daily use. The lower level also incorporates more creative space to entertain, with another custom bar and built-in booth seating.

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Artisan Home No. 7 | Starr Homes

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Inside and out, this 10,400-square-foot home is a stunner. Built for a growing family as well as for welcoming guests, it sprawls out to accommodate private spaces and gathering spaces alike. In addition to six bedrooms and six bathrooms, the floor plan includes a spacious kitchen with two islands, an o ice, a home theater, a playroom and a large gym. The property also includes a bridge over a stream that connects to the attached and detached garages (three stalls each), plus a sport court and detached pool house. Massive windows showcase the custom pool and landscaping situated in a courtyard at the back of the property. A prime view can be seen from this tub in the primary suite. The calm space is inspired by a so neutral color palette and a sense of balance and symmetry. Integrated sinks and matte quartz countertops look like concrete and are completely maintenance-free. Speciality drawers keep toiletries organized, and a custom closet with two washers and dryers keeps the household in good running order.

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Situated along the green paths of Loch Lloyd, this home takes advantage of the view—and the lifestyle. High-end outdoor living is a large draw, where an infinity-edge pool invites people outside. An adjoining lanai with a fireplace and built-in grill extends the living and entertaining space and virtually eliminates lawn maintenance with a patch of turf for relaxing. A main-level balcony and an upper-level lo balcony overlooks it all. The lanai is easily accessible through a simple but stunning dining area highlighted by natural light. It’s adjacent to this bespoke kitchen, featuring a mix of stained and painted cabinets with brass hardware and fixtures. A full-size wine refrigerator and highfunctioning pantry with a built-in co ee maker add functionality for entertaining.

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Lakefront living along the shores of Lake Winnebago is a huge calling card for this property. As such, the outdoor living and lower-level entertaining spaces are superbly designed. An infinity-edge pool and custom hot tub are at the center of the backyard, surrounded by an extended patio, two outdoor fireplaces and a path that leads to a covered dock. Inside the house, 12-foot basement ceilings open up the view and stream in light. Artificial light enhances the rest of the elements of the room.

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Artisan Home No. 10 | Walker Custom Homes

A 42-step metal floating staircase with wood treads was routerered out to install channel lighting. Behind it is a 38-foot walnut wall. A glass-encased wine room next to it also features channel lighting between every second wine rack so that light shines through the bottles. Another walnut wall accents the bar area, defined by white oak stained cabinets and a metal inlay at the front of the bar.

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Sited on a small West Plaza lot, this home stretches out tall over three levels, from the garage and entry up to a roo op room with a movie theater and party bar. Three walkout decks sided in white oak a ord views of the midtown area. The home’s captivating modern facade carries through to the interiors, where spaces and materials are clean-lined. At the heart is this kitchen—one of two full-size kitchens in the home. Custom walnut cabinets are paired with blue-green quartzite for the backsplash and waterfall-edge countertops. The adjacent dining room features 25-foot vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Artisan Home No. 12 | MOJO Built

The chef’s kitchen is a standout with its Dacor Modernist appliances and metal hood, along with its walk-in pantry featuring a Miele co ee machine. The main level hosts the primary suite, including his-and-hers baths and closets. The upstairs has three private bedrooms with ensuite baths and a lo area with a media center, kitchenette and second laundry room. Family living and entertainment is at the top of its game on the lower level, where there is a home gym, steam shower, wine room, kitchenette, golf simulator and home theater. But for quieter moments, the covered deck calls with its outdoor fireplace and secondary outdoor kitchen.

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Hickock Homes is a branch of Hickok-Dible, a real estate company founded in 1904 by Napoleon W. Dible (pronounced die-bull). Dible put his own stamp on housing in Kansas City. Over the course of his career, he built more than 5,000 homes—o en Arts and Cra s, California bungalows and a faux English Tudor style known as the Dible Tudor. James Hickok represents the fourth generation to join the family business.

Words by Laura Spencer | Photos by Matthew Anderson H ome builders o en seek out new neighborhoods. But Hickok Homes & Remodeling ventured into an established one—Brookside—to renovate a 1910 Colonial-style home.

“I try to leave little touches of my family’s past like the famous arch that my team built,” James wrote on Instagram about 21 E. Concord Avenue, which debuted on the HBA Parade of Homes this spring. Turn the page Hickok Homes renovated this 1910 Colonial-style home at 21 E. Concord Avenue in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood.

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A century-old Brookside home gets a modern-day makeover.

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“These old houses may be 10 times more work than a new build, but Brookside has a special place in my heart,” he says.

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Above: A newly-created archway between the dining room and the kitchen is a nod to a signature design element of James’ great-greatgrandfather Napoleon W. Dible. Most of the hardwood flooring is original to the house, including maple on the stairs and Douglas fir on the second and third floors.

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At this century-old Colonial, much of the charm remains, including the original built-ins, doors and doorknobs—even creaking wood floors. The original floors, made of Douglas fir, have been refinished.

“It was really the black-and-white house,” he says of the color scheme. “My cabinets are black. Two bathrooms are full black and white. I also used a lot of that art deco tile throughout, which is the black-and-white marble.”

With the company’s primary focus on luxury single-family homes, James brought the rest of the interiors up to date with modern amenities during the 14-month renovation.

Now, a custom chef’s kitchen leads to a new patio and a new detached two-car garage.

“It was the hardest project I’ve ever done in my life,” James says, “the most extensive remodel I’ve ever done.”

For example, the kitchen was “tiny, tiny, tiny.” “There were just so many walls everywhere, which is pretty common in Brookside,” he adds.

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a makeup area, and a zero-entry shower, as well as a free-standing tub with an accented chandelier overhead.“Eachroom has a di erent vibe,” James says. “I don’t like doing too much of the same thing throughout.”

Despite the modern changes, James says he aimed to “mix and match the old with the new,” keeping the character of the house.

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“I feel like I have a big responsibility to carry on the vision that my great-great-grandfather had,” he says. “I want to make sure that the legacy lives on well.”

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Brass hardware and fixtures add bling to this old English-style kitchen remodel, featuring “taps” from Perrin & Rowe. Base cabinets painted Urbane Bronze (SW 7048); perimeter cabinets in Accessible Beige (SW 7036). Leather pendants from McGee & Co. Barstools from Serena & Lily. The arches and niches are original to the house, built in 1935. Pam papered the butlery in Pimpernel by Morris to set it apart. “It wouldn’t be the same if it was just paint,” Sue says. “It pulls from the outside,” Heidi adds, “the greens in here, the greens out there.”

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efore Pam and Joe Meyer bought their charming Brookside home in 2009, a house flipper had renovated the kitchen.

“They had done a nice job for a rehabber,” Pam says. It worked for the family of four for nearly a decade—until it didn’tTheyanymore.metSue Shinneman, CKD and co-owner of Kitchen Studio: KC, in 2019 to discuss a renovation that would better suit the skilled home chef and baker.

Traditional details dovetail with functionality in this Brookside renovation.

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“Pam is like our local Martha Stewart,” says Sue’s associate, Heidi Harrison, AKBD. “Not all clients have the good taste she has,” Sue adds.

Pam had already experimented with swapping furniture from a large living room to a smaller dining room located just on the other side of the kitchen’s dividing wall. “It makes more sense for how we live,” Pam says. “We only use the dining room for holidays.”

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“All the drawers are so easy to use that I don’t mind unpacking the dishwasher,” Pam says.

Her favorite appliance, however, is the EuropeanA dividing wall was removed to create one open space for cooking, dining and living. “We eat all our meals here; we sit in here 24/7,” Pam says. “The kitchen and hearth room is truly the heart of our home.”

Cooking oils, spices and utensils are all stored out of sight but are easily accessible in sliding cabinet drawers.Onemust-have was a co ee bar, where Pam and Joe could each use their own preferred extraction method (she loves espresso; he’s into drip co ee). The cabinet front li s up and a drawer with the small appliances slides out, always plugged in yet always concealed.

Sue’s design removed that dividing wall, as well as a walk-in pantry along the exterior wall, where the fridge now resides. She added a fireplace to the adjacent sittingWithroom.thenew open floor plan, the kitchen is visible from the front door. “Because you can see everything, we wanted it to look and feel like a part of the hearth room,” Pam says. “Everything is hidden—the TV, the toaster, the microwave.”

“You can shut down all the cabinets and you don’t see a kitchen,” Sue explains. When the cabinets are open, beautiful walnut interiors are visible—and interior drawers slide out so there are no hard-toreach spaces.

The space is notably airy from the counters up. “Because we drilled in functionality, we didn’t have to line the wall with cabinets,” Sue says. Indeed, every inch of cabinet space was designed for ultimate usability with helpful dividers and mats.

Heidi went so far as to measure clear containers for dry goods at Pam’s baking station.

Left: The La Cornue CornuFé stove was an early purchase and a focal point of the room. Custom cabinets include built-in bowls for the family dog, Right:Reggie.Small and less often used appliances, such as the double air fryer, crockpot, food processor and sheet pans, have designated space in their own pantry on the entry wall.

There at the sink, where western light spills in through the enlarged window well, Pam can view her climbing roses on the carriage house outside. Not only is Pam adept in the kitchen, she has a green thumb in theSeegarden.@kitchenstudiokcresourcesonpage 196.

style electric oven and gas cooktop with French plaque. “That was a focal point; we ordered it right away,” Pam says. With all the focus on functionality, some readers may marvel at the countertop material choice—marble.

“I was super afraid of it at first,” Pam says. “Baking soda is your friend.” Visually, it enhances the pure beauty of the space. The Meyers wanted a classic kitchen with an old English vibe. “They did a beautiful job with that,” Pam says. An Italian plaster vent hood blends in with the traditionally rectangular Moroccan zellige tiles, which are stacked rather nontraditionally. Floating shelves flanking the hood o er space for Pam to display favorite books, art and collectibles. All the “taps” were ordered from England. Pam would have liked an apron-front sink but opted for something more functional—a customizable workstation with fitted cutting board, bowl and colander. Sue then mimicked the look of an apron front with a slab of marble.

Turn the page to see Pam’s formal garden outside this window.

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Below: Appliances are hidden behind cabinetry, as in this coffee bar. Note how the walnut lining inside the cabinet elevates the look when the door is open.

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and white blooms keep the color palette simplified. “There

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Inspired by scenes from across the pond, a master gardener creates a tidy, low-maintenance landscape to enjoy.

am Meyer’s love for classic European design isn’t reserved only for her home’s interiors.

“I don’t like it to be too busy,” she explains. “And I like things with straight edges. There’s a lot of clipped work here because I love the look.”

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Accessible from three entry points—the den, kitchen and butlery—the manicured wonderland is a haven for the family without requiring intense weeding or mowing. Pam spends about an hour a day watering and weeding.

She adores the trimmed and tidied look of English gardens that highlight a single color— white. And maybe a few hints of lavender tucked into baskets.

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European hornbeams and boxwoods form the foundation of the planted spaces, while less expensive concrete pavers with chippy edges mimic the look of cobblestone. A wood privacy fence enclosing the space is painted Urbane Bronze—the same color used on the base cabinets in the kitchen—and seems to disappear into the background.“Iwantedto carry the look outside so it’s all one cohesive space when the door is open,” she says.

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The parterre garden’s classic good looks belie its functionality. Artificial turf stays vibrant no matter how o en pup Reggie visits the same corner.

“Now I want everything in neutrals,” she says.

As a bunch, gardeners are known to constantly change their landscape, and Pam has certainly edited over the years.

“I grew up on a farm and have always loved working outside,” Pam says—so much so that she attended the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City program and opened her garden to tour-goers in Back2015.then, the garden was just beginning to take shape, with baby European hornbeams that hadn’t had a chance to grow into the massive hedges they are today. At the center of it all was a glimmering pool in light blue—a foundational color that Pam used to splash elsewhere, such as on throw pillows and shutters. She even went through a paintedfurniture phase until her tastes changed.

“The space has evolved,” Pam says. “It’s familiar but di erent.”

Turquoise remnants remain on the front exterior—charming as ever—but all the iron furniture was replaced with wicker.

The most noticeable change is the highlight of the space—an open-air pool house. A pergola formerly stood in its spot, its wooden slats open to the sky. Paint chipped easily from the blistering heat, and getting airflow below wasn’t a breeze. Climbing roses had grown in beautifully and o ered some protection from the elements, but their season was disappointingly short.

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A more substantial cabana—with a high-pitched roofline—was designed to replace the openslatted pergola. Fans keep it cool so the couple can enjoy their morning co ee outside. Their fur baby, Reggie, is always at their feet, but he gets his own prized spot: a parterre garden. Classical in style, it’s got a hidden secret: artificial turf.

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Le : The pool cabana upgrades the family’s use of the outdoors, with full protection from the sun and fans that move air.

There was another big reason for the upgrade. The couple discovered that a renter in the carriage house next door had a full view of what they thought was private space.

“The grass was always dead there, where he did his business,” Pam says. Now the grass is always greener on the other side. Actually, with Pam’s touch, there is no other side. Everything—indoors and out—looks perfectly in place, is low maintenance and always ready for“Weuse.spend so much time outside in the pool house, especially on weekends,” Pam says. “It’s where we drink co ee in the morning, and in the a ernoon, we have a pre-dinner cocktail.”

“They were pretty, but they only bloomed from the end of May to the beginning of June,” Pam says. “It was a maintenance nightmare to crawl up there to trim them.”

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A cozy corner design vignette—outfitted with a game table topped by another Willy Guhl sculptural bowl and illuminated by an Arteriors smoked glass pendant, accentuated with an olive branch design—is a favorite spot in the house where the wife pursues her new mahjong obsession with Sarah.

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The paneled foyer showcases a colorful painting and a whimsical table and stool—an example of a “design moment” Sarah Cha ee is fond of creating for clients. “It’s the perfect introduction to the house, a pop of fun that’s totally unexpected in this entry space,” she says. mydesignkc.com

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The cozy hearth room is a frequent gathering spot for the family. The original stone fireplace was converted to gas, and the vaulted ceiling lends airiness to the room.

hen Sarah Cha ee was invited to tour a home that her clients were considering buying, the designer quickly visualized an ambitious renovation to accommodate the couple’s energetic lifestyle fueled by their young children. But it wasn’t just any home the couple found online or through a real estate agent. Built by iconic Kansas City architect and Country Club Plaza visionary Edward W. Tanner in the 1950s, the twostory, 5,200-square-foot Mission Hills residence on a spacious lot had been in the husband’s family for generations. It was a tenderly familiar place where his father grew up and where he visited his paternal grandparents, celebrated holidays and created treasured memories. During her inaugural visit, Sarah, owner of Weltner Interiors, channeled a priceless opportunity for the continuation of the home’s story by imbuing it with fresh design and retaining ample nods to its familial past.“Iwas captivated by the entryway and family room’s wood paneling and the home’s fantastic architectural details,” Sarah recalls of her initial impressions of the property in November 2017. “Taking cues from the existing home and incorporating new design elements, expanding and reimagining spaces was key.”

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Honest communication and simpatico tastes— building on the success of the first design project they embarked on together—was the foundation of a trusting relationship Sarah established with her clients.“Sarah really gets us,” says the wife.

While the stained-glass window, stone wall and ledge are original, a new herringbone brick floor mimics the circa-1950s version the husband remembers from childhood.

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Sarah curated inspirational photos and compiled copious notes during the design process. McHenry Sha er Architecture and Centric Homes jointly weighed in on the renovation with their expertise.

Two years later, when they moved into the magnificently overhauled home, the family was surrounded by cherished heirloom art, furniture from their previous home blended with newly collected pieces, and bespoke design features defining a modern—but understated—vitality.

Thanks in part to a collaborative spirit, Sarah and her clients have e ortlessly written a new chapter in the generational home’s saga, carefully cra ing a settled ambience for its new occupants.

“A home is a living, breathing space and I believe it evolves over time, so we le plenty of room for adding accessories and tweaking and editing things here and there,” says the wife, who wants to pause and live in the striking home for a bit before she and Sarah proceed with wish-list endeavors. “But there were important roots here, which we respected and nurtured.”

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“The furniture in the dining room feels like we purchased it for this house,” says the owner. “And we painted the walls the exterior house color—we love it.”

Ceiling beams—which extend to the kitchen—were added to o er textural detail and rhythm. Open to the family room, the kitchen was completely redesigned (except for the range hood, which was salvaged and then modernized by Metal One metal fabricators) to reflect how a young family functions.

A family crest, a ixed to a new custom cast stone fireplace, echoes one that was in the original room when the homeowner’s father grew up in the house. Cleverly hidden behind the custom cabinet doors to the le of the fireplace is a television for family movie night and the occasional Netflix binge.

Four botanical prints by an artist friend of the wife, based in her home state of Tennessee, adorn the wall.

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Accentuating clean lines and integrating modern touches were priorities for Sarah and the homeowners. The foyer brilliantly leans into that concept, featuring stunning paneling and a sleek custom railing on the stairs leading to the second level—as well as a vibrant painting by the husband’s sister, a Dallas artist, that hangs above a playful table. Throughout the home, Sarah and her clients de ly merge vintage art with vintage accessories, like the large-scale Ethiopian painting found rolled up in a crawl space during the renovation. It had been purchased by the husband’s great-grandparents on a trip many decades ago to the Horn of Africa and is now preserved in a smart, modern frame. It anchors the dining room, seamlessly coexisting with the owners’ dining set from their former home.

Gracefully arched doorways lead into the paneled family room, commanded by a handsome fireplace a ixed with the husband’s family crest. Vital links to the past are intermingled with new treasures in the family room. A stunning oversized co ee table that the wife stresses is “indestructible— necessary when you have three children” shares the space with richly embroidered draperies that frame verdant views of the landscaping, patio and pergola.

Located o the main kitchen is a smaller support kitchen, equipped to handle entertaining overflow with a second dishwasher and refrigerator. A door leading to the outside grill also o ers a quick path to the carriage house and its mother-in-law suite, an addition during the renovation.

Quartzite, with its durability, beauty and warmth, was chosen for the countertops, the island—where the kids gravitate for meals—and a separate bar with three fixed green leather barstools. Vintage

“This room was dark and dreary in the old house and had a door, which cut it o from the family room, and a small window,” Sarah says. “We removed the door to open it up and added a large window to usher in natural light.”

Audubon magnolia prints passed to the wife from her grandmother hold court on the walls. “They hung in the primary bedroom at our old house but found an unexpected home in our new kitchen,” she says.

A scalloped bowl by Swiss neo-functionalist designer Willy Guhl, scooped up at Prize Antiques, brims with Spanish moss and serves as the dining table’s statement centerpiece.

A beautifully appointed guest powder room boasts a dramatic Phillip Je ries vinyl wallcovering and a custom floating granite vanity by Carthage Stoneworks, accented by a Newport Brass faucet.

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Also flowing o the main kitchen is a cheery hearth room, a casual gathering spot for the family to eat dinner, do puzzles and play games. The long table has a vinyl leather bench on one side and chairs covered with kid-friendly sheepskin on the other.

Her design finesse and synchronicity with the homeowners’ preferences have created an inspiring, soulful and stylish home equipped to embrace a very twenty-first-century family.

“Design enhances a home and reveals a story,” says the wife. “Not designing just to design—but designing with a purpose.”

“One a ernoon I was visiting,” Sarah says, “and about an hour before sunset, the lights came on—setting just the right mood for the golden hour.”

Lighting indeed plays an integral part in the home’s design. Sconces, pendants, lamps and well-placed ambient lighting were discreetly automated to create the appropriate atmosphere for time of day.

The kitchen was redesigned for high-functioning family use, including durable quartzite surfaces. The hood is a remnant of the past, salvaged and modernized for the new clean-lined space.

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Words by Kimberly Winter Stern | Photos by Brynn Burns ucked away o K-7 in Shawnee—and situated on three acres in a lushly wooded neighborhood—is one couple’s little piece of nirvana. Drawn to the area’s gently rolling topography and sense of solitude 12 years ago, Kelly Krehbiel and her husband, Scott, purchased a spacious home custom built in 2000. Despite the overall ambience of living in an oasis, she had grown weary of the home’s clunky layout, especially a main level that no longer served the couple’s lifestyle.

“When this home was built, it was trendy to have a formal dining room and other spaces that were typically underutilized, squandering valuable square footage,” Kelly says. “Over the years I did a few minor cosmetic faceli s in the house, just so I could live with some of the quirkiness and lack of function. It was okay for a long time—and then one day, something needed to change.”

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Kelly considered moving, listed the family’s home and embarked on an arduous and monotonous selfdirected tour of homes. These were mostly new builds where she continually encountered design features intended for the masses—features that didn’t align with her vision and distinct style.

“It was repetitive, seeing the same ideas over and over just in di erent floor plans,” she admits.

Kelly finally realized that she, Scott and their two sons didn’t need to move but that their current home needed redefining. “Also, I grew up in the country and appreciated the serenity and beauty we are fortunate enough to experience in our neighborhood. I wasn’t sure I could find that again.”

Kelly, an avid collector of objects, accessories and art discovered from scouring estate sales, followed Overland Park–based Brasstacks Design + Build’s Instagram account and liked the firm’s design approach. “It was something I’d never seen before, rule number one for me.” She appreciated Brasstacks’ juxtaposition of warm style and modern living, prompting her to contact founders Molly and Kevin Jarvis to inquire about transforming her kitchen, hearth room and living room. Two of Kelly’s treasured estate sale finds hang side-by-side in the hallway. Kansas City artist Joan Danneberg’s oil on canvas pieces appeal to Kelly’s love of abstract art and bold use of color. “Having tall ceilings, scale is so important,” she says. “The size of these paintings helps balance that height.”

The modern Tudor home features a creamy white all-stucco façade complemented by wood-stained shutters and front door and black windows. The home’s asymmetry and lush, mature landscaping become dramatic at night with custom lighting in front of the house and on the path by Natural Accents Lighting Design.

Kelly e ortlessly mixes old and new in the dining room, adding a French element with the mirror. Her penchant for theatrical lighting plays out above an RH reclaimed wood table. “The Moooi mesh chandelier, translucent during the day, lights up and glows at night, casting a wonderful web on the ceiling.” Flanking the mirror are found works of art: on the le , a piece titled Cattle and Carnivore by Stephen Ainsworth, and on the right, a painting by Kansas City artist Frederic James. Fall

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Kelly not only scours estate sales for unique pieces, but also scores intriguing objects, furnishings and art online, including a Gino Hollander abstract from eBay. “I have one of his paintings in the kitchen that I discovered in the West Bottoms,” she says, “and was intrigued by his simultaneous use of acrylic and oil.”

A view into the dining room showcases a pair of American of Martinsville mid-century modern armchairs. An oversize globe pendant by Kara Mann for CB2 sets the stage for the lounge. A custom olive-green velvet banquette accommodates humans and the family’s dog and two cats. An orb-shaped suede ottoman and a concrete form table are the perfect accoutrements to round out the space’s edgy aesthetic.

“I knew they would need to vet the project because I wanted anything but the typical pretty white kitchen with stainless steel appliances that’s common on Pinterest,” Kelly says. Her existing kitchen was white, but she knew there was enough natural light in the room to pull o a moodier color palette.

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Brasstacks Design + Build senior designer Regan Romero and designer Madison Armbruster were tasked with reimagining the main level public spaces in the Krehbiel residence—and achieving the homeowner’s aspiration of “relevant design, incorporating old and new.”

“When the Brasstacks team visited, saw the existing space and listened to more of my must-haves, Kevin immediately hit upon what would become the centerpiece of my new kitchen: a long, asymmetrical island.”

Le : Eight-inch decorative crown molding— “more nuanced than traditional molding,” Kelly says—was added to scale down the 14-foot-tall ceiling.

Brian’s meticulous attention to detail and the final results to be extraordinary. Right: The jumping-o point for reconfiguring the kitchen was replacing an outdated island and bringing in master carpenter and cabinetmaker Brian Halverson to create a piece of furniture in its place. The only visible appliance is the range; the dishwasher, fridge, freezer and pantry are cleverly hidden behind built-ins, which includes a pantry. “Take the stove out of this room and it looks like you’re in a well-designed bar,” Kelly says.

“Things had to be moved, walls taken down,” she says. “I can decorate anything, but I couldn’t envision the floor plan that would ultimately make sense. Brasstacks presented me with three di erent renderings, and we ended up meshing two of them. It was a highly collaborative exercise and inspiring to work with Regan, who pushed me in directions I wouldn’t have necessarily gone.”

Kelly knew the project was complicated from a design-construction perspective.

For Regan, the process started with the hip black leather jacket that Kelly wore to their first meeting.

“Kelly’s aura oozes creativity, beginning with how she dresses,” Regan says. “That stand-apartfrom-the-crowd attitude inspires and motivates me as a designer—I’m fueled by highly innovative individuals. Her vibe is ‘let’s mash up modern with vintage, but keep it sophisticated, elegant and timeless.’ With Kelly, I felt empowered to think out of the box and was eager to do the next big thing to accomplish her goals.”

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Madison loved seeing the fine details of the Krehbiel project unfold, including the island by cabinetmaker Brian Halverson—a beautiful piece of furniture topped by Belvedere granite in leather finish—and the spice racks that he created on either side of the Thermador range. “Kelly has an adventurous spirit and an excellent eye for design,” sheKellysays.found

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The living room’s focus was to balance the height of the soaring ceiling and to create warmth. One solution was to add stunning ripple-fold draperies, which Regan says add “drama, fluidity and a so ness” to the room. Kelly’s collected furniture— including a pillowy, deliciously tu ed sofa, a pair of swivel chairs and one-of-a-kind art—adds a brilliant stroke of modern elegance. Portola Paints’ Lime Wash in Kingdom was used on the walls in the kitchen, lounge and living room, creating a subtle patina that adds movement and interest throughout the space. But the living room’s pièce de résistance is a breathtaking custom fireplace wall with a large

Top: Red oak plank flooring with an espresso stain was added to the newly renovated main level, an important element in the carefully choreographed design.

“If you hire a good design-build company like Brasstacks, you know the tradesmen they work with are on their level of excellence, too,” she says. “I wanted the feel of built-in furniture, not only in the kitchen but also in the hearth room, to give that space a more loungy feel with the custom banquette. It took a long time, but that was expected. Everyone wants things quick today— instant gratification. This was slow design.”

Le : A Luke Lamp Co. fixture suspended above the island accentuates the kitchen’s artful Right:ambiance.The end of the granite-topped island transfers to butcher block with a brass inlay; the base is fluted and stained black, and the legs on the island’s overhang are metal.

“Everything is unique, from the built-in cabinetry, banquette and fireplace to the treasures I’ve procured over the past 15 years,” Kelly says. “The biggest compliment I get when friends come to the house is ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before!’”

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See@brasstackskcresourceson page 196. niche for a rotating display of Kelly’s coveted estate sale finds. The gorgeous still-life is one that Regan and Madison fangirled over when it was completed— and still adore today. Kelly shares the designers’ obsession with the fireplace and all the atmospheric touches of the entire design project, calling it “warm and inviting, but a very cool, well-executed space.”

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ith Stephanie Agne’s impeccable eye for color, texture and unique pieces, her house in Prairie Village is just as stunning as you might expect from the founder of the home and lifestyle boutique Golden & Pine.

Stephanie moved into this home in 2018—shortly a er moving her storefront from its original location in Brookside to an expanded space in the Shops of Prairie Village— with her husband, Danny Agne, and their two young sons. The transition o ered them another remodel and design adventure, having already worked on two previous homes together. But this Prairie Village classic, which hadn’t been updated in about 40 years, was the most extensive redesign yet.

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Stephanie’s choice of Black Panther by Benjamin Moore for the home’s exterior ties the Cape Cod classic style of the original home to its 1980s addition on the east side. In the Agnes’ 2018 remodel, the home also received new windows throughout—which is “really dreamy” for Stephanie, who’s used to stubborn old windows in homes in Brookside and Roeland Park.

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Here and previous page: Choosing walnut for the kitchen cabinets was a bit of a departure for Stephanie, who generally favors lighter kitchens. But the walnut’s richness here is balanced by the cool limestone from RockTops, which flows from counter to backsplash to open shelving above the range. Barstools from Golden & Pine and creatively sourced lighting from RH Baby round out the kitchen’s sleek but inviting feel.

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Stephanie and Danny, both Kansas City-area natives, married in 2008. With a couple of moves for Danny’s job, the couple ventured from the wooded scapes of Maine to sunny California before settling back in their shared hometown. The geographical journey mirrored a professional journey for Stephanie. She’d graduated college with a degree in nutrition and spent many years working in public health and in hospitals. But her lifelong passion for design kept calling to her.

To create the home’s current airy feel, they opened a segmented first floor by taking down walls along the main stairwell at the entry and between the living, dining and kitchen areas. With Stephanie’s keen choices on display throughout, the furnishings and accessories in the home are a blend of vintage—sometimes quirky—finds and high-end, ethically sourced pieces from Golden & Pine. The result is an Insta-worthy design delight, grounded by an earthy color palette and kid-friendly textiles.

The walls came down on either side of the stairway and a modern handrail was added to create room to breathe as you enter. The freestanding cabinet serves as a bar area and is a fun find from Urban Outfitters. Stephanie mostly sources from her own shop but also mixes in a few quality pieces, like the cabinet, from other retailers and from local vintage shops.

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The openings on either side of the fireplace were widened as much as possible. And Stephanie chose this thin Farmhouse brick tile from Clé to run to the edges of the wall, giving it the illusion of a freestanding fireplace. The Samsung Frame TV is a favorite, especially of Stephanie’s young sons, who like to surprise her (or make her cringe) with their art choices. Muted earth tones and organic lines sweep throughout the house, including space at the top of the stairs and a shared bath for the boys.

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A white-washed poplar ceiling adds dimension and textural interest to the dining area and pulls through to the front entry just beyond. The curation of dining table from Golden & Pine, rattan chairs from Safaviah and head chairs from the famed Brimfield Antique Flea Market is a perfect example of Stephanie’s artful mixing of new and vintage, high and low.

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“I do get really excited when a client hires us to do something bright. It’s really fun to work with those In the primary bedroom, the large windows and vaulted ceiling from the home’s addition are two of Stephanie’s favorite things about the room, and they add to its treehouse feel. “I like to wake up with the sun! Everyone thinks I’m crazy,” Stephanie laughs. “But I’m an early riser. And I feel like if we had shades or blinds, we would keep them closed and we’d never see the sunrise.”

Her mission for the shop stemmed from a need she saw for greater transparency within the homegoods industry and to make ethically sourced, artisan goods more accessible in Kansas City. Rooted in its mission, Golden & Pine flourished.

Soon a er she moved back home and had her first son, Stephanie made the move to her new career as well. Following her heart, Stephanie founded and opened Golden & Pine in 2016 (paying homage to their journey across the country with the name, with “Golden” for California and “Pine” for Maine).

A er just two years, the time came to expand its brick-and-mortar space—and a search led Stephanie to a larger storefront and, by chance, a new home in Prairie Village.

The contractor leading the new shop’s remodel tipped Stephanie to his neighbors. They wanted to sell their home but hoped to do so without putting it on the market. It was an undeniable setup of the right time and place, so Stephanie and Danny went for it. A pool was the selling point for her, plenty of space for a garden for him. Approaching from the outside, the home’s edgy dark exterior emphasizes its classic, dormered shape nestled among the trees. The woodsy silhouette harkens to the couple’s time in Maine. The former owners added on to the east side of the house in the 1970s, making room for the vaulted ceiling and spacious windows on the second floor. These two distinct styles mingled together and set the stage for what Stephanie playfully calls a “Cape Cod modern” aesthetic throughout the home. Open the front door, and you are swept inside in a wash of sunlight and nature-inspired hues. The artful contrast from dark exterior to light interior makes each more interesting and pleasingly unexpected. So white walls and trim serve as a backdrop throughout the main floor and in the primary bedroom suite. The muted earth tones Stephanie chose for furniture, artwork and accessories provide the energy of color—but in a livable way that says “come for cocktails and bring your kids to play, too.”

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With a nod to the home’s black exterior, the sink wall in the powder bath features wood planks charred in the traditional shou sugi ban method from Japan. The copper fixture is the perfect pop to play o the wall and tie to the elegance of the quartz vanity.

Stephanie said designing the primary bath was a challenge to fit everything in, but they wanted to make sure they could include a soaker tub: “It was a bit of a squish.” The back wall showcases handmade zellige tile from Riad. Its natural texture adds movement, while the subtle shine adds reflected light to a smaller space.

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Top: The view toward the custom Golden & Pine sectional in the living room shows o its perfect proportions as well as the light openness of the space. The Serena & Lily Flynn sconces light up the back wall over art from Prize Antiques.

“We le that room empty for a long time trying to figure out what to do with it because we didn’t need a third eating spot,” Stephanie says. “The chairs are vintage; I’d already bought them from Chairish and finally had them recovered in the green leather. It’s turned out to be a perfect place where we can sit if the kids are watching TV, or when we have people over—they can drink a cocktail there while we’re in the kitchen.”

Le : This sitting area between kitchen and living spaces developed organically.

“We actually like smaller homes,” Stephanie says. “Like with living in the apartment now, my kids think that it’s really fun.”

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colors or to stay in a hotel that’s bright. I love that,” Stephanie explains. “But when I’m at home, I want the opposite. The muted colors have a calming e ect for me.”

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The Prairie Village house was about 2,800 square feet—and they’d like less than that the next go around. “But I’m looking without too many expectations, especially in this current housing market,” she says. “I’d like to do something more fully modern, but I’m also open to being surprised.”

While loving the calm she’s created in this home, Stephanie, like all good visionaries, has her sights set on a new family adventure. The Agnes have sold this home and begun enjoying cozy apartment life while patiently waiting for the next right-place-atthe-right-time. Stephanie looks back at this Prairie Village home with fondness but also an excitement of the good things to come.

The ancient principles of feng shui Jessica Matthew Anderson

More than a mode of style chosen simply because it suits personal taste, feng shui is the practice of listening to an environment and arranging your home to create balance, instead of disturbance, in the natural world. And rather than a designer introducing a preferred palette or feeling into a home, the home and its natural setting inform the designer.

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e might have an idea of the principles of feng shui—face the bed toward the door, clear the clutter. But as with many ancient philosophies that Americans try to adopt, that barely scratches the surface.

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Horizontal lines, wide bands of wood and stone, and a roof that extends beyond the walls of the home all add to its sheltered, protective feeling. From an environmental perspective, the Zachariahs didn’t want to tear down an existing home. But the old house on this lot couldn’t be salvaged, so their rebuild makes the most of the pre-existing house’s footprint. A large-scale piece by Hunt Slonem, sourced from Weinberger Fine Art, paired with the minimalistic Avenue Lighting fixture from Rensen House of Lights illuminates the stairwell beautifully at night.

“We have a view of the creek from basically every room,” David adds. “Recently, we were having dinner on the patio and there were five deer right by us, munching away. They didn’t even move.”

You can feel that di erence as you enter the Fairway home of David and Linda Zachariah. A hushed peace, earthy hues and a river of cool black tile lead you from the front door into the open-concept living, kitchen and dining area. It feels soulfully spacious but not oversized.

“I’m always overwhelmed by the beauty of it and love coming home,” Linda says. “I don’t care if I have a million chores to do; I just love being here.”

It’s a quiet internal landscape of just-right proportions and a balance of textures, from the stone wall separating the entry from the stairwell to the sleek walnut slatted wall in the dining area—and the generous leafy view between. The homeowners say they experience awe every time they return home.

“It’s like we were having dinner together,” Linda laughs. “We felt like we were a part of nature.”

With nature as the focal point, the Prairie Modern architecture reflects an intuitive conversation that flowed between the home and designer Will Brown of Sunlight pours in through the Mondrianinspired windows and streams across the black tile at the entry. In feng shui, the water element is associated with the color black; it represents the ideas of stillness, wisdom and quiet contemplation. To add a touch of practicality, Will chose this mid-century modern credenza from local contemporary furnishings store My Home. A rich horizontal wood element on the fireplace balances the vertical slatted feature wall opposite it in the dining room.

Featured art by Takefumi Hori, sourced from Weinberger Fine Art.

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Perched among the treetops at the back of the house, the kitchen is a balance of clean lines and subtle sheen in the pearlessence of the backsplash and the brass of the pendants. And the waterfall quartz island reflects the light from the windows, brightening the space and adding to its open feeling.

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Fourteen-foot ceilings in the living and dining space provide plenty of airy breathing room while the room itself is a just-right size. Windows spanning the back of the house look out to the priceless view of woods and creek. Art by Anne Lindberg, sourced through Haw Contemporary.

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Uncluttered simple elements in the primary bedroom are essential for allowing the mind to relax and feel clutter-free itself. The co ered wall behind the bed is painted in a matte mocha color, a handsome accent that also absorbs a bit of the natural light to aid the room’s calming feeling.

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There is, of course, a perfect synergy of Prairie Modern style and feng shui principles, since the earliest pioneers of Prairie Modern (like Frank Lloyd Wright) were inspired by the Japanese Zen aesthetic and principles of kanso, the Japanese equivalent of Chinese feng shui.

While it seems the house may have grown up from the ground here, the Zachariahs moved into their new home in January 2022. They found this special spot, which had a house that couldn’t be salvaged, a er looking for more

“Part of what I learned about feng shui is that you don’t impose it. You don’t just throw it onto a house,” Will explains. “It’s about listening to a space, for when and how it’s asked for. And feng shui can be overwhelming, so with the Zachariahs’ home, I used some of the easierto-apply principles. The end result is a focus on the five feng shui elements: wood, water, metal, earth and fire.”

Will Brown Interiors. Will was finishing a certification from the New York–based Mindful Design School of Feng Shui just as he was beginning to partner with Linda and David on the design for their new home.

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These elements became the motivation behind Will’s design, and the ideas energetically flowed from there.

The primary bathroom feels like a luxurious treehouse, with the soaking tub next to a generous picture window. The healing calm felt here and throughout the home may be the mindful application of feng shui, but also a deliberate choice to keep it right-sized. “This isn’t a grand bathroom in a big house,” David says. “We wanted a comfortable house for two people and space for guests, not a McMansion that’s disproportionate to its environment.”

That balance of di erent strengths and perspectives also energized Linda during the process. “I think it sort of spilled into the rest of my life, in a positive way,” Linda says. “Just working through issues together with the creative minds, I loved that process. But I don’t want to do it again—because I love this house.”

As the plans for David and Linda’s rebuild took shape, Will joined their team. He and Linda had been friends for years, and this project came just as he was branching out to include new-build design in his firm’s repertoire.

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The need to be part of something bigger than ourselves, woven together with our intrinsic tie to nature—it runs even deeper than the feng shui in David and Linda’s home. It’s elemental to our human experience.page 196. than a year. They then partnered with architect Scott Bickford of Bickford & Company to rebuild. Scott had also designed David’s previous home in south Overland Park, which had a floorplan that he and Linda loved. But location, location, location: they wished the house were closer to the city. They enjoyed the atmosphere of the neighborhoods near the Plaza—like Westwood, where Linda herself had previously owned a home.

“It’s been a dream, really, to work on a new build with someone I already knew and was friends with,” Will says. “This project has really broadened and strengthened my level of confidence in what I could do as a designer, my role within the whole team—and how to lean on people’s expertise.”

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The walnut wall behind the TV was a bit of a risk, potentially making the space too dark, but the rich color is o set by light furnishings, mirrored tile and a Dean Kube portrait.

So Bickford & Company reworked the design of David’s Overland Park home to fit T-shaped within the available footprint of the Fairway lot, being careful to leave as much of the creekside woods undisturbed as possible.

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