House III - New Residence, Mission Hills, Kansas


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Description: Piper-Wind Architects, Inc. was commissioned to design the renovation of an existing 1950's Southern Colonial house located on a 4.5 acre site in Mission Hills, Kansas (an affluent suburb of Kansas City). During the design process, the decision was made to tear down the existing house and build a new house from the ground up. The new house was to be designed in the American Georgian Colonial style.

A Carriage House/Cabana is connected to the main structure by a veranda. The Cabana overlooks the pool area and a traditional English garden. The paving around the pool and garden is an ashler pattern limestone field with be brick edging.

The interior of the house is designed in a traditional manner. Design highlights include an antique long leaf pine paneled library, custom carved rosettes for the frieze board in the formal living room and dining room, imported 18th Century Fireplace surrounds, custom made figured walnut raised panel doors, and reclaimed antique oak flooring.

Interior Designer: Dick Davenport, Wichita, Kansas

General Contractor: Joel Fritzel Construction, Lawrence, Kansas