Penthouse Auction

Executive Residence w/Spectacular Views of Kansas City!

This exclusive 2-story penthouse is located on the 28th and 29th floors of the upscale San Francisco Tower. Spacious 2,520sf plan features 2+ bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an unbelievable 625sf open air terrace overlooking Liberty Memorial.

Began: 01/25/13 at 1:30 PM CST
Location: 2510 Grand Avenue, #2801, Kansas City, MO 64108
Began: 01/13/13 at 2:00 PM CST
Ended: 01/13/13 at 4:00 PM CST
Location: 2510 Grand Avenue, #2801, Kansas City, MO 64108

Began: 01/20/13 at 2:00 PM CST
Ended: 01/20/13 at 4:00 PM CST
Location: 2510 Grand Avenue, #2801, Kansas City, MO 64108

This exclusive 2-story penthouse is located on the 28th and 29th floors of the upscale San Francisco Tower. The spacious 2,520sf plan features 2+ bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, upgrades galore and spectacular views. An unbelievable 625sf private open air terrace overlooks Liberty Memorial.


This fabulous penthouse makes the most of its prime location on 28th and 29th floors of the tallest residential building in Kansas City. The private terrace and walls of windows throughout the home afford unbelievable panoramic views. With 2,520 square feet and two floors, there is ample space for living and entertaining. Unexpected features like two wood burning fireplaces, the striking staircase, and the huge open-air terrace (plus additional balcony) make this home truly one-of-a-kind.

MAIN LEVEL (28th floor)

FOYER:  2-story main entry with sleek winding stair (w/storage), crown molding and large chandelier. Coat closet, parquet wood floor.

GREAT ROOM: (23×24) Wall of windows with double sliding doors to Terrace. Wood-burning fireplace with marble surround and 10-foot mantle. Ambient tray ceiling lighting with double crown moldings. Soft cream-colored granite tile floor in diamond pattern with border. Wall of bookcases, wet bar w/marble counter & backsplash, built-in entertainment center, all with elegant pearl-finished woodwork. Views south and west overlooking Liberty Memorial. Opens to Foyer, Dining Room and Terrace.

TERRACE: Private 625 sq. ft. outdoor living room. Stunning panoramic views of Union Station and the entire Liberty Memorial park. (You’ve never seen it like this!) Outdoor kitchen area includes tiled counter, Viking Professional 5-burner gas grill, two burner auxiliary grill, and refrigerator. Built-in planters.  Composite wood floor. Double sliding doors to Great Room.

DINING ROOM: (11×13) Wall of windows with south view, crown molding, crystal chandelier, parquet wood floor. Opens to Great Room, Kitchen and Foyer.

KITCHEN: (11×13) Beautiful granite counters and backsplash, birch cabinets, sleek stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator with dual freezer drawers, Dacor stainless steel oven/glass-top range with GE Profile Spacemaker microwave/hood, Fisher & Paykel dual dishwasher drawers, Blanco stainless sink with Crohe extendable faucet. Brazilian walnut floor. Wall of windows with south view.

BATH: Decorative pedestal sink and toilet, tub/shower, tile floor.

BEDROOM/OFFICE: (12×18) Wall of elegant built-in cabinets, bookshelves and entertainment center with raised panel details. Crown molding, carpeting. Wall of windows with slider door to private balcony – south views. Additional window with east views including the Crown Center fountains. (This space was originally divided into a 12×9 bedroom and a 12×9 den.)

LAUNDRY ROOM: Space for full-sized washer and dryer. Cabinet storage.

UPPER LEVEL (29th floor)

Note: The 29th floor has a separate entry, perfect for private use during parties or convenient elevator access to/from the Upper Level bedroom(s).

DEN:  10 foot window seat with storage below. Maple floor w/graphite finish. Wall of windows with south views. Slider door access to Sitting Room/Master Bedroom. (This space was originally a bedroom – 12×11)

BATH: Separate vanity area. Tiled shower/toilet room.

SITTING AREA: Wood-burning fireplace with brick surround/hearth and oak mantle.  Built in book case, window seat and wardrobe. Ambient tray lighting. Window with south views plus wide open west views through the Master Bedroom. Maple floor w/graphite finish. (This space was originally a bedroom – 11×11)

MASTER BEDROOM: Wall of windows overlooking the main level terrace gives jaw-dropping west views of Union Station, Liberty Memorial and miles beyond. Leaded glass French doors to Master Bedroom. Walk-in closet.  Maple floor w/graphite finish.

MASTER BATH: Massive jetted tub with mirrored/tiled surround, shower, toilet, single vanity, linen closet, tile floor.


No other “condo” property can compete with the upscale urban lifestyle afforded to the owner of this exclusive residence in the San Francisco Tower. 

  • CONVENIENCE…unique shopping, dining, and entertainment are all within walking distance.  Climate-controlled walkways provide access to Crown Center, The Sheraton (formerly The Hyatt), and Union Station.
  • AMENITIES… San Francisco Tower owners enjoy tennis, swimming, work-out facilities, a private 1.5 acre strolling park, library, club room and more.  Covered secure parking is available and the building offers 24/7 security and a doorman.
  • LOCATION… Located in the Crown Center Complex in the heart of Kansas City, residents benefit from easy access to Downtown, the Plaza, and all parts of the metro area.
  • VIEWS… Towering above all other loft and condo developments in the area, this 2-story residence offers unmatched views of Kansas City and beyond.

Auctioneer’s Note: 

While Kansas City has seen an increase in the popularity of high rise condo living, the venerable San Francisco Tower remains one of the city’s most sought-after addresses.  Its prime location, wonderful amenities and soaring presence continue to set the standard in our area.  This stunning penthouse unit can’t be duplicated elsewhere and we are pleased to be able to offer it at public auction. The seller has selected a new home and is ready to move!

Fast Facts:

  • 2 stories
  • Approximately 2,520 sf.
  • 2+ bedroom/3 bath (Originally built as 4-bedroom)
  • Numerous amenities (see separate list)
  • Includes storage locker (#29) on 3rd floor
  • Covered secure parking available for $87/month (as of 12/1/12)
  • 2012 HOA fees: $3,458/month
  • 2011 Taxes: $6,315
  • Live Online bidding available
  • Previews: Sundays, January 13th & 20th; 2-4pm (Onsite registration required)
  • Auction: Friday, January 25th; 1:30pm (Registration opens at 12:30 in the lobby)

3 Easy Ways to Buy!

  1. Bid live on site. Registration opens at 12:30pm.
  2. Bid live online. Advance registration required.
  3. Make an offer in advance. Call us for details.

Can’t wait for the auction? Make an offer now! All pre-auction offers must be on the same terms as the auction and will be presented to the seller for a response. Call 816.781.1134 for details and the Purchase Agreement form.

Broker participation encouraged!





Registration will begin one hour before the auction. All bidders must provide name, address, phone number, social security number, and a valid driver’s license. By registering, all bidders acknowledge having read and agree to be bound by the Auction Terms and Conditions.


The successful bidder(s) shall be required to make a 5% down payment of the total purchase price at the auction site immediately following the close of bidding.  Cash, cashier’s check or personal or business check will be accepted for the down payment.


Financing is not a contingency of sale in this offering. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that potential bidders ensure in advance that they are able to obtain the necessary financing to close the transaction.


The successful bidder(s) shall execute a purchase agreement at the auction site immediately following the close of bidding. All final bid prices are subject to Seller approval, unless announced otherwise. 


Buyer(s) shall close within 30 days of the auction date. Possession will be delivered at closing subject to any remaining rights of the current tenant(s).


Seller shall furnish at seller’s expense an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance in the amount of the total purchase price and shall execute a general warranty deed conveying the real estate to the buyer(s).


2013 taxes are to be prorated as of the closing date.


Sale of said property is subject to any and all easements of record and any and all leases.


Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. and its representatives are Exclusive Agents of the Seller.


A buyer’s premium of ten percent (10%) shall be added to the high bid and included in the total purchase price to be paid by the successful bidder(s).


A commission will be paid to any properly licensed Broker who registers a successful buyer according to the appropriate Broker Participation Agreement. This form is available from the Auction Company and must be completed and returned no later than 48 hours prior to the auction.


The information in the auction advertising was obtained from sources believed to be accurate, but is subject to verification by all parties relying on it.  All sketches and dimensions are approximate.  No liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed by the Seller or the auction company. All bidders are responsible for conducting their own inspections, investigations, inquiries and due diligence concerning the property. The property is being offered on an “AS IS”, “WHERE IS” basis and no warranty or representations, expressed or implied, is made by the Seller or the auction company. All announcements made by the Auctioneer during the auction take precedence over any previously printed material or any other oral statements made. All information contained in the advertising and all related materials are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the purchase agreement. Advertising may contain pictures of wildlife and other items that are for illustrative purposes only. The Auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of the Seller up to, but not beyond the Seller’s reserve (if applicable). The Property is available for and subject to sale prior to auction.



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