GONE! Brookside Auction

“The Stone House” – A Landmark Brookside Home

Since 1921, this classic home has steadfastly anchored the corner of Wornall & 63rd. In addition to the handsome exterior stonework, it retains many original details and features along with modern upgrades. Enjoy 4 bedrooms & 6 fireplaces!

Began: 02/01/13 at 10:00 AM CST
Location: 400 W 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64113
Began: 02/01/13 at 9:00 AM CST
Ended: 02/01/13 at 10:00 AM CST
Location: 400 W 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64113

Since 1921, this classically-styled home has steadfastly anchored the corner of Wornall & 63rd in the very heart of Brookside. In addition to the handsome exterior stonework, it retains many original details and features along with modern upgrades and conveniences. Enjoy multiple living areas, 4 bedrooms & 6 fireplaces! (Originally built by a doctor, the home was both a residence and a physician’s office. In later years it has served as a successful B&B and stately single family home.)


ENTRY HALL/FOYER: A glass paneled front door is flanked by two deep walk-in coat closets. The Foyer includes a sizable sitting area and opens to the Dining Room and the Living Room. Original hardwood floor.

LIVING ROOM:  (Originally served as the doctor’s waiting room.) Large windows and high ceiling. Side porch entry with glass paned door and beveled glass side lights. Large brick fireplace with plaster mantle and tile hearth. Ornamental antique brass surround and gas warmer insert. Original hardwood floor. Opens to Foyer.

DEN/OFFICE: (Originally served as the doctor’s office.) Two walls of windows. Brick fireplace with handsome stone surround. Original hardwood floor. Large walk-in storage closet.

BATH: Located off the Den/Office. Antique claw-foot tub with brass shower fittings. Pedestal sink. Large linen closet. Laundry chute (originally a dumb waiter).

DINING ROOM: Large windows on two walls, hardwood floor. Paneled pass-through service counter from kitchen. Opens to Foyer and Kitchen.

KITCHEN: Galley style with large windows and lots of counter space and cabinets. Tiled backsplash. Large island with gas cook top. Two full-sized sinks. Kenmore double wall oven, Bosch dishwasher, Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with water and ice dispensers, built-in GE Spacemaker microwave, wine cooler. Cabinet features include pantry w/rollout shelves, corner with lazy Susan, pull-out trash receptacle. Tile floor. Pass-through service counter to Dining Room.  Access to Breakfast Room and Basement.

BREAKFAST ROOM:  Sunny space just off the Kitchen. Windows on all sides, built in snacking counter, ceiling fan, tile floor. Hand-glazed walls and trim. Access to back yard.


MASTER BEDROOM: Light-filled room with large windows on 2 walls, including French doors to the balcony. Stone fireplace with tile hearth & lighted wall sconces above. Crown molding, two ceiling fixtures. Pass-through to the Master Bath and opens to the Sitting Room through double doors. Original hardwood floor.

MASTER BATH: Stone fireplace with wood mantle and lighted wall sconces. Shower, Jacuzzi whirlpool bath and pedestal sink. Large windows on two walls, crown molding, center chandelier. Combination of hardwood floor and carpeting. Walk-in closet w/shelving. Opens to Master Bedroom and hallway.

SITTING ROOM: Situated in the center of the second floor, this open area provides additional living/gathering space. Original hardwood floor, crown molding and mullioned French windows with glass knobs add to the character.

BEDROOM 2: Original hardwood floor, crown molding, walk-in closet, two walls of windows. Double door access to Sitting Room.

BEDROOM 3: Original hardwood floors, walk-in closet. Windows on two walls.

Note: An additional bathroom could be configured with the closets adjoining Bedrooms 2 & 3.  Sketches available.

LEVEL 3 (Originally the Ballroom. Converted in 2002.)

LANDING: Open area with lovable quirky, historic features and high-up views. Storage room.

BEDROOM 4: This spacious bedroom suite has a sitting area, large dormer windows (one with a window seat), fireplace, ceiling fan and original hardwood floor. Great high views south and east.

PRIVATE BATH: Single vanity, elevated tub, toilet and linen closet. 

BASEMENT (Walks up to back yard)

  • Multiple finished rooms
  • Stone fireplace
  • Full bath with antique claw-foot tub, shower, pedestal sink, tile floor & storage
  • Greenhouse (visible from front of home)
  • Laundry room
  • Storage rooms
  • Sump pump

CARRIAGE HOUSE/GARAGE (Originally maid’s quarters)

  • 2 car spaces w/individual automatic doors
  • 2nd story – unfinished. (Original homing pigeon boxes still intact!)
  • Screened 3-season room with ceiling fan.
  • Architecture and stone matches main home


  • Stone wall with cast iron fence matches architecture & materials of main home.
  • Private backyard with ivy covered wood fence and screened stamped concrete patio.
  • Gated entrances on east and south perimeters
  • Main entrance with porch/balcony on south; Second entrance with porch/balcony on east.


  • Approximately 3,816 sq. ft.
  • Original woodwork, floors and hardware throughout
  • “Rumford Design” fireplaces  (Intended to hold gas heaters or candles)
  • Dual water heaters
  • Zoned A/C (2 units)
  • Boiler heat (except 3rd floor)
  • Multiple porches, patios, and outdoor living spaces.
  • Beautiful old windows; many with original glass.
  • Solid concrete floors under hardwoods. (Built like a fortress!)
  • Stone quarried in Carthage, MO.
  • Appraised in 2009 for $775,000.
  • One-year home warranty included!

Interesting facts: The original construction cost was reported to be $10,000 and 63rd Street was gravel at the time!

Located Right in the Heart of BROOKSIDE…

It’s easy to see why everyone loves Brookside! From cafes to fine dining, from gift shops to art galleries, it’s all right here AND it’s all within easy walking distance of this home. Even conveniences like grocery stores, banks and pharmacies are walkable. Charming homes line the treed streets and the upscale Country Club Plaza is just a few blocks to the north. The famous “Brookside Art Annual” (in its 28th year) takes place just steps from this home’s front porch!     

Can’t Wait for the Auction? Buy it now!

For details on submitting a pre-auction offer, please contact our office.


It’s the best of all worlds! A beautiful and unique historic stone home, right in the heart of one of Kansas City’s most livable neighborhoods. Our seller has loved living here and even operated it as a successful B&B for 6 years, but family needs required a move. She has chosen auction to expedite the sale. Now is your opportunity to own this wonderful Brookside residence. Come and bid your price on Friday, February 1st!




Registration will begin one hour before the auction. All bidders must provide name, address, phone 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.

Video: Brookside Auction

North & West: Take I-635 to 63rd Street, east to Wornall. South: I-435 to Wornall, north to property. East: 71 Hwy, to 63rd Street, west to property.

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Entry Foyer Foyer Looking Into Living Room 2nd Level Stairs Living Room
Living Room Living Room Living Room Living Room Living Room
Living Room Built-in Bookcase Dining Room Dining Room Dining Room looking through Foyer to Living Room Dining Room looking to Kitchen
Dining Room Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen
Breakfast Room off Kitchen Breakfast Room off Kitchen Den/Office Den/Office Den/Office
Bath off Den/Office Bath off Den/Office 2nd Floor Stairs as seen from Sitting Room 2nd Floor Sitting Room 2nd Floor Sitting Room
2nd Floor Sitting Room looking into Bedroom 2 2nd Floor Sitting Room looking into Master Bedroom View from Master Bedroom through Sitting Room to Bedroom 2 Master Bedroom fireplace Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom Master Bedroom Master Bath Master Bath Master Bath
Bedroom 2 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 3
Stairs as seen from 3rd Floor 3rd Floor Landing 3rd Floor Landing 3rd Floor Landing Bedroom 4
Bedroom 4 Bedroom 4 Bedroom 4 Bedroom 4 Bedroom 4
Bath off Bedroom 4 Bath off Bedroom 4 Basement Basement Basement
Basement Basement Basement Basement Basement
Basement Basement Basement Full Bath in Basement Screened Porch off Carriage House
Screened Porch off Carriage House Unfinished Room above Garage Unfinished Room above Garage
Carriage House/Garage Side Porch
Stone detail Front Porch Greenhouse in Basement Stone and Window detail Stone and Window detail
Garage/Carriage House & Screened Porch

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