GONE! Luxury Home Auction

Builder’s personal showplace loaded with amenities! (Published reserve)

When an award winning builder creates his own masterpiece, he does it right. This showstopper residence features 6 bedrooms, stunning ceiling treatments, and beautiful architectural details. Appraised at $1M; seller’s reserve only $465,000!

Began: 10/25/13 at 12:30 PM CDT
Location: 6111 Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64154
Began: 10/08/13 at 4:00 PM CDT
Ended: 10/08/13 at 6:00 PM CDT
Location: 6111 Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64154

Began: 10/13/13 at 2:00 PM CDT
Ended: 10/13/13 at 4:00 PM CDT
Location: 6111 Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64154

Began: 10/20/13 at 2:00 PM CDT
Ended: 10/20/13 at 4:00 PM CDT
Location: 6111 Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64154

When an award winning builder creates his own masterpiece, he does it right. This showstopper residence features 6 bedrooms, stunning ceiling treatments, striking fireplaces, beautiful architectural details and finishes, and so much more. Appraised at $1,000,000; Seller’s reserve only $465,000!

Main Level

Anchored by the main gallery hallway, this level provides both grand and intimate spaces for entertaining and living. Hand-applied finishes, soaring ceilings with unique treatments, and high-end architectural details combine to impress.

Entry/Foyer: Custom designed double maple doors with glass and iron insets. Towering two-story ceiling with impressive crystal/iron 3-tier chandelier. Lighted archways and art niches. Fluted columns flank the main gallery hallway and great room entrance.  Marble floor.

Grand Staircase: Dramatic curved staircase with maple handrail and ornate custom designed iron balusters.  Beautiful curved wall of arched windows with lighted wall sconces. Jaw-dropping round ceiling with contrasting paint detail, textured dome and large Florentine lighting feature. Frieze carpet.

Dining Room: (13×15) Hand-glazed library paneling and crown molding complements hand-textured walls. Elegant double lighted wall sconces and iron/crystal chandelier. Arched windows overlook circle drive. Wall mural of Italian seaside painted by local artist. Fluted columns flank the entrance from the main gallery hall.

Great Room: (16×14) Striking two-story room with dramatic curved wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. Stately gas log fireplace with ornate carved mantle and double art niches above. Sensational 20’ coffered ceiling with contrasting paint detail and individual crown moldings.

Library/Study: (11×13) Full glass French doors from main gallery hall, handsome gas log fireplace with tile surround and columned mantle. Painted built-in bookcases with drawer storage. Traditional transomed French doors to back patio.

Hall Bath: Hand-glazed Venetian plaster finish walls with double arch feature and porthole window. Marble-topped furniture-style vanity with lighted sconces. Hardwood floor.

Kitchen: Beautiful maple cabinets with raised panels, recessed lighting, open display spaces, lighted glass-front features and carved details. Heavy granite counters. Furniture-style island with open shelving, storage space and smooth-top Jenn-Air range/stainless steel oven. Octagonal stepped ceiling above island. Second GE stainless steel under-cabinet oven. Stainless steel GE dishwasher and Spacemaker microwave oven. Cabinet-front walk-in pantry with wine rack display. Counter seating for 2+. Wide plank hardwood floor.

Breakfast Room: Octagonal recessed ceiling and bay windows. Open to kitchen and family room w/access to back patio.

Family Room: (19×21) Wood-burning fireplace w/tile surround and columned mantle. Triple arch architectural detail with built-in maple bookcases and entertainment features.  Surround sound. 12’ coffered ceiling w/stained crown molding and contrasting color detail. Wide plank hardwood floor.

Utility Room: Maple cabinetry with lots of storage, desk space, large utility sink. Access to kitchen and garage. Hardwood floor.

Master Suite: Double door entry area with built-in bench and large window. Master bedroom features large bay windows topped with porthole windows and a 12’ irregular hexagon-shaped tray ceiling with crown molding and center medallion. His & hers walk in closets with pocket doors. Spacious master bath offers his & hers maple vanities (“his” taller; “hers” w/makeup seating). Oval jetted tub with tile surround and shuttered bay windows topped with porthole windows. Lighted wall sconces and chandelier. Private toilet. Walk-in shower with custom tile work, double arched glass features and heat lamps.

Garages (5): Three-car main garage (double door plus single door) with triple arched windows, pedestrian door and access to utility room/kitchen. Connected two-car secondary garage (heated & air-conditioned) has attic access and workshop area w/water and 220V.

Upper Level

Well suited for family and guests alike, this level offers comfortable privacy. A striking balcony spans the east and west bedrooms.

Balcony: Bowed on both sides with striking custom iron scrollwork and pairs of fluted columns. Overlooks entry and great room with high level views to front and rear of property. Linen closet.

Guest Suite/BR 2: (11×20) French doors to private veranda w/concrete floor. Private bath w/marble topped vanity, tile floor, shower and walk-in closet w/pocket door.

Bedroom 3: (15×13) Large double windows overlooking front lawn. Walk-in closet and access to Hollywood bath.

Bedroom 4: (13×15) French doors to large private veranda w/concrete floors. Sizable walk-in closet and access to Hollywood bath.

Hollywood Bath: Large double vanity w/marble top, tiled floor, double linen closet, private shower & toilet room.

Lower Level

This level provides the perfect combination of wide open gathering and entertaining space plus unique bonus rooms for guests, hobbies, and other uses.

Leisure Room: Spacious flexible area, theater wall with built-in bookcases/cabinets and surround sound wiring. Opens to all other lower level rooms.

Bath: Large bathroom with tiled floor and tub, furniture style vanity with marble top and burnished brass sink. Arched storage area with built-in cabinets.

Bedroom 5: Interesting 6-sided room. Double windows to the wooded west side of the property. Walk-in closet.

Bedroom 6: Irregular shaped room with private walk-out entrance and sidewalk from front of home. Recessed entertainment area. Also ideal for office or business use.

Large unfinished storage area.

Interior Features:

  • 6,170 sq. ft. (per county)
  • High arches with bull nose edging
  • Fine millwork
  • Oil rubbed bronze fixtures
  • Custom ironwork detailing
  • Arched raised panel doors
  • Minimum of 10’ ceilings on main floor
  • Maple cabinetry and woodwork
  • 3-zone HVAC (Furnaces new 2013)
  • Alarm system
  • Water softener
  • All new carpet and paint

Exterior Features:

  • Circle drive entrance with center fountain & landscaping
  • Concrete tile roof
  • 4-sided maintenance-free stucco
  • High performance; low-E maintenance-free windows
  • Stamped concrete verandas connecting main level rooms
  • Extra landscaped patio with curtained metal arbor
  • Private upper level decks for two bedrooms
  • Stained concrete drives
  • Professionally landscaped  with water feature
  • Irrigation system
  • Iron fence around back yard
  • Wooded area on the west side of the property
  • Approximately 1.47 acre lot
  • Exclusive Thornhill subdivision

Plus… a 1-year home warranty is included!

AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: No corners were cut or details left out when this home was built as the builder’s personal residence. He used the finest materials and incorporated the best features to create a sophisticated yet comfortable home. It’s time to downsize and he has chosen to sell his showplace at public auction. Though the home was appraised most recently in 2009 for $1,000,000, he has set his reserve at only $465,000, making this truly a one-of-a-kind buying opportunity. There will be a new owner after October 25th. Will it be you?

CAN’T WAIT FOR THE AUCTION? Make an offer now!

All qualified offers will be submitted to the seller for a response as they are received. Advance offers are subject to all auction terms and must be submitted to Cates Auction & Realty on the approved Sales Contract. For assistance, call our office at 816-781-1134.



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.

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