SOLD! Absolute Executive Home Auction for Jim & Bette Love

Sold Prior to Auction! Stunning Residence in The National Subdivision

Exquisite French flair executive home on large, beautifully landscaped private lot. Wonderful plan w/4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, huge windows and lovely finishes throughout. No expense spared in construction or maintenance. No minimum bid!

Began: 06/13/14 at 10:00 AM CDT
Location: 6516 N. National Drive, Parkville, MO 64152


The main floor is characterized by spacious, light-filled rooms, walls of windows, beautiful millwork and 10+ foot ceilings. True main floor living is a reality with formal and informal spaces and a master suite on this level.



Soaring 20 ft ceiling with deep crown molding, center medallion with iron/glass 2-tier chandelier. 6-panel front door with mullioned side lights and transom flanked by fluted panel columns and topped with library paneling and second story double window. Hardwood floor. Opens to dining room, study, front hall and great room.



Columned entrance from foyer, triple window with transoms looks out to front landscaping. China cabinet recess, deep crown molding. Painted ceiling with center medallion and metal/glass 2-stage chandelier. Carpet.



Double window with transom and custom millwork overlooking front lawn, vaulted ceiling and angled entrance from foyer. Carpet.



Full-wall bay window with custom millwork, formal fireplace with tile surround/hearth, formal painted mantel and paneling above. Gallery style lighting and recessed outlets for artwork display. Crown molding. Carpet.



Spans hearth room to master suite with additional access to foyer, great room, main stairs and lower stairs. Built-in hutch and glass-front display cabinet. Powder Room with wide maple vanity and ornate mirror. Main stairs with painted spindles and new patterned carpet. Coat closet. Hardwood floor.



Master Bedroom with large bay windows surrounded by custom millwork, crown molding, center ceiling medallion with coordinating fan/light. See-through fireplace with tile surround and painted mantel. Master Bath features maple cabinets, tile floors, high windows, Pearl jetted tub with fireplace, glass enclosed tile shower w/seat, private toilet room, double linen closet. Master Closet features furniture-style 10-drawer built in dresser, shelving and ample hanging space. 



Hearty cut stone fireplace flanked by painted built-in bookcases and cabinets. Big screen Samsung TV w/stand stays!  Stainless ceiling fan and gallery lighting for wall of artwork display. Hardwood floor. Opens to kitchen and breakfast room.



Five walls of windows with beautiful millwork look out to back yard. Elegant stone/metal chandelier. Hardwood floor. French doors to patio. Opens to hearth room and kitchen.



Stainless steel appliances by Dacor: side-by-side refrigerator w/lower freezer drawer, dual built-in gas ovens, built-in microwave, 5-burner gas cooktop w/hidden vent. “ASKO” Swedish stainless steel dishwasher. Corian solid surface counters with tile backsplash and window ledge. Triple window w/arch facing north and double window w/plant ledger and arch facing west. Maple cabinets with arched raised panels crown molding and recessed lighting above and below. Cabinets feature lazy Susan corners, roll-out drawers and appliance garage. Huge 5×7 island with abundant storage, 6 extension glide drawers, open shelving, outlets and seating for 4+. Hardwood floor. Opens to breakfast room, hearth room, back hall and back stairs.



Laundry room with maple cabinets, utility sink, hanging area and window. Walk-in pantry. Coat closet. Crown molding. Hardwood floor. Access to garage and kitchen.



4-car side entry (two double doors) with space for work area/storage. Walks in to back hall and kitchen.



Dual staircases provide access to family and guest living areas including large bedrooms with private baths and wonderful views. The quality of the main floor is continued upstairs with multiple built-in bookcases, deep crown moldings and a fireplace.



Double windows overlooking back yard. Walk-in closet with built-in shelving. Private Bath with window, tile floor, shower/tub, single vanity and built-in linen storage.



Flexible space previously used as artist’s studio. French doors from upper hall, large bay window with beautiful views and dual opening shades, wall of painted built-in cabinets and bookcases with pediment detail, fireplace with tiled surround/hearth and painted mantel. Vaulted box ceiling with crown molding and tray detail. Wall of removable display panels with gallery lighting. Carpet.



Double window facing north. Walk-in closet with built-in shelving. Private Bath with window, tiled floor, single vanity with ornate mirror, tub/shower, linen closet.



Double window with window seat overlooking front yard. Walk-in closet with built-in shelving and attic access. Private Bath with window, tiled floor, extra wide vanity with make-up seating/mirror, shower, double linen closet.


LOWER LEVEL – Walk-out

A delightful surprise! Enter your own Italian trattoria complete with arches, hand-glazed plastered walls, art niches, dining booths with chandelier lighting, custom bistro-style window treatments, ceiling audio and plenty of room to entertain.  A large kitchen/bar area features counter seating for four, ample cabinets, tiled countertops, dishwasher, sink, small refrigerator, dual burner cooktop, and dramatic recessed lighting. The lower level also offers a large half-bath with single vanity, unique mirror and linen cabinets.


NOTE: Approximately 2,000 sf of the lower level is available for additional finishing and/or extensive storage.  This includes a 1,180sf open area (stubbed for water), a 780sf room below the suspended slab garage, and a utility area.




Stone & stucco exterior w/French country accents

Bricked front porch entrance

Side patio from walk-out basement

Back patio from breakfast room

Impressive rock terracing w/integrated stairs and landscaping

Backs to wildlife and nature

Painted iron fence protects yard from deer*

Extensive professional landscaping

Irrigation system

Security system

Newer roof (6 years)

*See survey and property lines on aerial photo. Fenced area is only a portion of the actual lot.



Custom architectural millwork and detailing throughout

10+ ft ceilings on main floor

3 fireplaces (5 fronts)

All new carpet

Hunter Douglas honeycomb window treatments

Zoned HVAC – Dual Lennox “Merit Series” systems w/humidifiers

Dual 40-gallon Bradford White water heaters

Sump pump system w/second pump back-up

“Beam Classic” central vac system



Enjoy a resort lifestyle year round with world-class amenities including Tom Watson signature golf course, 3 pools, fitness facilities, tennis, lake recreation, dining and a stunning club house.



Our team is pleased to be working with Jim and Bette Love in the sale of their beautiful home. Having recently moved to the new McCrite Plaza, they chose absolute auction as the simplest, most expeditious method of sale. Like many of the fine properties our company has offered over the years, there is no reserve or minimum at this auction. This is your very best opportunity to own an outstanding luxury home in The National so come to an open house event and then bid your price on June 13th


Onsite bidder registration will begin one hour before the auction. Online bidder registration is open now. All bidders must provide a valid driver’s license and current address. Online bidders must also provide a credit card to register. 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% non-refundable down payment of the total purchase price immediately following the close of bidding. Cash, cashier’s check or personal/business check will be accepted from onsite bidders. Bank wire will also be accepted from online bidders.

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 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), if applicable.

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).

2014 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: Absolute Executive Home Auction for Jim & Bette Love

From I-435, west on 45 Hwy OR from I-29, east on 45 Hwy (NW 64th St.) to NW Crooked Drive, north to the entrance to The National on right. Just past the gate house turn left on N. National Drive to 4th home on left.

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Absolute Executive Home Auction for Jim & Bette Love 6516 N. National Drive, Parkville, MO 64152 Stunning Residence in The National Subdivision โ€” Sells Without Reserve! 4 bedroom executive home in The National Exquisite French flair executive home
Brick front porch Front walk Front walk 4-car garage
Rear elevation Expansive back yard Back patio off breakfast room
Lush back yard Substantial stone terrace feature
Fall colors Fall colors Fall colors Even interesting in the winter! Stone steps integrated in terraces
Touches of spring Summer foliage
Professional landscaping An address of distinction! Foyer and front stair 20 ft ceiling in foyer
Great room Great room fire place Great views in the Great room! Great room looking toward front hall Dining room with painted ceiling and china cabinet recess
Center medallion in dining room Study Hearth room Hearth room built-ins Stone fireplace in hearth room
Walls of windows in the breakfast room Great views from every angle in the breakfast room Breakfast room looking over back yard Breakfast room chandelier Kitchen and breakfast room as seen from hearth room
Spacious kitchen Massive island with seating for 4+ Beautiful maple cabinets Back stairs from kitchen Corian solid surface counters
Gas cook top Beautiful kitchen windows Enjoy the views from the kitchen sink! Walk-in pantry in back hall Laundry room in back hall
Built-in hutch in front hall Powder room off front hall Master bedroom Master bedroom Master bedroom fireplace
Master bath jetted tub w/fireplace Master bath maple cabinetry Master closet w/built-ins Master closet w/built-ins Bookcases in upper level hall
French doors from upper level hall to studio Bay window in studio Cozy fireplace and bookcases in studio Studio/bonus room for a variety of uses
Your very own Italian trattoria in the lower level!
Lower level entertaining space Walk out lower level Unique dining in the lower level! Counter seating for four in lower level Lower level kitchen/bar
Lower level bath Suspended slab garage Loads of storage/future finish space in lower level Loads of storage/future finish space in lower level
4-car garage Dual HVAC and water heaters Central vac The National club house Walk to The National club house!
Tom Watson signature golf course Tom Watson signature golf course

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