GONE! Luxury Home Auction

SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION – Stunning Residence in Exclusive “Thornhill” Subdivision at Tiffany Springs

Custom features & exceptional design throughout this 7,000sf luxury home. Two master suites, great entertaining options, multiple outdoor living spaces, 2 kitchens, wine room & even an elevator! Upscale neighborhood adjacent to golf course.

Began: 12/12/14 at 10:00 AM CST
Location: 9705 N. Revere Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64154


Step through the front doors and there’s no question this is truly a showplace! Soaring ceilings, arches, columns, huge windows and special architectural touches define the main floor. Everything for one-level living is available on this floor.


Entrance: Outstanding curb appeal! Circle drive with beautifully landscaped pond/waterfall feature leads to stately double-column entrance with barrel vault ceiling, stone walkway, tile front porch and leaded glass front doors with arched transom window.


Atrium: Grand octagonal open center “hall” defined by columns, arches, tiled floor and 19 ft domed ceiling. The centerpiece of this stunning room is an octagonal pool with a 14 ft copper leaf motif fountain named “Whispering Cascade.” Renowned sculptor Charles White was commissioned to design the fountain during the construction of the home. The one-of-a-kind piece took more than a year to complete. Custom lighting highlights the space.


Formal Dining Room and Formal Living Room: These two mirror-image rooms are open to the atrium through dramatic columned arches. Enjoy a meal or casual conversation with the gentle sounds of the atrium fountain in the background. Both rooms have 18 ft ceilings with 6-sided tray lighting. The dining room has a large mirrored display niche with shelving while the living room has a corresponding art niche flanked by luminescent marble wall sconces. Each room has a wall of windows (replaced 2011) overlooking the front lawn.


Powder Room: A visual treat, this 6-sided guest bath features beveled mirrors, lovely Jacob Delafon (Paris) toilet seat and Kohler designer fluted pedestal sink with floral and gold detailing.


Kitchen: Expansive counter space offers ample prep and serving options. Counter seating for 3 connects to family room. Island with smooth top GE Profile range, cabinets and open shelving. Beautiful blond oak cabinets feature roll-out shelves, hidden trash, and group of uppers with exquisite leaded glass fronts. Built-in GE Profile stainless oven and microwave. KitchenAid stainless dishwasher. LG stainless refrigerator w/split doors, dispenser and double freezer drawers. Walk-in pantry. Light hardwood floor.


Breakfast Area: Just off the kitchen and garden room. Perfect place to sip morning coffee. Two walls of windows. Ceiling fan.


Garden Room: Three big arched double windows and French doors look out to the deck and beyond. Cathedral ceiling with tray lighting and unique tropical fan. Accessed from kitchen, master suite and office. Tile floor. Main level elevator entrance.


Main Family Room: Cathedral ceiling with dual tall striking arched windows overlooking the back yard. Corner fireplace with green marble surround is shared with the kitchen. Built-in entertainment center with surround sound. Opens to kitchen and access to back hall. Sculptured carpet.


Office/Library: Stately room with gorgeous cherry paneling, desk and lighted display cabinets. Angled wall with handsome stone Tudor style fireplace. Unusual ceiling treatment with tray lighting and fan. Pocket doors to garden room and leaded glass French doors to atrium.


Main Master Suite: French doors open to this private wing built around a center hall with striking lighted art niches. An arched entry with columns leads to the master bedroom featuring high boxed ceiling with cove lighting and ornate ceiling fan, bay window sitting area and access to the garden room. Filled with natural light, the large walk-in closet has multiple built-ins and skylights. The elegant master bath has hand-embellished walls, two lighted art niches, lots of natural light, corner Jacuzzi whirlpool, and large shower with seat and upper/lower sprays. Tile floor.


Bedroom 2: Triple windows, hand-finished and embellished walls, double closet, ceiling fan.


Bedroom 3: Triple windows, hand-glazed walls, two walk-in closets.


Double Bath: Two individual vanities, linen storage, separate shower/tub & toilet room with pocket door and skylight.


Deck: Spacious open-air deck overlooking back lawn and woods beyond. Accessed via French doors from garden room. Deck was rebuilt and enlarged in 2009.


Laundry Room: Ample cabinets, counters and hanging space. Just off kitchen and garage. Miele Touchtronic front-loading washer and dryer.


Garage: Side entry 3-car garage with bead board wainscoting, suspended heater, work area, sink, double closet and pedestrian door.



The huge lower level is designed on a wide open plan with generous wood and stone accents. In addition to multiple entertaining and gathering spaces that flow together, this level offers a wine room, second master suite, two outdoor living areas and lots of storage space.


Lower Atrium: At the bottom of the curved staircase, the unique lower atrium gives just a taste of what lies beyond. Stone walls and floor with lighted arched niches, center art feature space, and boxed ceiling.


Wine Room: A stone arched entrance frames ornate iron doors with grape motif. Blown glass center light fixture. Hand-painted Italian countryside scene in lighted art niche. Two walls of bottle storage.


Gathering Spaces: Wide open areas and bonus spaces for all sorts of entertaining, dining, playing games or whatever suits your fancy. Wall of windows with double slider doors to covered patio. Three-sided fireplace ties it all together. Bonus room with mural serves as lower level elevator entrance.


Lower Family/Media Room: Two full walls of windows with remote controlled coverings look out to back lawn. Beautiful built-in custom entertainment center houses a massive 72” Mitsubishi flat panel TV. Ceiling fan.


Bar/Kitchen: Three-sided angled bar with handsome brass foot rail and pendant lighting seats 5+. Front and back counters with lots of storage space and unique built-in aquarium feature (salt or fresh water compatible). Copper bar sink, ice maker, GE dishwasher, GE Profile oven/microwave, Scotsman bar refrigerator.


Dining Room:  Large built-in buffet with lighted hand-painted mural fills one wall. French doors lead to open patio area.


Hall Bath: Beautiful ornate converted buffet with under-lighted glass sink, hand-textured and finished walls, iron and glass wall sconces.


Secret Room: (Behind the remote controlled sliding wall!) Finished like the rest of the lower level this special room offers built in double desks and bookcases.


Second Master Suite: Accessed from wide hallway lined with lighted display cabinets. Large bedroom has windows on two sides and French door entrance. Sitting room has built-in corner shelving and large walk-in closet with built-ins. Full bath has Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, shower, single vanity, tile floor.


Open Patio: Beautifully landscaped area with curved stone/block wall. Round concrete table and benches are perfect for outdoor eating or working. Stamped concrete floor.


Outdoor Living Room: Covered patio with arched openings to backyard. Ample room for multiple furniture groupings. Two ceiling fans. Stamped concrete floor.


Storage: In addition to plentiful cabinets, built-ins and storage closets, this level includes a tremendous amount of unfinished storage space accessible from multiple points.




Stucco finish w/quoin trim and columns flanking front windows and main entrance

Concrete barrel tile roof

Circle drive with koi pond/waterfall feature

Extensive professional landscaping

3-tier fountain in front

Stone walkway

Tiled front porch with concrete balusters

Landscaped walk from drive to back patio

Full irrigation system (tied to water features)

Stamped concrete patios

Large corner lot




4 bedrooms (2 master suites)

2 kitchens

Approx. 7,000sf


Wine room

Handicap accessible features

Upgraded appliances

Security system w/video

Lighted art niches throughout

Customizable ambient lighting

Zoned HVAC w/dual water heaters

Water purifier & softener

Custom designed by current owner and completed in 1999

Lower level and deck/patio renovation in 2009 ($300,000)

1-Year Home Warranty!




Having designed, built and meticulously cared for this exceptional home, our seller has made the decision to downsize and move. The 2009 renovation and expansion of the lower level and outdoor spaces made an already spectacular home even more inviting and livable. With the move now imminent, the auction on December 12th represents a phenomenal opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind home at your price.




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.


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