UPDATE: The seller will pay the HOA for a period of 12 months plus any assessment due at the date of closing! Call our office for details. 816-781-1134. (Paid directly to The Walnuts and independent of contract price.)
Shown by appointment to qualified buyers.
5049 Wornall Road, #4EF, Kansas City, MO 64112 (The Walnuts)
THE HOME – A Room-by-Room Tour
THE WEST WING – Living Areas
Foyer and Entry Hall: The elevator opens to a private foyer with tile floor, painted paneled walls with art lighting, and gorgeous acanthus leaf crown molding. Double doors lead to the angled entry hall which continues the classical original moldings and incorporates an arched entry, crystal/brass ceiling fixtures, ornate swan brass wall sconces, wood parquet flooring, and a coat closet. The entry hall connects the two wings of the home via the living room and the family room.
Formal Living Room (26×17): The centerpiece of the home, this grand space is defined by painted library paneling with extraordinary ornate crown molding and is anchored by a gas fireplace with marble surround. The signature deep bay sitting area which graces many of the best homes at The Walnuts features leaded glass windows overlooking the front park. Custom draperies with crewel work and tassel trim frame all the windows in the stately room which also offers built-in audio and art lighting. Dark stained oak floor.
Study/Library: Two walls feature large windows framed with custom tapestry print draperies and include views of the private English gardens. The other two walls are filled with built-in bookcases and cabinets. Marvelous crown moldings tie it all together. A perfect space for work or casual conversation. Dark stained oak floor.
Formal Dining Room: In the tradition of fine living and entertaining, the walls of the spacious dining room are treated with insets of tapestry style wallpaper and library paneling. Large deep-set windows overlook the English garden and grounds. A stunning crystal chandelier anchors the room which features magnificent crown moldings with dentil details and ornate door trim. Built-in audio and art lighting complete the experience. Dark stained oak floor.
Kitchen: Renovated to incorporate the best features of new home kitchens! A glazed tin ceiling with wonderful 3-globe fixture preside over a multi-functional island with cherry stain, granite top, cabinets, open shelving, Sharp microwave oven drawer and seating for three. Stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances include dual wall ovens with touch screen controls, refrigerator with French doors and freezer drawer, and 5-burner gas cooktop with downdraft exhaust. The flat-panel cabinets are painted with a light glaze and feature self-closing drawers, beautiful “White Spring” granite counters and a horizontal glass tile backsplash. A double window with scenic views sits atop a divided-basin composite sink. An expansive sideboard-style cabinet with contrasting granite, bead board detailing and glass front cabinets adds excellent storage along with a full walk-in pantry. As an added bonus, a corner banquette style built-in seating area with a striking 8-globe Murano glass chandelier is the perfect place for coffee or an informal meal. The heated “floating” floor is 3.5” Princeton Maple.
Laundry Room & Butler Pantry: Lots of natural light flows from the windows overlooking the front park. Interesting built-in cabinets have leaded glass fronts and granite counters. Laundry area includes a cleaning cabinet along with Maytag heavy duty washer and dryer. Princeton Maple floor.
Service Hallway: This back hallway connects the kitchen to the laundry room and the residential hallway. It has access to the service elevator and the stairway.
THE EAST WING – Residential Areas
Powder Room: Interesting angled walls, vanity seating area with triple mirrors, single fluted pedestal sink, curved cove ceiling, window with granite sill overlooks front park. Lovely vintage brass and painted flower chandelier. Tile floor. Off the entry hall.
Family Room(s): Flexible room with two distinctive spaces and a wide variety of potential uses.
Full wall of built-in bookcases and cabinets. Windows with custom plantation shutters and blinds overlook the front park. A large bay area features leaded glass window panes. Exquisite classical crown molding with coordinating wall moldings tie the spaces together. The walk-in closet and adjacent bath would also allow a guest suite configuration. Berber carpet and dark stained oak floor.
Full Bath: Tiled shower/tub combo, single vanity with granite counter, dual wall sconces, tile floor and partially tiled walls. Just off the family room.
Master Bedroom: Entry to the room is graced with a unique built-in curved bookcase with original wood detailing. The serene space has a fireplace with marble surround, elegant crown moldings with coordinated wall moldings and inset wallpaper detail, in-ceiling audio and a unique vintage center light fixture with crystal petaled flowers forming a delicate globe. Large windows offer views to the north and east and south. Dark stained oak floor.
Master Bath & Closet: Reconfigured and renovated with cherry cabinetry with numerous storage options, double vanity, “River Spring” granite counters, vertical tile backsplashes and crystal pulls. Individual oval mirrors have additional sconce lighting. Comforts include delightful heated tile floors, heated towel racks, and a cove ceiling with built-in audio. The expansive walk-in shower has a solid surface floor, custom tiled walls, and rain feature shower head. The spacious master closet has built-in cabinetry and extra access to the residential hall.
Bedroom 2: Large windows with views to the north and east. Three closets offer extra storage space. Triple globe center fixture, built-in audio and dramatic crown molding. Dark stained oak floor. Full Bath: Shower/tub combo with arched tile feature, single pedestal sink, dual brass & crystal wall sconces, medicine cabinet mirror, window overlooking the park, and extra linen storage. Tiled floor and partially tiled walls.
Bedroom 3: Two large windows overlooking the grounds, built-in audio, lovely crown molding, crystal center fixture. The walk-in closet has built-in shelves, drawers, and cabinets. Dark stained oak floor. Bath: Granite-topped single vanity, tile floor.
Residential Hallway: This hall gives private access to the bedrooms as well as the family room, service hallway, and entry hall. It includes the media closet and a unique double arched door silver storage closet with felt lining. Crown molding and dark-stained oak floor.
- Extraordinary original architectural crown moldings and millwork
- Exquisite custom window treatments
- Fully renovated kitchen
- Updated baths and renovated master bath
- Combination of lead-paned bay windows and double hung windows with mullioned uppers
- Refinished dark-stained oak hardwood floors
- Heated floors in kitchen and master bath
- Dual zoned HVAC
- “Control4” whole-house audio system with wireless touchpad controllers, two Gallo TR-1 with a Class 2 200 watt amplifier and integral bass equalizer
- Entire floor with views in every direction – 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths
- Approximately 4,090 sq. ft.
- Updated and renovated in the last six years (nearly $300,000 invested)
- Shown by appointment to qualified buyers
- Pre-auction offer option available
- One-year warranty included
“THE WALNUTS” LIFESTYLE
For more than 85 years, The Walnuts has been the bedrock of the finest condominium-style living in the Midwest. Never prey to fashion or trend, the three stately buildings preside over a private 10-acre estate comprised of a lush treed park to the south and a perfectly manicured English garden to the north.
The timeless Jacobean architecture blends brick and stone into parapet walls, corbeled oriel windows, terraces and balconies. Tudor and Elizabethan influences are seen in the stone masonry, diamond-patterned brick work, heavy mullioned windows and handsome arched entrances.
Owners at The Walnuts experience a lifestyle to match the signature architecture and beautiful grounds. The doorman and staff assist with groceries and hand deliver packages, mail, laundry and dry cleaning. Valet parking complements the attended and heated parking garage complete with a car wash.
In addition to the park and gardens, other common spaces include exquisitely appointed card room and board room.
The Walnuts is adjacent to Loose Park, one of Kansas City’s finest park amenities. It is within walking distance of the iconic Country Club Plaza with a plethora of upscale shopping, dining and entertainment options. It is just minutes from cultural destinations including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
SERVICES and AMENITIES at The Walnuts
- Valet parking
- 10-acre private grounds including landscaped front park and formal English gardens
- Heated and attended underground parking – with interior access
- Onsite car wash
- Daily individual trash collection
- Hand-delivery of packages, mail/newspapers, and laundry/dry cleaning
- Two elevators to your residence
- Fitness room
- Easy guest parking
- Exterior window washing twice yearly
- Additional storage rooms
- Stately common areas including board room and card room
Schedule Your Private Tour
It is virtually impossible to fully and accurately portray a home of this significance in words and pictures. To truly appreciate it, you must see it for yourself. Experience the character, examine the details, absorb each of the unique spaces, take in the views, and visualize the lifestyle.
If you’re a qualified buyer with an interest in owning this property, we want to show it to you! Call our office to arrange your private tour. Feel free to bring your decorators and advisors. Then simply log on and place your bid! (Or we will gladly present your qualifying pre-auction offer if you prefer.)
Summary of Recent Improvements
This grand residence has been carefully renovated to retain the grandeur and elegance of the original design, while integrating features and conveniences for modern living. Over the last six years the owners have invested nearly $300,000 in improvements. In addition to professional painting, wallpapering and custom window treatments throughout, the floors were refinished, exposed piping was upgraded to copper, all outlets and wall switches were replaced, and hardware was stripped and polished. Additional highlights include:
Kitchen (approx. $70,000): Full renovation including cabinetry with granite counters, high-end appliances, heated floor, tin ceiling, lighting and more.
Master Bath & Closet (approx. $10,000): Reconfiguring and expansion including new cabinetry with granite counters, expanded custom-tiled shower with rain feature, heated tiled floor, lighting, heated towel racks.
Taxes & HOA
2016 taxes $11,141. 2016 HOA = $2,965/month. Parking spaces available at $90/month. Remaining portion of roof assessment ($8,916) due September, 2018.