In April we sold our condo in downtown Kansas City. I loved that place, but there were reasons we had to let it go. It went fast and we were left without a home again. My youngest son was kind enough to let us move in with him and his girlfriend while we found a new home. Cheers to living out of suitcases again. I'm pretty good at it. It's weird how things happen and how this house came to us.
We bought and have now moved into this 1958 Don Drummond built mid-century home. It's only about 15 minutes from our Westside condo, but it feels a world away. It is a Castillian model and was designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederik E. Emmons. The top photo is our home this spring. Below is a newspaper article from the 50's about the design of our home. I love how it is described as having the "look of tomorrow". It is a timeless, well-functioning design. It's post and beam construction with seven...count'em...seven sliding glass doors. Talk about bringing the outside in!
I love my new home with all its quirks and originality from the 50's. I am learning to understand it by living in it which we haven't done much since move in date since we've both been on the road much of the summer. My sabbatical kicks in in earnest this fall and so I'm looking forward to spending time here and making it our own slowly, but surely.
We've done more than I thought in just over a month, but some things can't wait. We've fixed some plumbing and electrical issues and I've even done a few changes like new wallpaper. I think I'll document those here so I'll share them in detail as we go along.
I want to preserve the historic character of this house. It is a mid century treasure in Kansas City, but I also want to make it Jacquie and Steve's house. It isn't a museum. I can't wait to share more with you. You can see a few more pictures on my Instagram feed, jacquietps, if you're interested, but for now enjoy the exterior!