3738 Harrison

Overlooking Harrison Parkway, this Kansas City Shirtwaist was built in 1905. The Kansas City "Shirtwaist" is a regional adaptation of the gable Prairie Eclectic house. The shirtwaist house is entirely wood frame construction, with the first and second floor exteriors clad in different material. In this example, the first floor is brick with the second floor clad in shingles. The upper story flares out to the meet the first floor, much like the dress style popular when the term was coined. This classic home features a circular flow on the first floor that is perfect for entertainment as well as a wraparound porch that is a near seamless extension of interior into the outdoors. Setting an historic tone from the moment you enter is the wooden staircase and incredible curved wall of the stairwell. The staircase to the third floor is uncommonly wide for an attic access and leads to a wonderful, newly remodeled master suite and full bathroom. Owner Lynn McIntosh has enjoyed the home for over thirty years and has completed a multitude of renovations in that time, including replacing damaged woodwork, adding new windows throughout, adding a skylight and French doors on the third floor, and removing a second-floor wall to create a large master suite.

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