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Updated: Oct 30, 2017

Kansas City, Mo.

WHAT A newly renovated 1892 house with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms

HOW MUCH $399,000

SIZE 2,969 square feet


SETTING This house is in Southmoreland, an up-and-coming neighborhood that includes the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kansas City Art Institute. A variety of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues are a few blocks away in Westport, and Country Club Plaza, a major shopping center, is just over a mile away.

INDOORS This brick house was recently gut-renovated by Tamara Day, and will be featured on Ms. Day’s new television series, “Bargain Mansions,” premiering Nov. 15 on the DIY Network. An oversized front door with sidelights opens into a foyer with exposed brick walls, new birch flooring, a double-height ceiling and a staircase leading to the second and third floors. The dining room is to one side, through a barn-style sliding door. Beyond is a living room with more exposed brick and a fireplace, which is wide open to an expanded kitchen with custom white cabinets, quartz counters, brass-and-glass shelves, a marble-tiled range hood and an island with a farmhouse-style sink and room for stools.

The master suite is on the second floor and has a large walk-in closet with built-in shelving in a room that was formerly a bedroom. The master bathroom has a double vanity with glass sinks and a quartzite counter, a restored clawfoot tub and a walk-in shower with a metal-and-glass enclosure. There is another bedroom with an en-suite bathroom on this floor, and two more bedrooms with a shared bathroom on the third floor.

OUTDOOR SPACE The house sits on a 0.18-acre lot, with a driveway leading to a detached three-car garage. There is a front porch and a deck on the back of the house.

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