A Kansas Midcentury Designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons Lists for $995K

Constructed by local builder Don Drummond in 1958, the post-and-beam residence maintains many original details, including its quintessential Castilian floor plan.
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Property Details:

Location: 3909 Delmar Drive, Prairie Village, Kansas

Price: $995,000

Year Built: 1958

Footprint: 2,275 square feet (three bedrooms, two baths)

Architect: A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons

Builder: Don Drummond

From the agent: "You can be the fourth owner of this ranch from the brilliant minds of A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons. In 1958, the Castilian design was constructed by the iconic Kansas City builder, Don Drummond. This home has been lovingly and strategically remodeled and restored to maintain its historic features."

Kansas City builder Don Drummond constructed this 1958 Castilian designed by prominent modernist architects and longtime collaborators A. Quincy Jones and Fredrick Emmons.

The post-and-beam residence features a modified "H" floor plan with a public living and dining wing, a private wing of bedrooms and baths, and a kitchen in the middle.

The 2,275-square-foot home in Prairie Village, Kansas, offers three bedrooms and two full baths.

The ranch-style residence underwent an extensive remodel by Kansas City firm StudioBuild "that includes interior and exterior paint and lighting, Cortina Grande luxury vinyl tile flooring and bedroom carpet, sliding glass doors and windows, upgraded electrical, custom solar shades, and refurbished original mahogany paneling," says the listing agent.

The double-sided stone fireplace with a typical Drummond chimney is original to the house.

"StudioBuild designed and built the gorgeous kitchen with custom baltic birch frames and painted cabinets to pay homage to Jones and Emmons’s original design," says the listing agent.

Yellow, atomic-themed wallpaper on the partition between the kitchen and living area complements the color of the sliding cabinet and pantry doors.

The current owners furnished the home with vibrant, vintage items and 1950s-inspired finds.

Graphic wallpaper and mahogany paneling continues into the spacious studio/office.

A patterned statement wall in the principal bedroom sits below the gray- and white-painted ceiling.

"The front, back, and side courtyards [feature] new professional landscaping, a raised-bed garden, covered patio, and firepit that will be perfect for entertaining," says the listing agent.


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