This Kansas City Home Looks Like Its Neighbors, But Reveals a Truly Modern Sensibility

This Kansas City Home Looks Like Its Neighbors, But Reveals a Truly Modern Sensibility

By Patrick Sisson / Photos by Mike Sinclair
Drawing on family lore and the vernacular of a venerable neighborhood, an architect creates a comfortable, adaptable home for his family.

In Roanoke Park, a neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, whose streets are lined with sycamore trees and turn-of-the-20th-century Prairie School–style houses, Matthew and Jesse Hufft’s home stands out without subverting. Subtle gestures and forms—a roof that appears to float atop a glass gable, an effortlessly cantilevered 12-foot steel porte cochere—slowly reveal this house to be unlike its neighbors.

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