When it comes to opportunities for downtown living in iconic buildings, opportunities are becoming increasingly rare thanks to rapidly growing demand for housing within Kansas City’s urban core. Yet within the historic Union Carbide building, ideally located in the heart of downtown, a variety of spaces ranging from studio to two-bedroom layouts are available.
Whether as a primary residence, a second home retreat or a corporate condominium, the spaces within Union Carbide are ideal for a range of prospective buyers. The building features 27 chic living spaces available in several layouts that all offer a thoughtful mix of stylish fixtures and finishes. Studio spaces are priced from the $110,000s; one-bedrooms start in the $180,000s; and two-bedrooms are priced from the $260,000s.
Numerous oversized windows in every condo give homeowners an abundance of natural light and, in some cases, panoramic views of the surrounding urban core. Designed by Kansas City-based el dorado architects, Union Carbide Condominiums reflect a modern aesthetic evident everywhere from the sleek bathroom sinks to the environmentally friendly bamboo flooring. Roomy kitchens offer a complete Bosch stainless steel appliance package, as well as ample cabinetry and shelving.
Carefully designed touches, such as benches in each shower, washer/dryer hook-ups, ambient lighting and light-filtering shades over all windows make each condominium functional and enjoyable. The building also features acoustic engineering that makes it completely soundproof.
Tricia Cartwright of Boveri Realty Group said the soundproof quality is achieved because of Union Carbide’s advanced sound-attenuation technology that is the first of its kind in the Midwest. Each condominium is isolated in its own section of steel and concrete, creating sound and floor impact insulation that significantly reduces noise from other homeowners. The bamboo floors are placed atop rubber impact mats, creating an additional layer of insulation. Double-pane windows and thick walls also reduce exterior noise.
“I wanted to live in the Union Carbide building because of its graceful beauty, great location, cool architecture and soundproof living units,” said resident David Hughes. “It has been a joy to be here.”
Homeowners are within walking distance of restaurants, bars and other points of interest. The Union Carbide Condominium building is directly connected to the historic Kansas City Club, an ideal option for homeowners who want fitness facilities, as well as a place in which to dine and entertain.
The location doesn’t just put homeowners in the midst of all downtown has to offer; it’s also a bit of an anomaly, too. Because of the street’s configuration, homeowners enjoy the quiet, peaceful atmosphere that’s similar to what you’d find in a more traditional neighborhood. Yet because a number of downtown amenities and attractions are within a short walk, Union Carbide homeowners enjoy the best of both worlds without sacrificing the urban-oriented lifestyle that’s made downtown Kansas City such a popular choice for homeowners.
“We have loved living in Union Carbide the past few years,” said condo owners Tom and Mary Lou Brous. “We enjoy the energy of downtown, with restaurants, art galleries and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at our doorstep.”
Union Carbide residents also enjoy several on-site amenities, including garage and covered parking and secure storage in the building’s basement. For information about availability and to schedule a tour of the building, contact Tricia Cartwright of Boveri Realty Group at 913-620-3852 or Christina Boveri at 816-606-1398.
For nearly a decade, Boveri Realty has invested its knowledge, passion and expertise into finding clients their ideal residences within Kansas City’s bustling urban core. In addition to residential and commercial listings, Boveri Realty also has a leasing division and a property management division.