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Originally built in 1928, this home underwent an outstanding renovation in 2013-2014 by the owner and interior designer, Michelle Oettmeier. Michelle was formally a senior designer for the renowned designer Bunny Williams of New York and Colefax and Fowler of London. She designed homes for prominent clients across the country and throughout Europe. Her style is fresh and creative yet timeless and elegant. Michelle’s intent is a finished room that is comfortable and livable with a touch of the unexpected.

Enter the Foyer, and you are greeted by one of Michelle’s original works: a large landscape painting. The paneled walls, front door, and main staircase are original to the home. The antique runner is a family heirloom.

Housed in the dining room are exquisite fish etchings by John Furches, a beautiful hutch, an antique rug and an oil painting purchased on One Kings Lane.  The homeowners had the original limed oak paneled walls painted Linen White.

The living Room is a comfortable family space showcasing 2 of Michelle’s paintings, antique tables, and custom wing back chairs. The stone hearth is engraved with the date the home was built. The owners had the wrap around bookcases built in the library to create a cozy reading space.

The kitchen was taken down to the studs in 2013, extended, and redesigned to create a modern usable kitchen while maintaining the integrity of the original old house. The kitchen has an exquisite custom dining table made to look like an antique farmhouse table and Vermont Danby marble countertops.

In one boy’s bedroom you will find an antique Persian rug and an antique four-poster cannonball bed from the Civil War era. In addition to completely renovating the master bathroom, a freestanding bath tub was added to his dressing room.

The playroom and guest rooms were an addition in 1950 after a house fire. The owner took down two walls to create a larger guest suite. The 8-paneled doors on the second floor and crystal doorknobs are original to the house.

The landscape for the exterior was designed by Beaver Creative and implemented by Hole in One Landscaping. Outlook Hardscapes designed the new patio, which has concrete composite pavers made to resemble Pennsylvania Bluestone.

Bret and Michelle Oettmeier

Florist: Craig Sole Designs

Kappa Kappa Gamma Holiday Homes Tour

December 2-3, 2015

3pm – 8pm | Wednesday, December 2nd

10am – 8pm | Thursday, December 3rd

This year, five of Kansas City’s finest homes are on display for the 64th annual Kappa Kappa Gamma Holiday Homes Tour. decorated for the holidays by outstanding local florists, the tour has raised about $1.9 million for area non-profits and the Kappa Foundation since its inception. The two-day event will be held Wednesday, December 2nd and Thursday, December 3rd.

Tour tickets are $25 in advance at local outlets, including Hen House markets and tour florists, as well as from area Kappas and online. Tickets also are available for $30 on the days of the tour at the featured homes.

Buy tickets here: http://www.kappahomestour.com/tickets/