Originally built in 1929, this Georgian Colonial home has undergone a series of renovations since 1990 under the watchful eyes of Jean and Don Wagner. Rick Jones of Nearing, Staats, Preloger & Jones was the architect for the three big renovations. Included in the renovations, were the additions of 2 bedrooms, a mudroom, library, a computer room, and a 4th garage. Mrs. Wagner decorated this home with the assistance of designer Larry DeLangis of LA Maison Interior. The original woodwork, which had been painted white, has been restored to its original elegance. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner have called this home for the past 24 years.
When you walk up to the front of the home, the balustrade and the overhang which adorn the front door, were built in 2000. The entryway greets guests with original acrylic paintings by Debi Schroth and an heirloom painting and chest owned by Mrs. Wagner’s mother.
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Visitors will note birds hand painted on the walls in the living room and four 19th-century paintings by artists including Henry Cooper and Edward Cuthbert Hamblin. An exquisite walnut wood grandfather clock made in 1812 is also featured.
In the dining room, an 18th century baccarat chandelier and four matching crystal sconces on the hand painted walls complement the 19th century oil painting by Peter S. Buchanan titled “A Winter Afternoon” that is on the south wall. Elijah Slocum Fine Cabinetry handmade the dining room table and sideboard.
The library welcomes with a custom made sofa and chairs. Natural sunlight flows through the room from a dome shaped skylight and windows that overlook the backyard. This room is one of the favorites of the homeowners and includes a glass and brass rimmed coffee table with tortoise on faux bamboo at its base.
One of the homeowner’s favorite rooms to spend time and entertain in is the kitchen. This spacious room was expanded during the first round of renovations, when two walls were removed to open up the kitchen.
Scott McNatt at Rosehill Gardens completed the landscaping and renovated the pond in 2013.
Don and Jean Wagner
Florist: Trapp & Company
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/