OMG What Is That? Is That a Castle in Kansas City?

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Real Estate Agent with BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes SP00229578 2007027091

What's that sticking up over those houses?

castle in Old NE Kansas City

 

Do you see it? To the left of the brick house? Is that a turret? Where are we?

The house/castle was built in 1909 by Dr. Flavel Tiffany. Dr. Tiffany was one of the foremost ENT doctors in 1878 and one of the founders of the Kansas City Medical College.

Architect Clifton C. Sloan designed the castle for Dr. Tiffany in the medieval Normandy style.It took several years to construct the home.

Tiffany Castle was the first residential building in Kansas City to be designed using reinforced concrete.

When Dr. Tiffany died in 1918, Dr. C.S. McClintock bought the castle. Dr. McClintock died 3 years later, leaving the castle vacant for years afterward. Broken windows let the wind blow throught the castle making howling, eerie sounds; rumors that the castle was haunted permeated the neighborhood. Tiffany Castle in Old NE Kansas City

Children dared one another to enter the castle. The police were called in to investigate reports of vandalism. They found that the castle had been used as headquarters for a gang of car thieves.

Another doctor, E.R. Millis, bought Tiffany Castle in 1924. The castle was originally built at a cost of $75,000. It's estimated that Dr. Millis spent more than $25,000 restoring the castle.

Several people have owned the castle since Dr. Millis' time. And now it's time for the castle to have a new owner. Could it be you?

Tiffany Castle, in Old NE Kansas City, is currently listed for sale at the very attractive price of $450,000. MLS 1694040.

The castle, located just south of Cliff Drive, is at 100 Garfield Avenue in Old NE Kansas City. sastle for sale in Kansas City

Kathy Stone and Walter Guth of Prudential Kansas City Realty listed the castle ifor sale on 9/10/2010.

Though small for a Normandy Castle, the house is 4,282 square feet large per the tax records. The lot is also manageable at 0.4acre.

The interior woodwork is of the highest quality. The turret houses the gracefully curving staircase to the second floor and rooftop.

The castle has several pocket doors, lead and stained glass, a gorgeous stone fireplace, a butlers' pantry, and the most awesome wrap around porch for entertaining.

If I were to buy this castle in the Old NE, I would put in marble countertops in the kitchen and change out the skylights.

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
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Keller Williams Realty

Maria,

I do believe it's a castle! I just got back from Italy, Switzerland, France and Monoco. It looks like a castle for sure!

It's beautiful!!!

Patricia

May 14, 2011 03:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
The Little REALTOR® That Could
Keller Williams Realty

Maria,

Be sure to stop back there at Christmas time and see if they decorate it. I would love to see that post!

They say a man's house is his castle... I wonder who lives there and why it was built like this? You're lucky to have some major attraction in your town that's so unique to Realtors!

Patricia

May 14, 2011 04:32 PM
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Liz Flint
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Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty

Hi Maria, that is an awesome find.  It is great that the owners have kept it up over the years.

May 16, 2011 03:56 PM
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Michael Delaware
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Looks like a very cool place to live.  My brother lives in Kansas City.  I think I will razz him and tell him he needs to buy it! 

June 24, 2011 10:58 PM
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Maria Morton
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes

Michael, have him give me a call! I'm sure we can figure something out.

June 26, 2011 02:59 AM
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